Tuesday, February 10, 2015

UDC to Host World Green Energy Symposium March 12

"Renewables will command...65% of the $7.7 trillion of power investment....Economics – rather than policy – will increasingly drive the uptake of renewable technologies....." Bloomberg 2030 Market Outlook 

You are invited to join us March 12, 2015, at the World Green Energy Symposium. WGES is known for its balanced strategic process and serves as a platform for launches, unveiling of incentives and programs, forecasts, policies and actual case studies. The WGES program focuses on renewable and advanced technologies/innovations as the vantage point in the new economy for creating and maintaining jobs, contract and exporting policies leading to economic vitality and a healthier planet. Designed to serve as a conduit for opportunity and outcome, the WGES also provides opportunities for learning, exchanging, exhibiting and investing in the future of new energy technologies, products and services. 

Why you should attend:  
  • (WGES) ..a quality, not just a quantity for the sake of quantity event. It was well planned and worthy of our time...(UGI)
  • The relationship building and collaboration as a result of your outstanding efforts to put together a world class symposium has been invaluable... V.Reynoso, CEO GEE
  • I get to attend symposiums & events on a regular basis. I find the WGES events to be one of the best organized, most informative, packed with highly connected and influential people... M.Holler, Director EES
  • We (DOW) Applaud WGES and its efforts to raise awareness and elevate the importance of energy efficiency...
Continue reading for the speaker line up!
You Will Not Want to Miss What These Leading Experts Have To Say!

The below confirmed presenters are top in their fields and will be accessible to connect   with attendees throughout the program! Join Us as we Tap into this $7 trillion market and learn from top sources opportunities that exist NOW for jobs, contracting, partnering, grants, investments AND learn about the latest technologies and products for cost efficiency savings. Speakers include: 

  • Dr. Sabine O'Hara, Dean of Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences University of D.C. (confirmed). She is the Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). As Dean of CAUSES, she is responsible for academic, research and community outreach programs in the tradition of land grant universities, and is leading UDC’s efforts to building a cutting edge model for urban agriculture that improves the quality of life and economic opportunity for urban populations.

  • Dr. Leo S Mackay, Jr. Lockheed Martin - Vice President Ethics and Sustainability (confirmed) Dr. Mackay is Corporate Vice President Ethics and Sustainability and an elected Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Lockheed sales revenue is estimated at $45.5 Billion, and one of the largest defense Prime Contractors for the federal government. As the Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for ensuring responsible growth and global corporate citizenship. He is an independent director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a $25B+ leading global provider of business and technology services.

  • Michael Wells, Partner and Vice President IBM (confirmed). Mr. Wells is a Partner and Vice President in IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) Organization. IBM sales revenue is estimated at more than $24 billion and is a Prime federal contractor. Specifically, he is responsible for IBM’s Smarter Planet/Cities initiative. Michael is the IBM GBS World-Wide Leader for Smarter Buildings and Water.

  • Kevin Kampschroer, Deputy Senior Sustainability Official, U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings (confirmed) Mr. Kampschroer manages the government’s implementation of a comprehensive improvement in the training and certification of facility managers and personnel across the entire Federal government. He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings. GSA oversees $66 billion of procurement annually. It contributes to the management of about $500 billion in U.S. federal property, divided chiefly among 8,300 owned and leased buildings and 210,000 vehicles.

  • Kristine M. Kingery, Director Army Sustainability Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) - Master Class (confirmed) Ms. Kingery has overall responsibility for Army-wide sustainability initiatives. The U.S. Army’s operates on a $465 billion dollar overall budget. She provides program oversight, strategic planning, policy recommendations, and establishes goals, objectives, and metrics for sustainability initiatives. She is responsible for the vertical and horizontal coordination of programs from installations to Headquarters, Department of the Army with full authority for management decisions related to program initiatives.

  • Landon Van Dyke, U. S. State Department, Senior MA Executive Coordinator of Sustainability (confirmed). Mr. Van Dyke oversees the State Department's efforts to operate in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. Working both with U.S. and foreign missions, Mr. Van Dyke collaborates with the diplomatic community to promote best practices and to minimize its environmental footprint. Previously, he served at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Associate Director of International Affairs and Climate Change.

  • Kelly Dempsey, U. S. Department of Commerce National Institute Standard &Technology (NIST) (confirmed). Ms. Dempsey's division's role is to develop, review, provide guidance on information system security federal government-wide, conduct research towards development of information system security guidance, and participate on multi-agency committees related to information system security.

  • Harry Wingo, President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce (confirmed) Mr. Wingo is the President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce, a Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Officer. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Yale Law School. Prior to the DC Chamber, he was Managing Partner of West River Solutions, a DC-based technology consulting firm focused on cyber security and also spent five years in Google's DC office, where he was Senior Policy Counsel and managed a program to hire military veterans. Mr. Wingo has served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission. 

Highlights presented by other experts at this WGES Forum also Include: 

  • Power Africa $20 Billion for U.S. Companies, International Exporting Opportunity, Cost Effective Solutions Savings, Funding & Investments from Micro to Millions, Government Contracting & Grant Opportunities, 
  • Global Launch Technology from Stockholm Sweden & Documentary (Live) on the WGES Master Stage, 
  • How to Get Investors Interest in Your Technology presented by Major Investors, 
  •  Public Private Partnerships Ways to Fund & Develop Green Energy Projects, 
  • A Unique Approach to Developing Urban Sustainability 
  • And more!
Local and federal representation includes: the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, U. S. Department of Energy, State Department and more! 

The WGES Hosts, Ambassadors, and Partners invite you to join us. Visit http://www.wges.us for more information on this not-to-be-missed opportunity and to register while space is still available!

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