Sunday, March 11, 2007

[Event] EPIC 2007 - The Sustainable Living EXPO

If you're a budding social entrepreneur mark the March 16th weekend as "market research". That's the EPIC 2007 weekend at Vancouver's Convention & Exhibition Centre.

EPIC 2007 is billed "The Sustainable Living EXPO"...
Today's ethical consumers know they have the power to create change. Businesses in the know are following suit, creating forward thinking products and services that appeal to this growing audience.

Enter EPIC 2007, The SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO - where style meets sustainability and vision meets practice - a celebration of producers and consumers coming together to support a better world.

This inspirational exhibition is for people who want to make smarter decisions but don't want to sacrifice on design, quality or price. It's an event for consumers to find new products and companies they can believe in.

EPIC Vancouver is a production of Sustainable Events Limited, which is owned and operated by The GLOBE Foundation of Canada. GLOBE is world-renowned for its leadership in developing and producing highly successful international conferences and exhibitions in the sustainability sphere. Events under GLOBE's management include the highly acclaimed GLOBEā„¢ Series, and the recent World Urban Forum in Vancouver.

There aren't many chances to come face to face with your potential market. EPIC is one such chance.

Here's a partial list of attendees/exhibitors:
  • Toyota Canada
  • Capers Community Market
  • Translink
  • Ethical Funds
  • Salt Spring Coffee Co.
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Earth Water International
  • Limelight Event Marketing Inc.
  • Adhesif Clothing
  • Australian Outback Collection
  • Bare Fruit
  • Bring Your Own Bag
  • Canadian Health Network
  • Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform
  • Cotton Ginny
  • Dahlia Drive
  • Dinoflex Manufacturing
  • Dream Designs
  • Easywash
  • Ecotrend Ecologics
  • Electric Coast Vehicles
  • EPI Environmental Products
  • Frogfile Office Essentials
  • GenYDoors
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
  • Green Table Network
  • Greenworks Building Supply
  • Ha-Ra Products Canada
  • Hard Bite Chips
  • JMH Home Environmental Solutions
  • John Fluevog Boots & Shoes
  • Jorg & Olif
  • Lela Designs
  • LUSH Cosmetics
  • Lyndhurst Naturals
  • Mojo's Designs
  • Navitas Naturals Canada
  • New Society Publishers
  • One Day - City of Vancouver
  • Ouno Design
  • Po-Zu
  • SeaChoice
  • SFU Community Trust
  • Simple Shoes
  • smart Canada
  • SMArts Segou
  • Sustainable Solutions Intl
  • Tenfold Organic Textiles
  • The Urban Green Cohousing Project
  • Tinctoria
  • Vancity
  • Wondertree Learning Centre and SelfDesign

  • When you need a break from the razzle dazzle of the sales floor, be sure to check out the presentations.

    Of particular note will be the sessions on Saturday featuring Sarah Rich (Sat. March 17th @ 4:00 pm) and Alex Steffen (Sat. March 17th @ 7:00 pm).]

    To get a better sense of Sarah and Alex, read their contributions to WorldChanging. The book, Worldchanging : A User's Guide for the 21st Century, is available at the VSEF bool store [US readers/UK readers].

    There will also be presentations of The Core Gore. This time by Mike Gerbis, CEO of The Delphi Group (Fri., March 16th @ 8:00 pm); and, Robert Safrata, CEO, Novex Couriers (Sat., March 17th @ 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm). I'm guessing Robert and Mike won't take a page from VanCity and bring a presentation they "cobbled together in a few weeks".

    Register to attend here.

    See you there!
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