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May 7 • 2020
The Shaw Centre

Ottawa’s Largest Gathering
of Sustainability Professionals

3 Stages, 25 Speakers,
1 Climate Changing Event

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Green Buildings • Climate-Tech • Corporate Social Responsibility
Accelerating the Low Carbon Economy

Conflux Canada is Ottawa’s largest gathering of sustainability professionals who recognize positive actions to address climate change as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Join Executives, change makers and thought leaders in Ottawa for an exciting dialogue on the convergence of the environment and the economy. Be part of the change.

Conflux Canada is the meeting point of green buildings, clean technologies, and the influence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to shape our cities, create efficiencies and cut our carbon footprint. This event promises collaboration and actionable dialogue to source opportunities that will impact our lives and future generations.

You will ignite relationships with influencers of Canada's Green Economy. Connect with key decision makers, C-suite executives, investors, media and more during this inspirational event.


OTTAWA BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Join Conflux Canada and EnviroCentre for the Ottawa Business Sustainability Awards.
An event to celebrate and recognize Ottawa businesses that have
demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability.

Tickets


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    • $260

    • Combo Deal

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      Conflux Canada & Ottawa
      Sustainable Business Awards
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    • $235

    • Conflux Canada

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      Conflux Canada
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    • $35

    • Business Awards

        • Early-Bird Deal
      Ottawa Sustainable
      Business Awards Only
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    • $1,575

    • Branded table

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      • Branded Table of 10
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Speakers


More great speakers to be added soon, check back for updates!

  • Gordon Hicks

    Chief Executive Officer, BGIS

    Corey Diamond

    Executive Director, Efficiency Canada

    Helle Bank Jorgensen

    CEO & Founder at Competent Boards

  • Andy Delisi

    Business Development Manager,
    Envirotech Office Systems

    Dave Sawyer

    Environmental Economist,
    EnviroEconomics

    Julia Langer

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

  • Mark Chapeskie

    Director of Programs and Development,
    Electricity Human Resorces Canada

    Brent Gilmour

    Chief Commercial Officer,
    Canada Green Building Council

Gordon Hicks
Chief Executive Officer, BGIS
Gord Hicks joined BGIS Global Integrated Solutions in 1997 and held a number of Executive roles until being promoted to President in 2006. In 2016 Gord became CEO, responsible for BGIS’ global operations.

As a Professional Engineer and LEED-Accredited Professional, he is someone who cares deeply about our planet. Gord is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the highest environmental standards in the real estate industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council and was a long standing board member of Al Gore’s “The Climate Reality Project Canada”, a not-for-profit organization that promotes awareness of climate change and encourages societal change to reduce our carbon footprint. In 2014 Gord was recognized as one of Canada’s Green 16 Leaders, by the Clean 50, and in 2015 he was honored by Corporate Knights as Canada’s Greenest CEO. In 2018 Carleton University awarded Gord with a PhD h.c., for his outstanding efforts and contribution to the advancement of building energy efficiency.

Under his leadership BGIS was named by Maclean’s Magazine, as one of Canada’s Top 30 Greenest Companies from 2010-2014. In 2012 he became a founding member of the Corporate Knights Council for Clean Capitalism, and has been actively involved in working with governments to introduce policies to enable the advancement in the Green Building industry. For 2017 and 2018, BGIS has been identified as one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens.
Corey Diamond
Executive Director, Efficiency Canada
Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues. Corey was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs. Managing the business development and operations, Corey worked with FORTUNE500 companies (including Apple, Deloitte, AT&T and SAP) around the world to engage their employees in critical and sustained community projects.

Corey also spent 10 years helping to lead Summerhill, a national firm focused on engaging the public on energy efficiency behaviours. Holding various positions, including President/Chief Transformer, U.S. expansion lead and Executive Director of the non-for-profit arm, Corey worked with utilities, government agencies and the private sector to drive significant energy savings across Canada.

Corey volunteers his time on a number of boards, including the Atmospheric Fund, where he also chairs the Grants Committee. An avid reader, record collector and musician, his greatest passion is hugging trees and travelling the world with his family.
Helle Bank Jorgensen
CEO & Founder at Competent Boards
Helle Bank Jorgensen is a renowned sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisor with close to 30 years of experience helping global companies and investors turn sustainability into strong financial results.

Besides being a board member, she serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S Global Expert Panel, the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council, the WBCSD Governance & Internal Oversight High-Level Advisory Group and the Future-Fit Business Benchmark Release Council. Helle is a Board Facilitator for the UN Global Compact Board Program and a regular keynote speaker and author of many thought-leading articles and books.

Helle was the creator of the world’s first Green Account based on lifecycle assessment, as well as the world’s first Integrated Report, the first holistic supply chain program, and was the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. In 2015, Helle became the first in North America to have received the Certificate of Achievement and passed the GRI G4 Exam. In 2018 she received the Clean50 Award.

