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May 10, 2017

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Green Buildings • Clean-Tech • Corporate Social Responsibility

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.

In 2017 Ottawa is the place to be to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. 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 on May10th, 2017. Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

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Speakers


  • Andrew Bowerbank

    Global Director of Sustainable Building
    Services at EllisDon Corporation

    Dennis Fotinos

    Executive Chairman, North America,
    Enwave Energy Corporation

    Martin Grosskopf

    Vice-President and Portfolio Manager,
    Sustainable Investing
    AGF Investments Inc.

  • Candace Labelle

    Managing Director
    CSC Charitable Foundation

    Dr. Dianne Saxe

    Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

    Blair Patacairk

    Managing Director of Investment
    and Trade, Invest Ottawa

  • Tomasz Smetny-Sowa

    Senior Program Director,
    Energy Services Acquisition Program
    at Public Works Government Services Canada

    Cara MacMillan

    Halcyon Consulting Group

    Josh Hendry

    Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group

  • Trevor Gilbert

    Manager, Sustainability at KingSett Capital

    Jeanne Medland

    Director of Sustainability at KingSett Capital

    Fin MacDonald

    Sustainability Analyst at Morrison Hershfield

  • William R MacGowan, P.Eng.,CEM

    Director, Smart Building Digitization
    for Cisco’s Industry

    Andrew McAllan,
    MBA

    Head of Real Estate Management
    at Oxford Properties Group

    Milla Craig

    Leading expert in the field of
    sustainability and sustainable investing

  • David Chernushenko

    Ottawa City Councillor

    Bruce Lazenby

    Head of Business Development at
    the Regional Group of companies

    Nicholas Reichenbach

    Founder & CEO
    Flow Water

Andrew Bowerbank
Global Director of Sustainable Building
Services at EllisDon Corporation
Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on emerging clean energy technologies, high-performance building design and low-carbon economics. He is the former Executive Director of the World Green Building Council (2007-10) where he was proud to act as the Member Representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme. Today, he acts as the Global Director of Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon Corporation where he is launching a new “low carbon agenda” as a strategy to support international trends towards climate change mitigation and the growing carbon market. Mr. Bowerbank is also a Council member at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, senior research fellow at York University, and board member at Nuvo Energy Grid Inc. and CDML Engineering.
Dennis Fotinos
Executive Chairman, North America,
Enwave Energy Corporation
Dennis Fotinos is the Executive Chairman, North America, for Enwave Energy Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing corporate governance, establishing and managing the long-term growth strategy of the business and managing key stakeholder relationships.

Mr. Fotinos initiated and led the privatization efforts that ultimately led to the creation of Enwave. Then, as President and CEO of Enwave from 2001- 2016, he led the transformation of the company into an industry leader with a focus on sustainability. Notably, he initiated and oversaw the development of Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling system and established the commercial strategy that made the project economically viable.

Mr. Fotinos has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto.
Martin Grosskopf
Vice-President and Portfolio Manager,
Sustainable Investing
AGF Investments Inc.
Martin has more than 20 years of experience in financial and environmental analysis. He is a former Responsible Investment Association (RIA) board member, and is a frequent public speaker on ESG issues. In addition to the portfolios that he manages, Martin provides input on sustainability and ESG issues across the AGF investment teams.

Martin joined the financial industry after working in a diverse range of industries in the areas of environmental management, assessment and mitigation. Martin was previously Director, Sustainability Research and Portfolio Manager with Acuity Investment Management Inc. AGF Management Ltd. acquired Acuity Funds Ltd. and Acuity Investment Management Inc. in February 2011. He was a Project Manager with CSA International from 1997 to 2000 and prior to that was an Environmental Scientist with Acres International Limited.

Martin obtained his BA from the University of Toronto, MES from York University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and NIMBAS.
Candace Labelle
Managing Director
CSC Charitable Foundation
Candace Labelle is based in Ottawa, Ontario, where she works for CSC - a global leader in providing technology enabled business solutions and services. With a strong technology background, Candace moved into corporate sustainability in 2008, where she passionately connects various aspects of CR to everyday business ROI through her leadership of a variety of large global programs.

