VX2014 • JANUARY 26-28 • LOS ANGELES

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Garcetti, Abel, Edmiston

For Immediate Release: 

VerdeXchange 2014 Demystifies Green Economy Opportunities 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, UC President Janet Napolitano, CPUC President Michael Peevey, and CARB Chair Mary Nichols joined 600 global, national, and state renewable energy and finance entrepreneurs, water and transportation leaders, utility regulators and environmental stewards at the VerdeXchange Green Marketmakers Conference January 27-28 in Los Angeles.

California and global trendsetters met under one roof to forecast energy, water and transport policy and investment, share what is driving markets, and pave the way for future marketplace collaborations.

Los Angeles, Calif., January 29, 2014—Top names in clean technology, transportation, waste to energy, utility regulation, finance. and climate change policy gathered for the VerdeXchange 2014 Conference, January 27-28, in Los Angeles to share market knowledge and form partnerships. The stellar group of green economy market-makers featured Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; University of California President and Former USSecretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; SolarCity's Co-Founder Peter Rive; Kathleen Brown, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Former State of California Treasurer; and Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, MidAmerican Energy- which has $17 billion invested in Renewables. 

VerdeXchange VX2014 Highlights

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Mayor Garcetti addressed a full ballroom during a luncheon plenary entitled “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities—Greener by Design” on Tuesday, January 28. He touched on the work of the City of Los Angeles’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Matt Petersen—also a VX2014 speaker—as well as his recent appointment to President Obama’s Climate Change Task Force. President Napolitano focused on the leadership of University of California students in prioritizing sustainability as a goal of the UC system, including students’ decision on seven campuses to charge themselves extra fees intended for green initiatives. 

Additional conference highlights include: former California Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg moderating a panel, "The Role of Carrots and Sticks as Drivers of Markets;" a lively panel on whether "American Utilities are in a Death Spiral," which included CPUC President Michael Peevey and Jim Avery , Senior VP at San Diego Gas and Electric; a panel asking "To Frack or Not to Frack," which included President Catherine Reheis-Boyd of the Western State Petroleum Association, George Minter of SoCalGas, and Donald Paul, the Executive Director of USC's Energy Institute. Other well attended panels included: “Global Cleantech Investment Trends: Brazil, China, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom,” and “Cars 2.1: The Market Today and Tomorrow for Clean and Fuel-Efficient Cars.” 

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Another conference hit was the Monday, January 27 post-lunch plenary, “Rethinking Utility Regulation to Get from Megawatts to Gigawatts,” moderated by Susan Kennedy, former Chief of Staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Gray Davis. The distinguished panelists—Bob Foster, Mayor of Long Beach and Chair, ISO Board of Governors; Michael Picker, appointed recently by Governor Jerry Brown to the CPUC; current California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; and Leslie Starck, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Affairs at Southern California Edison—discussed energy storage and reaching 33 percent renewables by 2020 in a lively session.

For the seventh year running, the VerdeXchange California Conference brought together under one -roof state, national, and global private and public sector leaders, along with environmental stewards, to assess what’s in and about to be in-market, tackling pressing energy and sustainability issues. 600 executive-level, cross-industry/cross-platform audience members attended over two days.

Ridley-Thomas, Kennedy, Peterman, Foster, Weisenmiller, Starck, Hertzberg

The distinguished list of confirmed VX2014 contributors also included: Ambassador Vilma Martinez, Chair, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Michael Peevey, President, CPUC; Kathleen Brown, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Former Treasurer for the State of California; Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, MidAmerican Energy; Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach and Chair, ISO Board of Governors; Daniel Breton: Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Transport Electrification, National Assembly of Quebec; Ian Parker, Managing Partner, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs; Mary Nichols, Chairman,California Air Resources Board; Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Atsushi Honzawa, Senior Engineer, Hitachi Ltd.; David Fransen, Canadian Consul GeneralBob Hertzberg, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP; Indrani Graczyk, Manager, Commercial Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Renata Simril, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, LA Dodgers; Robyn Beavers, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy; K.Y. Cheng, Director of Strategic Markets, East West Bank; Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Jack Baylis, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Baylis Group; Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association; Dan Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis; Board Member, California Air Resources Board; Felicia Marcus, Board Member, California State Water Resources Control Board; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech; Jan Van Tilburg, Principal, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh and Honorary Consul, Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles; Paul Bunje, Senior Director of Oceans, XPRIZE Foundation; Ron Finley, Co-Founder, LA Green Grounds; Omar Brownson, Executive Director, LA River Revitalization Corporation; Deana Carrillo, Acting Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority; Mike Rosenfeld, Vice-Consul—UK Trade and Investment, British Consulate-General, Los Angeles; Enrique Zaldivar, Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles.

