The Power of New Energy
World Stage for Sustainable Technologies & Innovations
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Contact:

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World Green Energy Symposium Coming to Niagara Falls

April 22-24, 2014 – Doors Open to this World Event on EARTH DAY 2014

 

WGES partnering with New York State to bring top experts to Niagara Falls for premier World Event featuring economic programs, sustainable products & technologies in new energy

(August 1, 2013 – Niagara Falls, New York) — The World Green Energy Symposium (WGES), a premier world event which will unveil the latest technologies and economic opportunities in new energy and feature top experts in sustainable energy, will be held April 22-24, 2014 in Niagara Falls, New York. It was announced today that the WGES will take place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls with doors opening on 2014 EARTH DAY.

The World Green Energy Symposium has been held in major cities and venues and is known for drawing thousands of participants from a broad array of energy related disciplines. The World Exhibitor Showcase will contain the latest products and innovations, as well as master class lectures and workshops conducted by renowned experts in the field. The program agenda provides a world stage of education and information exchange.

The program’s rollout announcement on Thursday, August 1 was moderated by Ed Kowalewski, Empire State Development (ESD) Director of International Investment Program and Private Sector Liaison at World Bank.   Professor Robert Gallagher, Executive Chairman of the WGES Organizing Council, launched a portion of the program ahead of this major conference on sustainable development. The conference is expected to attract top industry leaders, government officials, universities, environmental and economic experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators, government agencies, financial lenders and investors, manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations who will engage in a platform of education and information exchange using sustainable technologies and sustainable development as a vantage point to increase the economics in communities.

“Sustainable economic development is a top priority – it creates jobs and reduces future environmental challenges,” Professor Gallagher said at the media briefing. “Sustainable energy alternatives, climate control innovations, technologies to decrease carbon emissions, reducing landfills with new technologies, manufacturing of renewable products, and information on latest policies and tax incentives, along with participations from local, state, federal agencies, information on contracting opportunities, exporting and trade, details on careers and new disciplines – all are addressed at the WGES by top experts while the WGES World Exhibitors Showcase their latest products and technologies currently available to meet procurement requirements in both government and private sector and to benefit businesses, homes, and communities.”

Community and business leaders, delegates and dignitaries who presented at today’s launch included WGES Organizing Council Executive Chairman and Professor Robert Gallagher; ESD Vice President of Strategic Business Development Jeff Janiszewski; Bi-National Alliance Executive Director Arlene White; Legislator Kathryn Lance, Chairwoman of the Niagara County Legislature Economic Development; and Niagara County Legislator Cheree J. Copelin.

The 2014 World Green Energy Symposium at Niagara Falls symbolically will open on EARTH DAY and is a perfect fit to show the world the beauty of this area and the economic opportunities available through sustainability.

Professor Gallagher concluded by saying, “By bringing this world event to Niagara Falls/Buffalo there is a unique opportunity to have a world stage to unveil plans, policies, programs and opportunities as a vantage point for a sustainable future.”
ABOUT
The World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) is a premier program known to attract some of the best minds from a multi-disciplined audience under one roof. WGES is designed to implement innovative thinking and showcase products and innovations to ensure environmental and economic success in the new energy industry today and for the future. WGES programs attract leaders in the energy industry who present the latest case studies, unveil upcoming innovations and projects, discuss contracting opportunities and provide updates on the latest policy to a global audience and the media. WGES attracts a diverse audience from local and federal governments, industry, academia, nonprofit organizations and representatives involved in B2B, B2G, G2G activities.

Attendees will be provided with opportunities to network with others in the green energy field and the symposium is the perfect place for learning, exchanging, exhibiting, procuring, and investing in the future of latest energy technologies. The latest green energy products and technologies will be showcased at the 2014 World Green Energy Symposium at Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York and seen by an enthusiastic and forward thinking audience. For more visit www. wges.us
Empire State Development is New York’s chief economic development agency and administrator of the statewide business resource portal New York First (www.NYfirst.NY.gov). The mission of Empire State Development is to promote business investment and growth that leads to job creation and prosperous communities across New York State. ESD also oversees the marketing of “I LOVE NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Empire State Development, visit www.esd.ny.gov


For Immediate Release: August 1, 2013

World Green Energy Symposium Coming to Niagara Falls
April 22-24, 2014 – Doors Open to this World Event on EARTH DAY 2014

WGES partnering with New York State to bring top experts to Niagara Falls for premier World Event featuring economic programs, sustainable products & technologies in new energy

(August 1, 2013 – Niagara Falls, New York) — The World Green Energy Symposium (WGES), a premier world event which will unveil the latest technologies and economic opportunities in new energy and feature top experts in sustainable energy, will be held April 22-24, 2014 in Niagara Falls, New York.     It was announced today that the WGES will take place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls with doors opening on 2014 EARTH DAY.

