Taking Place June 22-24 at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado, the Fifteenth Annual Event Brings Together Speakers from Coca-Cola, Whole Foods, Aveda, IDEO, UnitedHealth, Mohawk Industries Ecover and Others
BOULDER, Colo., May 23 /CSRwire/ - The LOHAS Forum announced today the speaker lineup for LOHAS Forum 2011, the nation's premier gathering of thought leaders, investors and industry executives focused on the $290 billion LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) market. Now in its fifteenth year, the event takes place June 22 - 24 at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado and will focus on a broad portfolio of issues including alternative energy, health and wellness, start-up financing, green jobs, brand values and social media.
Speakers at LOHAS Forum 2011 include futurist Jean Houston, founder of the Human Potential Movement; Casey Shenan, CEO of Patagonia; Michael Besancon, Global Vice President of of Purchasing, Distribution, & Communications for Whole Foods; Mary-Ann Somers, Vice President of Coca-Cola Emerging Brands; Chuck Bennett, Vice President of Earth & Community Care for Aveda; Mick Bremans, CEO of Ecover; among many others.
Additionally, the Natural Marketing Institute's (NMI) Managing Partner Steve French and LOHAS Business Director Gwynne Rogers will share insights on the latest findings from the LOHAS Consumer Trends Database (LCTD), NMI's global consumer tracking tool that explores sustainable consumption around the world. LOHAS Forum 2011 will also feature a full schedule of interactive programming where attendees are given access to industry experts with daily one-to-one mentoring programs; networking opportunities during daily receptions, meals and exercise activities; and intimate break-out sessions each afternoon.
"The LOHAS community finds itself in the driver seat of creating a paradigm for authentic and transparent business practices and is well-positioned for great expansion across every industry," said Ted Ning, director of the LOHAS Forum. "Now more than ever, we are helping businesses create roadmaps and build partnerships to take a stake it the LOHAS marketplace and eco-conscious economy."
LOHAS 2011 Forum sponsors include Gaiam, Mohawk Industries, EcoBonus, The SOAP Group, Ingeo, Quickmobile, Rancho La Puerta, 1% for the Planet, WhiteWave Foods, Native Energy, NOVA, GreaterGood Network, Canopy Airport Parking, Shelton Group, Frey Vineyards, Cascadian Farm, LARABAR, Chico Bag, Organic India USA, and Saeger Media Group. Media Sponsors include, Mother Jones Magazine, Spa Magazine, Organic Spa Magazine, The ReDirect Guide, Natural Standard, Ode Magazine, and Whole Living.
LOHAS, an acronym for 'Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability,' describes a marketplace focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. One in four Americans is part of this group - nearly 41 million people and growing
Since its inception in 1996, LOHAS has been the catalyst for the adoption of sustainable living and environment-friendly practices for the globally conscious business community. The LOHAS Forum is the leading annual gathering of thought and opinion leaders in the LOHAS marketplace. The LOHAS 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. Other events include musical performances, workshops and networking receptions.
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