March 2, 2018

Join AdvantageBC in Vancouver for GLOBE Forum 2018

Take your seat alongside leaders in sustainability and innovation

GLOBE Forum – North America’s largest Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business – is fast approaching. Join AdvantageBC in Vancouver, March 14-16, to enjoy unparalleled networking, latest intel, and access to prospects and partnerships you won’t find anywhere else. Register here.

Hear from the movers and shakers in the clean economy

Global business influencers are getting ready to drive conversation and action at world-leading sustainability conference GLOBE Forum. Check out the preliminary program for a full speaker list and session times. View program. 

Touch and feel the latest clean tech on the market

Fresh off the lab bench, more than 200 suppliers will be showcasing their cutting-edge solutions in the Innovation Expo. Exhibitors and conference delegates also enjoy access to the expo’s action-packed B2B networking program. Learn more. 

Join us before and after dark during GLOBE Week

Events include workshops, roundtables, and special lectures. And did we mention the parties? Delegates have access to GLOBE After Dark events, music and art installations, and – back by popular demand – Food Truck Alley. View schedule.

Session and Speaker Highlights: 

Blockchain and its Emerging Role in the Clean Economy

Examine case studies describing how blockchain is being successfully deployed to mitigate the impacts of mining, energy, and waste. View session


  • Steven Fish, CEO, Consensas
  • Shaun Frankson, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, The Plastic Bank
  • Joe Madden, Co-Founder and CEO, Xpansiv Data Systems
  • Kerstin Rock, Senior Vice President Operations, LO3 Energy

A Return to Clean Capitalism

Hear from Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Wal Van Lierop as they return to debate the role of capitalism in driving change, with the addition of Vancity’s Tamara Vrooman. View session


  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, Vantage Point Capital and President, Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Wal van Lierop, President and CEO, Chrysalix Venture Capital
  • Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO, Vancity 

Skills Innovation: Navigating the Shifting Economy

Explore how to leverage the expertise of your workforce and grow a climate of innovation to effectively compete on the world stage. View session


  • Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • Alexandra Clark, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Shopify
  • Michelle Grady, Senior Vice President Production, Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Lauren Robinson, COO, Highline BETA and Executive Director, Female Funders
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing Director, eBay Canada


Did you know?

  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.