/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – Quebec Climate Solutions Festival/

Two Days and $290,000 in Prizes Focused on Innovation to Fight Climate Change

MONTREAL, May 17, 2023 /CNW/ – Representatives of the media are invited to attend the first Quebec Climate Solutions Festival on May 23 and 24 at the Grand Quai of the Port of Montreal.

The festival, which is a Canadian first, will feature two days of panel discussions, keynote presentations, and more than 20 kiosks representing leading organizations in cleantech, research, business, and environmental stewardship.

The two-day festival will conclude with the awarding of $290,000 in prizes to the winners of Canada’s first Climate Solutions Prize. Finalists were selected for their groundbreaking solutions using innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global climate challenges which can be developed for practical use quickly, including:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Improving energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy storage;
  • Developing carbon capturing capacity naturally or artificially.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free breakfast and networking 9 – 9:50 a.m.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Free breakfast and networking 9 – 9:50 a.m.)

NOTE: A gala cocktail will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to unveil Climate Solutions Prize winners.


Grand Quai of the Port of Montreal

200 De la Commune St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2


Climate Solutions Prize finalists and more than three dozen world-class panelists and keynote speakers, including researchers, students, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists


$290,000 in prizes to the winners of the Breakthrough Research Prize, Start-Up Track Prize, and Student Entrepreneurial Prize


The complete list of speakers includes:

Dax Dasilva

Founder, Age of Union Alliance  

Founder and Executive Chair,

Lightspeed Commerce Inc.

Nikki Sanchez

Indigenous Media Maker,

Environmental Educator

Benoit Charette

Gouvernement du Québec

Minister of the Environment, the

Fight against Climate Change,

Wildlife and Parks

Mari Brossard

Principal, ESG, Sagard


Karel Mayrand

CEO, Fondation du Grand  


Stephen Bronfman

Co-Chair, Claudine and

Stephen Bronfman Family


Executive Chairman, Claridge Inc.


For media planning to cover the festival, kindly register through Eventbrite (Select the option Media – Free).

On-site facilities for media will include a media room with places to work, Wi-Fi, and refreshments.

SOURCE Climate Solutions Prize

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