The World Green Energy Symposium has been held in major cities and venues and is known for drawing thousands of participants from a broad array of energy related disciplines.  The World Exhibitor Showcase will contain the latest products and innovations, as well as master class lectures and workshops conducted by renowned experts in the field. The program agenda provides a world stage of education and information exchange.

The program’s rollout announcement on Thursday, August 1 was moderated by Ed Kowalewski, Empire State Development (ESD) Director of International Investment Program and Private Sector Liaison at World Bank.    Professor Robert Gallagher, Executive Chairman of the WGES Organizing Council, launched a portion of the program ahead of this major conference on sustainable development.  The conference is expected to attract top industry leaders, government officials, universities, environmental and economic experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators, government agencies, financial lenders and investors, manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations who will engage in a platform of education and information exchange using sustainable technologies and sustainable development as a vantage point to increase the economics in communities.

“Sustainable economic development is a top priority – it creates jobs and reduces future environmental challenges,” Professor Gallagher said at the media briefing. “Sustainable energy alternatives, climate control innovations,  technologies to decrease carbon emissions, reducing landfills with new technologies, manufacturing of renewable products, and information on latest policies and tax incentives, along with participations from local, state, federal agencies, information on contracting opportunities, exporting and trade, details on careers and new disciplines – all are addressed at the WGES by top experts while the WGES World Exhibitors Showcase their latest products and technologies currently available to meet procurement requirements in both government and private sector and to benefit businesses, homes, and communities.”

Community and business leaders, delegates and dignitaries who presented at today’s launch included WGES Organizing Council Executive Chairman and Professor Robert Gallagher; ESD Vice President of Strategic Business Development Jeff Janiszewski; Bi-National Alliance Executive Director Arlene White; Legislator Kathryn Lance, Chairwoman of the Niagara County Legislature Economic Development; and Niagara County Legislator Cheree J. Copelin.

The 2014 World Green Energy Symposium at Niagara Falls symbolically will open on EARTH DAY and is a perfect fit to show the world the beauty of this area and the economic opportunities available through sustainability.

Professor Gallagher concluded by saying, “By bringing this world event to Niagara Falls/Buffalo there is a unique opportunity to have a world stage to unveil plans, policies, programs and opportunities as a vantage point for a sustainable future.”

The World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) is a premier program known to attract some of the best minds from a multi-disciplined audience under one roof.  WGES is designed to implement innovative thinking and showcase products and innovations to ensure environmental and economic success in the new energy industry today and for the future.  WGES programs attract leaders in the energy industry who present the latest case studies, unveil upcoming innovations and projects, discuss contracting opportunities and provide updates on the latest policy to a global audience and the media. WGES attracts a diverse audience from local and federal governments, industry, academia, nonprofit organizations and representatives involved in B2B, B2G, G2G activities.

Attendees will be provided with opportunities to network with others in the green energy field and the symposium is the perfect place for learning, exchanging, exhibiting, procuring, and investing in the future of latest energy technologies.  The latest green energy products and technologies will be showcased at the 2014 World Green Energy Symposium at Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York and seen by an enthusiastic and forward thinking audience.  For more visit www. wges.us.

Empire State Development is New York’s chief economic development agency and administrator of the statewide business resource portal New York First (www.NYfirst.NY.gov).  The mission of Empire State Development is to promote business investment and growth that leads to job creation and prosperous communities across New York State.  ESD also oversees the marketing of “I LOVE NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand.  For more information on Empire State Development, visit www.esd.ny.gov.
AECOM presents at World Green Energy Symposium

11-Apr-2013
AECOM’s vision for a more sustainable future drives much of our work, including the foundation of how we operate as a company. This commitment is visible in the everyday practices of our people and our projects.


