Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Canadian Cleantech Summit

Canadian Cleantech Summit

September 23, 2009 13:57 ET

Media Advisory: Obama and Schwarzenegger Advisors Join Leading Cleantech Experts to Design Road Map for Canadian Economic Success

Greening Canada's Economy: The SDTC Cleantech Summit - October 21st, Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2009) - John Podesta, Co-Chair of President Obama's Transition Team and White House advisor, and Terry Tamminen, Environmental Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be among the many speakers at "Greening Canada's Economy: The SDTC Cleantech Summit," on October 21st, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Summit will bring together leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists, investment bankers and policy makers to examine the critical role that environmental technologies are and can play in addressing climate change. They will also tackle the question of how cleantech can help re-energize the Canadian economy.

"Sustainable Development Technologies Canada is excited to be hosting some of the leading international and Canadian cleantech doers and thinkers," said Dr. Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Cleantech will be an important part of Canada's economic future, our ongoing global competitiveness, our ability to play a leadership role internationally. SDTC is playing a key role in Canada's economic future by investing in Canadian companies that are contributing to clean air, clean water, clean soil and combating climate change," added Dr. Sharpe.

Featured speakers and panellists include:

- John Podesta, President & CEO, Center for American Progress, Co-Chair of President Obama's Transition Team, and White House Advisor

- Terry Tamminen, Environmental Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

- Fan Gang, Director, National Economic Research Institute & Chairman, China Reform Foundation

- Gerald Butts, President & CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada

- Jayson Myers, President &CEO, Canadian Manufactures and Exporters

- Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities

- Mark Fulton, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research, Deutsche Asset Management

- Sunil Paul, Founder, Gigaton Throwdown and Cleantech Venture Capitalist

- Stefan Reichenbach, Global Head of Environmental Markets, Thomson Reuters

Date: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Location: Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON

Media registration is available.

About SDTC: SDTC is an arms-length foundation created by the Government of Canada, which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government's commitment to creating a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.

SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.

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Contact Information

  • For media registration contact:
    Patrice Breton
    Director, Communications, SDTC
    613-234-6313 ext. 295
    Bluesky Strategy Group, Inc.
    Patrick Jacob
    613-241-3512 ext. 230
    Cell: 613-989-3512