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January 28, 2016
Not Yet a Member of CanSIA?

Here are the top five reasons to join CanSIA as a Corporate or Supporter Member today:
  • The cost of joining CanSIA is now 50% off for new members.*
  • Members save up to $135 per attendee when registering for the Solar Ontario Conference to be held in Niagara Falls, May 16-17.
  • All CanSIA members are listed in the 2016 Canadian Solar Industries Directory to be distributed in print by mail to 1,500 solar industry representatives and electronically to over 12,000 individuals.**
  • Stay informed of policy, regulatory, and other industry news.
  • Support CanSIA's efforts to promote the unique economic, environmental and technology benefits of solar energy to ensure a strong future for solar across Canada.
*For membership expiring June 30, 2016. CanSIA's membership year begins again July 1, 2016. Does not apply to returning members.

**Register by February 5th to be included in the directory.

Click here to learn about even more benefits and to join!

Contact Lisa Hatina, Business Development & Member Relations Manager to discuss your membership options.
 Tel: 343-700-3599

Networks and Forums   
ForumAnnouncing CanSIA's New Consumer Protection Forum

Keeping a strong focus on consumer protection will help ensure that the Canadian solar industry maintains a solid reputation for good business practices and taking direct action in instances of misconduct.

Through the Consumer Protection Forum, participating members will review and update CanSIA's existing consumer protection policies and ensure that CanSIA, and its members, have strong safeguards in place to protect customers.

To receive an invitation to CanSIA's Consumer Protection Forum, Corporate and Supporter members must join CanSIA's Policy & Market Development Network.

If you are unfamiliar with CanSIA's new Networks and Forums, please review the introductory webinar, which will explain the new structure and how Networks and Forums will operate.

For more information about this forum, please contact:
Ben Weir, Policy & Market Development Network Lead | 647-922-9839

 Event Discounts

AssetCanSIA members are invited to join the 3rd edition of Solar Asset Management North America Conference hosted by Solarplaza on 16-17 March 2016 in San Francisco!

The conference covers technical and financial topics, ranging from performance optimization to secondary market transactions.Network with 400+ attendees representing the leading service providers, asset/portfolio managers, IPPs, utilities, investors, developers and advisors active in the North American solar market.

CanSIA members receive 10% off the registration price.

Click here to learn more and get the code
(please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

GermanCanadian German Wind and Solar Energy Conference 
March 23, 2016 - Calgary, AB

On November 22, Alberta's Premier Rachel Notley released Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan and announced that the province will implement an accelerated phase out of coal by 2030. Two-thirds of existing coal-generated electricity will be replaced with renewables.

By organizing the 12th Canadian German Wind and Solar Energy Conference in Calgary, Alberta, the Canadian German Chamber intends to utilize this current momentum and support local initiatives by bringing German know-how and experience to the province. In addition, it will help support the development of the industry and strategic partnerships between Canadian and German market players.

CanSIA members receive $20 off the registration fee.

Click here to learn more and access your member discount (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

SETAConsider attending or exhibiting at the inaugural Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia exhibition & conference, developed specifically for international, governmental and industry discussions and collaboration on developing sustainable energy policies for the region's future economic development.

Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia is set to become the leading annual meeting place for the energy industry to discuss the latest sustainable energy issues and industry challenges, as well as highlight the latest technologies and solutions available to meet these challenges.

Click here to learn more and to access your member discount (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

ON5th Annual Ontario Power Conference
April 12-13, 2016 - Toronto

Join CI Energy Group's 5th Annual Ontario Power Conference and receive 10% off the regular conference fee as a CanSIA member.

CI Energy Group's 5th annual Ontario Power Conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to prepare for the unprecedented changes unfolding in the Ontario power industry. Walk away with industry updates and innovative strategies to ensure your organization thrives in the face of shifting initiatives and changing business models. Esteemed speaking organizations include: Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Hydro One, EDF EN Canada, Ontario Ministry of Energy and many more! 

Click here to learn more and get the code
(please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).  

CABA2016 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum  
April 26-28, 2016 - San Diego, CA

As a token of appreciation CABA is providing a 10% discount to all CanSIA members to attend the 2016 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum This Forum pass allows you full access to the CABA Forum sessions, workshops and networking events, where you are able to meet and network with some of the key stakeholders and other industry professionals in obtaining the latest information on the "Internet of Things, Connected Homes, M2M and Intelligent Buildings" sectors. 
Click here to learn more and to access your member discount (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

SolONTwo great events, now one location! Save the date for Solar Ontario 2016 and the Game Changer Awards Gala.

May 16-17, 2016
Where? At Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara and Hilton Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Stay tuned for the official launch of the nominations process and the preliminary program on February 2nd!

Business  Development Opportunities
DirectoryAdvertising Space Available in the 2016 Canadian Solar Industries Directory

Advertising in the CanSIA Annual Directory gives you exposure to the largest solar industry association in Canada, which includes five of the top 10 solar module producers in the world. Our members represent an 8 billion dollar purchasing power and the industry continues to grow month after month, year after year. This exclusive directory will be used by the industry as a reference and go-to guide when making their purchasing decisions. Designed to be easy and readily used, it represents the best of Canada's solar industry.

For a media kit or for more information, please contact John Pashko, Sales Manager at 866-201-3096 ext. 218 or 204-480-4418.

CTCNJoin the Climate Technology Centre & Network

The Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) was recently established to facilitate the transfer of technology to developing countries. The CTCN promotes the accelerated development and transfer of climate technologies at the request of developing countries for energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

CTCN is looking to build its network base in Canada. Membership is free and provides opportunities to bid on projects, develop networks, and exchange knowledge internationally.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining this CTCN (please note you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

JapanWorld Smart Energy Week 2016

March 2-4, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan

The Embassy of Canada to Japan is planning to participate in World Smart Energy Week 2016, which will take place from March 2 to 4, 2016 at Big Sight in Tokyo.  This initiative aims to maximize face time for Canadian sustainable technology companies and research institutes with Japanese counterparts to discuss integrative trade opportunities. This is an opportunity for Canadian companies to identify business and market opportunities, establish commercial and innovation partnerships and seek investment in a wide range of Sustainable Technologies related sub-sectors.

Click here to learn more.

ABMApplication Phase of ABM West 2016 is Now Open!
May 9-11, 2016 - Syilx/Okanagan Territory, Penticton, BC

Aboriginal Business Match West 2016 will connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for business.

The event will be hosted by the Penticton Indian Band and the BC M├ętis Federation.

Apply before February 9, 2016 for our Super Early Bird registration rate!

Apply now!

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