Various networking opportunities, discussions, and events covering specialized subject matter will take place as part of Americana, from March 22 to March 24, 2021, at the Montréal Convention Center. These events will be revealed during the fall of 2020.

Opening Plenary | The ministers McKenna and Charette to launch Americana 2019

26/03 | 08H30
Animated by Steven Guilbeault, Special Advisor at COPTICOM, Strategy and Public Relations, the Opening Plenary will feature keynote speakers:
  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change – Canada;
  • Mr Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change – Québec;
  • Mr Daniel Cotton, Vice-President, Drives & Motors – Robotics and Motion Division;
  • Mrs Karine Boies, Chair of the Board of Réseau Environnement.

The Opening Plenary is open to all participants with a badge, including exhibitors and speakers.

Luncheon Presentation | Mr. Trash Wheel: a promising innovation for cleaner oceans

27/03 | 12H00

Speaker: Adam Lindquist, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Since 2014, Mr. Trash Wheel has collected over 1,000 tons of trash and debris and been called the most promising new technology for preventing ocean plastic. Learn how Waterfront Partnership harnessed this technology to both clean up the Baltimore Harbor and launch a viral social media campaign that has helped change behavior and even pass legislation.

The conference is available to holders of a one, two or three days package (valid on March 27th) or on the purchase of a single ticket for the lunch-on.

Workshop | Consolidating the Energy Transition in Canada

26/03 | 10H30

Presented by: Copticom

In Canada, the transition of the economy towards greater environmental sustainability is well underway. Despite broad support for such changes, some concerns are still being expressed in the country about the measures we need to implement to consolidate this transformation of the Canadian economy.

In this workshop, participants and high-level speakers will provide elements of answers.

Opening cocktail

26/03 | 17H00

Taking place in the exhibition hall at 5 pm on March 26, 2019, the opening cocktail is the opportunity to enjoy an alcoholic beverage and to meet the participants, exhibitors and professionals involved in Americana 2019!

Closing cocktail

28/03 | 15H00

The closing cocktail will be held at 3 pm on March 28, 2019, in the Verrière 720 of the Montréal Convention Center. Take this opportunity to meet and exchange with the participants, exhibitors and speakers of Americana 2019!

Please note that the closing cocktail is free and open to all.

Practical Workshop | Assemble your solar panels

26/03 | 13H30

Presented by: Mantis Environnementale

Solar energy is a technology that has been widely promoted in recent years. Despite its growing popularity, it often remains out of reach … During this workshop, participants will learn the basics of solar panels and they will build a 5V panel that will charge electronic devices through a USB socket. This hands-on workshop will also provide an opportunity to discuss different local and global issues related to solar energy and other renewable energies.

Interactive Workshop | Gamification as a driver of change to sustainable development

27/03 | 08H30

Presented by: Jeux WASA

The workshop tackle the decision needed to (Re) build the cities and face local challenges in the fight against climate change. The serious game is a tool to foster decision-making and build the capacity of your teams to implement sustainable solutions in corporate and municipal environments.

Troubleshooting: Retaining the workforce in a context of labor shortages

28/03 | 13H30

Presented by: The Students and Young professionals Committee of Réseau Environnement, in collaboration with EnviroCompétences

The Troubleshooting: Retaining the workforce in a context of labor shortages is for managers, professionals, young professionals and students. Put your creativity to good use and work on solutions to the vast challenges of workforce retention in a competitive environment. Discover the strategies and challenges experienced by four leading organizations.

Employers, candidates, get ready for the job dating of EnviroCompetences

28/03 | 10H30

EnviroCompetences offers you to find your professional favorites on March 28th during an environmental job dating. Employers and candidates will have a few minutes to get to know each other. The objective? For recruiters, meet several potential candidates during live mini-interviews. For candidates, meet employers looking for the next addition to their team. Join us by registering for free at this activity here!

Workshop | Constructing the Energy Roadmap for Municipalities

28/03 | 13H30

Presented by: Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Workshop | Agile Energy Management, the Mining Industry Challenges

26/03 | 13H30

Presented by: Groupe MISA

Workshop | Fail Exposed: Failing toward the top to make progress in climate change fight

27/03 | 16H00

Presented by: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Ouranos

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