Mark Gander, AECOM Director, was among a group of leading scientists, researchers, innovators, officials, and corporate leaders to present at the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) at the City University of New York (CUNY), Hunter College in New York City, in March, 2013.  Gander discussed ways to reduce energy consumption, develop renewable sources, improve grid reliability, cut emissions from fuels already in use, and deploy efficiency enhancements along the energy conversion chain.

His presentation, "Integrated Solutions in Sustainable Green Energy and Transportation,” focused on clean renewable energy, technology, transportation, electric car vehicles, green parking, and place-based strategies such as an eco-district or transit-oriented development that are comprehensive ways to optimize the efficient use of land , energy and water and create jobs.

The WGES attracts the best minds and top decision makers through a carefully planned strategic process which has developed into the foundation leading to an outstanding premier technical program providing a world stage for a platform of education and information exchange on new and existing advances in sustainable energy.


(Article can be found here)


Top Experts in Sustainability Will Converge in NYC for 2013 World Green Energy Symposium 

Some of the best minds and top experts will meet and unveil latest economic opportunities, launches, policies and latest technologies in new energy for the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) March 26,2013 at Hunter College(CUNY),NYC

Http://www.wges.us

 

News – 19-January-2013 –The 4th Annual World Green Energy Symposium (WGES.US) is coming to New York City and will be held on March 26, 2013 at Hunter College, the City University of New York (CUNY), located on 68th Street & Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The program focuses on green/renewable energy technology and innovations, advancements in existing technologies as a vantage point in the new economy, creating and maintaining jobs,contracting and exporting opportunities, and new policies, all leading to economic vitality and a healthier planet. WGES.US has a proven track record for bringing together some of the best minds and top echelon of experts under one roof while serving as a world stage for launches of new programs, case studies, policies, technologies, innovations and contracting opportunities.

 

The WGES.US has made its mark consecutively since its inception in 2008. It continues to attract and engage multi-discipline communities of subject matter experts, including; corporate, federal, state, and local government officials and government agency personnel, U.S Trade export officials, policymakers, global businesses, entrepreneurs, environmental organizations, economic development organizations, academia, banks, financial institutions, investors and engineers, architects, developers, manufacturers, innovators,Nobel Laureates, scientists, professors, university students, information technology professionals, chambers of commerce, consulates, and trade organizations. The WGES Exhibitors Showcase the latest innovations, products, and technologies, and use the WGES as an unveil and launch to the interested audience of program managers, contracting officials, buyers and lenders.

 

Since its inception it has developed a stellar reputation drawing some of the best minds and top experts as presenters and participants as testimonials and media reports reveal. Some of the participating agencies, partners, and participants included: the White House, U.S. Department Of Commerce (MBDA), U.S. Department of Energy (EERE), U.S. General Services Administration (PBS, FAS) U. S Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U. S. Department of Defense – Pentagon, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Labor (women’s bureau) U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA and SBA Office of Advocacy, Small Business Development Centers). While industry participants and exhibitors have included DOW, Tishman,Siemans, GE, Johnson Controls, and others exhibiting side by side with small businesses & entrepreneurs, local and state offices, while Mayors, Governors, and Dignitaries who participate walking the WGES Exhibit Floor. In summary, the WGES program is carefully structured to serve as a world stage and platform of education and information exchange for New Information, New Policies, New Launches, New Technologies, Latest Products, Services,& Contracting Opportunities.

 

Attendees increase their network opportunities and also learn latest initiatives from government, industry and academia. For those interested in this industry, it is hailed as a not to be missed event.

 

The 2013 WGES will take place on Tuesday, March 26 at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) 68th Street & Lexington Avenue (W-Main Campus) New York City, New York. Registration is now open online at http://www.wges.us. Exhibits open at 7:00am, program opens at 8:00am.

 

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About the WGES: The mission of WGES is to serve as a platform of education and information exchange and as a world stage. The program focuses on showcasing of green/renewable energy technology and innovations, advancements in existing technologies as a vantage point in the new economy creating and maintaining jobs, contract and exporting opportunities, and new policies leading to economic vitality and a healthier planet.

 

Washington DC To Host the 2012 World Green Energy Symposium - June 21, 2012

We applaud the WGES and its efforts to raise awareness and elevate the importance of energy efficiency." DOW



One of the hottest tickets in Washington DC is the World Green Energy Symposium where top experts unveil economic opportunities and latest technologies in new energy on June 21st at the Washington Post Conference Center.


The nation's capital will play host to the world's top sustainable energy experts from both the public and the private sector who will provide information on policies, case studies, innovative products, contracting and funding opportunities. The economic opportunities and the power of new energy will be unveiled in Washington, DC on June 21st at the 2012 World Green Energy Symposium.

The Symposium will feature the latest innovative technologies & products. It will also serve as a platform new green energy initiatives and economic opportunities.

The World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) is well known for featuring the top experts in the field of sustainable energy. These individuals will speak about the latest green energy programs and touch on the recent case studies, policies, technologies, innovations, economic and contracting opportunities.

WGES attracts a diverse audience from local and federal governments, industry, academia, nonprofit organizations and representatives involved in B2B, B2G, G2G activities.

Attendees will be provided with opportunities to network with others in the green energy field and the symposium is the perfect place for learning, exchanging, exhibiting, procuring, and investing in the future of latest energy technologies.

For those looking to showcase the latest green energy products and technologies there is no better opportunity than the 2012 World Green Energy Symposium. Not only will these products and technologies be seen by an enthusiastic and forward thinking audience, but with the DC location, by the top decision makers in government as well.

Media Contact:
Professor Robert J. Gallagher, WGES Executive Chairman
202-465-0009 or email professor@worldgreenenergysymposium.us

 

June 21, 2012
Washington DC
USA

Register Today!

 


 

The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium & Expo Yields Kudos and Accolades from Attendees & Exhibitors

The 2010 World Green energy Symposium & Expo great success with a large numbers of businesses, academia, scientists, government agencies, students, manufacturers, innovators, distributors and world renowned expert. Sponsors and exhibitors are already beginning to sign up for the 3rd Annual WGES which will be held October 19 - 21, 2011.



Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States - The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium & Expo drew attendees across the globe from various disciplines.


The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium was held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia USA from October 21 to 23, 2010. Its success was based in great part on a well planned platform of exchange and educational classes creating an atmosphere of information exchange for contracting & business networking opportunities to the multi-disciplines whose focus is specific to the new energy industry.Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania’s 45th Governor, began a second term of office on January 16, 2007, following a landslide re-election victory. As Governor, Rendell serves as chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state and oversees a $28.3 billion budget.

"I thought the 2010 WGES was fantastic and learned much more than I thought was possible in such a short time. I'll certainly be there next year."

The feedback has been excellent. The classes were conducted by lecturers who were selected based on their extensive experience and involvement in the area pertaining to the field. The audience consisted of academia, business, government, innovation, technological, manufacturing or distribution. "This is one of the main reasons for the Symposium's continued success." States Professor Gallagher, executive chair of the WGES. The WGES planning committees are themselves from multi-disciplines and in tune with the audience involved. "We believe our lecture style educational class setting which is inclusive of leading scientists, professors, renowned subject matters speakers from industry, government and organizations works well in the successful outcome".

"Specifically there is business taking place at the symposium, whether it be B2B, G2G or B2G." states Professor Gallagher, "Our co-hosts now include 6 universities who also exhibit and participate in the classes and outreach, our partners are from across all disciplines, and our industry sponsors are top leaders in the new energy and sustainable economic arena. Our exhibitors are carefully selected so they have the products, services, innovations to showcase which will attract the attendee and vice versa" Concludes Professor Gallagher, " We also provide tuition for a number of students from different universities to attend the WGES lectures and this completes the cycle of job creators for present and future workforce in this industry."

The agenda ranged from global green initiatives, innovations & products to latest updates on sustainability and green ecotourism to reducing the carbon footprint and contracting opportunities from government and industry experts. The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium participants heard from world renowned subject matter experts in the field of new & sustainable energy, learned about new initiatives, careers and current renewable energy costs and paybacks, case studies of successful projects, and discovered the new policies, tax incentives and rebates available and much more.

