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Ottawa’s Largest Gathering
of Sustainability Professionals

The Shaw Centre • May 10, 2018
3 Stages, 25 Speakers, 1 Climate Changing Event

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Green Buildings • Clean-Tech • Corporate Social Responsibility
Selling green and accelerating sustainability

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 on
May10th, 2018. The Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2.

“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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25 Speakers


Watch for more speakers to be added soon.

  • Thomas Mueller

    President & CEO
    Canada Green Building Council

    Dennis Fotinos

    Executive Chairman, North America,
    Enwave Energy Corporation

    Colleen Francis

    Founder and President
    Engage Selling Solutions

  • Benjamin Shinewald

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    BOMA Canada

    David Teichroeb

    Business Development, Low-Carbon
    Energy Solutions & Strategy
    Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

    Sabrina El-Chibini

    Founder & President of
    The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV)

  • Anna Murray

    Vice President, Sustainability,
    Bentall Kennedy

    Gordon Hicks

    Chief Executive Officer, BGIS

    Mike Morrice

    Executive Director of
    Sustainability CoLab

  • James Temple

    Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer,
    PwC Canada

    Joel Lalonde

    President & CEO,
    Your Credit Union

    Sidney Ribaux

    Co-Founder and Executive Director,
    Équiterre

  • Brent Gilmour

    Executive Director
    QUEST– Quality Urban Energy
    Systems of Tomorrow

Thomas Mueller
President & CEO
Canada Green Building Council
Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005. As Chief Executive, he leads the Council’s national green building strategy, programs and standards along with advocacy and policy initiatives.
 
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), and as a past Board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), he supports the transition toward green building, neighbourhoods and cities at home and globally.
 
Thomas is a well-known advocate for green buildings and sustainable community development. He participates frequently in government and industry consultations on green development and is a nationally and internationally recognized authority and speaker on green buildings.
 
He is currently participating in a number of initiatives and groups including the WorldGBC Global CEO Network, the Advisory Board of CIRS (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability), and the Advisory Committee of Energy Efficiency in BC’s Built Environment Research Project at UBC.
 
Thomas has an Undergraduate Degree in Geography, Planning and Applied Ecology from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany; and holds a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning & Resource Development from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
 
For his green building work, Thomas has received numerous awards. Most recently, he became a recipient of Canada’s 2015 Clean50 Award and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 2016.
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.
Colleen Francis
Founder and President
Engage Selling Solutions
Colleen is driven by a passion for sales - and results. A successful sales leader for over 20 years, she understands the particular challenges of selling in today's crowded, confusing market, and that business leaders can no longer rely on approaches to sales based on techniques from decades ago—or even last year.
 
Colleen works with business and sales leaders to synergize the sales DNA of the organization to seize market opportunities. Whether designing strategy to target a new market or working with a team to improve its productivity, Colleen's results have attracted clients such as Merck, Abbott, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank, Dow, Adecco, Trend Micro, NCR, Chevron, and thousands of other global organizations.
 
Time and time again, clients who work with Colleen note her frank, no-nonsense approach to accelerate sales while reducing effort and increasing profits. Colleen's practical strategies deliver immediate and lasting results.
 
Colleen is an award-winning writer and consultant, bestselling author, and member of the Speaking Hall of Fame. Recognized annually as the thought leader on the future of selling by leading publications worldwide, Sales and Marketing Magazine has also called Colleen and Engage Selling: one of the top 5 most effective sales training organizations in the market today!
Benjamin Shinewald
President and Chief Executive Officer
BOMA Canada
David Teichroeb
Business Development, Low-Carbon
Energy Solutions & Strategy
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
David has over 20 years of experience in the natural gas, power generation and alternative energy sectors. He is responsible for Enbridge’s business development in low-carbon energy solutions. This includes distributed generation, district energy, hydrogen, energy storage, renewable pipeline fuels and net-zero energy developments.

Prior to his current assignment, David held numerous positions within Enbridge including the company’s Alternative and Emerging Technology business, and Regional Manager for Enbridge Atlantic Energy Service - a New Brunswick based energy services provider. He has also managed Enbridge’s key-account sales division, which provides energy management solutions to commercial and industrial customers.

