09/08/2009 CANADIAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE - OPENING CEREMONY
Attention Business / Energy Editors:
September 8th, 2009
CANADIAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Federal, provincial and municipal VIPs join in for kick-off
Opening ceremonies for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition — Infinite Possibilities — will commence on September 21, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. To mark the opening of the conference, prominent Canadian political figures will address attendees to highlight the successes and future of Canada’s leading renewable energy source.
The Conference represents Canada’s premier gathering of wind-energy industry experts, and brings together all disciplines of the wind industry – business, policy, science and technology. In total, the Conference and Exhibition will feature more than 200 domestic and international exhibitors and 2,000 delegates, including the world’s largest, most successful and most respected wind energy producers.
The Opening Ceremony on Monday, September 21 will feature addresses by:
- The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Ontario
- The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
- His Worship David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
- Ms. Liz Cussans, CanWEA Board Chair
- Mr. Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 8:30 AM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Wind energy is the fastest growing energy source. Canada’s wind energy industry is growing quickly too, powering more than 860,000 Canadian homes. CanWEA estimates wind energy can satisfy 20 per cent of Canada’s electricity by 2025, elevating Canada to real player status in the wind energy sector. Achieving this goal will generate $79 billion of investment; create 52,000 high quality, full-time jobs, while adding 55,000 MW of clean generating capacity and reducing Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emission by 17 Megatonnes.
For full access to the media centre, plenary sessions, presentation venues workshops and tradeshow floor, media representatives must complete an application for accreditation. For the application, please visit: http://www.canwea.ca/events/conference2009/en/registration.html
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