The Road to a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry – Suppliers Council Round Table

Event date: November 5, 2019
Showtime: 9 am to 11:30 am
Location: Centura Tile, 4616 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

The road to a multi-billion dollar industry.
Saying no to freeways. Eating a 100-mile diet. 311 kilometers of bike lanes.

Vancouver has long been a source for disruptive innovation and today VEC’s State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 report highlights over 200 leading green businesses – and the policies, innovation and culture – that have catalyzed a $31.5 billion brand. Vancouver’s economy grew faster than any other city in Canada while we reduced our carbon emissions by 11 percent. This decrease in the carbon intensity of GDP shows that it is possible to grow a low-carbon economy without adversely impacting prosperity. In fact, investing in the green economy has paid great dividends.

Our speaker, George Benson, Consultant – Green Building Market Acceleration, will be speaking with suppliers about the recent State of Vancouver’s Green Economy Report and how companies can position themselves to be ready to take advantage of this growing industry.

Also, on hand, our own Mark Sakai, Director of Government Relations, will give attendees an overview of the BC Energy Step Code and where this process is going.

Join us on November 5, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at Centura Tile, Burnaby.
Seating is limited! Only 55 spots.

Please note there is a limit of maximum of 2 persons per member company. A light continental breakfast will be served. This is a members-only event. Please note that parking is available on Wayburne Street where the old Shriners Hospital is now undergoing construction. Our member, Symphony Homes, has graciously donated the extra parking.

Who Should Attend

Any supplier looking to sell their product or service in the green building market.



  • Mark Sakai, Director Government Relations, GVHBA

    Mark Sakai joined the HAVAN in January of 2013, and brings a decade of experience in custom home building and seven years as a land development consultant to the role of Director of Government Relations. Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Urban Land Economics) from UBC, and has also spent eleven years working in the museums and heritage field, at a National Historic Site in Steveston and a Museum and Archives in Delta.