Submitted by: GLOBE Series
Posted: Feb 01, 2006 – 11:00 PM EST
Over $465 million USD in business was done two years ago at GLOBE 2004. That number is expected to rise this year with companies from all over the world coming to seek customers and build business-to-business relationships. Significant green business is taking place throughout the west coast in places like San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, but Vancouver is seen by many as "the place to be" with the 2010 Olympics dubbing itself the "Green Games."
In a recent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) interview, a top Washington state official says GLOBE 2006 is the first chance for Americans to pitch ideas to partner on Olympic contracts. Robin Cheung, who helps Washington's small- and medium-sized businesses participate in international trade, says no single city can provide all the services the games will need, and that there will be many business opportunities for companies looking to "make the 2010 Olympics one of the most successful green Olympics."
The GLOBE 2006 trade fair will encompass every aspect of environmental business; two of the major themes are transportation and construction:
Advanced Transportation Technologies and Solutions Showcase. This area will serve as an ideal venue for visitors who want to keep up-to-date on the latest in transportation technology, and for industry leaders who want to display their innovations and form transnational alliances. Exhibitors include Honda Inc., which will be showing off its latest hybrid and fuel-cell technology; Dynasty Electric Dar, which is a world leader in zero emission light urban vehicles; Earth Tech Inc., which was involved in the design and building of the "people mover" at Pearson International Airport in Toronto; and Fuel Cells Canada, which will show off the latest in the Hydrogen Highway Project.
Sustainable Construction Showcase. Green construction in Vancouver is on the cutting edge, and GLOBE 2006 is a unique opportunity to learn the latest from leaders in green building, as well as to see leading innovations and identify potential partners and funding sources. Exhibitors in this area include Altus Engineering, Cimatec Environmental Engineering Inc., and the Green Roofs Research Facility.
International participation in GLOBE 2006 is building steadily, with more than 40 countries already represented by scheduled international delegates at the event. Countries such as Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, and Sweden will send envoys to participate in the conference, tour the trade fair, and take in all that Vancouver has to offer. Delegate registration and exhibit opportunities at GLOBE 2006 are still available.
GLOBE 2006 is held by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development and corporate responsibility. The ninth event in the GLOBE series will be held March 29-31 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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