Events

For more than 25 years, the GLOBE Foundation has designed and delivered dozens of high profile events. Here are some of the highlights:

GLOBE™ Series
The GLOBE Foundation created and operated the highly successful GLOBE™ Series of international conferences and trade fairs from 1993 through 2015, hosting over 100,000 participants from more than 80 countries. Now under new operating management, the Series is no longer under the auspices of the GLOBE Foundation but continues to thrive as a separate entity, remaining the world’s largest Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business. To learn more about upcoming GLOBE events, visit globeseries.com.

EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival
A trend-setting consumer lifestyle event series, the annual EPIC Festival in Vancouver showcased leading-edge lifestyle products and services that mixed style with sustainability. Attracting over 10,000 visitors year over year, a jam-packed EPIC marketplace featured the latest eco-trends in fashion, technology, transportation, food, wine, home, health and beauty. Live local entertainment, a local craft beer garden, and demos on a range of topics – from composting to eco-friendly home renovations and fashion shows – featured the latest in sustainable style.


8th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment
In preparation for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE developed and produced the World Conference on Sport and the Environment on behalf of the IOC Environment Commission, around the theme Innovation and Inspiration – Harnessing the Power of Sport for Change. This Conference allowed for an exchange of expertise on how sport is embracing the challenge of reducing its environmental footprint, and the resulting social, economic and environmental benefits.

World Urban Forum III
World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. Hosted by the Government of Canada, GLOBE Foundation was engaged to design and produce the third iteration of this biennial gathering in Vancouver around the theme: Sustainable Cities – Turning Ideas into Action. Attended by over 12,000 delegates from more than 125 countries, WUF III provided a platform to discuss urban issues and develop action-oriented outcomes to pave the way for more sustainable cities.

EECO Environment & Energy Conference Series
Supported by the Government of Ontario, the EECO Conference Series took place over six years in Toronto, examining clean energy, climate change and clean air priorities in the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States. More than 300 corporate, technology and government leaders attended from both sides of the border, influencing the trade and environment agenda for the whole of the Great Lakes Economy.