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Agenda for The Green Businesss Summit, 6/4-5

Schedule Snapshot to Help You Plan
a Productive and Stimulating Day at the Summit

June 4, 2008
6:00–8:00 PM
Welcome Reception at Noblis, Inc.

Location: 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA, across the street from the Fairview Park Marriott (location of the conference)


June 5, 2008

7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration; breakfast; networking
8:00 – 8:15 AM Opening and Introductions by Wharton DC Club


8:15 – 8:55 AM Morning Keynote: Kathleen Matthews, Marriott Inc.


9:10 – 10:00 AM General Plenary Session Panel
Rick Otis, Environmental Protection Agency (moderator)

Jay Braitsch, DOE

Kevin Moss, BT Americas
Bruce Schlein, Citigroup NY

 

10:30 – 11:25AM
Panel 1-A: The Evolving Legal Framework
Ira Feldman, Greentrack Strategies (moderator)
Robert McKinstry, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Leslie Carothers, Environmental Law Institute

Chuck Kent, Environmental Protection Agency


Panel 1-B: Financial Incentives for Green Capital Projects
Christopher J. Lynch, Wharton Small Business Development Center (moderator)
Baird Brown, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

Brian Castelli, Alliance to Save Energy

Matthew Ferguson, Reznick Group PC

Michael Italiano, Capital Markets Partnership (MTS)


11:30 – 12:25 PM
Panel 2-A: Strategies and Solutions for Decision-Makers
Carol Holding, Holding Associates (moderator)

David Cross, R-Evolution Partners

A. Christine Eppstein, Mcguire Woods Consulting
Owen Wright, IMSM Ltd


Panel 2-B: Investments in Green Businesses

Tom Higgins, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (moderator)

Philip L. Bronner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Scott Kosch, Kosch Capital

Lisa Da Silva, International Finance Corp.

Erik Meyers, Natural Capital Investment Fund (The Conservation Fund)


12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch Keynote: Amr ElSawy, CEO of Noblis, Inc.


1:45 – 2:15 PM Plenary Session: The Presidential Horizon

Ira Feldman, Greentrack Strategies (moderator)

Ken Berlin, Obama campaign representative

Bud McFarlane, McCain campaign representative

Todd Stern, Clinton campaign representative

 

2:35 – 3:30 PM

Panel 3-A: The Greening of Government
Jay Braitsch, DOE (moderator)

Alex Beehler, DOD, OSD-ATL
Dana Arnold, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
Dan Beard, U.S. House of Representatives
Bill Kelly, GSA Telework Matters


Panel 3-B: Clean Tech Solutions Part 1
Lee Dudka, Dudka Associates (moderator)
Brent Bursey, Zettabyte
Harry Furukawa, Goodwill Industries
James C. Jordan, Mag-Lev 2000
Max S. Strauss, Samtek Investments

3:35 – 4:30 PM
Panel 4-A: Changing Climate, Turbulent Oceans, Altered Coastlines
Peter Hill, Consortium for Ocean Leadership (moderator)
Eelco H. Dykstra, M.D., George Washington University
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Environmental Protection Agency
David Evans, Noblis, Inc.

 

 

Panel 4-B: Clean Tech Solutions Part 2
Mike Zats, EPA Energy Star (moderator)
Sally Wilson, CB Richard Ellis

Kate Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency

Douglas Johnson, Consumer Electronics Association

 

Panel 4-C: The Greening of Procurement

Lee Dudka, Dudka Associates (moderator)
Michael Anderson, Whitney Bradley & Brown (ret. USCG)

Lee Bristol, Standard Solar, Inc.


4:45 – 5:30 PM Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Bruce Piasecki, President, AHC Group, Inc.

Author of In Search of Environmental Excellence: Moving Beyond Blame and World, Inc.


5:30 – 7:30PM Closing reception - at the Fairview Park Marriott

 

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