GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Agenda Tackles Growing Concerns Over Climate Change and Pollution ; Buyers, sellers, manufacturers, and regulators of clean energy converge to address and decode the growing market for renewable technologies and solutions
LOS ANGELES, CA & FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 30, 2007 – In keeping with its commitment to present one of the most innovative and ground-breaking green conference agendas yet, organizers of the GreenXchange™ Global Marketplace Conference have announced additional conference content focusing on today’s critical clean energy technology issues. Timing for this event is key, as over $260 billion of Venture Capital and Private Equity are expected to be invested in clean energy deals between now and 2013 – an average annual compound growth rate of 17%. Driving such investment is innovation, price, public attitude and regulations. The Global Marketplace Conference is the only place where attendees can benefit from the insights of a powerful roster of speakers representing leading private and public organizations that are buying, selling, manufacturing, financing and researching clean energy technologies.
The inaugural conference is scheduled to take place December 10-11, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Renewable energy technologies such as wind, biofuels and solar power are rapidly developing as cleaner and more secure energy sources for nations around the world, and are helping address the growing concerns over climate change and pollution. In addition, new technologies are reducing the carbon emissions from conventional energy generating systems while also making them more efficient. The conference will highlight these innovative technologies, and will provide an unparalleled opportunity for participants to discover and build a clean energy portfolio.
“As the head of corporate environmental programs for Google, I work closely with different teams within the company to develop and implement green programs. We are systematically trying to mesh environmental sustainability with business strategy,” said Robyn Beavers, Director of Sustainability, Google, Inc. “I’m looking forward to sharing some of Google's best practices with the conference attendees, and discussing how the private and public sectors can work together to promote a wider and stronger adoption of green business strategies.”
“Our business model follows the wind model, where we seek to be an equipment supplier to the emerging wave development industry,” said Des McGinnes, Ocean Power Delivery, Ltd. “I’m looking forward to interacting with the policymakers and executives attending this global conference and providing them with the information and support we all need to fully realize the potential of new and innovative renewable energy technologies.”
Regulation also plays a significant role in clean energy technology because it sets the standards and incentives that industry will need to meet and depend on in developing new products and systems. Attendees will benefit from several sessions at the Global Marketplace Conference that address this topic.
“We are now witnessing a green business revolution,” said Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Oregon. “As someone who is deeply involved in contributing to our nation's environmental and energy policies, this conference provides a model forum to share with and learn from the many experts, public officials, entrepreneurs, investors and environmental stewards whose products, services, ideas, regulations and technologies are benefiting our environment and promoting a more sustainable future.”
Specific sessions dedicated to clean energy technologies include:
* Wave and Tidal Power and Other Renewable Technologies – How Soon?
* Energy Conservation- Maximizing Efficiencies and Managing Peak Load
* Photovoltaics: Which Technologies will Dominate?
* Bio Fuels – What Next and When
* Wind Power – Global Opportunities: Permitting, Siting and Policies
For a complete listing of conference tracks, sessions, and speakers, visit www.greenxchangexpo.com .
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 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