David graduated from Niagara College, mechanical engineering technology, and he is a graduate of the Institute of Gas Technology in Chicago, IL, as a Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant. He serves as a Board of Director, for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association
Sabrina El-Chibini
Founder & President of
The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV)
Sabrina El-Chibini, Founder & President of The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV), is the originator of Transformative Community InvolvementTM, a unique and proven approach that is inspiring reflection about the way companies interact with their communities. Sabrina supports clients in transforming their community investment programs through engagement of internal and external stakeholders, alignment with the UN SDGs, and implementation of social and business impact plans and measures.

Sabrina has extensive experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors and has facilitated 13 private/non-profit partnerships in 10 countries that align with 5 of the 17 SDGs. Sabrina was nominated for the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for last 3 consecutive years.
Anna Murray
Vice President, Sustainability,
Bentall Kennedy
Anna Murray is Vice President, Sustainability at Bentall Kennedy. Anna is responsible for leading Bentall Kennedy’s Sustainability strategy across North America. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a law degree. Anna has spent her career advancing corporate sustainability around the globe at major multinational companies. In 2012, Anna founded Young Women in Energy and was awarded Top 20 under 40, Top 100 Women in Canada and the Making a Difference for Women Award. Anna was recently appointed to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Investment Committee to Co-Chair the Property Working Group. She lives in Toronto with her 3 daughters and husband.
Gordon Hicks
Chief Executive Officer, BGIS
Gordon (Gord) Hicks is Chief Executive Officer at BGIS. Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer, he has held numerous executive roles within the organization since 1997.
 
Gord is a graduate Engineer of Carleton University and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. As a LEED-Accredited Professional, and someone who cares deeply about the planet, he is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the highest environmental standards in the real estate industry.
 
Gord has held a number of industry board positions over the years, including the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Climate Reality Project. He is also actively involved in the Corporate Knights Executive Council for Clean Capitalism and has served on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Leaders for the Cure for five years, the last three which he co-chaired.
 
Gord is the co-founder and director on the board of the Cam's Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation established in 2015, that supports youth struggling with anxiety. In 2016, in an effort to increase the adoption of clean building technologies and reduce GHG emissions from the built environment, Gord founded and became the first chair of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC). This is a not-for-profit corporation established in the province of Ontario focused on accelerating the adoption of clean building technologies and supporting the transformation to a prosperous low-carbon economy across Canada.
Mike Morrice
Executive Director of
Sustainability CoLab
Mike is the Founder and Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab, a network that helps communities across Ontario build a more sustainable economy. CoLab was created to scale the success of a program at Sustainable Waterloo Region, which Mike founded in 2008, that engaged local businesses in setting and achieving sustainability goals. Within five years, the program had engaged 14% of Waterloo Region’s workforce and become financially self-sufficient. There are currently 7 communities in the CoLab Network working directly with over 230 businesses across Ontario. Named an Ashoka Fellow in 2012, Mike is one of 52 Canadians within a global community of leading social entrepreneurs, each with a new ‘knock-out’ idea and high potential to scale their impact. CoLab was awarded the Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2015 and Mike was named to the 2017 Clean16 for CoLab’s contributions to “clean capitalism” at the city level across Canada.
James Temple
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer,
PwC Canada
As PwC Canada's Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, James oversees a team that designs and implements social and environmental strategies that are scalable and aligned with PwC’s Purpose and strategic business priorities—helping to activate employee engagement, drive operational efficiencies, elevate stakeholder engagement and connectivity, and differentiate PwC’s brand in the marketplace. His portfolio oversight includes charitable contributions; volunteering; not-for-profit board governance; environmental stewardship; stakeholder relations; and annual CSR reporting.

Considered one of the country's leading voices on corporate social innovation, James has shared insights at conferences around the world and has been featured in articles and videos for TED, the Globe and Mail, Strategy Magazine and Canadian Business.

