United Nations “Champion of the Earth” Felipe Calderón headlines E-Volve


Vancouver, BC (November 17, 2021) E-Volve — a two-day conference during Canadian E-Fest will bring together thought leaders on sustainability from around the world.


On Thursday June 30th, former Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, President of the Environment and Sustainability Commission of the FIA (International Federation of the Automobile), will be headlining a roster of speakers that includes the likes of Erin Brockovich. Billed as “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations, Calderón has focused his energy on promoting the economic benefits of reversing climate change, while becoming a leading voice on this important global issue since leaving his political post in 2012.

As Chair of the highly prestigious Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, President Calderón is at the forefront of a major international initiative that examines how to achieve sustainable economic prosperity with a new vision for addressing climate change, while generating economic growth and alleviating poverty.

“Formula E is a sport created with purpose – as is Canadian E-Fest. We are extremely honoured to have a visionary such as Former President Calderón join us in our inaugural event.” says OSS Group’s CEO Matthew Carter.

“We welcome the announcement of Former President Calderón as a speaker at the Canadian E-Fest. As a recognised leader within the sustainability movement his experiences will provide a new, insightful dynamic to the event. At the recent COP26 we showcased how the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a driving force behind the adoption of sustainable technologies to accelerate sustainable human progress through the power of electric motorsport. As the first sport created with a true purpose of fighting the climate crisis ahead of us, we look forward to working alongside our Canadian partners – including OSS Group – to further this mission,” said Julia Pallé, Sustainability Director, Formula E.

FELIPE CALDERÓN

President Calderón, President of the Environment and Sustainability Commission of the FIA (International Federation of the Automobile) and Honorary Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE CANADIAN E-FEST

E-Fest will be organized by the Canadian OSS Group, as a means to bring awareness of environmental leadership to the world, specifically by staging the event in Vancouver, one of the most sustainability conscious cities in the world. The event is expected to top $80 million in economic value and create approximately 3,000 jobs.

For more information about E-Volve, staged by C2 International and tickets visit: www.canadianefest.com

About OSS Group Inc.:
OSS Group is Canada’s leading independent promoter involved in motorsports events. As the creator and producer of major events in the racing world and related side events and activities, OSS Group plays an important role, introducing new concepts in auto racing. Its flagship event – The Canadian E-Fest (Vancouver E-Prix) – is a can’t-miss event, with festivities that combine business, entertainment, esports and racing. All four founding partners of OSS Group, well-known in the world of motorsports – Chairman Eric Kerub, Matthew Carter, Anne Roy and Phillip Smirnow – bring to the table a wealth of know-how and years of experience from the most prestigious spheres of auto racing and event organization, providing turnkey service that ensures the success of the projects assigned to them.

About Formula E and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

As the world’s only all-electric FIA World Championship and the only sport certified net zero carbon since inception, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship brings dramatic racing to the heart of some of the world’s most iconic cities providing an elite motorsport platform for the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to accelerate electric vehicle innovation. The Formula E network of teams, manufacturers, partners, broadcasters, and host cities are united by a passion for the sport and belief in its potential to accelerate sustainable human progress and create a better future for people and planet. www.FIAFormulaE.com

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