CORRECTING and REPLACING Academy Award-winning Director and Producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim to Speak at the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference
LOS ANGELES, CA & FRAMINGHAM, MA – October 23, 2007 – Fourth graph, first sentence of release should read: Guggenheim, along with Michelle Kydd Lee, Director, CAA Foundation…(sted Guggenheim, along with Michelle Kydd Lee, Director at Creative Artists Agency…)
The corrected release reads:
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, DAVIS GUGGENHEIM TO SPEAK AT THE GREENXCHANGE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
An infusion of Hollywood heavyweights and a ‘green’ fashion reception highlight the agenda as pop culture continues to influence the green movement
GreenXchange LLC has announced that Davis Guggenheim, director and producer of both documentary and dramatic film and television, will address attendees at the inaugural GreenXchange™ Global Marketplace Conference as part of a panel addressing Popular Culture and its role in the green movement. The panel also includes representatives from Creative Artists Agency and the Environmental Media Association. Guggenheim is most recently celebrated for directing and producing An Inconvenient Truth, the Oscar-winning documentary based on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore’s campaign to raise awareness of the of global warming crisis. The inaugural GreenXchange event takes place December 10-11, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
As part of its comprehensive conference agenda, GreenXchange will highlight the entertainment industry and its role in the global effort to educate people about environmental issues. Through television, film, literature and music, the entertainment industry has the power to garner vital media attention to raise the public's awareness of major environmental issues and crises. Beyond this, messages delivered through the media have the power to inspire millions to seek more sustainable lifestyles, by reminding people to consider their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment in their everyday lives.
“I knew about global warming but didn’t really grasp it until I saw Al Gore’s slide show, when for the first time, someone laid out the subject, explained it to me and connected the dots. I left after an hour and a half realizing that global warming is the most important issue we face today,” said Davis Guggenheim. “I also realized that I wanted to help more people understand the urgency in addressing global warming which is why I’m excited about participating in this conference and having another platform to drive that message.”
Guggenheim, along with Michelle Kydd Lee, Director, CAA Foundation and Debbie Levin, President of the Environmental Media Association, will lead a panel entitled “Pop Culture as a Green Market Catalyst,” which assesses the ability of the entertainment industry to drive demand for green technologies and corporate responsibility. Further, the session will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of positioning “celebrity” icons as role models and advocates of environmental sustainability.
"As we've seen with An Inconvenient Truth, great storytellers and great leaders collaborating for a purpose just might inspire a meaningful change in the world,” said Michelle Kydd Lee.
On the eve of the first day of the conference, attendees will be treated to a gala fashion reception presented by Goodwill Industries and hosted by Creative Artists Agency. The Goodwill is an eco-conscious organization working to better our planet by recycling and acting responsibly. Using a vintage clothing collection that dates as far back as the 1700’s, the organization produces fully choreographed “Vintage Rhapsody” fashion shows.
For a complete listing of conference tracks, sessions, and speakers, visit www.greenxchangexpo.com .
The GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference brings together decision makers from a spectrum of green and clean technology marketplaces to help companies and public institutions choose and assemble comprehensive clean energy portfolios. Discussions and ideas presented at the conference will inspire 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.
About GreenXchange Xpo
GreenXchange ( www.GreenXchangeXpo.com ) is a world-class exposition and conference, bringing together public and private buyers, vendors, manufacturers, financiers, procurers 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 .