Newleef is the Newfoundland and Labrador Economy and the Environment Forum. It is an annual conference aimed at building new relationships within the green economy in the province; strengthening existing ones; identifying business opportunities; energizing participants in the sector; and learning from one another.

Now in its third year, Newleef explores business opportunities within the green economy; aims to foster sector innovation; navigates environmental issues with a focus on solutions; highlights the products, services, and activities of organizations operating in the province; and builds sector capacity through the delivery of training and professional development seminars.

Newleef is the premier conference for businesses and organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador working to grow the environmental sector of the economy.


With a strong provincial economy, green economic growth opportunities exist in all of the province’s major industries and continues to be expanded through modern planning and infrastructure investments by our municipalities. Recent reports suggest that Newfoundland and Labrador’s green economy has the capacity to add over 3,000 jobs to the provincial economy by the year 2020. Newleef provides a forum for decision makers – and those interested in the sector – to learn more about the opportunities ahead so that we can achieve these high growth objectives.


Innovation is important ingredient in the advancement of the environmental sector, and inextricably linked to productivity and growth. One of Newleef‘s featured events is its Research Matching Hub. Here, environmental sector-related research is presented in rapid-fire succession to the audience, and a networking space is provided to help build new relationships between academia and business. 


Newleef is a showcase of local firms who are providing sustainable products or services within Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada, and throughout the world. The conference provides an opportunity to meet and network with the province’s green economy business leaders, stakeholders, and decision makers.


Newleef 2014 is taking place on October 9-10, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, NL