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Green Goes International at the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference

Submitted by: GreenXchange

Categories: Events

Posted: Nov 14, 2007 – 03:01 PM EST


Global energy, technology, and policy players bring an international scope to inaugural conference

Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - LOS ANGELES, CA, and FRAMINGHAM, MA - November 14, 2007 – GreenXchange LLC has announced that senior executives from major international corporations including Shell, Honda, Toyota, Abengoa Solar, ARUP, Sumitomo, Solar Millennium, Sharp Electronics, Plasco Energy and Hill & Knowlton International Belgium, as well as a host of policy makers from Japan, China and the UK, will gather at the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference to discuss the emerging international trillion dollar market for clean and green technologies, products and services and sustainable development. Marketplace drivers to be addressed include: energy security; public and investor expectations; corporate governance mandates; carbon and toxic emission reduction commitments; measurements and accountability; and evolving local, regional and national regulations and incentives. The inaugural conference is scheduled to take place December 10-11, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The timing of the Conference coincides with several other major global events taking place: the Nobel Peace Prize presentation to Al Gore in Norway; the UN Post Kyoto Conference in Bali; and the Democratic Presidential debate in Los Angeles, which is sure to include a lively discussion of the candidates' positions on the environment and climate change. The significance of these issues emphasizes the importance, relevance and timeliness of the GreenXchange Conference.

As the public and private sectors seek ways to balance the accelerated demand for fossil resources while reducing carbon and other toxic emissions while maintaining economic growth, conference attendees will hear senior executives and entrepreneurs share their experiences of economic benefits driven through their companies' environmental initiatives.

"With so much innovation being developed around the world, it's hard to keep up on what's already in the market, what's about to hit the market, and what's needed in the market. This conference will provide unparalleled opportunities for investors, manufacturers, marketers and purchasers to connect the green dots," said Jeremy Davies, former Chair of the British American Business Council, the largest transatlantic business organization.

"The breadth of speakers assembled represent the who's-who of international companies and organizations involved in the renewable energy marketplace," said Robert Hertzberg, Chairman of the Wales-based G24i. "This conference will provide attendees with unmatched insight into the expanding portfolio of eco-technology based products and services that are available and being deployed, and will showcase the global marketplace's capacity to respond creatively and meaningfully to climate change."

The direct greenhouse gas emissions of private, governmental organizations and NGO's may be comparatively small, but in the aggregate, and internationally, they can have a significant impact on climate change. The GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference is designed to encourage exchange among energy providers, national environmental stewards, and, to afford first-hand opportunities for leaders in the marketplace to share effective practice and messaging on the science and/or solutions to mitigate climate change within an organization and externally to the global public.

Other conference speakers providing a global perspective at the inaugural conference include: Tadashi Maeda, Director General Energy and Natural Resources Finance Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC); Dan Dudek, China-based Chief Economist for Environmental Defense (China, International); Hon. Kazuo Kodama, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles; Hon. Bob Peirce, HM Consul General of Great Britain in Los Angeles; and Lan Xue, Professor, Tsinghua University.

Specific sessions focusing on global green technologies and implementations include:

  • Eco City Planning - China and Los Angeles Case Studies
  • The Greening of Aviation, Airports, and Air Transport
  • Cleaner Fossil Fuels - The Realities of a Carbonless Future
  • Successful Business Strategies in a Carbon-Regulated Environment
  • The Greening of Harbors / Balancing Economy, Jobs & Environment
  • Is Green Enforceable: International Arbitration to Solve Green
  • Disputes
  • Post Kyoto Protocols
  • Wave and Tidal Power and Other Renewable Technologies - How Soon?
  • Greening the Third World - Policy, Investment, Technology &

    For a complete listing of conference tracks, sessions, and speakers, visit

    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 shape 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 ( is a world-exposition and conference, bringing together public and private buyers, vendors, manufacturers, financiers, academics, researchers 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 ( 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(TM) (E For All(TM)), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo(TM), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R) and Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

    About VerdeXchange

    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:

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