MEIA has its roots in the world of cleantech and waste management and we are looking forward to celebrating those fundamentals at this year’s Emerging Issues conference. The conference will showcase new and upcoming technologies and solutions to help Manitobans mitigate the climate crisis and make their businesses more profitable through sustainability.

Highlights of the conference will include:

  • 600 attendees
  • Opening Blessing, Chief Heidi Cook, Misipawistik Cree Nation
  • Morning Keynote, Dr. David Suzuki
  • Afternoon Keynote, Jane McDonald, Executive VP, International Institute of Sustainable Development
  • Master of Ceremonies, Steve Patterson, CBC’s The Debaters
  • BAM Green Dragon’s Lair Pitch Competition
  • 6 Breakout Sessions
  • 40 Booth Tradeshow
  • Funding Opportunities Corner
  • Student Chapter Mentorship
  • Grand Prize Draw
  • Networking reception with entertainment from trio from local band Indian City

Location
RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Date & Time
November 30, 2022
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration opens at 7:30 AM
Registration Rates
Early Bird Member
$249 + GSTuntil August 31, 2022
Early Bird Non-Member
$325 + GSTuntil August 31, 2022
Member
$299 + GST
Non-Member
$375 + GST
Cleantech Start-Up
$175 + GST, subject to approval by MEIA staff
Student Chapter
$10 + GST, with the purchase of a Student Chapter Membership. There are a maximum of 50 student tickets available.
If you are interested in becoming a member of MEIA and receiving discounted pricing, please contact [email protected]. Further information about an MEIA membership can be found here.
Schedule
Agenda subject to change
7:30 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Breakfast sponsored by Manitoba Pork

Location: York 1
8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jack Winram, Executive Director, MEIA

Location: York 1
8:40 AM
Greetings from the Province of Manitoba
Location: York 1
8:50 AM
Indigenous Welcome Ceremony and Blessing
Chief Heidi Cook, Misipawistik Cree Nation

Location: York 1
9:05 AM
Keynote Speaker Presentation
Dr. David Suzuki

Virtual presentation followed by Q & A

Location: York 1
10:40 AM
BAM Green Dragon's Lair Pitch Competition and Sponsor Introductions
Presentations for the BAM Green Dragon's Lair pitch competition.

Location: York1
11:00 AM
Tradeshow and Networking Break
Location: York Concourse
11:30 AM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Choose one of the following Breakout Sessions:
Breakout Session #1 Carbon Offsets: Clean Growth Carbon Markets Offsets and Revenue Streams
All companies are facing climate-related risks and opportunities and are making strategic decisions in response – including around their transition to a low-carbon economy. You will hear about climate risk modeling and software solutions, manufacturing industry and net zero and environmental technology and taxation.

Location: Presentation Theatre, Upstairs
Breakout Session #2 Transportation: Alternative Fuels Alternative Modes Infrastructure and Innovation
Around the world and in Manitoba there are strategic opportunities and actions being taken to produce alternative fuels and green pathways for innovation and infrastructure. In this session, you will hear about low carbon pathway mobility, green hydrogen- an Australia and Manitoba First Nation partnership, Electric commercial vehicles and the North, green roads and opportunities in Manitoba, and waste oil technology.

Location: Meeting Room 2G, Upstairs
Breakout Session #3 Natural Resources: Adoption of Cleantech in Natural Resources and Energy
Hear about innovation, science and technology and how they are contributing to the long-term goal of emission reduction targets and addressing broader environmental challenges related to water, air and land.

Location: Meeting Room 2H, Upstairs
12:30 PM
Tradeshow and Networking Break
Location: York Concourse
12:40 PM
Lunch
Plated Lunch will be served.

Location: York 1
1:30 PM
Plenary Speaker Presentation
Jane Mcdonald, Executive Vice President, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Location: York 1
2:30 PM
BAM Green Dragon's Lair Pitch Competition
Presentations for the BAM Green Dragon's Lair pitch competition.

Location: York 1
2:50 PM
Tradeshow and Networking Break
Location: York Concourse
3:20 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Choose one of the following Breakout Sessions:
Breakout Session #4 Waste Management: Green Technology Solid Waste Management and Innovations - We Want your Waste!
Using a “green and clean technology approach” to put waste back into the value chain has  great potential to enhance adaptation and resilience to climate change. With a consumer-driven demand to minimize materials and waste sent to landfills (even after recycling), creates opportunities to use resources more efficiently as energy sources.
Learn about the latest innovations driving the sustainable packaging industry. Learn about companies turning waste into energy, technologies in organic waste, scrap metal and more.

