Program 2021

Scaling Up 2021 Platinum Sponsor – ECOSTRAT Inc. 

DAY 1    Tuesday, November 2, 2021
 

Delivering on Canada’s $200 billion industrial bioeconomy opportunity: The Who, the What, and the How

  • 10:55 Eastern Time

                    Welcome / Opening remarks:

                    Jeff Passmore
                    Founder, Scaling Up
                    CEO, Passmore Group Inc.

     

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Eastern Time


               Opening Keynote Panel:  Host – Iogen Corporation

               Session Chair: Sandy Ferguson, Principal, SF Consulting
 

“Deep Shift – Catalyzing a High Impact Bio-Economy”
Chris Henderson
President Lumos Energy, Founding Executive Director Indigenous Clean Energy, Co-Founder Delphi Group, Board Chair Globe Series

 

“The post-petroleum energy system - a role for biomass?”

Ralph Torrie

Research Director, Corporate Knights; President, Torrie Smith Associates

The Net Zero Energy Transition, and the role for Biofuels”

Brian Foody, CEO Iogen Corporation

  • 12:00 - 12:30  Eastern Time
     

Special presentation - “The BDO Zone Initiative: Accelerating and de-risking bio-based investment and infrastructure development in rural communities”

Session Chair - Sarah Van Exan, Executive Director, GreenPAC

 

Keynote speaker: Jordan Solomon

President and CEO, ECOSTRAT Inc.

  • 14:00 - 14:45  Eastern Time
     

Industry Scale Up Case Studies:    Host - Steeper Energy  

 

 

Alex Gorodetsky, Director Business Development, Steeper Energy Canada Ltd.
 

Chad Joshi, CEO Advonex International Corporation

  • 15:00 – 15:45 Eastern Time
     

Canada and the United States Policy Perspectives:      Host – Cumberland Strategies
 

Session Chair: Bliss Baker, Chairman, Cumberland Strategies
 

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard
Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada

 

The U.S. ‘Whole of Government’ Climate Strategy
Chris Hessler, 
Managing Partner, AJW Inc.

 

  • 15:45 Eastern Time

 

Day 1 Summary & Adjournment

 

Day 2     Wednesday, November 3, 2021
 

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Eastern Time
     

Finance Panel:  Host – New Energy Risk  

 

         

         Assembling the pieces for a Successful Project Finance

 

          Session Chair: Matt Lucas, Managing Director, New Energy Risk, California

 

Panelists:
 

Jim Pepper, Director of Engineering, Wood Renewable Energy and Power USA

 

Karim Ibrik, Vice President, Azimuth Capital Management

         

Duncan Ramage, Partner, Head of Private Equity, Forum Equity Partners

Jean-Philippe Nolet, Director, Global Head of Renewables and Sustainable Technologies, Structured & Project Finance Team, Export Development Canad

David Berliner, Head of Deal Structuring, Clean Energy, VanCity Community Investment Bank

 

  • 12:30 – 13:00 Eastern Time
     

  • Special Presentation - De-risking Technology, Feedstock & Offtake for successful Scale Up of Bio-based Projects

    Host: Forest Products Association of Canada   

 

Session Chair - Mahima Sharma, M.Eng., Director Environment, Innovation, and Mill Regulations, Forest Products Association of Canada

 

Keynote speaker:  Don Roberts, President & CEO, Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd.

  • 13:00 Eastern Time
     

Closing remarks:
 

          Jeff Passmore, Founder, Scaling Up

          CEO, Passmore Group Inc.

 

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