BUSINESS B2B MISSIONS
Operating as part-time President of CanBio, Douglas Bradley organized 11 overseas technology missions 2008-13, bringing 230 Canadians on targeted tours of bioenergy facilities encompassing pellet plants, small community heat to large district heating systems, small power installations, large cogen, torrefied wood plants, and home boiler manufacturers. Partially as a result of know-how gained by participants, Canadian community heat installations grew from 70 to over 300 over 5 years. Bradley also conceived and led 6 overseas missions to solicit financing and prospective partnerships for Canadian participants, bringing 56 people to London, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul and Berlin. The targeted events drew 180 offshore investors and stakeholders which led to 160 business-to-business meetings between interested parties. We know buyers, we know investors, and we have offshore contacts who can maximize the effectiveness of a financing mission. Climate Change Solutions also led several missions from overseas to Canada to unveil opportunities for European business development.