Business + Policy Forum
April 4, 2023 | 9:00 - 6:30
Sheraton Centre, Toronto, ON
123 Queen St. W
Keeping Ontario competitive on the path to Net Zero
Panels + Speakers
Hear from great speakers and expert panelists about what's needed to grow our industry and how we can compete with the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Business + Policy Forum brings together investment and business leaders, executives from Ontario’s growing environment and cleantech sector, and senior government policy makers to share information, discuss common challenges and explore opportunities for growth. This year's focus is how to keep Ontario competitive on the path to Net Zero
Location is accessible and step-free.
Roundtable Policy Discussions
Off-the-record roundtable talks with Ministry policy staff. Nine roundtables: PFAS, energy, water technology, brownfields, excess soils, environmental infrastructure, resource recovery/waste, red tape reduction, and Bill 23
Connect with 150+ government and business professionals from across the environment and cleantech industry
April 4, 2023
8:00 - 9:00
Registration + Networking
Light breakfast served
9:00 - 9:30
Keynote Address: Keeping Ontario Competitive on the Path to Net Zero
Karen Hamberg, Chair of Canada's Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table, Partner at Deloitte Canada
9:30 - 10:30
Morning Panel: How Can Ontario Compete in the Wake of the Inflation Reduction Act?
10:35 - 11:50
Policy Roundtables - Session #1
11:50 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:15
Lunch + Deputy Minister Fireside Chat
Deputy Minister of Energy Jason Fitzsimmons
With moderator John Wilkinson, former Minister of the Environment
1:15 - 2:30
Policy Roundtables - Session #2
2:30 - 2:45
Break + Networking
2:45 - 4:00
Policy Roundtables - Session #3
4:00 - 4:30
Roundtable Report Back
4:30 - 6:30
With The Hon. David Piccini,
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Where are we at and Where are we Going With Excess Soils
Overcoming Barriers to Clean Growth
Provincial PFAS Priorities, Policy and Ongoing Research
Bill 23 and the Role of the Environment and Cleantech Industry
Resource Recovery Beyond EPR, What's Next?
Charles O’Hara, Director, Resource Recovery Policy Branch MECP
Mary Cummins, Registrar, Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA)
1:15 - 2:30
How to Realize the Potential of Brownfields
What's Next with Water and Where is it Flowing in Ontario?
Ontario Opportunities and Competitiveness for Clean Energy Investment
Delivering Innovation in Environmental Infrastructure through Collaborative Contracting
Minister David Piccini
The Hon. David Piccini, Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, will offer remarks at the event reception.
Karen is Chair of Canada's Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table and Partner at Deloitte Canada. She is the author of the recent report "Scaling solutions: Accelerating the commercialization of made-in-Canada clean technology."
Jason is Ontario's Deputy Minister of Energy. Previously, Jason held the role of Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer with Hydro One.
John is the former Ontario Minister of Research & Innovation and Minister of the Environment. He serves on the Board of Directors of Greenfield Global and is President and CEO of Wilkinson Insight Incorporated.
How can Ontario compete in the wake of the Inflation Reduction Act?
Ajay is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Li-Cycle, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery.
Colin is an Economist at RBC. His work focuses on Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy.
Brandon Moffatt is co-founder of StormFisher Hydrogen, a renewable gas infrastructure developer with a focus on green hydrogen. He is also the VP-Development for Generate Upcycle, Generate Capital’s waste to value platform.
Michael Bernstein is the Executive Director of Clean Prosperity, a nonprofit that works toward practical climate solutions that reduce emissions and grow the economy.