Canadian Manufacturing

Greenbuild passes up for grabs

by Susan Sheehan   

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The first 30 readers to email will receive guest admission

Toronto—Next week (October 4 – 7), nearly 30,000 green building professionals will storm the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for one of the cleantech industry’s most prominent events—Greenbuild 2011.

This year, for the first time, Greenbuild will take place outside the US. Past venues have included Chicago, Boston and Phoenix.

The first 30 readers to email me will receive a guest pass to the trade show.

A few things you should know about Greenbuild 2011:


1. Greenbuild is this year’s most important green economy trade event in North America, if not the world. Everyone who is in the sustainability and clean technology space, especially as it applies to the built environment, will be there.
2. Since the first show 10 years ago, attendance has grown from 4,000 to nearly 30,000, while traditional building and construction shows have experienced near-zero growth.
3. Over 900 exhibitors will be there, ranging from established global brands such as BASF, Honeywell and Carrier, to new clean economy innovators.
5. Conference keynotes include mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts and chairman of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Dr. Paul Farmer.

If you’d like to drop in and see this show, contact me at As an exhibitor, I have set aside 30 guest passes for readers of Canadian Manufacturing and its affiliated publications.

Susan Sheehan, president and CEO of Leapfrog Sustainability Inc., has 20 years experience in clean technology and sustainability strategies. An invited speaker in North America, Europe and Asia, she is also a columnist, a presenter for the Climate Change Institute, and a certified CSR Practitioner. Susan has worked with companies such as Philips Lighting, Ingersoll Rand, Haremar Plastics Inc., BASF, Canadian Standards Association, Tembec, Queens School of Business, and Rotman School of Management. She can be reached at (416) 479-4266 or

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