CleanTech North 2009: The Call for a New World Order

Location: MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Date: November 13th 2009 – 7:30am until 12pm

7:30am – 8:15am: Breakfast and Networking

8:15-8:25am: Introduction to CleanTech North
Speaker: CleanTech North

Introduction to Clean Tech North; the preeminent consortium of primary tier service providers that work with companies to advance the commercialization of Canadian Technologies on a world stage. CleanTech North brings together key expertise in all areas of industry to help instill best practices to assist emerging companies.

8:30am-9:00am: The Canadian CleanTech Horizon – What is it going to take for Canadians to drive a new world order?
Speaker: Dallas Kachan, Managing Director and Executive Editor of CleanTech Group LLC

Dallas is executive editor of the content published by the CleanTech Group, including its research publications and news coverage, one of the most widely-read sources of trade news covering daily business and technology developments in clean technology. As a leading CleanTech expert, Dallas will share his impressions of what will be required for Canadians to lead the new world order

9am-10:00am: The Realities of the Funding Lifecycle for Emerging Clean Technology Companies
Panel Moderator: Joe Olivier, VP Knowledge-Based Industries, RBC
Panelists: Marc Drouin, RBC
           Scott Pelton, Growthworks)
           David Harris Kolada, SDTC
           Brian Watson, NACO
           Mark O’Connor, BDC
           Howard Quon, PwC
           Robert Nicholson, RBC Capital Markets
 
Joe Olivier, VP of Knowledge Based Industries for RBC will moderate a discussion with key finance service providers to discuss the lifecycle of financing options for emerging Clean Technology companies. Joe and the panel will discuss the roles of key financial solutions as a company evolves from a start-up to a mature company including:

•Angel Investment (National Angel Capital Organization)
•Tax Incentives – SRED and IRAP -(PWC)
•Government Grants and Funds Matching Programs (SDTC and MRI)
•Equity Raise (Growthworks)
•Lines of Credit, Secured Loans and Export Financing (RBC and EDC)
•Subordinate Debt Instruments (Business Development Bank of Canada)
•Public Equity/Debt (RBC Capital Markets)

10:00am-10:15am: Break and Networking

10:20am-11:00am: KeyNote – Engineering for Excellence
Speaker: Mike Andrade – EVP and GM of Celestica Canada

Celestica, a world-leading electronics contract manufacturer, is turning its focus on Canadian CleanTech. The discussion will focus on what the key lessons that emerging Clean Technology companies need to learn? What are the best practices Canadian CleanTech companies need to master to:

•Compete on a world wide basis
•Manage a Global Supply Chain
•Enhance and manage Points of presence/ distribution
•Manufacturing excellence and LEAN practices

11:00am-11:45am: Protecting Your IP and Managing IP Risks in a Competitive Environment
Speaker: Richard Sanders, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Speaker: Henry Ohab, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP,

Senior patent and litigation lawyers and attorneys from Gowlings, on the Canadian side and Cooley, on the American side, will present an inter-active discussion on what emerging companies need as good IP paper and process to protect their proprietary rights, and how well that stands up to the litigious IP environment in the real world.

11:45am-12:30pm: Question and Answer Period

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