Location: Presentation Theatre, Upstairs
Breakout Session #5 Sustainable Buildings and Communities: Building Efficiencies and Technology
Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure technologies. Cities aim to have regenerated buildings, and to leverage data to optimize energy consumption and the use and management of resources in buildings and utilities: waste, water and energy. Here you will learn about existing and new building innovations.

Location: Meeting Room 2G, Upstairs
Breakout Session #6 The Future of Clean Energy: Opportunities and Strategies 
The future is promising with new growth paths for the renewable energy industry, potentially aided by supportive policies governments focused on combatting climate change.
Explore how new technologies, business models, policies, and investments could help address these challenges and accelerate growth. Learn about new innovations on the prairies with provincial updates, and various clean energy projects and companies.

Location: Meeting Room 2H, Upstairs
4:20 PM
Tradeshow and Networking Break
Location: York Concourse
4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Closing remarks and the announcement of the winners of this year's BAM Green Dragon's Lair competition.

Location: York 1
4:45 PM
Networking Cocktail Reception
Musical entertainment by trio from Indian City

Location: Carlton Lobby
Keynote Speakers
Dr. David Suzuki
In 1990, Suzuki co-founded, with Dr. Tara Cullis, the David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education, and policy work.”

Suzuki has been recognized by BC Achievement in partnership with the Lieutenant Governor of BC for his extraordinary work as a recipient of the 2021 BC Reconciliation Award. He is also a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. A Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Suzuki also holds 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world.
Jane McDonald
Executive VP, IISD
Jane McDonald is the Executive Vice President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an award-winning independent think tank working to create a world where people and the planet thrive. In this role, she oversees IISD’s global team working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resources, and fair economies.

Jane has over 20 years of Canadian and International experience working with governments, corporate executives, and major think tanks to advance sustainability. She has worked in the financial sector, building new environmental markets at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, and led advocacy efforts to secure the inclusion of Canadian renewable electricity in US clean power programs From 2015.
Speakers
Chief Heidi Cook
Opening Blessing
Steve Patterson
Master of Ceremonies
Trio from Indian City
Networking Reception Entertainment
Emerging Issues Sponsorship Packages
 Support from Industry is the key to hosting a great conference and MEIA is pleased to provide a wide range of custom-designed sponsorship opportunities that provide strong value at a reasonable level of investment.

All sponsorship levels are listed below and full details of the opportunities included with each package can be found by clicking on "More Information". A full comparison of all sponsorship packages can be found below.

Title Sponsor - $12,000
1 Available

Green Dragon's Lair Sponsor - $10,000
1 Available

David Suzuki Keynote Sponsor - $8,000
1 Available

Jane McDonald Plenary Sponsor - $8,000
1 Available

Lunch Sponsor - $7,500
1 Available

MC Sponsor - $7,000
1 Available

Reception Food Sponsor - $5,000
1 Available

Funding Corner Sponsor - $3,000
1 Available

Morning Networking Sponsor - $3,000
1 Available

Afternoon Networking Sponsor - $3,000
1 Available

Reception Drink Sponsor - $3,000
1 Available

Breakfast Sponsor - $2,500
Sold Out

Reception Entertainment Sponsor - $2,000
1 Available

Student Ticket Sponsor - $2,000
3 Available

Session/Workshop Sponsor - $2,000
6 Available

Grand Prize Sponsor - $2,000
1 Available

Program Sponsor - $1,500
Sold Out

Student Networking Sponsor - $1,500
1 Available

Coat Check Sponsor - $750
1 Available

Opening Ceremony/Blessing Sponsor - $650
1 Available

Conference Supporter Sponsor - $500
Unlimited

Door Prize Sponsor - $150
5 Available

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Tradeshow 
This year's Emerging Issues Conference will feature a 40 Booth Tradeshow area. We have 2 Exhibitor packages available:
Regular Exhibitor Package - $1,000
Includes:
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Additional Registrations Reduced to $150
  • 6 x 8 Draped Tradeshow Booth
  • Inclusion in Tradeshow Passport
  • Inclusion on Exhibitor List on MEIA website and Conference Program

Cleantech Start-up Exhibitor Package - $275
Includes:
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Additional Registrations Reduced to $150
  • 6 x 8 Draped Tradeshow Booth
  • Inclusion in Tradeshow Passport
  • Inclusion on Exhibitor List on MEIA website and Conference Program

*This package is subject to approval by MEIA staff
Out of Town Delegates
Plan your trip to Winnipeg with Tourism Winnipeg! Check out local restaurants, shops and more.
MEIA has worked with the Fort Garry Hotel to offer our out-of-town guests reduced rates on rooms. The Fort Garry Hotel is a historic, luxury hotel in downtown Winnipeg.
 Join us on November 30, 2022
We look forward to seeing you!

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