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Carbon TradeEx America to be launched by Koelnmesse in April 2009 in Washington, DC

Submitted by: Carbon TradeEx - Koelnmesse, Inc.

Categories: Renewable & Alternative Energy, Events

Posted: Oct 14, 2008 – 03:00 PM EST


Koelnmesse continues its expansion of international carbon events

Chicago/London/Cologne. - October 14, 2008 - The Koelnmesse group, co-organizer of Carbon Expo and Carbon Forum Asia, today announced the launch of Carbon TradeEx America which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from April 7-8, 2009 in Washington, DC. This event builds on the recent success of the Carbon event organized earlier in February in San Francisco and adds to the list of international environmental events co-organized by the Koelnmesse group such as Carbon Expo, Carbon Forum Asia , Wind Power Asia and Clean Energy Expo China.

Koelnmesse Inc., the Chicago-based North American subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, is working with the leading international trade association representing the carbon finance community, Carbon Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), to offer a first-rate trade show as well as a comprehensive conference program addressing topics such as carbon finance, carbon policy as well as technological and market-related issues. CMIA's members have been responsible for around 75% of the $64 billion of value transacted in the global carbon markets in 2007. To maximize opportunities for buyers and sellers, Thomson Reuters will provide networking for delegates on the Carbon Community prior to the event.

Says CMIA's President Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets at Merrill Lynch: "Regardless of its outcome, the U.S. Presidential election in November 2008 will likely result in a much stronger push to enact federal carbon legislation as well as support for the several regional state-level carbon market initiatives. We view Carbon TradeEx America and our partnership with Koelnmesse, the co-organizer of Carbon events, as a tremendous opportunity to help engage in a dialogue with market participants and low-carbon technology suppliers about the business opportunities presented by the emerging carbon markets in the U.S."

"We consider Carbon TradeEx as a welcome addition to our existing Carbon event family, including Carbon Expo in Cologne, Germany. Washington, DC is one of the key cities which will play a major role in the development of the North American Carbon market in the near future. Our access to the international carbon community will contribute considerably in providing increased value to the carbon finance community in North America," adds Mette Petersen, President of Koelnmesse, Inc.

Thomson Reuters will join Carbon TradeEx America 2009 as the Official Information Provider. Stefan Reichenbach, Global Head of Environmental Markets for Thomson Reuters said: "We are delighted to be participating in what is shaping up to be one of the premier events for the American carbon markets in the markets' most pivotal year."

Carbon TradeEx is setting the stage to become the leading Trade Show and Conference in North America serving international business, finance, technology, venture capital, government communities in abatement, trading, monitoring, crediting and compliance of carbon emissions. Industry, technology and service providers in the carbon business as well as government agencies from developing countries will be among the exhibitors. Carbon TradeEx is expected to attract attendees such as Carbon Traders, Financial Institutions, Corporate Representatives, Venture Capital Funds, Project Developers, Technology Providers Research & Development Departments, Science Institutes and Universities.

For more information regarding Carbon TradeEx America, please contact:
For exhibiting and attending:
Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse, Inc.
Phone: +1 773-326-9925 – Email: d.stern@koelnmessenafta.com

For conference program:
Adam Nathan, Director of Communications for the Carbon Markets & Investors Association on +44 (0) 7970 342 576 - Email: adam.nathan@climatechangepr.co.uk

For press credentials and partnerships:
Franz Balve, Koelnmesse Inc.
Phone: +1 732-933-1117 – Email: f.balve@koelnmessenafta.com

Koelnmesse, Inc. is the Chicago-based North American subsidiary of the German trade show organizer, Koelnmesse GmbH specialized in international environmental trade shows and conferences.

For more information, please contact:

Franz Balve Koelnmesse Inc.
Phone: 732-933-1117
Darrin Stern Koelnmesse Inc.
Phone: 773-326-9925


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