Initial Speakers Announced for Green West, May 20-22, 2008, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Honorable Robert Foster, Mayor of Long Beach, California; James Weiner, AIA, The U.S. Green Building Council; Al Weverstad, Executive Director of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, General Motors, among those slated to participate in inaugural B-to B green event
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Media Enterprises (GME) today unveiled an initial speakers list for the upcoming Green West show scheduled May 20-22, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“It is an honor to feature such a revered group of industry leaders and experts at Green West, especially in our inaugural year”
“It is an honor to feature such a revered group of industry leaders and experts at Green West, especially in our inaugural year,” said Diane O’Connor, President of Green Media Enterprises. “We feel it a tremendous privilege to be able to bring such valuable information and expertise to our show attendees.”
Those headlining the current list of confirmed speakers and panel members for Green West are as follows. Additional conference speakers and panel participants can be found at www.GreenWestExpo.com.
David Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Edison International.
Dan Beard, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Beard is charged with leading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s "Green the Capitol" initiative.
Colette Brooks, Founder and CIO of Big Imagination Group, an eco-friendly public relations agency that helps guide clients and companies toward brand sustainability. Ms. Brooks is also the founder of Biobling, an online resource that connects eco-conscious people with biodiesel cars and the fuel to run them, as well as co-founder of the Los Angeles Biodiesel Co-op.
Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership. The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of 33 organizations that believe fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen have the potential to change the future of transportation.
The Honorable Robert Foster, Mayor of Long Beach, California. Former President of Southern California Edison, Mayor “Bob” Foster has led successful initiatives with Green Ports and Air Pollution Control since taking office in 2006. Foster has successfully created legislation that will cap the amount of air pollution coming from the port.
Joel Kurtzman, Milken Institute. The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank whose mission is to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations in the U.S. and around the world by helping business and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity.
H. David Nahai, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The LADWP is the nation's largest municipal utility and serves the water and electricity needs of the City of Los Angeles.
Leslie Tamminen, Legislative Director, Heal the Bay. Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean through the use of research, education, community action and advocacy.
Gary Toebben, President, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. By being the voice of business, helping its members grow and promoting collaboration, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce seeks full prosperity for the Los Angeles region.
James Weiner, AIA, The U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices.
Al Weverstad, Executive Director of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, General Motors. General Motors Corp., the world's largest automaker, is committed to developing the industry's widest range of gas-friendly to gas-free vehicles.
Paul Wormser, Senior Director, Sharp Solar Systems. Sharp has been the world's #1 solar cell producer every year since 2000.
About Green West:
Green West (along with its New York counterpart Green East) will bring together the entire spectrum of green products and services under one roof, targeting business, government, and individual interests alike. Operating successfully in the rapidly evolving green marketplace requires solid information, continuing education, and reliable sourcing of new products and services. Green West is a dynamic new trade event that reinvents the traditional concept of an expo and conference. Offering the complete interactive experience, Green West features the full spectrum of exhibits, conference panels, in-depth exhibitor product presentation seminars, special events, keynote addresses, and unique networking opportunities, all on the show floor.
About Green Media Enterprises:
Green Media Enterprises, a portfolio company of EBITDA Media, was established in 2007 by a dedicated group of senior media management professionals with a vision of building an integrated media platform dedicated to the green marketplace. Green Media Enterprises’ management team is uniquely qualified to produce the most comprehensive trade shows, seminars, publications, and Web sites dedicated to all things green. Green Media Enterprises’ inaugural events are the Green West and Green East expositions, to be held May 20-22, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and October 21-23, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
For more information on Green West and Green East, please contact: Suzanna Rosemont, VP of Marketing (310) 984-6903 SRosemont@GreenMediaEnterprises.com