Virtual Ontario Environment and Cleantech Business + Policy Forum

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When businesses and entrepreneurs face uncertainty, we know what to do.  Gather more information.  Build our networks.  Develop new markets.  And never stop looking for intelligence we can use.

That’s why a growing number of Ontario environmental and cleantech companies and organizations from across Ontario’s environment and cleantech sector will be attending the first virtual Environment and Cleantech Business + Policy Forum, organized by the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA).  The eighth edition of this event will feature speakers and panels on investment trends and key markets, an annual Q&A session with Ontario Deputy Ministers and our Skip Willis Award presentation. Plus networking opportunities with more than 150 attendees!

The popular Policy Roundtables will be hosted in the week leading up to the Business + Policy Forum from September 14-18. Hear the latest on sector-specific topics around water, excess soils, climate resiliency, brownfield remediation, waste and organics.

Here are four (4) key reasons to attend this event:

  • Learn where key markets and potential investment are going. The speakers and panels will feature leading investment, finance and market experts who will discuss where key areas of environment and cleantech will be going in coming years.  What will grow?   What will face challenges?  Where should businesses look to expand?
  • Hear “what’s next!” Our popular “QuickPitch” competition will see emerging entrepreneurs from a range of new businesses share their pitches with the audience.  This always entertaining, rapid-fire format will share new business models from new companies across the environment and cleantech space.  Your next partner or supplier (or competitor) could be on the stage!
  • Gain insight into the priorities of key ministries. Our “Chat with the Deputies” is a popular feature of the Forum.  This moderated discussion with Deputy Ministers from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Job Creation will see them share their strategic insights into their priorities and take questions from the audience.
  • Expand your networks. The Business and Policy Forum features a “who’s who” of companies from across the environmental business sector, as well as senior investment, government and policy people.  Meet new contacts through our online networking sessions or on your own time through private messaging and hold video meetings directly in the virtual platform.
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