Webinar: sustainable building opportunities in Toronto

Webinar: Sustainable Building Opportunities in Toronto

Discover participation opportunities for Swiss companies in Toronto’s sustainable building market

Meet key actors in the Toronto sustainable building sector and learn how Swiss innovation can fulfill their needs in this webinar and roundtable discussion. Make direct connections in the Canadian market and network with other Swiss companies.

Toronto is the fastest growing urban area in North America by population, with the most construction cranes in the continent. In this webinar, speakers including the Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Cllr Thompson, and the City of Toronto’s Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Mr. Jack Bolland, discuss which Swiss products and services are needed in the city’s sustainable building market and how Swiss companies can take part in making Toronto one of the greenest metropolises in the world. Find out what opportunities are open to Swiss construction manufacturers, consultants and architects, and meet key stakeholders and decision makers in this highly energized market.

The webinar culminates in a lively roundtable on sustainability in Canada and particularly the new opportunities in Toronto for Swiss businesses. Experts such as Mr. Chris Ballard, CEO of Passivhaus (Passive House), discuss the demand for Swiss innovation.

Toronto’s bold approach to net zero emissions

Toronto City Council has announced a bold strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings as part of the city’s ambitious TransformTO goal to achieve community-wide net zero GHG emissions by 2050 or sooner. Learn about Toronto’s Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy, Net Zero Carbon Plan and the Toronto Green Standard to decarbonize existing buildings and achieve net zero emissions in new developments by 2030. Discover why Switzerland’s first mover status in sustainable architecture makes Swiss companies an ideal partner.



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Target audience Swiss and Liechtenstein companies
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Cost of participating free of charge


Welcome and Introduction

Michel Greiche, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Welcome and Key Messages

Michael Thompson, Deputy Mayor of Toronto

The Build and Retrofit Market in Toronto

Lisa King, Senior Policy Planner, City of Toronto

The Green Legislative Agenda in Toronto

Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada

The Swiss Experience in Canada

Reto Schneider, CEO, Balteschwiler AG

Roundtable discussion on opportunities

Reto Schneider, CEO, Balteschwiler AG | Leith Moore, Principal and Founder, R-Hauz Solutions | Technical Director at Passive House Canada | Michael Leblanc, CEO, Belimo Canada



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