1st CANADA – EUROPE GREEN BUILDING FORUM
Marriott Vienna Hotel, 1010 Vienna, Parkring 12A
February 16, 2011

08:30 – 09:00 Registration opens

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Address – H.E. John Barrett, Ambassador of Canada to Austria

09:10 – 09:20 Opening Remarks – Nicole Mothes, Trade Commissioner – Canadian Embassy of Canada in Austria

09:20 – 09:45 Canadian Trade Commissioners in Europe – Our service for you!
• Thorsten Henke – Berlin, Germany
• Patrizia Giuliotti – Rome, Italy
• Capparuccini Gianna – Berne, Switzerland
• Trottier Dennis – Paris, France
• Gawron Ewa – Warsaw, Poland

09:45 – 10:45 Green Building Innovation: Bridging Canada and Europe – Thomas Mueller, President – Canada Green Building Council

10:45 – 11:10 Coffee Break and Tour of Exhibition

11:10 – 11:25 Building a whole Sustainable Community – aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside –Claudia Nutz, Member of Management Board – Wien 3420 AG

11:25 – 11:40 Future Building Solutions in Europe – Richard Sickinger, Programme Director Future Building Solutions – Danube University Krems

11:40 – 12:00 Austria-Passive-House for Olympic Winter Games 2010 in Whistler – A Successful Technology Corporation between Austria and Canada – Erich Reiner, CEO – Ingenieurbüro Holzwirtschaft und Bauphysik

12:00 – 12:20 How Québec is changing its Wood Culture – François Tanguay, Director – Quebec Wood Coalition

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch Break and Tour of Exhibition

13:20 – 13:35 Energy Efficiency- a Chance for Prefabrication – Robert Schild, Member of the Austria Pre-Manufactured Housing Association

13:35 – 13:50 A Canadian Research Network to Increase the Use of Wood in Mid-Rise Building Construction – Ying Hei Chui – University of New Brunswick

13:50 – 14:05 “Passive Houses” for Active Students – Günther Jedliczka, CEO – Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research

14:05 – 14:20 How Sustainable Design Reflects our Corporate Culture – Gerald Hanisch, CEO – Rubblemaster GmbH

14:20 – 14:35 We Connect Your Ideas with Connectors for Buildings – Friedrich Knapp, CEO – Knapp GmbH

14:35 – 15:10 Coffee Break and Tour of Exhibition

15:10 – 15:50 Do’s and Don’ts – Doing Transatlantic Business: Tax and Legal Aspects – Franz Heidinger, Attorney – Alix-Frank Rechtsanwälte GmbH; Lee Stratton – Gardiner Roberts LLP; Martina
Heidinger – SOT Süd-Ost Treuhand GmbH

15:50 – 16:10 Doing Business in Canada – Tax Aspects – Johannes Mörtl, Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Vienna

16:10 – 17:00 Panel Discussion/Opportunities for Europe and Canada
• Thomas Mueller – Canada Green Building Coucil
• Richard Sickinger – Danube University Krems
• Ying Hei Chui – University of New Brunswick
• Roland Rossi – Canadian Embassy of Canada in Austria

Master of Ceremony: Mag. Florian Rudig – ROODIXX