Janet Napolitano VX2014 Lunch

Sponsors included: Urban Land Institute-LA, Edison International, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, BYD, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, The Port of Long Beach, The Canadian Consulate-Los Angeles,The Port of Los Angeles, Water Replenishment District of Southern California,  NRG Energy, Government of Québec, Subaru, The Japanese Consulate-Los Angeles, Green Building and Design Magazine, Trammell Crow Company, Levin & Associates Architects, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and Carollo Engineers.

Please find additional speakers here: http://www.verdexchange.org/2014/speakers

For press inquiries, contact:

Kevin Madden

213.629.9019, kevin.madden@verdexchange.org

Garcetti, Edmiston, Tanner, Simril
(Luncheon Plenary: Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities—Greener by Design: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Joe Edmiston, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy; Ted Tanner, AEG; Renata Simril, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Cars 2.1 and Zev Yaroslavsky
(Cars 2.1: The Market Today and Tomorrow for Clean and Fuel-Efficient Cars: Mary Nichols, CARB; Dan Sperling, CARB and UC Davis; Frank Breust, BMW; David Patterson, Mitsubishi; Christine Kehoe, California Plug In Electric Vehicle Collaborative; Edward Kjaer, SCE. Sustainable Transportation: Trains, Buses and Fleets: Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross and Associates; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky)

Kathleen Brown, Mary Nichols

Lehrer, Finley, Kulli, Brownson, Kapoor
(Guerilla Planning and Urban Acupuncture: Mia Lehrer, President, Mia Lehrer and Associates; Ron Finley, Co-Founder, LA Green Grounds; Sandra Kulli, Board Member, CicLAvia; Omar Brownson, Executive Director, LA River Revitalization Corporation; Daveed Kapoor, Director, Utopiad)

Levin, Muhlstein, Damon, Hurley, Ratkovich
(Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings into High-Tech Offices: Brenda Levin, FAIA, Principal, Levin & Associates; Carl Muhlstein, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Candace Damon, Vice Chairman, HR&A; Nash Hurley, AIA, Creative Director, Vital Environments; Wayne Ratkovich, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ratkovich Company)

LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI CONFIRMED PARTICIPATION IN VX2014!

VX2014: The Maturing Business of Sustainability 

VerdeXchange's cross-platform 7th Annual, VX2014 Conference will take place January 26-28 at the LAHotel 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. 

Michael PeeveyRobyn BeaversVilma MartinezMichael Picker
Kathleen BrownJonathan WeisgallDan SperlingMalia Cohen

VX2014 speakers confirmed include those pictured above:
 Janet Napolitano, President, University of California and Former US Secretary of Homeland Security; Ambassador Vilma Martinez, Chair, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission; Dennis Arriola, President, Southern California Gas Company; Kathleen Brown, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Former Treasurer for the State of California; Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, MidAmerican Energy; Robyn Beavers, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy; Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach and Chair, ISO Board of Governors; Frank Breust, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, BMW Group Representative Office California; Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board; Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Dan Sperling, CARB Board Member and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis; Atsushi Honzawa, Senior Engineer, Hitachi Ltd.; Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District; David Fransen, Canadian Consul General; Bob Hertzberg, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP; Indrani Graczyk, Manager, Commercial Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Peter Rive, Co-Founder, COO & CTO, SolarCity; Renata Simril, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Los Angeles Dodgers; K.Y. Cheng, Director of Strategic Markets, East West Bank; Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association; Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Jack Baylis, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Baylis Group; Daniel Breton, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Transport Electrification, National Assembly of Quebec; Ian Parker, Managing Partner, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs; Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; David Prezioso, Chief Executive Officer, Ice Energy; Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech; Jan van Tilburg, Principal, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh and Honorary Consul, Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles; Paul Bunje, Senior Director of Oceans, XPRIZE Foundation; Ron Finley, Co-Founder, LA Green Grounds; Omar Brownson, Executive Director, LA River Revitalization Corporation; Deana Carrillo, Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority; Mike Rosenfeld, Vice-Consul—UK Trade and Investment, British Consulate-General, Los Angeles; Enrique Zaldivar, Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles. 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.

Lunch ULI

This year's Seventh Annual VerdeXchange Conference in Los Angeles included a 150+ faculty of California, Western States, and Global Clean and Green Technology Energy Experts who addressed IN-Market and ABOUT-TO-BE IN-Market 2014 Market Opportunities.
A partial list follows (Link to VX2014 for all Speakers):

