The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada will open the GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver the opening address at North America's largest and most influential sustainable-business leadership summit.

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The GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit and Innovation Exposition will run at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 2 to 4, 2016.

The future belongs to countries and businesses that become leaders of clean technologies, innovation, and sustainability. Canada is building the partnerships and making the investments necessary to take advantage of the growing opportunities in these markets," said Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

GLOBE 2016 is the first major North American business event to follow the COP21 United Nations climate summit. More than 2,000 thought leaders, policy makers, and financial, corporate and environment industry executives will come together to discuss how to parlay environmental and social challenges, such as climate change, into opportunities.

"We are honoured to have Prime Minister Trudeau address the hundreds of leaders coming to GLOBE 2016," said Mike Gerbis, CEO of GLOBE Series.

"The Prime Minister has stated that Canada will maximize the opportunities of the shift to a low-carbon economy," added Gerbis. "Business, NGO, and government leaders from around the world come to GLOBE to discuss how to maximize those opportunities and turn political commitments like those just made in Paris into solutions on the ground."

To view the full conference program visit GLOBESeries.com, and for updates follow @GLOBE_Series and #GLOBE2016.

Members of the working press may apply for media accreditation at http://www.globeseries.com/news-media/media-inquiries/

The GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit and Innovation Exposition, held every two years in Vancouver, hosts business, policy, and civil society leaders working to address pressing global challenges with business and technology solutions.

About GLOBE Series: GLOBE Series is a private company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada that works to shape global, regional, and industry agendas for a sustainable future.

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