As Vice President and Climate Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Canada, a board member at the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-Operative (OREC) and longstanding environmental activist, Candace spends her free time public speaking; providing environmental sustainability education helping people understand and connect the dots on global sustainability issues such as climate change, world water challenges, green IT, chemical toxicants, corporate responsibility, renewable energy and more with the goal to ignite passion for sustainability and inspire positive environmental change

Candace attended Ottawa University, holds certifications for PMP, 6 Sigma Green Belt and ITIL Foundations, and has 20 years experience in the IT industry.
Dr. Dianne Saxe
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, a tough but fair watchdog over government compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights. The ECO is a bridge between the public and the government on environmental issues.

Before her appointment, Dianne was one of Canada’s most respected and best-loved environmental lawyers, with 40 years’ experience in environmental and energy law and litigation. After 14 years in the Ontario public service, plus experience in two major Bay Street law firms, she ran one of Canada's top environmental law boutique law firms for 25 years. A Certified Specialist, Dianne was recognized in every Canadian and international legal rating service, and as one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers by Best of the Best, 2008. She was Canada’s leading author on environmental law, through her books, columns and envirolaw.com blog, and Toronto’s first Environmental Lawyer of the Year. She received numerous other tributes, including Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award and Osgoode Hall Lifetime Achievement Gold Key. Skilled writer and public speaker, with unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario's environmental laws.
Blair Patacairk
Managing Director of Investment
and Trade, Invest Ottawa
Blair Patacairk moved into the position of Managing Director of Investment and Trade in November of 2014. Prior to taking on this role, Blair was engaged as a special advisor to Invest Ottawa in the areas of foreign direct investment and government relations. As such Blair was responsible or the attraction of investment, companies and people to the Ottawa region, the management of Ottawa’s local and global partnerships and the international spokesperson on marketing Ottawa to the world. He also implemented the first ever business, retention and expansion program for Invest Ottawa.

Blair has over twenty years of experience in the public and private sectors, including working directly for the former Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli. He brings a wealth of knowledge on strategic partnerships and growing both SMEs and Fortune 500 companies. His previous experience includes roles at: Vayyoo Inc., a mobile solutions tech startup where he was Vice-President; Dell Inc. where he was the Director of Communications, Public Affairs and Business Development; and OCRI as the Director of Investment, Marketing, Media and Government Relations at OCRI, where he used his extensive network of business and media contacts to promote Ottawa-based technologies companies around the world.

A recipient of Ottawa’s Top 40 Under 40 award in 2008, Blair has volunteered his time as a board member with numerous organizations and currently sits as the Chairman of the Rideau Canal Festival. He also shares his experience as a business and marketing/communications mentor in local universities/colleges and high schools.
Tomasz Smetny-Sowa
Senior Program Director,
Energy Services Acquisition Program
at Public Works Government Services Canada
With ESAP as Senior Program Director since June 2012 - Tomasz has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Building Systems from Gdansk Technical University in Poland and has worked with HVAC systems in buildings and ships, as well as with District Energy Systems (DES) heating systems in Poland, Sweden, and Denmark. After teaching thermodynamics, related subjects for four years at the University in Oran, Algeria, Tomasz came to Canada in 1985. He worked in the private sector as a consultant for 8 years and in 1993 he joined PSPC formally known as PWGSC as a Mechanical Engineer with Architectural and Engineering Services, RPB. He became Manager of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering team in 2009. In this role, Tomasz contributed to the ESAP feasibility study.

Following the 2009 boiler explosion at Cliff plant, Tomasz led the Temporary Boiler Plant team from concept to commissioning.

Since then, Tomasz has been responsible for leading a diverse team including technical advisors with specialist experience in DES, and for shaping the project development process and delivering a Validation Workshop, which supported the development of the ESAP business case. His extensive knowledge and experience are significant assets for the project.

