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GLOBE 2020

  • Feb 11th, 2020 - Feb 12th, 2020, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Category: Green Economy
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The Business Summit with Global Impact


February 10 GLOBE Exchange (use code VEC20 for 20% discount)
February 10-13 GLOBE Forum (use code VEC20 for 20% discount)
February 11-12 Innovation Showcase (use code VISITG2020 for complimentary tickets)

GLOBE Series is the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America. Since 1990, 170,000 people from 97 countries have come to GLOBE to learn from industry leaders, marvel at cutting-edge technology and form long-lasting partnerships. In 2020, we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this event and our amazing community — that’s 30 years of big deals, big ideas and big impact!

Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 will have a laser focus on impact, action and outcomes. Offering stellar growth and networking opportunities to thousands of corporate, government and young leaders, GLOBE 2020 is the business summit with global impact.

The time for acting on opportunities in the clean economy is now. Trillions of dollars are on the table. This is your chance to shape the economy of tomorrow.

GLOBE Exchange

For the first time ever, GLOBE is dedicating a full day to business-to-business (B2B) networking and transactions focused on cleantech. Taking place on February 10, 2020, GLOBE Exchange will connect capital and market opportunities with innovation to accelerate the transition to the clean economy. Learn more about GLOBE Exchange.


GLOBE Forum is the flagship business summit, featuring world-renowned thought leaders, innovators and sustainability experts. The GLOBE community is at the forefront of economic transformation: we generate ideas, make deals and take bold steps that transform our economy and change the world for the better. Every session, activity, networking break and exhibit will be focused on creating a big impact — for your business, for the economy and for the planet.

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Realizing a Just Transition in the Climate Crisis: Who, What, and How? | Tuesday 09:45am – 11:00am
An increasing number of actors, Canadian and international, are reaffirming their commitment to meeting the Paris Agreement, focusing on an inclusive approach to climate action and the economy. Learn more about this session.


Innovation Showcase

GLOBE’s Innovation Showcase is the place to experience cutting-edge technology and find your own path through the clean economy. The latest and greatest in cleantech will be front and centre at GLOBE 2020. In the Hall of Technology, you will get a chance to touch and feel the newest innovations in sustainability. Our Hall of Discovery will give you the opportunity to meet leaders from Canada and around the world, featuring corporate vanguards in five thematic clusters: Bioeconomy/Circular Economy, Mobility, Smart Cities, Carbon Productivity, and Oceans & Plastic.

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Green Gamechangers Innovation Challenge Series | Tuesday 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Advancing cleantech innovation in Canada is an economic gamechanger, and represents an incredible opportunity for job creation, climate mitigation and whole-system transformation. Sponsored by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and in collaboration with the Vancouver Economic Commission, hear about emerging opportunities that are poised to raise the bar in Canadian cleantech. Join us in this exciting presentation showcasing seven challenges.

Reverse-Pitch at GLOBE 2020 | Tuesday 3:30p – 5:00pm
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), in partnership with GLOBE Series, will be hosting a special business-to-business match-making session at GLOBE 2020 that provides forward-thinking organizations in Metro Vancouver with a platform to present their challenges (technology and investment) to a targeted group of solution providers and investors. Learn more.

B.C. Cleantech Cluster Initiative | Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
After months of research the results are in: British Columbia is the midst of a significant turning point in our economy and is poised to become a world leader in cleantech innovation. Find more details.

B.C. Cleantech Awards | Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This February, Foresight will celebrate organizations and thought leaders from throughout the B.C. cleantech ecosystem who are making an impact in everything cleantech. Learn more about the B.C. Cleantech Awards.

Meet your people. Grow your business. Change the world.

How to Register

For Conference Registration: Register today with code VEC20 for a 20% discount on GLOBE Forum and/or GLOBE Exchange tickets.
Register for GLOBE 2020
For Innovation Showcase (tradeshow): Register for complimentary Innovation Showcase tickets with code VISITG2020.
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