CleanTech and Renewables:
Jim AveryBob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach; Chair, ISO Board of Governors; Jim Kelly, Former Senior VP, Southern California Edison; Jim Avery, Senior Vice President of Power Supply, San Diego Gas and Electric; Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission; Leslie Starck, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Affairs, Southern California Edison; Peter Rive, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SolarCity; Susan Bitter Smith, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission; Robyn Beavers, Senior VP, NRG Energy; George Minter, Director, Policy and Environment, Southern California Gas Company; Eliot Abel, Strategic Operations Manager, GE Renewable Energy; Susan Kennedy, Former Chief of Staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Gray Davis; Michael Picker, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Renewable Energy Facilities, Office of Governor Jerry Brown; Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Policy and Electricity;  David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Mid-American Energy; Ron Kent, Technology Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company; David Jacot, Energy Efficiency Director, LADWP; Rodger Schwecke, Vice President of Customer Solutions, Southern California Gas Company; Marvin Moon, Director of Engineering, LADWP; Jeff Reed, Director of Business Strategy and Development, Southern California Gas Company; Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech; Ron Kent, Technology Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company; Atsushi Honzawa, Senior Engineer, Hitachi Ltd; Erica He, Director, ICS/Sumitomo Electric Industries; Philippe Bouchard, Vice President of Business Development, Eos Energy Storage; Akira (Keith) Morise, Senior Manager, Toshiba.

Climate Change, Finance and Monetization of Carbon VX Track:

Mary NicholsMary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board; Gary Gero, President, Climate Action Reserve
Speakers: Tanya Peacock, Regulatory Rate and Strategy Manager, Southern California Gas Company
; Morgan Hagerty, Director, CE2 Capital Partners; Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Jonathan Carley, Vice President, Business Development, CO2 Solutions; Steve Sullivan, Formerly of Southern California Edison; Susan Kennedy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced MicroGrid Solutions; Nick Haschka, Director of Strategy, NRG Energy; Michael Webster, Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development, LADWP; Mike Wallace, President, Wallace Partners; Former Director, GRI Focal Point USA; Thomas Day Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer, United States Postal Service; Linda Glasier, Environmental Specialist, State of Washington Department of Ecology; Jessica Fox, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Rebecca Cranford, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Safety and Environmental, Southwire Company.

One Water – Supply, Reliability, Reuse: 
Adel HagekhalilAdel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Jack Baylis, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Baylis Group; Malia Cohen, Supervisor, District 10, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Debra Man, Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Water District; Tommy Moala, Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Felicia Marcus, Board Member, California State Water Resources Control Board; Jim McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager, Water Systems, LADWP; Martha Davis, Executive Manager Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Mark Gold, Associate Director, UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability; Bill Hasencamp, Manager, Colorado River Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Chuck Cullom, Colorado River Programs Manager, Central Arizona Project; Coby Pellegrino, Colorado River Program Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority; Adi Liberman, Founder and Principal, Liberman and Associates; Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources

21st Century Transportation & Clean & Resilient Ports:

Vilma Martinez

Ambassador Vilma Martinez, Chair, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Fiona Ma, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly; Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor, 3rd District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Dan Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis; Board Member, California Air Resources Board; Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD; Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA; Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Frank Breust, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, BMW Group Representative Office California; Terry O'Day, VP, eVgo/NRG; Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Santa Monica; Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, California Plug In Electric Vehicle Collaborative; Edward Kjaer, Director, Plug In Electric Vehicle Readiness, Southern California Edison; Tim Carmichael, President, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition; Chantal Guimont, Director, Strategic Planning and Transportation Electrification, Hydro Québec; David Patterson, Chief Engineer, Mobile Emissions Certification and Regulatory Affairs, Mitsubishi Motors;Matt McClory, Manager, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America, Inc.; ; Doug Failing, Executive Director of Highway Projects, Los Angeles Metro; Hector de la Torre, Commissioner, California Air Resources Board; Executive Director, Transamerica Center for Health Studies; Rob Del Core, Business Development Director, Fuel Cell Power Systems, Hydrogenics USA; Chris Margaronis, Project Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Tony Lucente, Director, Business Transformation, Nissan Latin America; Dan Sturges, Transport Designer, Project 100 | South Bay Cities Council of Government; Nat Gale, Manager, Mayor's Office of Transportation, City of Los Angeles; David Grannis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Point C; Larry Pizzi, President, Currie Technologies;Bill Rouse, General Manager, Yellow Cab of Los Angeles; Andrew Mack, Chief Operating Officer, XpressWest; Jeff Morales, Chief Executive Officer, California High-Speed Rail Authority; Rich Dines, Vice President, Harbor Commission, Port of Long Beach; Martha Welborne, Chief Planning Officer, Countywide Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ; Daniel Breton: Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Transport Electrification, National Assembly of QuébecCliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross and Associates.