In his role as Senior Program Director, Tomasz is accountable for the project’s strategic direction, operational leadership, stakeholder relationship and engagement, the project’s governance structure as well as the project risk management.
Cara MacMillan
Halcyon Consulting Group
Cara MacMillan is an innovator, author and keynote speaker. Cara holds a BA from Carleton University, an MBA from Athabasca University, the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate from Concordia University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Strategy and Innovation at Capella University. Passionate about protecting our climate and nature, Cara works in promoting the adoption of the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy by public and private firms as a means of differentiation and industry leadership. As cofounder of Halcyon Consulting Group, as one of Canada’s Women for Nature, as a Climate Reality Leader, and as a SheEO Activator, Cara works everyday to live her passion.
Josh Hendry
Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group
Josh is a Principal Consultant with Anthesis Group, a specialist global consultancy founded on the belief that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand. Josh has over 12 years of experience in product and corporate sustainability strategy development and program implementation.

Working with numerous Global 500 companies and industry associations he has had a particular focus on enhancing alignment between material producers and the downstream users of these materials. He works extensively with the mining and metals industry on fostering sector-wide collaboration and alignment with stakeholder expectations related to the use of metals in various downstream sectors. He has also provided guidance on responsible sourcing to organizations at various stages of the supply chain related to production/sourcing of several metal commodities as well as palm oil and seafood products.
Trevor Gilbert
Manager, Sustainability at KingSett Capital
Trevor Gilbert is the Manager, Sustainability at KingSett Capital. Trevor has over 10 years' experience in the sustainability and environmental field including managing LEED-EB projects that achieved Platinum and Gold certifications, implementing comprehensive building scale energy reduction strategies, designing and installation of PV and wind systems, and monitoring, analyzing and reporting on portfolio wide energy and environmental data. Trevor was formerly an energy and sustainability specialist at Energy Profiles Limited.
Jeanne Medland
Director of Sustainability at KingSett Capital
Jeanne is the Director of Sustainability at KingSett Capital and is responsible for the sustainability initiatives and green building activities across KingSett’s commercial real estate portfolio. Jeanne has over 15 years’ experience in the sustainability and environmental field including Environmental Assessments, sustainability standards and certifications and Green Building design (LEED AP, BOMA BESt, BREEAM).
Fin MacDonald
Sustainability Analyst at Morrison Hershfield
Fin MacDonald is a Sustainability Analyst with Morrison Hershfield Limited in Ottawa. Fin specializes in existing building operations and leads Morrison Hershfield’s LEED EB:O&M assessment team. To date he has been involved with over 100 LEED assessments. Fin also manages LEED EB:O&M projects and has several certified projects at each of the various certification levels. Fin also works extensively in the field of greenhouse gas quantification and verification. He has performed work for three of the big five Canadian banks, and also serves on the technical advisory group for the Ottawa region’s Carbon 613 GHG reporting program.
William R MacGowan, P.Eng.,CEM
Director, Smart Building Digitization
for Cisco’s Industry
William MacGowan is the Director, Smart Building Digitization for Cisco’s Industry Transformation Business Division in Canada. William has extensive experience within the AEC (Architects Engineers Constructors) Space and is intimate in the design, implementation and operation of dynamic building systems. William has been intimately involved with the progress of open data communication standards and converged base building networks. William has deep knowledge in the areas of Converged Building Systems, Enterprise Integration and the Delivery of High Performance Business Value. William is an honors graduate of the Queens University Electrical Engineering Program and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the American Energy Engineers (AEE) Association. William resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Andrew McAllan,
MBA

Head of Real Estate Management
at Oxford Properties Group
Andrew McAllan is the Head of Real Estate Management at Oxford Properties Group. In this role, Andrew oversees all the leasing, managing and operating activities for Oxford’s Canadian real estate portfolio, consisting of approximately 50 million square feet of office, retail, multi-residential, industrial and hotel assets. Andrew has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, and joined Oxford in 1996. Prior to Oxford he held senior positions at Shipp Corporation and Dennis Commercial Properties. Andrew serves on the Advisory Board for Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), BOMA Canada National Advisory Council, and is Chair of the Board for the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) and is also an active member of NAIOP and REALpac. Andrew holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Milla Craig


Leading expert in the field of
sustainability and sustainable investing
Milla is a leading expert in the field of sustainability and sustainable investing. With over 15 years of experience in institutional equity with major Canadian financial institutions, Milla has worked very closely with senior management and investor relations teams of Canadian publicly-listed companies, together with financial analysts and portfolio managers of many of Canada’s pension and investment funds.

