MONTREAL, March 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Americana 2015, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, organized by Réseau Environnement, will run from March 17 to 19 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Close to 10,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors and 250 speakers from some 50 countries will take part in the largest multi-sector gathering of environment specialists held in North America.
When the environment and the economy come together
Discussions of global environmental issues will complement presentations of promising innovations and new green technologies by technical speakers and exhibitors. Americana is a true forum for dialogue, where Canadian environmental expertise is presented as a solution and stakeholders from the political world, the economic sphere, science and the private sector can meet. Americana is THE crossroads for green technology business development.
Concrete solutions to environmental issues
In a major first, Americana 2015 will present "Climate Action: Time for Dialogue and Innovation" – a panel discussing effective options in the battle against climate change from the perspective of scientists, the private sector and municipalities. Highly reputed Canadian researchers will launch an action plan comprising ten strategic directions for combatting climate change.
A number of prestigious international groups – including Coolsweep; the International Emissions Trading Association; Future Earth, which recently set up headquarters in Montreal; and the International Cleantech Network, whose new president hails from Quebec – will share their perspectives with attendees, as well as the actions they are taking for a sustainable future.
Personalities on hand
Given the intrinsic link between environmental issues and the economic and political spheres, key players such as Nicolas Chapuis, the Ambassador of France to Canada; Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the NDP; David Heurtel, Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change; Jacques Daoust, Quebec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports; and Nina Maria Fite, United States Consul General in Montreal, will present their views on environmental issues and the green economy.
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Americana is made possible thanks to support from the governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as EnGlobe.
About Réseau Environnement (www.reseau-environnement.com)
Réseau Environnement, which has been active for more than 50 years, is Quebec's largest multi-sector group of environmental specialists from every field. Its primary areas of activity are drinking water and wastewater, soils and groundwater, the air and climate change, waste management and biodiversity. Today, Réseau Environnement represents more than 2,700 members, including 350 companies, 250 municipalities and approximately 20 government and para-public agencies. Réseau Environnement has been organizing Americana since 1995.
SOURCE Réseau Environnement
For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Josianne Lafantaisie, Director, Communications and marketing, Réseau Environnement, [email protected], Phone: 514 270-7110, extension 342, Cell: 514 754-7110