Competitiveness + Jobs: The Role of Clean Technology in Near-Term Stimulus and Long-Term Economic Development

Time: March 25, Thursday 15:30 - 17:00

Developed in cooperation with The Cleantech Group

How can we “future-proof” our economic development portfolio, leveraging present strengths and identifying future opportunities and threats? How can the recent crisis be used as an opportunity to re-invent our world and create new jobs in the process? This session will analyze the pros and cons of different approaches for economic development including “cleantech clusters” and “cleantech for everyone”, as well as the metrics to evaluate their individual levels of success.

William F. Wescott, Managing Director, Cleantech Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA (Moderator)
Denis LeClerc, President & Chief Executive Officer, Écotech Québec, Montréal, QC
Jonathan Rhone, President & CEO, Nexterra Systems Corp.; Chair, Cleantech CEO Alliance, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hon. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada