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VERDEXCHANGE Green Marketmakers Conference – January 26-28, 2014, Los Angeles


The 'One' Global Event for Accessing the California and Western States Clean and Green Marketplace January 26-28, 2014 Los Angeles, California

VERDEXCHANGE's 7th Annual Green Marketmakers Conference January 26-28, 2014
VX2014: The Maturing Business of Sustainability
VerdeXchange's cross-platform 7th Annual, VX2014 Conference will take place January 26-28 at the LA Hotel

What You'll Experience
The 7th annual VerdeXchange Conference will convene, under one roof, over 500 leaders and public and private sector marketmakers who buy, manufacture, sell, finance, endorse, and legislate green technologies, products, innovations, infrastructure, and sustainable services. VX2014 offers intimate networking opportunities as California, the United States and the world move forward with addressing climate change and sustainability. VerdeXchange is again partnering with the Urban Land Institute on January

Downtown (a Hyatt Affiliate Hotel). Once again, accomplished clean and greentech entrepreneurs, policymakers, financiers, manufacturing, government policymakers and procurers, and environmental stewards will gather "under-one-roof" to assess "what's in-market," "what's about to be in-market," and "what's needed" in the global, trillion dollar verde economy. Speakers already confirmed include those pictured above: Susan Kennedy, Advanced MicroGrid Solutions, and Former Chief of Staff, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Michael Picker, Senior Advisor to the Governor of Renewable Energy Facilities, Officer of Governor Jerry Brown; Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission; Su Wei, Director General, Climate Change

28th to offer six panels and roundtables focused on successful case studies of sustainable developments.

Department, China’s National Development and Reform Commission; Evan Birenbaum, Program Manager, Environmental Strategy & Corporate Responsibility, Southern California Edison; Jeff Morales, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority; Panama Bartholomy, Formerly with the Office of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. As well as: Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice President Public and Governmental Affairs, Hydro Quebec; James McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, LADWP; Ambassador Vilma Martinez, Chair, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles; Councilmember Paul Krekorian, District 2, City of Los Angeles; Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD; Mike Wallace, Director, Global Reporting Initiative; Doug Failing, Executive Director of Highway Projects, Los Angeles Metro; Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission; Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board; Long Beach Mayor and California ISO Chair Bob Foster; Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles; Canadian Consul General David Fransen; Bob Hertzberg, Mayer Brown, LLP; Sanjay Ranchod, Director of Government Affairs and Senior Counsel, SolarCity; Susan Bitter Smith, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission; Robyn Beavers, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy; Frank Breust, Vice President Governmental Affairs, BMW Group Representative Office California; Kathleen Brown, former California State Treasurer, Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, California Plug In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.Peter Luchetti, Board Member, California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Fiona Ma, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly. Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability, Office of Mayor Stanton, City of Phoenix; Martha Davis, Executive Manager Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Joe Edmiston, Executive Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy; Dan Sperling, Board Member, CARB; Jim Kelly, Former Senior VP, Southern California Edison; Paul Brown, President, Paul Redvers Brown Inc.; Donald Paul, Executive Director, USC Energy Institute; George Minter, Director, Policy and Environment, Southern California Gas Company; Tony Lucente, Nissan Brazil; Malia Cohen, Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; David Jacot, Energy Efficiency Director, LADWP. Felicia Marcus, Board Chair, California State Water Resources

VX2014 Sponsors

Control Board; Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; Jonathan Weisgall, MidAmerican Energy; Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Jack Baylis, The Baylis Group; Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District; Ron Nichols, General Manager, LADWP; Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency; Bill Rouse, General Manager, Yellow Cab of Los Angeles; Sen. Fran Pavley, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, California State Senate; Tim Carmichael, President, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition; Jun Niimi, Consul General, Japanese Consulate, Los Angeles; Gail Goldberg, Executive Director, ULI-Los Angeles; Terry O'Day, Regional Director, eVgo / NRG; Eliot Abel, Renewable Energy Leadership Program, GE Energy; Mark Gold, Associate Director, UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability; Hector De La Torre, CARB Commissioner; Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech; Adi Liberman, Founder and Principal, Liberman and Associates; Jim Kelly, Former Senior VP, SCE; Yufu Cheng, China Country Director, R20: Regions of Climate Action. See more. VX2014 builds on and confirms the central thesis of previous VerdeXchange conferences: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables, sustainable practice, and finance as well as portals to all of North America. Approximately 600 delegates will attend VX2014, including global, national, and regional industry leaders and procurers of solar, wind, energy efficiency, infrastructure engineering, alternative fueled vehicles, project finance, clean water, carbon auditing, smart grid, and green building. All are, or wish to be, actively investing in and shaping the US, Western States, and global green economy marketplace. Since the first VerdeXchange Conference in 2007, the marketplace for Power Generation, Infrastructure, Grid Management, One Water, Sustainable Development, Mobility Alternatives, Intelligent Grids, National Defense, and Security have been transformed by public policies and entrepreneurial investments. Regulations for reducing greenhouse gases were in their formative stages seven years ago. Today, many nations, sub-regional, and local governments have introduced broad-based regulations to incentivize the adoption of renewable and clean energy technologies. Consumers are being incentivized to purchase Net Zero homes, and Net Metering is driving growth in distributed energy. New and higher global estimates of oil and gas reserves promise abundance, hemispheric security, and low energy prices, especially with the increased use of fracking to recover oil and gas from deep shale formations in locations like North

Dakota, Montana, and Canada. Contrary to dire predictions only five years ago, energy independence may be achieved by the US in a relatively short period of time. To be discussed: How price competitive will renewables and new innovative clean technologies be in the future? Lastly, the seventh annual VX2014, in partnership with Urban Land Institute’s FutureBuild again will, on Tuesday, January 28th, feature six morning panels involving leading developers, real estate financiers, and public sector planners and environmental regulators from metro Los Angeles and around the world. They will be sharing case studies of FutureBuild opportunities and technologies now driving green build innovation and sustainable development. VX2014 panel topics will include: • Innovative Financing of Renewable Energy and Water Projects • Rethinking Utility Regulation to Get From Megawatts to Gigawatts • Big Data’s Impact on Clean & Green Technology Performance • Where Now for Solar & Wind–Marketplace Strategies, Policy & Investment • Cars 2.1: The Market Today & Tomorrow for Clean and Fuel Efficient Cars • One Water... Making it a Reality • Natural Gas & Renewables in an Era of Energy Abundance • Greening the San Pedro Bay Ports • Monetizing & Incenting Efficiency Conservation • To Frack or Not to Frack: Is That the Question? • Are American Utilities Now in a Death Spiral? • Guerilla Planning & Urban Acupuncture • Commercializing Clean Tech—Global Incubation/Acceleration Models • CARB’s 2014 Agenda for Transportation Fuels • Designing & Financing Resilient Infrastructure • Micro Grids for Buildings and Communities • Energy from Waste Water and Sludge • Innovative Financing of Renewables—Solar, Wind and Water • Clean Tech Grid Integration—The ROI of Smart Two-Way Technologies • Game Changer: Battery and Storage Technology—Carbon Capture Technology and Practice (Quebec/Japan/US) • Performance Reporting: Leveraging the Power of Social & Environmental Performance Reporting • Waste-to-Energy Conversion Technologies and Protocols • Carbon Capture Technologies & Practices • Renewables Post 2020 • Adaptation of Water Supply & Uses to the Challenges of Climate Change • Envisioning More Sustainable Metropolises: Greener by Design

• Sustainable Transportation: Trains, Buses & Fleets • The Promise of an Interstate, Multi-Modal Regional Network: The High Desert Corridor • China Case Study: Climate Change Policy/Climate Adaptation • Healthy Facilities & Communities by Design • Aligning UC Research With The Goals of California's Climate Change Policymakers

Additionally, international collaboration, global business partnerships, and the emergence of new technologies to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency, and provide new sources of energy, continue apace. The elevated importance of water resource management and the need for continuing dialogue between government, regulators, and business has never been stronger. The use of global standards to measure and report the initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases is gaining acceptance among investors. Against this backdrop of contradictory pressures, volatility and uncertainty, the VerdeXchange 2014 Green Marketmakers Conference is being planned, and we invite you to attend. Details: VERDEXCHANGE 2014 Conference January 26-28, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Learn more at the conference website. Register today and save. We look forward to seeing you at the conference! Sincerely, David Abel Chairman, VerdeXchange TESTIMONIALS: "At no other conference that I have attended have I made more important contacts than at VerdeXchange. That is why JPL will be a participant this year at VX2014." -Dean Wiberg, JPL Manager, Commercial Technology Partnerships Office "That’s why I attend the VERDEXCHANGE Conferences: It’s an under-one-roof event where I can count on learning about the most recent market trends and on having the opportunity to meet in small group settings with the buyers and sellers, investors, and environmental stewards shaping the market."

-Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board "California is the epicenter of climate change initiatives and those attending the VERDEXCHANGE Conference will hear firsthand about when and where the most interesting opportunities will be felt. I look forward to engaging with the leading executives in the public and private sector and learning how these marketmakers plan to meet the demand for breakthrough renewable technologies." -Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta "Looking at the lineup, the VERDEXCHANGE Conference will do for the green marketplace what the Sundance Film Festival did for the movie industry...Nowhere else do I see a confluence of the diverse range of sectors—energy, finance, transportation, public and private utilities, built environment planning, and universities—all with the singular goal of delivering and capitalizing on clean and green products and services." -Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and Former U.S. Trade Secretary Mickey Kantor
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