october 10-11, 2018
Holiday Inn
St. John's, NL

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WORKSHOPS

Newleef 2018 features three niche workshops for environmental professionals, business developers, and policy stakeholders.

Renewable Energy Policy Roundtable




Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road

Details:
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed to working in 2018/19 towards the development of a new provincial renewable energy plan. This facilitated roundtable discussion will provide invited stakeholders the opportunity to inform NEIA on what priority policy recommendations it should make to government in the development of its plan.

Registration:
  • By Invite Only: Indicate your interest in participating by emailing kieran@neia.org.

Global Climate Action Opportunities – How to Pursue and Win IFI-funded Contracts




Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road

Details:
International Financial Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and Caribbean Development Bank are mainstreaming climate action projects. Climate funding by the six largest IFIs rose to $35 billion in 2017, up 28% on the prior year. This session, sponsored by Global Affairs Canada and led by leading global IFI procurement specialist Hugh Wilkinson, will highlight what this means for commercial opportunities available to NL firms. Using examples of current/upcoming projects and tenders (with a focus on the Caribbean) the session will demystify and clarify how to strategically identify, pursue and win lucrative IFI-funded contracts in this post-Paris climate funding spree.

Facilitator Biography: Hugh Wilkinson
Hugh Wilkinson is a global expert in ‘IFI Procurement’ and the strategic pursuit of business funded by the World Bank and other IFIs. He’s delivered 100+ IFI business workshops in over 20 countries. With 30 years’ experience in international development, Hugh also consults in project design, management and evaluation. Clients include Canadian and global firms, foreign governments and the IFIs themselves. He has been trusted advisor to companies like Microsoft, HP, GE, Gowlings, and Dillon Consulting. A native of Canada and graduate of Western’s Ivey Business School, his career includes 10 years in Washington at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Canadian Embassy’s Office for IFI Liaison.

Workshop participants get access to a new report commissioned by NEIA outlining IFI opportunities specific to the Caribbean nations and updated information snapshots for each country in the region.

Registration:
  • Newleef Attendees: Can attend at no extra cost, but must register by emailing abbie@neia.org.

  • Others: Cost is $50 +HST for non-Newleef attendees. Register by emailing abbie@neia.org.

Energy Savings in Existing Buildings: Controls Optimization




Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road

Details:
There is a theoretical energy use of any building. How it is used and operated will define the real energy usage. Building Control systems can fine tune the operation of building systems for occupant comfort, energy savings and maintenance performance. In some cases, control systems and strategies are not optimized at the opening of a building or in its regular operations. This session will highlight typical problems, outline control strategies and opportunities for energy savings, and discuss the partnership between Dalhousie, Efficiency NS and Johnson Controls.

Registration:
  • Newleef Attendees: Can attend at no extra cost, but must register by emailing kieran@neia.org.

  • Others: Those not attending the full conference can register through the Canada Green Building Council website here.

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