Participating industry partners, agencies and businesses included; Global industry partners Tishman, Gold industry partners Johnson Controls and UGI Performance Solutions, Silver industry partners C+J Signs and Campaign America. In addition, other partners and participating agencies include Clean Air Council, EcoLibrium, PennEnvironment, Lockheed Martin, World Trade Center of Philadelphia, Greater Select of Philadelphia, Sustainable Business Network, Drexel Smarthouse, Temple Fox News of Business, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, participating agencies included; The United States Department of Defense, the United States General Services Administration, the United States Department of Energy, United States Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and Economic Development, with exhibit hall consisting of many businesses and organizations displaying their new energy products, services and technologies.

The morning session master class keynote lecture was given by Ms. Michelle Moore, Federal Executive for Energy White House. Governor Ed Rendell, who served as mayor of Philadelphia prior to being elected Governor of the State, addressed the audience and spoke about Philadelphia and Pennsylvania's commitment to new energy and advances it has made toward its goal within this industry.

The afternoon master class lecture was moderated by Ms. Jennaphr Fredericks of Good Day Philly. The Lectures and roundtable discussion were conducted by leaders in the field; Dr. Kevin Geiss, Pentagon, office of the Secretary the US Army, Kevin Kampschroer from Public Building Services Federal Government Wide program, Marc LePage, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, Canada, JoAnn Garbin of Johnson Controls, Ron Bowman of Tishman and Dr. Greg Caplin from Lockheed Martin. The classes during the course of the Symposium included Federal Government Buying Green Requirements, Meet the Lenders Roundtable, Green Building, Renewables, Technology and Innovation, Global Initiatives, Sustainability, Energy Savings and Weatherization workshop, Legal, Reducing the Carbon Footprint, Ecotourism, Financing & Investing Regional and BioFuels and Wind.

For more information on the 2011 World Green Energy Sympoisum sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, email professor@worldgreenenergysymposium.us

Media contact:
Ms. Daisy Gallagher, Sr. Public Information Officer
202-465-0009 or email event@worldgreenenergysymposium.us

 

October 2012
Philadelphia,Pa
USA

Register Today!

 

Global Media Release: 2010 WGES
The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium & Expo
To be Held in Philadelphia, PA USA on October 21-23

GLOBAL MEDIA RELEASE

2010 World Green Energy Symposium
Attendance to Exceed Expectations

Global Newswire Today - /newswire/ - District of Columbia, WA, United States, 04/09/2010 The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium & Expo is set to draw an overwhelming number of attendees across the globe from various disciplines!


The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia USA October 21-23, 2010 demonstrates the power of New Energy by providing a platform for connections, education, information exchange, contracting & business networking opportunities in the industry. The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium & Expo is set to draw an overwhelming number of attendees across the globe from various disciplines.


"Businesses, organizations, academia, students, government agencies, and people from around the globe will join in 2010 for what is sure to be one of the most exciting, educational and innovative energy events of its kind focusing on green, clean and renewable energy technology." states Professor Gallagher, Executive Chair of the WGES Council.


The agenda ranges from global green initiatives, innovations & products to latest updates on "Green" contracting opportunities from government and industry experts. The 2010 World Green Energy Symposium participants (www.worldgreenenergysymposium.us) will hear from world renowned subject matter experts in the field of new & sustainable energy, learn about the GREEN initiatives, GREEN jobs, find out the current renewable energy costs and paybacks, hear case studies of successful projects, discover the new policies, tax incentives and rebates available with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and much more.


"Sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and students are invited to join others who demonstrate support for a clean, green, sustainable world makes economic sense while creating countless new jobs." states Gallagher, "This is the opportunity to communicate your support, and open new doors of informational exchange."


Here are just a few testimonials from last year's sold out World Green Energy Symposium:


"This has been one of the most powerful, informative symposiums I have ever been to..."


"My business partners and I attended and exhibited at the World Green Energy Symposium on both days, and found the event to be informative, energetic, well-planned and well-attended. We met many people in the renewable energy industry with who we will be in contact to discuss opportunities to work together on sustainable development projects."


"We very much enjoyed the enthusiastic reception that we found the Symposium received from the general public, who seemed eager to learn about the different exhibitors, businesses, and the overall green message of the Symposium. We are already looking forward to the 2010 WGES!"


"We left the symposium with goals fulfilled and so much more. We will definitely be a part of WGES 2010."


"Thank you and your team for a most informative and productive event at the World Green Symposium in Philadelphia PA this past weekend. Your staff demonstrated a high quality to satisfy the customers and exhibitors."

"The connections were fantastic."

"Having direct access to the DOE, GSA, US Army and other quality exhibitors made the event that much more successful. The connections and relations we developed will go a long way to drive revenue as well as developing long term business relations."

"Thank you so much organizers, sponsors and supporters for such a great excellence and commitment to a green community."


More than 63 million people live within driving distance from Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States of America, with a metropolitan population of 5.8 million. Philadelphia is conveniently located in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, south of New York, north of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles from Atlantic City.


register: http://www.worldgreenenergysymposium.us/

We look forward to your participation

Professor Robert Gallagher
World Green Energy Symposium
Executive Council Chair
professor@worldgreenenergysymposium.us/202-465-0009
http://www.worldgreenenergysymposium.us


Post Event Media: 2009 WGES
"World Green Energy Symposium" USA, September 2009
Post Event
GLOBAL MEDIA RELEASE
2009 Inaugural World Green Energy Symposium
Attendance Exceeds Expectations

Inaugural Event in Philadelphia attracts attendance from across state, nation and globe in academia, leaders, business (large and small), government agencies, environmental organizations, researchers, scientists, economists, environmentalists, students and the public - sponsors & co-hosts included; Temple University Fox School of Business, Drexel University Smarthouse, University of Pennsylvania, Liberty Property & Trust, City of Philadelphia, United States Small Business Administration, United States Department of Energy, United States Army, United States General Services Administration, Ben Franklin Technologies, PGW, Sheraton, World Trade Center, Propane Council, Clean Air Council, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Ecolibrium Group, Supply Chain Solutions, NEWSS.US, and more  


(Washington DC) The 2009 Inaugural World Green Energy Symposium was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The overwhelming numbers in attendance from various disciplines collectively sent a clear message to the world on their belief New & Green Energy is the Responsibility of all mankind. The World Green Energy Symposium Hosts were joined by sponsors and partners committed to the mission of education and outreach of the criticality and value of new and green energy in a global economy.


The WGES sessions were filled to capacity with participants from business, environmental organizations, institutions of higher learning, university students, government agencies, people from around the globe and the general public in what turned out to be an exciting, educational and innovative world energy event focusing on green, clean and renewable energy technology.


"This has been one of the most powerful, informative symposiums I have ever been to. It was worthy of my 10 hours of driving from Cincinnati, Ohio," stated attendee Marsha Ogeltree.


Agenda Ranged from Subject Matter Experts Panel on Global Green Initiatives all the way to How to Do Business with the Federal Government to How to Get Financing/Funding


Attendees heard from world renowned subject matter experts in the field of new & sustainable energy, learned about the GREEN initiatives, found out the current renewable energy, costs and paybacks, heard case studies of successful projects, discovered the new policies, tax incentives and rebates available; became more informed on the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus bill) and what it can do for them; were educated on current & future new energy technologies; were updated on the advancements in green and sustainable building; learned how to grow contracting & subcontracting opportunities met with federal, state and local government; participated in a discussion on the opportunities of a global green economy; heard from venture capitalists and lenders; saw firsthand new and exciting energy innovative products & technologies; were part of networking sessions and made connections; exhibited to businesses, academia, government, general public and global market; attended a class on how to market alternative energy products & services and met consumers who wanted to learn more about energy products or services offered.


The program began with an evening reception held Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Historic Philadelphia City Hall with a special performance by world renowned tenor Mr. Michael Am ante. The reception was sponsored in part by SC Solutions. The September 25, 2009 Symposium opening ceremonies featured Temple University ROTC performing the United States Flag Ceremony immediately followed by the USA National Anthem performed by Mr. Michael Amante.


New Energy Plans Unveiled to a Packed Audience


Highlights of the morning program include; a keynote address delivered by Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia who presented the city's GREENWORKS plan to the audience. GREENWORKS is The City of Philadelphia's master plan with an ambitious objective to make "Philadelphia the GREENEST city in the Nation by 2015."


"The Mayor and the City of Philadelphia opened its doors to the 2009 WGES and were gracious hosts." Stated Professor Gallagher, WGES Executive Chair, "We could not have asked for a more welcoming reception from a host city for this world inaugural event."


Ms. Maribel Aber, former Vice President of NASDAQ, TV host and spokesperson moderated the morning session, other morning speakers included Mr. David Dickson, U.S. Small Business Administration Philadelphia District Director, Ms. Christine Koronides liaison from the White House on small business sustainability programs and Mr. Martin Weiland, from Washington DC and director of Subject Matter Expertise for U.S. General Services Administration National Program Management Office for American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.


Class Tracks Geared To Teach Empowerment thru Education New Green Global Contracting & Financing Opportunities


The class workshops featured a Federal Contracting Track, moderated Mr. David Dickson, featuring abbreviated course that familiarized attendees with the concepts of how to do business with the Federal government, how to get registered, how to be notified for federal contracting opportunities, and how to market the procuring agencies.


The instructor was George Murray from the US Small Business Administration's Philadelphia District Office who prior to joining the SBA, George was a Federal government procurement consultant that helped his customers win over $10 billion of Federal contracts, followed by the "Agency Green Procurement Panel" of federal agencies procurement and subject matter experts on Green procurement opportunities.


Immediately followed by the Green Building (New Construction and Modernization),track moderated by Ms. Phyllis Carr, Vendor Alliance Manager, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington DC (Headquarters) Green Buildings: New Construction and Modernization, the presentations focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) an unprecedented effort to jump start our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long deferred challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. Presenters included Mr. Martin Weiland, Director of Subject Matter Expertise for GSA's National Program Management Office for ARRA, along with Kyle Wiest and Matthew Silkensen, Project Managers/Engineers, GSA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, provided an update on the progress that has been made to improve the overall sustainability performance of Federal assets and elevate GSA's goals for the future.


Another track focused on Green Technology & Innovation with presenters from Brookhaven Labs covering topics such as; Fuel Cell Technology and Bio Fuel and SIEMENS Energy & Automation expert providing a PV solar overview.


Both Finance Tracks were moderated by Ms. Maribel Aber, and were standing room only, one was on Financing for Renewable Energy Projects, presented by Mr. John Costlow, CET, CRM from SEF, followed by the Finance Experts Session presented by Ben Franklin Technologies and the United States Small Business Administration.


The Utility, Incentive & Rebates session was led by Mr. Kent Hibben, U.S. Department of Energy subject matter expert on energy efficiency and renewable energy issues. His accounts include DOE EERE and Science Offices, DOE SBIR/STTR program. PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works) presented as private subject matter experts on how energy incentives are applied. For example, PGW began, and continues, to install energy, lighting, heating, and cooling saving systems in office buildings. PGW's liquefaction process is fueled by gas pressure, not gas combustion saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. PGW uses solar energy power to aid in its land recycling program.


Another popular class was the Green Jobs Gearing for the New Economy, subject matter experts
presented an overview on upcoming and current job opportunities in the marketplace, green technology to construction to administrative on national and regional and transcending to global. Global Sustainability Perspective Presented by Top Subject Matter Expert Researchers, Scientists & Professors


The session moderated by Mr. David Kaiser, Temple Fox School of Business and included such notables as; Dickson Despommier, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health In Environmental Health Sciences (and Microbiology) Columbia University. He is a Sustainability Subject Matter Expert who established the "Vertical Farm" to look at the possibility of agricultural sustainability within cities; another speaker was Hameed G. Nezhad, Ph.D., who earned his doctorate in energy management and policy from University of Pennsylvania. He is a Subject Matter Expert developing and managing energy research and evaluation programs and has more than 29 years experience working on energy projects in Armenia, China, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Japan, Latvia, Philippines, Pakistan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States; followed by Dr. Michel Boufadel Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University and Subject Matter Expert in Environmental Hydrology and Ecohydrology, where he develops methods to account for changes in the environment due to natural and anthropogenic stressors. He has been the lead researcher on various projects funded by the Oil Spill Research program within the US EPA.


Clean Air & Propane Councils Join In Session covering Transportation Alternative Fuel Needs


The Transportation in the New Global Era led by Ms. Katie Feeney of the Clean Air Council, topics covered included ports, mass transportation report problems & solutions, alternative usage in mass transportation and a presentation on the role of propane as an alternative fuel in transportation industry presented by the Propane Council and a presentation from Penn Environment unveiling Transportation Report Nationwide.