A committed volunteer, he currently sits on the not-for-profit committee of CPA Canada's Risk Oversight and Governance Board and has provided his expertise on fundraising committees for organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, Gardiner Museum and the Homes First Foundation. Combined, he has helped to raise over $1M for important social causes in the community over the past five years.
Joel Lalonde
President & CEO,
Your Credit Union
Joel currently holds the title of President & CEO at Your Credit Union, a position he has held since 2013. He has been with Your Credit Union since 2009. His prior role was that of Executive Vice President. Previously, he held a number of management positions with caisses populaires in Ontario after his early work as an analyst with the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO). Joel also sits as a Director of Central 1, the Ontario Credit Union Foundation and of the Credit Union Services Association (CUSA). He has both a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Sidney Ribaux
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
Équiterre
In 1992, Sidney Ribaux participated in a youth conference on environment and development in Costa Rica. With this experience, he returned to Quebec and co-founded, with other acolytes engaged for the planet, Équiterre, of which he became the general manager in 1998.

It is in the backyard of his apartment, shared with Laure Waridel and Patrick Henn, that the first delivery of organic baskets takes place, which will be followed by the creation of Équiterre's large network of family farmers. Since then, he has participated in the development, implementation and financing of all Équiterre strategies and projects.

Passionate about urban planning and sustainable mobility, Sidney has never owned a car, even today, with 3 children and frequent trips; he is quite fond of public transportation, car sharing and active transportation.

Fellow of Ashoka (2007) and recipient of the first Canadian Environmental Innovation Award presented by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2009), since 2011 Sidney has chaired the House of Sustainable Development , one of the greenest buildings in Canada. and a true meeting point for sustainable development.

Sidney holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montreal and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
Brent Gilmour
Executive Director
QUEST– Quality Urban Energy
Systems of Tomorrow
As Executive Director of QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, Brent leads the research, engagement, and advocacy activities for the development of Smart Energy Communities in Canada. Brent also oversees QUEST’s eight provincial and regional Caucuses and the Smart Energy Leaders’ Dialogue.

Brent was involved in the initial launch of QUEST in 2007 in his previous role with the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) in the capacity of Vice President, Urban Solutions. Prior to joining the CUI, Brent was the Strategic Coordinator responsible for the establishment of the University of Toronto's Sustainability Office (USO) and was an independent research consultant specializing in community energy innovation.

Brent is a registered professional planner with 14+ years of experience in community energy, transportation, and land use planning; downtown revitalization; community consultation & engagement; and, public infrastructure investment.

Along with his work at QUEST, Brent has remained active in the industry and with the local community. Brent is an occasional instructor with York University, Osgoode Hall Law School and has served on several boards, including EcoSpark (formerly Citizens’ Environment Watch) where he is past chair and was the chair of Recent Graduates for Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Brent holds a Masters of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto and is an alumnus of Massey College.

SCHEDULE


May 10, 2017 • Ottawa Conference and Events Centre

Selling green and accelerating sustainability

DETAILED SCHEDULE TO COME
Venue: The Shaw Centre

7:00 – 8:30 am  Registration, Networking & Buffet Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am  Registration Welcome - Keynote Speaker
10:10 – 11:00 am  Registration 3 separate Breakout or Panel Sessions
11:00 – 11:25 am  Registration Networking Break
11:25 – 12:15 am  Registration 3 separate Breakout or Panel Sessions
12:15 – 1:15 pm  Networking Break & Group Buffet Lunch
1:20 – 1:50 pm  Lunch Keynote
2:00 – 2:50 pm  3 separate Breakout Panel Sessions
2: 50 – 3:10 pm  Networking Break
3:10 – 3:50 pm  Closing – Fireside Chat
4:00 – 5:00 pm  Happy Hour
5:00 – 7:00 pm  GaGBC Ottawa Awards Reception

Tickets


Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

    • $235

    • Early bird

      • (+GST/HST & Eventbrite Fees)
      • "Branded" Table of 10 : $2,115.
      • Available until February 28
      • Sales end 28/02/2018
    • Register
    • $350

    • Regular

      • (+GST/HST & Eventbrite Fees)

      • Available until May 10
      • Sales end 10/05/2018
    • Register
    • $50

    • CaGBC Awards

      • (+GST/HST & Eventbrite Fees)
      • CaGBC Ottawa Awards Reception
      • May 10, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Sales end 10/05/2018
    • Register

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