Global Leader in Technology Innovation & Sustainable Development
Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on channel-to-market strategies for new technologies, systems and processes. Through his current work with The Innovation Fund, Mr. Bowerbank acts as Special Advisor to industry leaders developing new and innovative solutions for the global marketplace and supports trade and investment opportunities across North America, Europe and Asia. He is also a Council member at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and a member of the BRE Global Standing Panel of Experts (UK).
"Transforming markets towards the use of cleaner technologies and more resource efficient systems take leadership, foresight and the ability to articulate the issues that affect our social well-being." - Andrew Bowerbank
Mr. Bowerbank has held a number of notable positions over his career that have opened his eyes to new opportunities and set the ground work for his efforts today. As Executive Director of the World Green Building Council (2007-09), he worked with international leaders to establish green building networks across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin, and South Americas. During his tenure with the WorldGBC, Mr. Bowerbank had the fortunate opportunity to work as a member representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme to establish a framework for new urban infrastructure.
On June 23rd 2010, he proudly received an honorary bachelor's degree in technology from Humber College, Toronto in recognition of his professional accomplishments. As a published author, Mr. Bowerbank has achieved "best-selling author" status in Canada and he has produced a number of market reports on a wide range of advanced system strategies and technologies. In 2007, he received the Leader of the Year award from EnerQuality Corporation and the Ontario Home Builders Association for his contributions to sustainable community development and smart home design. He has also received numerous industry awards and recognitions for his keynote addresses, an activity he thoroughly enjoys. Mr. Bowerbank's energetic style combined with his use of high resolution graphics, photographs and animations make his presentations an event not to be missed.
Driving Innovation in the Marketplace in Response to our Social, Economic and Environmental Condition.
Global issues of our day including rapid population growth, climate change, resource depletion and more are projected to have a dramatic impact on society. What will be the global response strategy to these issues over the coming decades? Andrew Bowerbank will explore how investments in new technology innovations will help us plan for the future; and demonstrate how collaborative leadership can drive change in the marketplace towards a sustainable economy.
Leadership Collaboration for a Low-Carbon Economy: Working Together for Economic & Environmental Success.
Our Planet is showing visible signs of stress and we are realizing for the first time in our history that the resources required to develop new products and materials are reaching their limits. Leaders are beginning to rethink their development strategies as they strive to adapt to change; they are also recognizing the fact that no single group will have all the answers to ensure success. Leaders are breaking down competitive silos and are working together to educate professionals, engage public interest and advance corporate objectives. Collaboration in the marketplace is an effective strategy that has been showing positive results for many years now. Andrew Bowerbank will discuss low-carbon economic strategies under development in the marketplace and present projects that have successfully demonstrated how working together can transform an industry.
"Andrew Bowerbank is a provocative, energetic and highly effective speaker. He regularly draws from his broad and diverse background to persuasively convey his message often aided by stunning graphic presentations." Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
"I have had the pleasure of seeing Andrew Bowerbank speak on a number of occasions. In addition to his relaxed and natural demeanor on stage, Andrew brings a unique perspective on the global sustainability movement through the language of buildings - a language, he claims, that is increasingly universal. Through an easy to follow yet sophisticated narrative, Andrew takes his audiences through the causes of climate change, the unmistakable indicators of its existence and then proffers green building as a key part of the global solution. His multimedia presentation is a treat to watch and leaves audiences with a sense of urgency in the climate crisis, and a sense of inspiration that, not only do we have the solutions, but that we are a part of them." The Innovolve Group Inc., Toronto, Canada
"Visionary, articulate and compelling. Andrew paints a tremendous picture of the challenges and opportunities in the green building movement and challenges all to mobilize towards positive change and action." Royal Bank of Canada
"I find Andrew to be that rare sort of orator who simply exudes confidence, knowledge, and passion. His knowledge of green building is now global in scope and his breadth and dept of experience is amongst the best in the industry." CEO, Greenovations