EUCAN 2018
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After successful launch of EUCAN in 2016th, this year Europe Union Canada cooperation is making next steps towards benefits provided by Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA). EUCAN 2018 is the agenda setting event fostering cooperation between various groups of stakeholders - local governments, industry and academia under the framework of sustainable and smart urban development.

The keynote speech by Dennis Cuku, Canada’s visionary Entrepreneur will share his experiences in the built environment and make a case for intentional infrastructure.  Attendees will be invited to question how businesses, communities and people, in general, prosper in an even greater competitive climate. The world is truly more connected and complex than ever before and those charged with creating the future built environment require a practical code for awareness.  

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The conference will be life-streamed, the links will provided at the conference web-site 

17th of October 2018
Riga Business School, Skolas iela 11, Rīga, LV-1010


13:00 – 13:30



13:30 – 13:35

Mejlina Modanu, Second Secretary

Embassy of Canada


13:35 – 13:40

TBC Andris Ravins

Mayor of Jelgava, Chairman of Large Cities Association of Latvia


1st session

13:40 – 15:40

Smart City Toolbox

Moderated by:
Milad Asdaghi,

Principal, Breakwell Group

13:40 – 14:00

Pieter Bouwer

Regional Trade Commissioner, Clean Technology, Embassy of Canada, Berlin

Canadian Cleantech sector overview TBC

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote Speaker Dennis Cuku

Director , Given’ER, Revision One, Canada


14:30– 14:50

Ansis Avotins

Researcher & Haed of Laboratory, Riga Technical University, Latvia

IoT systems as technology enabler for complex energy efficiency solutions

14:50 – 15:10

Lotfollah Haji TBC

General Manager, Eco Engineering, Canada

TBC Topic

15:10 – 15:30

Tyson Macaulay


Chief Product Officer, Infosec Global, Canada

Next-generation, quantum-safe VPN technologies.

15:30 – 15:40



2nd session

16:00 – 18:00

Sustainable Water Technologies & Innovation

Moderated by:

Ineta Ielite,

ICT Research Platform Coordinator,

Riga Technical University


16:00 – 16:20

Karen Kun,

President & Founder, Waterlution

Building the leadership and long-term skills needed in the water sector

16:20 – 16:40

Jerry Hanna

Clearflow, Canada

The strength of Canada's water technologies in solving global water challenges

16:50 – 17:10

Dr. Anya Waite TBC

Associate VP Research Meopar- Centre of excellence, Dalhousi, NS, Canada

Marine ecosystems and risk

17:10 – 17:30


Halifax Water

Halifax coastal water treatment experience

17:30 – 17:50

Julie Angus

Founder, Open Ocean Robotics, BC, Canada

A cleantech solution for collecting ocean data

17:50 – 18:00

Conference Wrap-up by Milad Asdaghi


*Waterlution is a facilitator, that has pioneered curated learning techniques as a platform to create opportunities for young leaders and professionals to build diverse connections resulting in action in the water space.


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