Change is upon us. Dramatic changes are taking place in the global marketplace, and the impacts these changes are having on our energy and environmental security are uncertain. Join business leaders, policymakers and sustainability experts at GLOBE 2014 to explore the issues and define the opportunities that will propel us towards a sustainable future.
- Event Type:
- Trade Show/Exhibition
- Mar. 26-28, 2014
- Vancouver Convention Centre- East
- Vancouver , BC , Canada
Founded in 1993, the GLOBE Foundation is a Vancouver-based not-for-profit with the mandate to carry forward and promote the business case for sustainable development. We have many years of expertise with developing and producing world-class events around the topic of sustainability and we invite you to sign up for ongoing information on business and the environment.
In 1993, the GLOBE Foundation, a not-for-profit private international business foundation, was established in Vancouver to carry forward our mandate to promote the business case for sustainable development. Our philosophy? Companies can do well by doing good without sacrificing the bottom line, and environmental challenges bring enormous opportunity for the business sector.
A neutral, self-funded, non-partisan authority on environmental business, we work with the corporate sector, environmental technology and service providers, and all levels of government as well as NGOs, academia, and global agencies, providing a platform through our various activities for the debate and development of solutions geared towards achieving a low carbon economy.
We have steadily grown and expanded our capacity and services over the years to now comprise The GLOBE Group. Each of the areas in which GLOBE operates revolves around amplifying the concept that protecting the environment will result in a better bottom line for business. Eco-efficiency is profitable not only for those who devise the solutions, but also those that use them. All of our activities, from our events series to our consulting and communication products, mobilize these ideas into the culminating result of being the first entity to focus on developing the business of the environment – not only in Canada, but around the globe.
The GLOBE Series, our Flagship event Series, has taken place biennially since 1990. GLOBE 2014 marks the 13th event in this renowned Series.
Corporate executives responsible for strategic planning, business development, environmental health and safety, finance, regulatory and public affairs, technology development, research and engineering, and product stewardship.
Financial executives representing major insurance and reinsurance companies, pension plans and financial institutions, as well as venture capitalists and SRI practitioners.
Government policy makers from around the world responsible for energy, natural resources, environmental policies, regulations and enforcement, research and technology transfer, and business and economic development.
Environmental industry executives from environmental technology and service companies responsible for business development, marketing, research and development, and finance.
International agency representatives from major development banks, multilateral development and aid agencies.
Urban leaders and design professionals in economic revitalization, sustainable construction, eco-industrial development and urban governance, as well as architects, engineers and urban planning specialists.
Domestic and international media representing television, radio, newspapers, magazines and web news sources.
The GLOBE Series is the longest running corporate environmental business event in North America. Having been around since 1990, GLOBE is known as the quintessential gathering of global senior business and government representatives who meet to network and to advance the issues at the nexus of global business and sustainability agendas. We were there first, and we will continue to remain at the forefront of sustainable business long into the future.
GLOBE is a fully integrated event: it has a comprehensive conference program as well as a world-class technology exposition. Other conferences do not have an exposition of the size or nature of GLOBE (if they have one at all - most do not). Conversely, other large environmental technology trade fairs do not have a strategic business conference accompanying it. GLOBE is the only combined international environmental business conference and technology exposition of its scale - anywhere.
The GLOBE Conference is strategic in nature, not technical. While some other events have a technical conference with a call for papers attached to a trade fair, the GLOBE Conference has always been about long term business strategy and competitiveness. We develop our own program content and actively seek out the best and most innovative companies in the world to deliver that content.
One of GLOBE's biggest strengths and the characteristic that best sets us apart from other events? Massive international scope. Roughly 60 countries take part each event, with more than 20 countries represented in the exposition alone.
The durability and value of GLOBE is obvious: even in the economic downturn of 2008/2009, GLOBE 2010 had record levels of participation: the highest number of sponsors to date, the greatest number of international exhibitors in history, and a record number of senior executive participation ̶ more than 800 Presidents and CEOs. No other international environmental business conference attracts such large numbers of C-Suite-level participation.
GLOBE is multi-sectoral by design, because companies in different sectors often face similar challenges. This approach allows un-related companies to learn from one another, find synergies across sectors, build partnerships and to do business together. Other conferences and/or trade fairs that have emerged in the past five years are highly sector-specific with the exclusive focus on water, fuel cells, green building, etc. GLOBE brings all these together under one roof because many companies both procure from and sell into many different types of markets.
From a marketing perspective GLOBE is an excellent investment that can garner your company significant profile:
• Close to $1 million in worldwide promotion went into GLOBE 2012.
• Over 200 media organizations from around the world attended.
• Thousands of unique website hits daily; tens of thousands weekly - in the lead up to GLOBE 2012, GLOBE2012.com garnered over 40,000 unique visitors per week.
• Over $400 million worth of business generated on the Exposition floor each event as reported by our exhibitors.
• Association with Fortune 500 companies; opportunities to network directly with senior executives, leaders and decision makers.
GLOBE™ is about taking responsibility. Forging new partnerships. Thinking outside the box. It’s where leaders come to devise winning strategies to conserve precious resources, save money, and meet people that can help them be more profitable, more efficient, and protect the planet while doing so. GLOBE is where it all happens. Where it’s always happened, every two years since 1990.
For the last 24 years, GLOBE has been at the forefront of new ideas and insights on business and sustainability. It has helped corporations understand and embed sustainability into their operations, influenced the international debate on climate change, and developed the global marketplace for environmental and energy technologies and services. GLOBE continues to draw the ‘best and brightest’ of the international sustainable business community, making it an utterly unsurpassed networking opportunity.
In a world filled with risk and uncertainty,GLOBE 2014 will provide provocative insights on the world’s most pressing issues around business and the environment. You cannot afford to miss this opportunity to find out how to position your organization best in order to survive and thrive, both now and over the coming decade.
GLOBE 2014 will offer:
- In-Depth Review of challenging issues at the nexus between people, planet, and profit
- Critical Insights from more than 150 speakers and innovators
- Active Participation through new interactive sessions, workshops, and networking
- Real World Take-Aways including important lessons, innovative solutions, and valuable new tools
NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS SUMMIT
Over the past 24 years, the GLOBE™ Series has become the nexus for global networking and leadership on the business of the environment. In 2014, GLOBE will once again serve as the consummate place to transform environmental challenges into lucrative business opportunities.
Biennially, thousands of environmental business leaders, corporate environmental managers and sustainability practitioners come together in Vancouver, Canada to explore the mutually inclusive goals of corporate sustainability, business growth, energy and climate change solutions and urban development.
Meet senior business executives and government officials. Exchange ideas, build partnerships, and conduct business on a wide range of global environmental issues. Access some of the most progressive individuals and companies in the world. You cannot afford to miss this opportunity to find out how you and your organization can be best positioned over the coming decade to survive and thrive.
NEW THEMES. NEW CONTENT. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
Introducing the 2014 Conference Themes:
»» The Changing Energy Landscape
»» Food & Water Security: Protecting our Most Precious Resources
»» Towards the Circular Economy
»» Responsible Resource Management
»» Clean Capitalism: Financing Sustainable Innovation
»» Building Resilient Cities
»» China – Our Shared Future
»» The Aboriginal Advantage