Milla has also been actively involved in the development of sustainability strategy and management, stakeholder engagement and the reporting of sustainability strategies for a variety of Canadian organizations during her role at Deloitte as Leader – Sustainability, for the Quebec Region.

As the Founder of Millani Perspectives, Milla is now bringing her unique knowledge and practical approaches on sustainable Investing to many of Canada’s largest asset managers, asset owners and corporations, as an independent strategic advisor and consultant, industry analyst, workshop leader and speaker.

Milla is the Co-Founder and an active board member of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and was part of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Financial Sector review. Milla also leads the Water Committee and sits on the Executive Committee of the International Women’s Forum’s Montreal Chapter. Milla was also recently honored as the top in the consulting category for Canada’s 2017 Clean 16 awards.
David Chernushenko
Ottawa City Councillor
David Chernushenko has been a City Councillor in Ottawa since 2010. He chairs the Environment and Climate Protection Committee.

Born in 1963 in Calgary, he has called Ottawa home for most of his life. David holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Master’s in International Relations from Cambridge University. He is a green building professional accredited by the LEED certification program.

Prior to being elected, David worked as a consultant, educator, writer and filmmaker with a passion for sustainable and healthy living. His most recent films focus on sound urban planning, renewable energy, and urban cycling as part of building vibrant, happier cities.
Bruce Lazenby

Head of Business Development at
the Regional Group of companies
Bruce is the Head of Business Development at the Regional Group of companies. He also advises select other businesses and sits on private and not-for profit Boards. From 2011 to 2016 as the Founding President and CEO of Invest Ottawa, Bruce was responsible for designing and implementing job creation strategies for Invest Ottawa, and the City of Ottawa’s as the independent economic development agency. During that time he worked with over 1000 technology start-ups which raised over $300m in venture capital and debt and created over 4,700 jobs. He also led the efforts to: 

• Create two Centres of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research worth more than $150m over the next five years;
• Raise $30m in grants to build the Innovation Centre; and 
• Win a $9m grant from the Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Plan to build a new programme to help start-ups in collaboration with Sir Terry Matthews.

Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, he was Chairman of the Ottawa Software Cluster for six years and Vice President in Canada for Corum Group Ltd. – the world’s largest software M&A advisory firm. Bruce was also a Chair and executive coach with The Executive Committee – a global network of 15,000 chief executives in 16 countries. Before that he held senior technology executive positions including six years as CEO with FreeBalance Inc. an enterprise software company where he raised millions of dollars in venture capital and debt financing, and helped grow the company by 300 per cent while moving into new international markets. He successfully used the World Bank, IMF, USAID, CIDA as levers to gain success in these new markets.

Bruce is a frequent speaker at knowledge-based executive events across North America. In 2005, he was voted Canada’s Private Sector Technology Leader by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and in 2016 he received Canadian Community Innovation Leadership Award by the same organization.

Bruce and his wife Diane have been married for 33 years and have two sons and a daughter.
Nicholas Reichenbach
Founder & CEO
Flow Water
A serial Canadian start-up, investor and consumer internet & product entrepreneur, Nicholas has built a robust track record, creating and building multiple businesses that have disrupted consumer package goods, digital distribution , social media, entertainment and hospitality industries ; Flow Water ( A socially responsible & sustainable water company), Rabbit (a leading social video chat platform backed by Google Ventures, CrunchFund and other leading VCs), GuestDriven (a leading start-up in hospitality/hotel SaaS with clients such as Thompson, Hyatt & Intercontinental), Magmic Games (Voted top 10 mobile social game & app publisher having produced over 300 games from Guitar Hero mobile to NewYork Times Crosswords) and Bplay ( a direct-to-consumer mobile content storefront that powered At&t, Verizon (Alltel), U.S. Cellular, Rogers Wireless and R.I.M Blackberrys, worldwide). Earlier in his career, Nicholas produced music concerts across North America, founded one of the first ringtone publishing companies and invested and operated numerous startup’s in disruptive new media & mobile technologies in US, UK, Sweden and Canada.

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