Programme Vancouver 2011

2011 Energy Roundtable:
Clean Technology as an Engine of Economic Growth

June 15, 2011,
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
7:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
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8:00 am Conference opening remarks: Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO, Nexterra, and Wal van Lierop,
President and CEO, Chrysalix, Members of the BC Clean Tech CEO Alliance

Jonathan Rhone and Wal van Lierop will summarize KPMG’s cleantech market survey and explain how the BC
cleantech sector is a wealth and job creation opportunity for British Columbia.
8:30 am Introductory remarks: Jonathan Burke, Vice President of Global Market Development, Westport
Mr. Burke will speak to Westport’s experience as a UBC based startup that has grown to a company of global
operations, and will introduce President Toope.
8:40 am Keynote address by: Stephen Toope, President, University of British Columbia
President Toope will speak to UBC’s plans to establish its campus as a living laboratory for the implementation
of clean energy practices.
9:15 am Session I: Clean Technology as a Major Business Opportunity

The cleantech sector is emerging as a major global investment opportunity for multinational corporations.
British Columbia is home to a strong base of cleantech companies, but more must be done to build a cluster
that takes advantage of this trend. Panellists will outline their firms’ perspectives on cleantech investment and
discuss how local companies can grasp the rapidly developing international market.
  • Cullen Jennings, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group and Parker Venture Management
  • Gerd Goette, Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital

Chair: Wal van Lierop, President and CEO, Chrysalix

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10:30 am Networking break
11:00 pm Session II: Mayor’s Panel: Cities as Clean Energy Systems
IBM will set the stage with a report on the opportunities being created as cities become major cleantech clients in the creation of smarter energy infrastructure. The Mayors of Vancouver, Surrey, and Prince George
will discuss the clean energy initiatives their cities are undertaking and how these fit within a vision to make
BC cities models of green economic development that will become a tool of export market development in the
rapidly growing cities of China, India, and other jurisdictions.
  • Michael Littlejohn, Global Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, IBM
  • Dianne Watts, Mayor of Surrey
  • Dan Rogers, Mayor of Prince George
  • Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver

Chair: Jonathan Rhone, President & CEO, Nexterra

12:15 pm Buffet Lunch
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12:50 pm Luncheon opening remarks by: Alex Budden, British Consul General
Mr. Budden will provide an update on policies being undertaken by the United Kingdom to transition to a low
carbon economy, and will introduce Don Roberts.
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1:00 pm Lunch keynote by: Don Roberts, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets
Mr. Roberts will offer a global perspective on the role of governments in the cleantech and renewable sectors.
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2:00 pm Session III: How to Finance the Cleantech Transition
Jurisdictions throughout the world are positioning themselves to benefit from the world’s need for more efficient energy technologies. This panel will discuss how to further develop the spectrum of cleantech
financing in BC, from university research to venture capital to bank. Universities have traditionally been
funders of research, but can they do more? What’s the role of banks? Venture capital has been a
transformative financial tool in other sectors of technology – what is its role in cleantech?
  • Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance, Resources, and Operations, University of British Columbia
  • Amol Deshpande, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Venture Capital
  • Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Director and Clean Tech Group Leader, VantagePoint Capital

Chair: Don Roberts, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets

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3:15 pm Session IV: The Impact of Carbon Policy on Investment Decisions
British Columbia is recognised as a leader in the implementation of an aggressive carbon policy agenda. But
what practical economic and financial impacts have these policies had? Panelists will address how
instruments such as the carbon tax have impacted their operational decision making. Panelists will also speak
to future directions for carbon policy in B.C. and abroad.
  • Hon. Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Innovation, Province of British Columbia
  • David Bodnar, Director of Government Relations, FortisBC
  • Ric Slaco, Vice President and Chief Forester, Interfor
  • Gordon Harris, President and CEO, SFU Community Trust

Chair: James Tansey, Executive Director, ISIS

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4:30 pm Networking Reception