GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Debuts Today In Los Angeles ; Democratic Presidential candidate and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles headline list of speakers
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 11, 2007 – GreenXchange LLC
The focus of the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference ( www.greenxchangexpo.com ) is to enable and accelerate the diffusion of sustainable, green tech innovations into the global marketplace. A dynamic conference agenda presents the dynamics of six key markets conveniently under one roof. Participants will learn how to create broad domestic and international relationships to stake their claim in shaping the new green world. The event kicks off today with keynote addresses from Democratic Presidential candidate and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles. In addition, over the course of the two-day conference, attendees will hear from a select group of international business, financial, and policy experts who will examine and assess the marketplace for clean and green technology, as well as provide exclusive insight into where the industry is headed.
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, December 10 – Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles
* Democratic Presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson will present a keynote address.
* Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will share insight on his bold agenda to make LA the greenest metropolitan city in the U.S.
* Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning director and producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” is participating from Oslo, Norway, and will offer unique perspective on the events occurring at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
* Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is participating from Bali and can share first-hand insight into the Post-Kyoto Conference discussions.
* Following Google’s recent entry into the clean-energy business, Robyn Beavers, director of sustainability for Google, as well as senior executives from other top organizations, will offer an insider’s view of how companies are adapting to growing environmental concerns and profiting from emerging business opportunities.
* Senior executives from major international companies such as Shell, Honda, Toyota, and Sharp Electronics, as well as policy makers from countries including the U.S., Japan, China, and the UK, will lend their global perspective to economic benefits and green marketplace drivers, as well as insight into Japan’s impressive progress in energy efficiency.
* Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will share his perspective on how development, public support and regulations for advanced transportation technologies will play a significant role in achieving energy and environmental sustainability.
* Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will speak to how the PUC is stimulating the private sector to help its customers deal with environmental compliance through technology.
* Dan Dudak, Environmental Defense Chief Economist, China, will speak about his work with the Chinese government and their policies and plans to address environmental issues through technological change.
Monday, December 10, 2007 – 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 – 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM
The registration desk will open at 7:00 am on Monday and Tuesday
HOW TO REGISTER:
Attendees can register onsite. Full conference passes are available for $995
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference brings together decision makers from the spectrum of renewable technology and energy marketplaces to help companies and public institutions connect the green dots – choose and assemble less carbon emitting energy portfolios. Discussions and ideas presented at the conference will shape the agenda for the first annual GreenXchange Xpo™, scheduled to take place October 1-3, 2008 in Los Angeles, Calif. The conference and 2008 Xpo are produced by GreenXchange LLC, the partnership of tradeshow producer IDG World Expo and environmental think-tank VerdeXchange.