Ontario Environment Industry Association

Ontario Environment and Cleantech 

Business and Policy Forum 2019

Unlocking the growth equation for environmental business: Driving Ontario's economy towards sustainability 

 Tuesday, April 30, 2019


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ONEIA is pleased to announce the April 30 Ontario Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum will feature a luncheon “fireside chat” with Deputy Minister Giles Gherson.  Deputy Gherson is the Deputy responsible for Red Tape and Regulatory Burden Reduction and will share his thoughts on his team’s work to date and their plans for the coming year.  


The chat with Deputy Gherson is just one feature of an exciting day of programming that will include:

  • Our “Markets, Money and Opportunities” panel featuring insights from leading financial and investment experts
  • Presentations from some of Canada’s emerging environment and cleantech entrepreneurs via our annual QuickPitch competition 
  • A series of afternoon “off-the-record” roundtables with senior officials from a range of ministries on a number of topics, including waste, organics, water / wastewater / stormwater, brownfields, soil movement, approvals reform, and others
  • And, of course, ongoing networking with more than 150 attendees throughout the day
  • PLUS – a morning pre-event networking breakfast for emerging professionals in our sector!  Are you a young person trying to build your network?  This event’s for you – join us at 7:30 AM!
  • The day concludes with a networking reception

DATE: April 30, 2019
TIME: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM 
LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown, 108 Chestnut Street Toronto ON M5G 1R3


    Sponsorship opportunities:  To inquire about sponsor opportunities, please contact Sonia in the ONEIA office at or by phone 416-531-7884 ext.212 .                

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019

     Celebrating Guelph’s emerging environment and cleantech business hub

          Join us on Thursday, March 28, 2019!



    This premiere networking event is tailored to the environmental professional looking to spend an afternoon with Ontario’s leading minds and business leaders who are driving innovation in the environment and cleantech fields.  Whether you are a beginner curler or a seasoned pro, this popular event offers a low-stress time to relax, play and share ideas on Ontario’s brightest economic sector. The day starts with a curling clinic, then we spend a few hours curling and networking, followed by food, drinks and more networking in the club lounge.

    The reception will showcase the City of Guelph as an emerging environmental and cleantech business hub.  The area is already home to a number of established and emerging companies – and our future is bright!  Strategically located in Canada’s Technology Triangle, with easy access to transportation and infrastructure, Guelph is also home to a world class university.
    When:   Thursday March 28, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:30pm: Networking and Registration
    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Curling Clinic
    3:00pm - 5:00pm: Curling
    5:00pm - 6:30pm: Guelph environment and cleantech business reception

    Where:  Guelph Curling Club (816 Woolwich StreetCOST:  Individuals $75 / Teams of four $300 


    ONEIA is pleased to partner with Biorem as our reception sponsor.  A limited number of sponsorships are available.  Please contact Sonia at the ONEIA office at to discuss how we can promote your firm at this unique event.

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    The plan has many points of interest for Ontario's more than 3,000 environment and cleantech companies. 

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