The Marine Renewables Canada 2020 Fall Forum was held on November 4-5, 2020 in Halifax and virtually. A smaller event than the annual conference, the Forum allowed the association to hold a safe event that was designed to encourage in-person participation with all current public health protocols implemented – and – will also provide the tools and ability for members and industry across the country and internationally to join virtually.
The Forum created an opportunity the industry hasn’t had for awhile – bringing members, industry, partners, and colleagues together to re-connect, get updates on opportunities, and strategize on the path ahead.
The Forum also featured an address from the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Energy and Mines for Nova Scotia and presentations and updates from the International Renewable Energy Agency, Natural Resources Canada, the Business Network for Offshore Wind, Ocean Energy Europe, multiple project and technology developers, Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), Smart Grid Innovation Network, Clean Foundation, Nova Scotia Power, Sustainable Oceans Applied Research (SOAR), and several suppliers.
Thank you to all Fall Forum sponsors, speakers, session chairs, and attendees! It was a great day for the marine renewable energy sector in Canada. Marine Renewables Canada was so glad to bring everyone together in Halifax and virtually.
Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new member benefit – the MRC CONNECT APP!
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging to carry out typical business development activities such as conferences, workshops, networking events, and even in-person meetings. Marine Renewables Canada has developed a new tool to support members’ business development needs during these times of distancing. The MRC Connect app will allow members to continue making new connections, foster relationships and engage in networking opportunities.
MRC Connect is designed to be used on a daily basis as a tool for members to connect with each other directly and informally, receive updates and business intelligence, and provide additional support for events and trade missions. The app allows members to connect with each other, group or private chat, stay up to date on important announcement and opportunities and much more. MRC will be using MRC Connect to regularly communicate with members, share information, host virtual events, etc.