Helle was a Partner with PwC for 11 years, building and leading sustainability and climate change practices in Europe and the US. She is a State Authorized Public Accountant and Business Lawyer by training.
Andy Delisi
Business Development Manager,
Envirotech Office Systems
Andy Delisi, WELL AP, FitWel Ambassador and member of the WELL Faculty, works with architects, designers and business owners and teaches how to integrate wellness and sustainability into the office environment. Andy is the Business Development Manager for Envirotech Office Systems. Envirotech is Canada’s leading provider of high-quality sustainable furniture solutions. Under Mr. Delisi's guidance, Envirotech was the furniture dealer of choice for Canada’s first FitWel certified office and continues to be an industry leader in both sustainability and wellness in the workplace. Mr. Delisi currently teaches his course on Smart Buildings: The Bridge Between Wellness and Sustainability across Ontario and has been a guest speaker at Seattle’s Healthy Worksite Summit, IIDEX Toronto, IFMA’s Wellness in the Workplace and the Unwired Worktech conference
Dave Sawyer
Environmental Economist,
EnviroEconomics
Dave is an environmental economist with a twenty-five-year track record in helping solve policy challenges for sustainable development. His work can be found in very public reports on Canadian carbon and energy transitions and buried deep in regulatory impact analysis. His work often cuts across many dimensions of sustainable development.

Dave holds a B.A. in Economics from McMaster University and a Master of Development Economics from Dalhousie University. Dave has held positions with Environment Canada, Canada's Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development and leading Canadian consultancies. He was the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Vice-president for Climate, Energy and Partnerships.

He is the Chief Economist with Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, an Executive in Residence with the University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute and a School Fellow at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy. He has operated EnviroEconomics Inc. since grad school.
Julia Langer
Chief Executive Officer,
Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF)
Julia is CEO of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an arm’s length agency endowed by the City of Toronto to advance low-carbon solutions for cities. While at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) she led campaigns to address climate change, protect marine turtles and ban toxic chemicals. Julia served as a policy advisor to Ontario Minister of Environment Jim Bradley, and has worked and volunteered with many non-profit organizations including Friends of the Earth, Pollution Probe, Great Lakes United, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Toronto. Julia is a year-round cyclist, an avid vegetable gardener, and wilderness canoeist.
Mark Chapeskie
Director of Programs and Development,
Electricity Human Resorces Canada
As Director of Programs and Development, Mark leads the project and program delivery teams at Electricity HR Canada. Mark has managed research and programs to transfer skills from regulated occupations into unregulated occupations while minimizing jobseeker retraining. This program development relied on a strong staff team as well as reliance on meaningful partnerships with industry. Mark is very familiar with labour market research projects. Once research has been completed, he works to secure federal and provincial funding to support strategic labour market interventions to better integrate under-represented groups in entering the labour market. This work has included programming to support new graduates, newcomers to Canada and people with disabilities. Mark has also worked in the international development field in sub-Saharan Africa where he focused on local economic development initiatives and judicial reform. He began his international development journey with a livelihood development research project in Uganda. His work has also taken him to Asia, where he taught English and developed curricula at local schools in Taiwan, experience he has applied in Canada in the development of an online, industry-specific English language course.

In his spare time Mark volunteers with organizations such as the Foundation Fighting Blindness, QuickStart Autism and Chairs the Autism Family Advisory Committee at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Mark holds a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.
Brent Gilmour
Chief Commercial Officer,
Canada Green Building Council
As the Chief Commercial Officer at CaGBC — Brent provides direction for market-facing programs and groundbreaking initiatives that are driving the demand for low-carbon, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada. Brent plays a critical role in executing the strategic priorities of the organization and oversees the business functions for communications and marketing, client services, green building programs and innovation, regional (Chapter) operations, and market engagement.

Brent has more than fifteen years of leadership experience, and before joining CaGBC was the Executive Director of QUEST, the voice for the Smart Energy Communities marketplace. In this role, Brent led QUEST from a concept to an established non-profit organization and was responsible for overall corporate strategy, operational direction and public and government engagement. A passionate champion for sustainable development, Brent has also worked with the Canadian Urban Institute, the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Office, and as an independent research consultant. Brent continues to remain involved in community development as a registered professional planner, and, in 2018, was made a recipient of the Clean50 Outstanding Contribution to Clean Capitalism for Cities.

SPONSORS


“The Conflux Canada Conference provided a unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas with thought leaders and Sustainability professionals from across the country.”

Dennis Fortinos,
Executive Chairman North America, Enwave Energy Corporation

“The inaugural event in 2017 brought together representatives of the 3 levels of government with industry leaders and experts in the field of sustainability to identify actionable next steps in the global effort to reduce GHG's”

Andrew I. McAllan, MBA
Head of Real Estate Management Oxford Properties Group

“My panel talked about making Ottawa better by collaborating and being bolder, Conflux was exactly the right venue to put that message into hundreds of decision makers”

Bruce Lazenby
Head of Business Development Regional Group of Companies

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