The Globe Conference team opened the 2016 biannual conference with a bang, by having the  keynote address delivered by none other than current Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau’s message was balanced and optimistic; announcing two new funds totalling more than $125M for clean innovation and climate aware infrastructure projects. Trudeau also recognized the importance played by the natural resource sector saying "we must continue to generate wealth from our abundant natural resources to fund this transition to a low-carbon economy.”