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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
More Speakers Confirmed, VERDEXCHANGE Conference, January 22-24, 2012, Los Angeles
VERDEXCHANGE Green Marketmakers Conference – January 22-24, 2012, Los Angeles
The 'One' Global Event for Accessing the California and Western States Clean and Green Marketplace January 22-24, 2012 Los Angeles, California www.verdexchange.org/
NEW SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR VERDEXCHANGE's 5th AnnualGreen Marketmakers Conference January 22-24, 2012
Energy & Infrastructure: The Business of Adapting to Green
Distinguished new additions to the roster of leading business and public sector decision makers at the first 'can't miss' event of 2012 include:
Osamu Onodera (Director, Japan New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Silicon Valley Office), Juan Castaneda (Manager Power System Technologies, SCE), Richard Katz (Board Director, Los Angeles Metro), Randy Wu (Vice President, N.A. Business Development, First Solar), Mark Irwin (Director of Technology Development, SCE), Wayne Ratkovich (President and CEO, The Ratkovich Company), Bill Abolt (National Practice Leader of Shaw's Sustainability, Energy and Carbon Management Practice), Felicia Marcus (Western Director, NRDC), Martha Welborne (Executive Director of Countywide Planning, Los Angeles Metro), Marshall Parsons (Manager Home Area Networks, SCE). Click here to see more. Mickey Kantor (Former US Secretary of Commerce), Carla Peterman (California Energy Commissioner), Vikram Budhraja, (President, Electric Power Group, LLC), Dr. Zhihang Chi (Air China), Zev Yaroslavsky (Los Angeles County Supervisor, 3rd District), Andreas Kugescheid (VP Governmental Affairs at BMW AG), Ron Nichols (General Manager, LADWP), Jun Niimi (Consul General of Japan, LA), Aaron Klemm (Energy Project Manager, Huntington Beach, David Franzen (Consul General of Canada, LA), James D. Marston, (Environmental Defense Fund, Head of Energy Programs), Mike Wallace, (Director, Focal Point USA Global Reporting Initiative) and more! Click here to see more. VX2012 panelists and speakers already confirmed include among others: Michael Peevey (CPUC), Jack Baylis (The Shaw Group), Liz Logan (PwC), Michael Allman (SoCal Gas), Robyn Beavers (Vestas Wind Systems), James Goldstene (CARB), Tom Soto (Craton Equity), Jeff Kightlinger (MWD), Won-Sok Yun (Kotra LA), Nancy Skinner (CA Assembly), Cecilia Estolano (ELP Advisors), Robert Hertzberg (g24i), Ron Nichols (LADWP) and Kaylynn Kim (Tierra Global). Click here to see more. VX2012 builds on and confirms the central thesis of previous VerdeXchange conferences: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables and sustainable practice, as well as portals to all of North America. Approximately 500-650 delegates will attend VX2012, including industry leaders and procurers of solar, wind, energy efficiency, alternative fueled vehicles, finance, clean water, carbon auditing, smart grid, and green building. All are, or wish to be, actively investing in and shaping the U.S., Western States, and global green economy marketplace.
TESTIMONIALS: "That’s why I attend the VERDEXCHANGE Conferences: It’s an under-one-roof event where I can count on learning about the most recent market trends and on having the opportunity to meet in small groups settings with the buyers and sellers, investors, and environmental stewards shaping the market." -Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board "California is the epicenter of climate change initiatives and those attending the VERDEXCHANGE Conference will hear firsthand about when and where the most interesting opportunities will be felt. I look forward to engaging with the leading executives in the public and private sector and learning how these marketmakers plan to meet the demand for breakthrough renewable technologies." -FormerU.S. Transportation SecretaryNorman Y. Mineta "Looking at the lineup, the VERDEXCHANGE Conference will do for the green marketplace what the Sundance Film Festival did for the movie industry...Nowhere else do I see a confluence of the diverse range of sectors—energy, finance, transportation, public and private utilities, built environment planning and universities—all with the singular goal of delivering and capitalizing on clean and green products and services." -Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and Former U.S. Trade Secretary Mickey Kantor