The Renewable Energy and the Resources, Solar, Wind and Geothermal track moderated by Mr. Cody A. Ray, Drexel University Smarthouse and included subject matter experts covering topics ranging from Solar, Wind, and Other Renewable including a presentation by Mr. Alan Edwards, UNICOR and Mr. Gary Jenkins from the GSA.

During the Breaks exhibitors were on hand to showcase their products, innovations and services in the new energy field.


"The connections were fantastic, having direct access to the DOE, SBA, US Army and other quality exhibitors made the event that much more successful. The connections and relations we developed will go a long way to drive revenue as well as developing long term business relations." stated Pete Pierangeli, another attendee


NOTABLES IN NEW ENERGY RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EFFORTS


Ms. Rita Cosby, renowned journalist, bestselling author and 3- time Emmy Recipient served as moderator for the NOVA AWARDS and the MASTER CLASS LECTURES.


Among the 2009 NOVA honorees were; the City of Philadelphia for "Greenworks' Plan; the State of Pennsylvania for its leadership in new and green energy policies, Liberty Property Trust for the "Comcast Center" building considered the greenest skyscraper in the United States and EAWC (Dame Loula Loi Alayfionnis) for the far reaching global impact as an influencer and connector in the environmental and new energy field.


MASTER CLASS LECTURES & ROUNDTABLE CONDUCTED BY LEADERS IN THE ENERGY FIELD ONE OF SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS


Ms. Rita Cosby, then introduced the subject matter experts lecturing in the Master Class, they included; Dr. Kevin Geiss, from the Pentagon, Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army, Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, United States General Services Administration Acting Director Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, Mr. Ronald Bowman, Jr. Executive Vice President Tishman Technologies Corporation and Author "The Green Guide to Power" Mr. Brennan Downes ? Director Government & DoD Development GE Energy Infrastructure and Co-Author "Economic Growth & the Second Generation Paradigm" and Ms. Anne Papageorge Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania. The Lectures were concluded by a Roundtable Discussion and Question & Answer Period.


"The World Green Energy Symposium in Philadelphia event's success was a testimony to energy conservation and energy creation concerns for the public sector, private sector and higher education." Stated Ronald H. Bowman, Jr. Master Class Lecturer and author of "the Green Guide to Power-Thinking Outside the Grid, "The quality of questions and concerns has raised the bar for all change agents to address the perfect storm of issues confronting our urban environments."


2009 WGES EnergyFest held at Comcast Center - Opens FREE to the Public - The EXPO FEATURES NEW INNOVATIONS, WGES holds WORKSHOPS for Public topics ranging from ENERGY TAX INCENTIVES TO GREEN JOBS ATTRACTING LARGE CROWDS


The Saturday, September 26, 2009, session featured WGES exhibitors who were also on hand at the Comcast Center to greet the general public. Workshops were conducted for the general public by leading subject matter experts; including, Mr. Richard Whiteford, author of "Wild Pennsylvania" published by Voyageur Press and has written well over 500 articles for newspapers, magazines, and other publications. Mr. Whiteford is a certified presenter for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Mr. David Blumenfeld, President of UEE topics included solar energy, financing and incentives; Mr. Paul Glover teaches Metropolitan Ecology at Temple University, topic Green Jobs "New technologies and social organizations will make our lives healthier, easier and more secure" and presenter; Mr. Kent Hibben Department of Energy's (DOE) Headquarters Washington DC subject matter expert and spokesperson on energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) issues.


"My business partners and I attended and exhibited at the Symposium on both days, and found the event to be informative, energetic, well-planned and well-attended. We met many people in the renewable energy industry with who we will be in contact to discuss opportunities to work together on sustainable development projects." Stated Matthew Stanger, one of the exhibitors at the WGES "We also very much enjoyed the enthusiastic reception that we found the Symposium received from the general public, who seemed eager to learn about the different exhibitors, businesses and the overall green message of the symposium. We are already looking forward to the 2010 WGES."


To register for 2010 WGES and to view 2009 WGES Post-Event information and photos go to www.worldgreenenergysymposium.us


Media Contact: Daisy Gallagher, AMA, PMP - Sr. Public Information Officer - Washington DC - Pennsylvania
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