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An Inspired Future – 2016

September 25, 2015

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions is pleased to announce its fourth annual An Inspired Future event to be held Wednesday January 20, 2016 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites. An Inspired Future engages industry professionals on sustainable and restorative business practices in corporate real estate. This event focuses on inspiring leaders to make changes that will ultimately affect the future of our planet by significantly reducing their companies’ environmental footprints. An Inspired Future offers business professionals the opportunity to learn, network and engage with many of Canada’s industry leaders.


8:00am – 8:45am: Registration Opens
8:45am – 9:00am: Opening Remarks
9:00am – 10:30am: Keynote Speaker – Jeremy Rifkin
10:30am – 11:00am: Networking Break and Book Signing
11:00am – 12:00pm: Guest Speaker – Hon Glen R. Murray,  Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Networking Lunch

Supplier Symposium and Awards

This symposium will engage our key suppliers across the country on the strategic direction of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions. We will also be announcing the winner of our Supplier Innovation Award. Attendance is open only to Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions’ suppliers. Register today as space is limited!

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Future Vision and Direction – Gord Hicks, President and CEO
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Executive Roundtable Discussion
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Question Period
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Supplier Innovation Awards
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Wine and Cheese

For sponsorship opportunities and the Supplier Innovation Award Submission Form, download the event prospectus.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicole Long at

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Climate Reality Project Canada.



Guest Speaker: Hon Glen R. Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

gmurrayGlen Murray has a lifetime of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and community health. He was the Senior Resident and Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design at Massey College, University of Toronto and worked on the Development of the University’s City Centre. He was a Managing Partner of  AuthentiCITY, a Toronto based Urban Sustainability consulting and planning firm. Murray was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in 2007 and led the development of award winning programs in community energy mapping & planning, regional economic development and culture lead regeneration of urban centres. Murray was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to Chair the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), where he helped to shape environmental policy and respond to climate change in Canada. Glen Murray will share his vision for moving Ontario into the low carbon era and th economic benefits that are projected from implementing some of the key initiatives contained within his strategy.


Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy_RifkinMr. Rifkin has been advising both Germany and the European Union over the past 14 years, and more recently, has been advising the leadership of the People’s Republic of China.

Mr. Rifkin is a principle architect of the European Union’s long term Third Industrial Revolution economic vision and development plan to usher in an internet of things digital infrastructure across the European Union and its partnership regions to create the world’s largest single integrated economic marketplace. According to the European Energy Review, “Perhaps no other author or thinker has had more influence on the EU’s ambitious climate and energy policy than the famous American “visionary” Jeremy Rifkin. For the past several years, he has been advising the European Parliament and successive European presidencies, including that of Germany’s Angela Merkel, on the necessity of what he calls the ‘third industrial revolution'”. Please find attached the European Energy Review article on Jeremy Rifkin’s influence on European Union economic, energy and climate policies.

Mr. Rifkin has also been advising the leadership of the Peoples Republic of China in recent years. The Huffington Post reported November 5th from Beijing that “Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has not only read Jeremy Rifkin’s book, The Third Industrial Revolution, and taken it to heart. He and his colleagues have also made it the core of the country’s thirteenth Five-Year Plan…” The Huffington Post goes on to say that “this blueprint for China’s future signals the most momentous shift in direction since the death of Mao and the advent of Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening up in 1978.”

There are currently 500,000 copies of Mr. Rifkin’s book, The Third Industrial Revolution, in print and 100,000 copies of his new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, in print in China. Please see the link to the Huffington Post article on Jeremy Rifkin and Premier Li: click here