Join us for the 2nd Annual, York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum. The Forum brings together business leaders from across the Region to share perspectives on emerging trends and opportunities that will impact their business.
Featuring Opening Remarks from Ontario's Environmental Commissioner
Mix and Mingle
complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
- Network with business professionals over drinks and appetizers
- Learn about the policy options available to the new Ontario government
- Discover what high emitting sectors have been doing to be more sustainable
- Discuss the implications of new policy with like-minded professionals
Join the Panel Discussion
Graham is the Director of Sustainability & Asset Management at the City of Markham. He is responsible for implementing the Greenprint, Markham's Community Sustainability Plan while overseeing the long term management of the City's assets and operation of key facilities. He leads a team of building technicians, engineers and project managers that ensure Markham's facilities meet the needs of the community in a sustainable and cost effective manner.
Julia St. Michael
Julia is the Director of Sustainability Engagement at Enwave Energy Corporation. With experience leading sustainability initiatives in both commercial real estate and district energy, Julia will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the built environment in the effort to mitigate climate change plus will speak about the newest concepts for the future of community energy services and solutions.
Louise Rubletz is Director of the SMART Program at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. She is a certified Project Manager with over 20 years experience of leading large multi-national program. Lousie delivered the SMART Green Program that assisted small and medium sized manufactures across Ontario to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve their energy efficiency.
Omar El Sherif
Omar is a production and development engineer at Arla Foods. As a mechanical engineer and project lead, Omar has been instrumental in leading Arla Foods efforts in water & energy conservation, achieving a water reduction of 32% from a 2014 baseline.
Andrew is the Vice President of Human Resources at Compugen. His recent sustainability initiatives with Compugen include work on establishing CO2e emissions baselines, broadening our long-time national telework program and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at our Richmond Hill offices.
Markham Museum, Transportation Hall
9350 Markham Rd.
Markham, ON L3P 3J3