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One of the World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers Confirms to Speak at GLOBE 2016

One of the World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers Confirms to Speak at GLOBE 2016

Published 11-26-15

Submitted by GLOBE Series

GLOBE Series, North America's largest and longest-running corporate sustainability conference and exposition series, is pleased to announce Michael Porter as a keynote speaker. GLOBE 2016 takes place in Vancouver, Canada from March 2 to 4, 2016 and is themed Business Innovation for the Planet. 

“We are gathering a lineup of leading edge speakers to lend their knowledge to our audience who is looking to bolster business opportunities in the emerging green economy,” said Nancy Wright, GLOBE Series Chief Operating Officer.

Professor Michael Porter is director of the Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, which was founded in 2001 to further his work and research. He is an economist, researcher, advisor, sought after speaker and teacher, and author of 19 books and more than 125 articles.  A leading authority on company strategy, the competitiveness of nations and regions, and strategic approaches to societal problems, Michael Porter’s work is widely recognized by governments, corporations, non-profits, and academic circles across the globe. He is also co-chair of the U.S. Competitiveness Project at Harvard Business School, a multi-year, multi-faculty, research-led effort to understand and improve the competitiveness of the U.S.

 “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. Companies that tackle social problems through a profitable business model offer new hope for innovative and scalable solutions,” said Michael Porter.

Michael Porter’s participation in GLOBE 2016 is made possible by diamond sponsor Enbridge Inc. Following Porter’s March 3, 2016 plenary session, Enbridge’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Al Monaco, will lead a panel discussion on global energy development with Porter and other industry peers. “Technology has given us this wonderful opportunity to find low-cost energy solutions. The time to seize that is now,” said Mr. Porter.

GLOBE 2016 early bird registration is now open for delegates, exhibitors and the media. Register before November 30, 2016 and save $500 at

Media accreditation is also open, and media are encouraged to submit their accreditation applications now at

GLOBE 2016 is about driving thought leadership and promoting dialogue and innovation. With an exciting vibe and international flair, GLOBE is where future markets are shaped, public policy is fostered, innovators launch new products and partnerships, and Corporate America finds solutions. A mix of armchair dialogues, roundtables, salon-style gatherings, lively debates, SPARK talks and opportunities for active participation will make the GLOBE 2016 Conference the most exciting GLOBE Conference to date.

GLOBE 2016 will anchor GLOBE Week in Vancouver, the quintessential sustainability gathering for North America, running from February 29 to March 4. GLOBE Week provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to host ancillary meetings and events around GLOBE 2016, making GLOBE week the most important week for stakeholders on the global sustainable business event calendar.

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For the past 25 years, GLOBE Series has served as the nexus for global networking and leadership on the business of the environment. We’re about ‘Business Innovation for the Planet’ and thinking outside the box. GLOBE Series helps thousands of leaders devise winning strategies to spearhead their sectors while conserving resources, igniting innovation, and fueling ideas to help increase resiliency and reduce risk. GLOBE Series is proud to produce two biennial award-winning events: GLOBE Forum and GLOBE Capital.

GLOBE Forum offers an exciting vibe and international flair where innovators come to launch new products and partnerships. Held every two years in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE Forum draws the best and brightest of the international sustainable business community from nearly 60 countries.

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GLOBE Capital is where leaders discuss how to mobilize and accelerate the capital necessary to transform our economy. Goals of this conference are to attract both innovation and new pools of capital to fund advanced, low-carbon infrastructure while mitigating investment risk and enhancing returns.

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