This year’s GoGreen Conference Portland is coming up this Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012, and has been booked with an impressive lineup of speakers and industry experts to discuss green sustainability and efficiency issues in areas of commerce including: maritime, lumber, biofuels, food, hospitals and health services, apparel, airlines, and energy.
Legislative support will also be a big topic at the conference. Among those opening the conference will be Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes. She is also founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm, which collaborates throughout the economic spectrum with groups including builders, developers, homeowners, businesses, agencies, municipalities, job and policy development, and energy projects .
The first lady’s experience has also included serving as co-chair the Oregon Renewable Energy Working Group, which developed clean energy policies including Oregon’s Renewable Energy Standard and the Renewable Fuels Standard.
Providing knowledge, experience, and inspiration will also be lots of discussion and interactive workshops including the first in the lineup (not to be missed) called Oregon’s Business Visionaries Discuss the State of Sustainability.
The Business Visionaries opening showcase will be moderated by Duncan Wyse, president of the Oregon Business Council, and will comprise of a panel including: Bruce Daucsavage, CEO of Ochoco Lumber Co., Tyson Keever, co-founder of Sequential Pacific Biodiesel, and Dave Underriner, COO of Providence Health & Services.
The Oregon Business Council is a private non-profit, non-partisan organization that consists of chief executives from throughout Oregon’s varied industries. The organization works to focus the knowledge and resources of its members on important long-range policy issues in the state, including: education, healthcare, transportation, and public finance.
The Business Visionaries discussion will largely focus on the general state of industry in Oregon, energy issues, technology innovations, as well as projections for the future in building long-term economic viability across businesses sectors.
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