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All-Energy Canada Conference in Toronto -- 10 days until conference begins!

Monday, March 31st 2014 12:19:43pm

Media Release

(March 31, 2014, Toronto, ON) All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition (AEC) is a place where business connections in the renewable energy sector are made. It is the third in the All-Energy series, preceded by conferences in the UK and Australia. AEC focuses on fostering international business relationships, financing and managing risk and powering prosperity for companies now and into the future.

The conference brings together experts from the entire spectrum of the renewable energy and energy conservation sectors. Attendees will hear about the latest dynamics and trends of renewable energy directly from the industry’s opinion leaders.

Featuring over 100 world-class speakers (from Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East), AEC will also provide ample opportunities to network with local and international industry leaders. The free-to-attend trade show will showcase the latest technologies in the energy sector and offers a chance for businesses and project developers to strengthen their current supply chain.

Interview opportunities can be arranged with any conference or plenary speaker. To arrange media accreditation or to schedule interviews, please contact Maria Leung, Environmental Communication Options at 416-972-7401 (office) or 416-829-5932 (cell) or email mleung@ecostrategy.ca.

For the full conference agenda or information on other speakers, please visit

For more information or to register for the conference and speakers, please visit http://www.all-energy.ca.

Plenary Speakers

The Plenary session is moderated by Kris Stevens, Executive Director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA).

Chief Executive Officer, Clark Strategic Partners/Nobel Peace Prize recipient
A noted lecturer and senior advisor to governments worldwide, Dr. Woodrow Clark was one of the contributing scientists to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and the film An Inconvenient Truth.

Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend
Bob Rae was Ontario's 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader and foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, Bob resigned from Parliament to use his legal, political and strategic skills to assist First Nations communities specifically relating to Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire.

Chief, T’Sou-ke Nation
Gordon has been Chief of the T’Sou-ke nation for 6 years. He is working closely with the community to make it a leader in renewable energy, food security, cultural renaissance and economic development. He also serves as a director on the Lands Advisory Board which oversees First Nations land management across Canada.

President, GDF SUEZ
Mike has served on the Ontario Government’s Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force and was a co-chair of the Renewable Energy Task Team. He currently sits on the Boards of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario and Clean Energy BC. Since 2002, Mike has overseen GDF SUEZ Canada’s growth into a top developer and operator of power projects across Canada.

Other Speakers

From the United States
Ali Amirali, Senior Vice President of Starwood Energy, a private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, that specializes in energy infrastructure investments.

Emily Bailard, Director -- Energy Efficiency Solutions, from Opower in San Francisco, California, which represents 27 out of the 50 largest utilities in the United States, helping customers understand energy use.

Dave Coon, President of Native American Energy, a company that brings energy sustainability to all of the indigenous communities in the United States and Canada.

From Europe
Dr. Leo Roodhart, former head of Shell’s “Gamechanger” program, a program that identifies and nurtures unproven ideas that have the potential to impact the future of energy.

Lawrence Slade, Chief Operating Officer of Energy UK, the trade association for power companies in the United Kingdom.

Paul Huggins, Associate Director of The Carbon Trust, a company based in the United Kingdom which helps governments and industry understand and shape current low carbon technology markets to improve building and industrial processes energy performance.

Martin Baldus, Product Manager of the Schottel Group. Schottel Group is an international company showcasing tidal and current energy generation solutions from around the world.

Berneditha Rijssel-Omusuo, Managing Director of Smart Abroad from the Netherlands, will be discussing bioenergy and biofuel generation in remote locations globally.

From Canada
William Lahey, Chairman of Efficiency Nova Scotia, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to discuss consumer demand management and saving energy.

Elisa Obermann, Atlantic Director of Marine Renewables Canada, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be providing an overview of the Canadian marine energy market.

Matt Jameson, Director of Economic Development from Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nation in Canada.

Martin Damphousse, Mayor of Varennes, Quebec, to discuss their leading role in community energy projects.

Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, an independent officer appointed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who reports on the reduction of greenhouse gas, government compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights and the progress of energy efficiency in Ontario.

Colin Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Power Authority. He leads the organization in its efforts to coordinate province-wide conservation initiatives, plan the electricity system for the long term and procure clean supply resources.

From the Rest of World
Professor Bassim Abassi from Al-Balqa' Applied University in Jordan, to discuss the use of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Mediterranean basin (case study).

Donnadelliah Maluleke, Consul Political at the South African Consulate General in Chicago.

For more information on AEC’s speakers, please visit


All-Energy Canada is organized by Reed Exhibitions the world’s leading event organizer, with 500 events in 41 countries and is held in association with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).

Reed Exhibitions also organize the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) the world’s foremost annual event dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. The Summit held in Abu Dhabi attracts world leaders, international policy makers, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia, intellectuals and journalists to discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges. Reed’s World Energy Week in Tokyo attracted over 120,000 visitors in four days.

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is Ontario’s lead advocate, facilitator and catalyst for sector transformation and the transition to a more sustainable energy economy. It champions policy and regulatory change for a more sustainable society powered, heated, cooled and transported by a portfolio of sustainable energy.

CanSIA is a national trade association that represents approximately 650 solar energy companies throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy future.