Register to attend the hybrid events in Ottawa (Oct. 30) and regional events in Toronto (Nov. 1), Montreal (Nov. 2) and Vancouver (Nov. 6)

‌As the urgency to address climate change grows, Export Development Canada (EDC) is bringing innovators, partners and financiers together at its seventh annual Cleantech Export Week (CEW) with events scheduled in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver from October 30 to November 6.

For more than 10 years, EDC has helped Canadian cleantech companies of all sizes achieve success on the global stage. Continuing this trend, the Cleantech Export Week events aim to empower changemakers with actionable insights that will power progress toward decarbonization and emissions reductions.

Demand for cleantech innovations that lower carbon outputs and mitigate impacts on land, air and water are increasing. This demand, driven both by a surge of public policy commitments and private sector investments, is focused on the climate and energy security transition. As outlined in EDC’s new cleantech report, the global cleantech market is expected to grow to US$1.7 trillion in 2023.

“Canadian cleantech companies are in a unique position to tap into this market, further embedding technical expertise and homegrown innovations across supply chains, domestically and globally,” says Guillermo Freire, Senior Vice-President, Mid-Market Group, and responsible for EDC’s cleantech team. “EDC remains dedicated to supporting cleantech firms of all sizes, across all sectors, with the financial tools, knowledge and solutions to compete globally.”

Schedule of Events: Cleantech Export Week

The week kicks off with the flagship event in Ottawa (Oct. 30), which will also be broadcast live. Program highlights include:

  • Fireside chat and panel on Industrial decarbonization
  • Harvard-style debate Exploring the pace of decarbonization
  • Cross-sector examination of challenges and opportunities in Transitioning to a low-carbon economy
  • Review of 2023 cleantech economic insights with EDC's expert economists
  • Panel on Critical minerals and the electric vehicle supply chain

For the first time, in collaboration with our partners, EDC is hosting in-person (regional) events in:

  • Toronto (Nov. 1)
  • Montreal (Nov. 2)
  • Vancouver (Nov. 6)

These regional events will showcase insights on opportunities in the United States and Europe, provide networking opportunities, and a deeper exploration of the cleantech landscape and its global reach. CEW will also offer companies the opportunity to discover the network support available to scale and succeed in international markets.

Register and learn more here.

About EDC

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian businesses make an impact at home and abroad. EDC has the financial products and knowledge Canadian companies need to confidently enter new markets, reduce financial risk and grow their business as they go from local to global. Together, EDC and Canadian companies are building a more prosperous, stronger and sustainable economy for all Canadians.

For more information and to learn how we can help your company, call us at 1-800-229-0575 or visit