International Trade Program

The Canada Green Building Council’s Building Lasting Change Conference will be in Vancouver, from May 28-30, 2019. The conference theme this year is about striking a balance between carbon reduction, health and resilience. We will explore how future-proofing Canada’s building stock to respond to the reality of climate change requires actionable solutions that balance the need to reduce carbon emissions with enhanced resilience and improved health and well-being in the spaces where we work, live and play.

The International Trade Delegation will have many opportunities to network and learn from speakers and experts from across Canada and around the world. Combined with opportunities for one-on-one business to business meetings, each participant can attend tours, choose from over 30 education sessions, three keynote plenaries, and explore the Green Business Showcase which features innovative products and services from across the Canadian green building industry. Throughout the week there are many ways to connect with potential trade and business partners including the International Breakfast, the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

 

Program Highlights

Tuesday, May 28

Green Building Tours

Green Building Tour #1 - Guided Tour of UBC Brock Commons
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tour this innovative tall wood hybrid building at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Aside from providing much needed student residence spaces, Brock Commons showcases mass timber as a practical building material in a high-rise application and demonstrates an innovative and sustainable way to improve the performance of buildings

Tour details to come.


Green Building Tour #2 - Vancouver Fire Hall
Time: TBC

Hardhat tour of the firehall construction site targeting Passive House certification, the CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Program, LEED v4 Gold and Net Zero Energy. Hear about some of the lessons learned on one of the most ambitious projects in North America.

Tour details to come.


Meetings and Special Events

City of Vancouver Presentation on Passive House
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

Receive an overview of Passive House, understand why the City of Vancouver is using it, and how this tool is being used in market transformation.


Clean Energy Ministerial – Innovation Showcase
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West.

The Government of Canada is hosting the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) at the Vancouver Convention Centre (west building) during Building Lasting Change (east building). CEM is an initiative shared by 25 countries and the European Commission to facilitate international collaboration, promote policies and programs that advance clean energy and the deployment of technologies, and to accelerate the transition to a global clean energy economy. International Trade Delegates attending Building Lasting Change will have the opportunity to walk the CEM floor of approximately 100 booths comprised of cutting-edge clean tech organizations and innovations, and to learn about Canadian companies and capabilities in the renewables sectors.


CaGBC Welcome Reception
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

International Trade delegates should attend the Building Lasting Change Welcome Reception (6pm -8pm) to network with Canadian conference delegates on our Showcase Floor which features innovative products and services from across the Canadian green building industry.


Wednesday, May 29

Building Lasting Change Main Program

Opening Plenary and Education Sessions
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East (various rooms)

Join the conference delegates at the Opening Plenary for breakfast and a keynote presentation, followed by education breakout sessions to round out the morning. Another two concurrent education sessions and tours will take place later in the afternoon following the Green Business Showcase. Refer to full conference program for details.


Guided tour of the Green Business Showcase
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

Lunch will be served on the Showcase floor and be followed by a privately guided tour for trade commission delegations. The guided tour will lead delegates through the exhibition and provide an introduction to the most innovative green building products and technologies that Canada has to offer. Businesses to business meeting opportunities are available during this time on the Showcase floor as a well. For information on participating please contact Catherine Kinsman at ckinsman@cagbc.org


Business-to-Business Matchmaking Meetings
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

International delegates can meet with their Canadian counterparts for more matchmaking sessions in the morning and afternoon. CaGBC is pleased to offer International delegates custom hands on assistance in scheduling their business to business meetings.


Awards Gala Reception, Dinner and Celebration
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

The Gala Dinner and CaGBC Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The evening kicks off with a networking reception and continues with a dinner to celebrate the top individuals, companies and organizations in the Canadian industry.


Thursday, May 30

Meetings and Special Events

International Delegate Breakfast: Learn about Vancouver’s $3.3 Billion Green Building Opportunity
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Pan Pacific  Hotel

Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan, and regional implementation of the BC Energy Step Code (ESC) are collectively generating a local market of $3.3 billion for green building products between now and 2032, according to the VEC’s Green Buildings Market Forecast. VEC’s analysis shows that there are unique opportunities for BC and foreign companies to meet this need by sharing IP, building manufacturing partnerships, and targeting the greater market in Cascadia. With Vancouver’s suite of innovative green building policies, particularly the Zero Emissions Building Plan, and regional implementation of the BC Energy Step Code (ESC), local manufacturers, installers and suppliers could benefit from a $3.3 billion market for green building materials. Learn about the current building policy context in Vancouver and the region and walk through the specific product and manufacturing opportunities identified by this report. This event is free to attend for Full Conference Delegates, International Trade Delegates and One Day Conference Pass holders (Thursday, May 30 only).


Technical Discussion with the City of Vancouver: ZEB Overview
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

Hear from the City of Vancouver to gain insight on the ZEB framework, leaders of the program, overcoming barriers, and building capacity.


Building Lasting Change Main Program

Education Sessions, Lunch and Closing Plenary sessions
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

Round out the conference with the final day of concurrent education sessions and two plenary keynotes. Refer to full conference program for details.


Business-to-Business Matchmaking Meetings
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, East

International delegates can meet with their Canadian counterparts for more matchmaking sessions in the morning and afternoon. CaGBC is pleased to offer International delegates custom hands on assistance in scheduling their business to business meetings.


Registration Fee for International Trade Delegates $800 + GST (5%)

This fee includes all elements of the program detailed above. Travel and accommodations are not included.
Please note: additional fees apply to purchase exhibit space on the Green Business Showcase floor.




 

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