The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc. have announced that Jeremy Rifkin will keynote CanSIA’s Solar Canada 2016 Conference and Exhibition held from December 5-6 in Toronto, Canada. Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, society and environment, Mr. Rifkin is the author of seventeen bestselling books, including The Third Industrial Revolution. He also serves as an advisor to the European Union and to heads of state around the world on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security.
“Jeremy Rifkin is one of the leading ecological ambassadors for the global movement towards clean energy, and we are thrilled to host him at this year’s annual conference,” said John Gorman, President and CEO of CanSIA. “We look forward to hearing his views on the future of solar energy, and its impact on our society and economy.”
Mr. Rifkin is the President of the TIR Consulting Group, LLC comprising many of the leading renewable energy companies, electricity transmission companies, construction companies, architectural firms, IT and electronics companies, and transport and logistics companies. His global economic development team is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure for a Collaborative Commons and a Third Industrial Revolution. The TIR Consulting Group LLC is currently working with the regions of Hauts-de-France, the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the conceptualization, build out, and scale up of a smart Third Industrial Revolution infrastructure to transform their economies.
“Mr. Rifkin is a thought leader in the industrial energy field and is a terrific addition to Solar Canada 2016, which will explore the latest trends and policies focused on renewable energy and the effort to lower greenhouse gases,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs.