Vancouver to light up green for GLOBE 2016

Dec 19 2017, 8:22 pm

On Wednesday, March 2 landmarks around Vancouver will “go green” in support of the GLOBE 2016 Sustainable Business Summit and Innovation Expo.

B.C. Place, Canada Place, Science World, TELUS Garden, the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver City Hall, and the Neighbourhood Energy Utility Stacks in Olympic Village will all shine in support of North America’s largest and longest-running sustainable business summit.

“The city is literally shining a light on how businesses are stepping up to fight climate change and other challenges,” Nancy Wright, Chief Operating Officer of GLOBE 2016 said in a press release. “We’re proud to be welcoming the world to GLOBE 2016.”

This year’s conference features over 240 speakers, including government officials and business leaders, innovators from 50 countries, and along with 200 clean-tech exhibitors. Speakers include Michael Kobori, Vice-President of Sustainability at Levi & Strauss Co., Stefan Sjöstrand, President of IKEA Canada, and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

“Science World is proud to stand alongside the passionate innovators of the GLOBE 2016 Conference,” Pauline Finn, Vice President of Community Engagement at Science World British Columbia said in the release. “Sustainability leaders in B.C. are an inspiration to all of us at Science World. They have helped us grow groundbreaking programs like our B.C. Green Games sustainability storytelling contest, by offering mentorship and guidance to our student green teams. By coming together to tackle complex issues of engineering, policy and science, these leaders set an excellent example for future generations of sustainability-minded citizens.”

GLOBE 2016 runs from March 2 to March 4 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For more information visit the GLOBE 2016 website.