Successful GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Concludes In Los Angeles ; Focus Turns to the 2008 Conference & Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center
LOS ANGELES, CA & FRAMINGHAM, MA – DECEMBER 11, 2007 – GreenXchange LLC today announced the successful completion of the inaugural GreenXchange™ Global Marketplace Conference that took place December 10-11, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The event kicked off with Keynote speeches from Democratic Presidential candidate and Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, and featured in-depth and engaging discussions on the emerging green marketplace amongst an exclusive group of international business, financial, and policy experts. The ideas and discussions exchanged at this landmark event will shape the agenda for the GreenXchange Xpo™, scheduled to take place in October, 2008, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
“The success of this launch event serves as a complete affirmation that the business of green is growing exponentially at an international level. The roster of speakers and participants that this conference attracted was unprecedented and it speaks to how truly innovative and ground-breaking our conference agenda was,” said David Abel, Chairman and Managing Director, VerdeXchange. “We look forwarding to building on this momentum and producing an event unlike any other in the industry, the 2008 GreenXchange Xpo.”
At the conference, experts from around the globe gathered to discuss how new regulations and attitudes toward environmental sustainability, global climate change, and other issues are shaping and driving the global green marketplace. In addition to remarkable keynote addresses from Bill Richardson and Antonio Villaraigosa, highlights from the conference included: an appearance by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning Director and Producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” from Oslo, Norway where Al Gore was receiving his Nobel Peace Prize for his work on raising awareness about climate change; an appearance by Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Resources Board, from Bali, Indonesia, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place; and presentations from senior executives representing organizations including Google, Shell, Honda, BMW, Toyota, Sharp, SunPower, Sumitomo Electric, CAA, Wells Fargo, Pension Consulting Alliance, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Helios, PG&E, AECOM, G24i, ARUP, CalSTRS.
“Based on the feedback we’ve received, attendees clearly benefited from the opportunity to hear directly from the people at the forefront of the green movement as they delivered powerful perspectives on emerging green technologies and opportunities across multiple industries,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo. “This conference has set the stage for the 2008 GreenXchange Xpo, which promises to be one of the most anticipated green events of the year.”
The GreenXchange Xpo will be the multi-sector and cross-disciplinary exhibition marketplace, allowing attendees to discover their complete portfolio of green solutions and market opportunities under one roof. The GreenXchange Xpo will encompass the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference and the global exhibition marketplace for policy shapers, thought leaders and environmental innovators to see first hand all the latest green technologies and solutions.
The conference and 2008 Xpo are produced by GreenXchange LLC, the partnership of tradeshow producer IDG World Expo and environmental think-tank VerdeXchange. For more information visit www.greenxchangexpo.com .
About GreenXchange Xpo
GreenXchange ( www.GreenXchangeXpo.com ) is a world-class exposition and conference, bringing together public and private buyers, vendors, manufacturers, financiers, academics, researchers and policy-makers, who are shaping the “green world.” GreenXchange Xpo will showcase carbon emission friendly, environmentally sustainable products, services, research and climate change policy in forums that provide business opportunities, as well as education, stimulating debate, and innovative product and service display and viewing opportunities. The attendees of these forums are market-makers and key facilitators of "green" products and technology from the public, private and NGO (non-governmental organization) sectors looking to develop and diffuse innovation in the global marketplace.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo® and Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.
VerdeXchange, LLC is a start-up environmental think tank and publisher created to inform and strategically advise green innovators wishing to diffuse green technology and innovations in the marketplace. VerdeXchange Institute is committed to sharing with civic and commercial entrepreneurs the evolving business signals and government drivers influencing the global marketplace for green innovation and technologies. For additional information about VerdeXchange go to: http://www.verdexchange.org