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Los Angeles Based Sustainability Conference Launches in Toronto

Thursday, May 19th 2011 11:51:42am

Attn: Business, Environment and Clean tech reporters
Media Advisory

VerdeXchange, a Los Angeles based international sustainability conference, has chosen Toronto as the first point of expansion in its quest of building an international network of green market leaders.

VXCanada will bring leaders from all sectors of the economy together to address the challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable economic growth. These sectors include: finance, energy, water, waste, green building, transportation, manufacturing, mining, forestry, government, innovation centers and academia.

This conference will help position Ontario as a leader in green and cleantech technologies in North America and internationally.  

VerdeXchange, an international sustainability conference

Who: Over 90 Speakers from Canada, U.S., U.K., and Asia including:

Robert Hertzberg, Co-Chair, G24i; Chairman, LAEDC
Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank
Roland Aurich, CEO, Siemens Canada
James Goldstene, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board (inv)
John Ruffalo, Senior Vice President, OMERS Strategic Investments
Aman Agarwal, Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Finance
John MacArthur, VP CO2 Policy, Shell Oil (U.K.)
Mike Wallace, Director, Global Reporting Initiative (NY)
Shiro Tomeoki, Western U.S. Regional Officer, Mitsui
Plus major representatives of major technologies, business, infrastructure and finance.

Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Research and Innovation
Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade

When and Where:

June 5: Pre-Conference VIP Reception
Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

June 6: Day of conference
Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

For conference program, please visit

To schedule interviews, or register for a media pass, contact Sarah Lenarcic, Cleantech Associate, 416 673 8130,

About VerdeXchange 2011 Canada  
VerdeXchange 2011 Canada is a green and cleantech conference and expo being held in Toronto, Canada on June 5-6, 2011. VXCanada brings together international green market leaders, business, industry, government, and academia sustainability leaders to learn about best practices and international trends, network, and meet leaders to advance sustainability solutions, and develop business relationships.

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