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PowerHaus Workshop Series

Are you ready to become a #cleantechchamp?

The PowerHaus Workshop Series will take place on January 28th during the Greater Vancouver Clean Technology Expo & Championship at the newly built Surrey City Hall Centre Stage Theatre.

This exciting workshop and panel discussion will be a convergence of some of North America's top clean technology experts that are eager to share their expert insights on how to grow your clean technology company.

The PowerHaus Workshop Series will focus on three key topics: finance, export, and deployment of clean technology in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The workshops are open for all to attend, however there are limited spaces and registration is required.

Register for the FREE workshops today!

Workshop #1: The Trek South - Generating Sales and Developing Strategic Partnerships in the US Market and Beyond


Brought to you by the Trade Commissioners Service, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

According to Analytica Advisors, three-quarters of Canadian clean technology companies are exporters. The United States, being Canada’s largest trading partner is a strategic first export market for many companies seeking international opportunities. While a common language, a shared physical border, and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) makes the US a key export market for clean technology companies, seeking partners and generating sales is no easy feat for new entrants. Learn from the movers and shakers who can help you unlock lucrative business opportunities in the United States and beyond.


  • Dr. Dan Matross, Trade Commissioner (Energy), DFATD (California, USA)


  • Victoria Hayes, Trade Comissioner, DFATD (Vancouver, BC)
  • Chris Tumpach, President, Rainforest Automation
  • Karim Kassam, VP, Business & Corporate Development, Ballard Power Systems
  • Tom Ranken, CEO, Cleantech Alliance

Workshop #2: Show me the Money! Local Opportunities for Financing Clean Technology


Brought to you by Vancity

BC is known globally as a hotbed for clean technology innovation with Surrey alone being home to approximately 10% of the sector. However, who is financing this innovation and what options exist for clean technology companies looking for capital? Join representatives from Vancity, and the Toronto Stock Exchange to talk about some of the options that exist for financing your clean technology innovation.


  • Brian Kahnert, Kahnert Management Consulting


  • Christine Bergeron, Director, Community Business, Vancity
  • Keith Gillard, General Partner, Pangaea Ventures Ltd.
  • Andrew Creech, Team Manager Listed Services, TMX Group

Workshop #3: Investing in Resilient Communities through Clean Technology Deployment and Innovation


Brought to you by the City of Surrey

While the Canadian clean technology industry is mainly geared toward the export market, many growing Canadian communities are also in need of solutions to mitigate the risks of climate change. Learn about the various clean technology innovations Canadian municipalities such as the City of Surrey are deploying and the synergistic opportunities that exist to create more resilient communities and a strong vibrant clean technology sector in Canada.


  • James Tansey, Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing (SauderS3i), UBC


  • Anna Mathewson, Manager, Sustainability City of Surrey
  • Yoga Yogendran, CEO, Clean Technology Community Gateway
  • Paul Blomerus, Vice President Natural Gas & Fuel Supply Systems, Westport

REGISTER for any of the FREE workshops today - space is limited.

Questions? Contact Stephen Wu at or 604.591.4333

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