Submitted by: LOHAS
Posted: May 27, 2008 – 03:18 PM EST
May 27 /CSRwire/ - Broomfield, CO - The LOHAS 12 Forum is the place to be, if you want to be the first to know what's going on in the world of Green and beyond! While today's trend is a huge migration of businesses toward "going Green," many of the companies at this year's Forum actually started Green.
On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 LOHAS (acronym for Lifestyles of Heath and Sustainability) will kick off its 12th annual networking forum in Boulder, CO at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa. For more than a decade, the LOHAS Forum has served as the global gathering of the premier businesses, thought leaders, market researchers, media executives and opinion makers seeking to participate in the $209 billion LOHAS market. The focus on eco-friendly and sustainable business practices is becoming more the norm, which makes the need for communication and networking resources more vital than ever.
This year, exhibitors represent an interesting cross section of companies, from Fortune 500 giants, to small businesses that helped blaze the trail of sustainability others are now following. Attendees at LOHAS 12 Forum will include corporate giants, such as SC Johnson, Mercedes Benz, Macy's, Kimberly Clark, Frito-Lay, Crocs and L'Oreal. They will be side by side with trail blazing companies, such as Gaiam Inc., Whole Foods, Fire and Light, Native Energy, Jurlique, Hess Natur, Organic Style, WhiteWave Foods, Horizon Organic and many more. They will all share how they are putting their best foot forward in this rapidly evolving socially and environmentally conscious world. These exhibitors will showcase their eco-friendly business practices and what exciting Green plans they have for the future.
The speakers at this year's LOHAS forum represent the seasoned pioneers of the eco movement alongside the next generation of sustainable business leaders and come from all corners of the industry. The Forum is proud to announce the following:
Founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, Horst Rechelbacher
SW Regional President, Whole Foods Market, Michael Besancon
Founder of the Green Spa Network Michael Stusser
Co-Founder and CEO of TeraCycle Tom Szaky
Founder and CEO of Pangea Organics Joshua Onysko
"Green Living's Real Deal" TV Host Sara Snow
Author of "Waking Up In Time" Peter Russell
World renowned author and actor Mariel Hemingway
VP of Marketing & Communications for Patagonia Rob BonDurant
Actor/activist Ed Begley Jr.
Sessions will include:
"Authentic Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities
for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs"
"How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow"
"LOHAS Market & Consumer Trends: The Green Tide is Rising"
"Minding Your Business"
"What Constitutes a Green Spa"
"The True Value of Organic"
"How to Create a Successful Non-Profit Partnership"
"The Future of Green Media"
"A Discussion With Whole Foods & Wal Mart"
"Fair Trade & Sustainable Sourcing"
"Green Steps in the Outdoor Industry"
"Understanding Sustainable Packaging"
"Sustainable Branding and the Conscious Consumer"
"Penetrating Mainstream Markets With LOHAS Products"
LOHAS 12 will showcase to businesses and individuals that sustainability is a requirement, rather than a choice, further promoting the LOHAS lifestyle beneficial to the future of our planet. The LOHAS Forum celebrates those individuals and corporations who have found ways to make sustainability not only good for the planet, but also good for profitability. They've created entirely new business categories and services that enhance local and global economies. LOHAS 12 will applaud today's trailblazers, while also challenging all individuals and businesses to build upon what they offer now, envisioning a truly sustainable business climate - and planet - in the future.
About LOHAS Forum
Since its inception in 1996, LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) has been the catalyst for the adoption of sustainable living and environment-friendly practices within the North American and global business community. The LOHAS Forum is the leading annual gathering of thought and opinion leaders in the LOHAS marketplace.
The LOHAS 12 Forum features highly influential speakers and panelists who address and explore some of today's most prominent issues and business challenges, in the world of health and wellness. Featured speakers for this year's Forum include;
Rand Waddoups, Sr. Director of Sustainability, Wal-Mart
Raphael Bemporad, CEO and Founder, BBMG
Eli Halliwell, CEO, Jurlique
Bryan Welch, CEO, Ogden Publications
Steve French, Managing Partner, The Natural Marketing Institute
Chip Conley, CEO and Founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Clodaugh, CEO and Founder of Clodaugh Design
Simran Sethi, Eco-host, Sundance Channel
Wayne Zink, CEO Endangered Species Chocolate
Rodney Yee, Yoga Instructor
Woody Tasch, Director, Investor's Circle
Other events include musical performances, culinary experiences, demonstrations and networking receptions. For more information about LOHAS 12 visit www.lohas.com.
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