Accelerating clean innovation across all parts of the economy, including oil and gas, will be increasingly critical to Canada's economic and environmental well-being in a changing world. This conference, organized by Sustainable Prosperity, focuses on how to do that: particularly the key role that governments can play -- through smart policy, investment, spending, etc. It brings together top global and Canadian experts from academia, government and industry.
Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property law and innovation, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, he provides strategic guidance of the thematic area. A specialist in intellectual property law, he has served as a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and as adjunct professor at Western University.