Various networking opportunities, discussions, and events covering specialized subject matter will take place as part of Americana, from March 26 to March 28, 2019, at the Montréal Convention Center. These events will be revealed during the fall of 2018.
Opening Plenary | The ministers McKenna and Charette to launch Americana 2019
- 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.
Lunch-on Presentation | Mr. Trash Wheel: a promising innovation for cleaner oceans
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
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.
Taking place in the exhibition hall at 5 pm on March 13, 2019, the opening cocktail is the opportunity to enjoy an alcoholic beverage and to meet the participants, exhibitors and professionals involved in Americana 2019!
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!
Practical Workshop | Assemble your solar panels
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
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
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
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!
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