March 7, 2012

Westport Goes to GLOBE2012

Every two years, Vancouver plays host to world leaders, experts, and innovators in sustainability during the GLOBE™ three-day series of conferences and trade affairs. From March 14-16 our beautiful city will have a green spotlight shining on it, as GLOBE is North America’s largest and longest running international gathering of senior representatives from the public, private and NGO sectors involved in the business of sustainability, energy and the environment. 

The conference has a schedule chock-full of sessions in corporate sustainability, energy and climate change, finance, and building better cities. Westport CEO David Demers will be a panelist in one of the six key high-level round table discussions.  The “Natural Gas: Fueling the Future” Roundtable sponsored by Encana will see David and other panelists discuss the opportunities and challenges for natural gas as a fuel source for a cleaner energy future.

In addition to holding a prestigious international conference, the GLOBE Foundation also recognizes organizations with their annual Awards for Environmental Excellence. In their 10th year, the GLOBE Awards recognize outstanding Canadian companies that have successfully merged daily business practices with environmental stewardship. This year, Westport is one of four finalists for the Award for Technology Innovation and Application.  

Westport staff will be attending several sessions, so we look forward to sharing our impressions and experience of the conference in the next coming weeks. If you plan to attend the conference, don’t miss David’s session on Thursday March 14 at 3:30pm. Follow us on twitter @WestportWPRT as we live-tweet our impressions and experiences while at the event

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