Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Last Two Days to Register for VerdeXchange before Prices Increase

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

VX2012 Sponsors

Port of Long Beach




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Nancy Ryan    Michael Allman    Antonio Villaraigosa          
Ron Nichols    Mickey Kantor    Adel Hagekhalil

With 40 Cross Platform VerdeXchange Panels and Intimate Networking Opportunites with GreenMarketmakers Planned, You Can't Afford to Miss VX2012.

VERDEXCHANGE's 5th Annual Green Marketmakers Conference 
January 22-24, 2012 

Prices Increase Thursday, January 19th
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The VERDEXCHANGE  Conference brings together green marketmakers—the "drivers of change" of the public and private sector who, along with environmental stewards, create the global and local markets for green technology products and sustainable services. 

New speakers are being added everyday. Confirmed speakers pictured above include:
Nancy Ryan (Deputy Director, California Public Utilities Commission), Michael Allman (President & CEO, SoCal Gas), Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor, Los Angeles), Ron Nichols (General Manager, LADWP), Mickey Kantor (Former US Secretary of Commerce) and Adel Hagekhalil (City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation).

VX2012 panelists and speakers already confirmed include, among others:

Carla Peterman (California Energy Commissioner), Mike Levin (Flex Energy, Inc.), Cecilia Estolano (ELP Advisors), Peter Brown (Chairman and Secretary of the Board, OASIS), Tom Soto (Managing Partner & Founder of Craton Equity), David Nahai (President, David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC), David Rosenheim (Executive Director, The Climate Registry), V. John White (Executive Director, CEERT), Michael Peevey (California Public Utilities Commission), Pat Proano (LA County of Public Works Environmental Programs), Riggs Eckelberry (President and CEO, Origin Oil Inc.), C. Scott Miller (President, The Miller de Wulf Corporation), Peter Hamilton (Director of Energy Services, California Center for Sustainable Energy), Susan Robinson (Director of Public Sector Services, Waste Management), James D. Boyd (Vice Chair, California Energy Commission), Malia Cohen (San Francisco Board of Supervisors), Atushi Denda (Deputy Director, Shimizu Corp), Mark Fillinger (Director of Development, First Solar Inc.), Harlan Kelly (San Franisco Public Utilities Commission), Michael Rosenfeld (UK Trade & Investment), Robert Owen-Jones (Asst. Secreretary Climate Change & Energy Efficients, Australia), Jeff Joyner (Greenberg-Traurig), Michael Berg (Principal, Berg & Associates), Danny Wong (Avery Dennison), Christian Graeff (Co-Founder, Cleantech Business Park, Berlin), Peter Hamilton (Director Energy Services, CA Center for Sustainable Energy), Fred Johring (President, Golden State Logistics), Susan Kennedy (Senior Policy Advisor with Alston & Bird, Fmr. Chief of Staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger), Richard Katz (Board Director, Los Angeles Metro), Catherine Reheis-Boyd (President, Western States Petroleum Association), Donald Paul (Executive Director, USC Energy Institute), Andreas Kugescheid (VP Governmental Affairs at BMW AG), Mike Wallace (Director, Global Reporting Initiative), John "Woody" Wodraska (President, Wodraska Partners, Inc.), Christopher Hawthorne (Architectural Critic, Los Angeles Times), Doug Failing (Executive Director of Highway Programs, Los Angeles Metro), Osamu Onodera (Director, Japan New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Silicon Valley Office), Juan Castaneda (Manager Power System Technologies, SCE),  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), John Roberts (Executive Director, Transportation, Los Angeles Metro), Marshall Parsons (Manager Home Area Networks, SCE), Vikram Budhraja, (President, Electric Power Group, LLC), Zev Yaroslavsky (Los Angeles County Supervisor, 3rd District), Jun Niimi (Consul General of Japan, LA), Aaron Klemm (Energy Project Manager, Huntington Beach), David Franzen (Consul General of Canada, LA), Jack Baylis (The Shaw Group), Liz Logan (PwC), Robyn Beavers (Vestas Wind Systems), James N. Goldstene (CARB), Tom Soto (Craton Equity), Jeff Kightlinger (MWD), Won-Sok Yun (Kotra LA), Nancy Skinner (CA Assembly), Robert Hertzberg (g24i), Timon Meyer (Senior Advisor, Cleantech Business Park, Berlin), Fred Walti (Ex. Director, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator) and Kaylynn Kim (Tierra Global). See more.

BMW; CODA; The Nissan Leaf; The Toyota Prius; as well as Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, amongst others.


"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."

-Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman 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

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. 

VERDEXCHANGE 2012 Conference
January 22-24, 2012
Los Angeles, CA


Learn more at the new and improved conference website.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


David Abel
Chairman, VerdeXchange


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