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A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clean Growth, and Energy Opportunities in China

2018 Green Energy Conference

November 27-29, 2018
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald - Edmonton, AB

What is needed for Canadians to succeed in climate change, clean growth, and energy sectors in China?

The China Institute of the University of Alberta, Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Alberta are hosting a forum themed A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clean Growth, and Energy Opportunities in China. This event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton on November 28, 2018, preceded by a welcome dinner reception on November 27. There will be practitioner panels, policy discussions, networking opportunities, as well as be one-on-one federal and provincial trade and investment support for interested companies, and – on the following morning, November 29 – a roundtable at the University of Alberta and additional meeting opportunities. 

Bringing together leaders from industry and the public sector, the event is designed to learn from the on-the-ground experience of Canadian small and medium-sized companies today and to spark focused dialogue on what is needed to succeed in China’s clean technology and energy industries tomorrow. The forum will also provide vital guiding insights for Government of Canada’s engagement with China through the Trade Commissioner Service as well as mechanisms like the Canada-China ministerial dialogues on Clean Energy and on Climate Change and the Canada–China Clean Technology Working Group.
The forum will focus on the following topics:

  • The Enabling Environment and Emerging Opportunities in China
  • The Enabling Environment in Canada
  • Experience from the Ground
  • A Canada-China Dialogue : What’s Ahead

Confirmed speakers include:

Vic Adamowicz - Vice Dean, Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences; University of Alberta
Feng An - Founder and Executive Director, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) / US-China Clean Tech Center
Deron Bilous - Minister, Economic Development and Trade, Government of Alberta
Jean-Christian Brillant - Deputy Consul General & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai
David T. Fung - Chairman & CEO, ACDEG International Inc.
Xin Gao - ECCC Director of Trade and Clean Technology Division
Arthur J. Hanson - International Chief Advisor, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
Ron Hoffmann - AB Senior Representative for the Asia Pacific Basin
Gordon Houlden - Director, China Institute, University of Alberta
Iris Jin - Senior Program Manager; Trade, Investment, Innovation and Canada-China Relations, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Jason Krips - Deputy Minister, Trade and Investment Attraction, Government of Alberta
Rod Lever - Clean Growth and Clean Technology, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Darryl Nelson - President & CEO, Nelson Environmental Remediation
Karen Ogen-Toews - CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance
Nicholas Parker - Chairman, Global Acceleration Partners
Thomas J.Timmins - Partner, Leader - China Initiative, Gowling WLG 
Kevin Tu - Senior Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Tao Wang - China Strategist, Climateworks Foundation
Nancy Wu - Executive Director, Alberta Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Lu Xu - Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Calgary
Qiang Yao - Director of the Key Laboratory of Thermal Science and Power Engineering, Ministry of Education and Executive Director of the Laboratory for Low Carbon Energy, Tsinghua University
Junjie Zhang
 - Director, Environmental Research Center, Duke Kushan University


For more information please contact Administrative & Event Assistant Ms. Christine Bertok, by telephone at 780-492-1263, or by email at