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GOGREEN '10 Portland Announces Full Program and Speaker Showcase

GOGREEN '10 PORTLAND ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM + SPEAKER SHOWCASE Over 50 Sustainable Business Leaders from the Region Featured at GoGreen '10 Portland Oct. 5th


The third annual GoGreen Conference in Portland, Oregon will feature a full day of inspiring keynotes, dynamic panel-style sessions and high-level networking, with a distinct platform of showcasing statewide business leaders and their sustainable success stories to give business attendees the opportunity to implement best practices learned from the event and create viable partnerships within their regional business environment.


We are pleased to announce the 2010 program, featuring the following sessions:


o Keynote/Introduction by Dave Dahl, Founder, Dave's Killer Bread


o Keynote by Chandra Brown, President, United Street Car


o 2010 Business Award Winners: Best Sustainable Business Showcase featuring BEST Business and Governor's Sustainability Award Winners


o Culture Shift: Strategies for Leading Sustainable Change


o Smart Grid: Business Opportunities for Oregon


o Green Transportation: Alternative Vehicle Strategies for Business


o Oregon State Communities: Economic Development Strategies Around Sustainability


o The New Manufacturing Renaissance: Innovative Companies Shifting Paradigms and Changing the World


o Green Building: What's Next?


o A Balanced Triple Bottom-line: Including Equity in Corporate Sustainability


o Portland Main Street Program: The Development of 20 Minute Neighborhoods


o HOT TRENDS: The Best of NEW Regional Sustainability Focused Programs


o 2010 Pivotal Leaders: Visionaries Charting Oregon's Sustainable Landscape


o Funding Green: Financing Your Sustainable Business Initiatives/Projects


Notable speakers that will share their case study and stories at GoGreen '10 Portland are Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown; President of Pacific Power at PacifiCorp, Pat Reiten; McKinstry's Oregon State Director, Nancy Hamilton; Intel's Director of Technology/Eco-Technology Group, John Thomas; Executive Vice President of Operations for Harry & David Holdings, Inc., Pete Kratz; Director of Sustainable Programs at The Holland, Inc. (Burgerville), Alison Dennis; Eric Friedenwald-Fishman, President and Creative Director of Metropolitan Group, Franklin Jones, Founder of B-Line, David Van't Hof, Partner at Lane Powell, Mark Frohnmayer, CEO at Arcimoto, Brad Zenger, Founder of Pivotal Investments and Ann Widmer, Sustainability Chairman at Widmer Brothers to name only a few of the 50 speaker line-up.


You can view a full listing of speakers here: http://portland.gogreenconference.net/speakers/


"I believe that the most profitable companies in the future will be those that take the best care of people and the planet we share." said Alison Dennis, Director of Sustainable Programs at The Holland, Inc. (Burgerville). "I'm excited to gather this fall with the GoGreen community to collaborate on the next generation of sustainable business innovation."


GoGreen '10 Portland takes place on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at The Gerding Theater at the Armory (128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR 97209). Sessions run from 8:30am to 5:00pm, with a hosted networking reception (included in full day admission) featuring Full Sail Brewing Company and Snoqualmie Winery immediately following. Early Bird Rates until September 1st are $175 per person or at $150 for groups of two or more. Discounted registration available for students, community partners and nonprofits. Please visit: http://www.portland.gogreenconference.net or call 503.226.2377 for more information and to register.


Contact: Ericka Dickey | 503.226.2377 | [email protected]