Commercialization of Technology and Project Finance:
David FransenDavid Fransen, Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles ; Alex Beavers, Director, Commercial Ventures and Strategic Programs, SRI International
; Paul Bunje, Senior Director of Oceans, XPRIZE Foundation
; Indrani Graczyk, Manager, Commercial Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Bill Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, LAEDC; Tom Soto, Managing Director, TCW; K.Y. Cheng, Director of Strategic Markets, East West Bank; Brian Kremer, Director of Cleantech Investment Banking, Roth Capital Partners; Kelli Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of Los Angeles; Kathleen Brown, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Former Treasurer, State of California; Dan Adler, Managing Director, CalCEF; Richard Katz, Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Planning Commission; Brad Cox, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company; Dan Hartman, Managing Director and Co-Head of National Utilities Group, Public Financial Management; Jessica Fox, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI);Varun Sivaram, Rhodes Scholar; Former Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles, Energy and Water Policy; Ian Parker, Managing Partner of Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs; Brandon Iglesias, Research Scholar, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator; Matt Golden, Senior Energy Finance Consultant, EDF; Fred Walti, Executive Director, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator;  Zoltan Tompa, Director, Partnerships, Sustainable Development Technology Canada; Cisco DeVries, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Funding; Brad Copithorne, Financial Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Bob Hinkle, President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Metrus ; Jonathan Naimon, Founder and Managing Partner, LGA Asset Management

Energy & Fuels:
Robyn BeaversJonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Mid-American Energy; Robyn Beavers, Senior VP, NRG Energy; Dennis Luna, Managing Partner, Luna & Glushon; Editor in Chief, California Oil and Gas Report; Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association; Donald Paul, Executive Director, USC Energy Institute; William M. Keck Chair of Energy Resources; David Jacot, Energy Efficiency Director, LADWP; Philippe Bouchard, Vice President of Business Development, Eos Energy Storage; Akira (Keith) Morise, Senior Manager, Toshiba; V. John White, Executive Director, CEERT; Caroline Choi, Vice President, Integrated Planning and Environmental Affairs, Southern California Edison; George Minter, Director, Policy and Environment, Southern California Gas Company; Laura Wisland, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists; Mike Levin, Vice President;, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Ener-Core; Richard Hammond, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory, GRIDiant; Ron Kent, Technology Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company; Deana Carrillo, Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority; Laura Wisland, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

Planning and FutureBuild:
Matt PetersenBehrokh Khoshnevis, Director, Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technology, USC; Joe Edmiston, Executive Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy: Ted Tanner, Senior Vice President of Real Estate, AEG; Renata Simril, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Los Angeles Dodgers; Paul Brown, President, Paul Redvers Brown Inc.; Anthony Eggert, Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute; Panama Bartholomy, Formerly with the Office of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez; Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles; Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles; Colin Tetreault, Former Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability, Office of Mayor Stanton, City of Phoenix; Terry O'Day, VP, eVgo/NRG; Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Santa Monica; Cecilia Estolano, Co-Founder, ELP Advisors; Jan Van Tilburg, Principal, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh; Honorary Consul, Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles; Jim Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, Baru Investments, Inc.; Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO, LivingHomes, LLC ; David Waite, Chair, Urban Land Institute-LA; Partner, Cox, Castle, Nicholson; Lew Horne, Executive Managing Director, CBRE; Steve Adams, PwC WorkPlace; Rob Jernigan, Managing Director/Principal, Gensler; Sandra Kulli, Board Member, CicLAvia
; Ron Finley, Co-Founder, LA Green Grounds; Omar Brownson, Executive Director, LA River Revitalization Corporation
; Mia Lehrer, President, Mia Lehrer and Associates
; Daveed Kapoor, Director, Utopia; Brenda Levin, FAIA, Principal, Levin & Associates; Wayne Ratkovich, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ratkovich Company; Candace Damon, Vice Chairman, HR&A; Nash Hurley, AIA, Creative Director, Vital Environments; Carl Muhlstein, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalleba; Claire DeBriere, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Ratkovich Company; Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos Living; Dr. Robert Olgilvie, Vice President for Strategic Development, ChangeLab Solutions

Waste-To-Energy:
Paul KrekorianPaul Krekorian, City Council Member, District 2, City of Los Angeles; Tommy Moala, Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Enrique Zaldivar, Director, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles; Pat Proano, Assistant Deputy Director, Environmental Programs Division, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; Rob Costanzo, Deputy Operations Manager, City of Surrey, British Columbia; Traci Minamide, Chief Operating, Officer, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; David Prezioso, Chief Executive Officer, Ice Energy 

Trade and FDI VX Track:
Henry WangRobert Hertzberg, California Assembly Speaker Emeritus; Mayer Brown LLP; Yufu Cheng, China Country Director, R20: Regions of Climate Action; Henry Wang, China Chief Representative, Los Angeles County Investment and Trade Office; Sergio Pessoa, General Manager, San Francisco Business Center at APEX-Brasil; Stephen Cheung, Director of International Trade, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles; David Fransen, Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles ; Mike Rosenfeld, Vice-Consul—UK Trade and Investment, British Consulate-General, Los Angeles; Jim Wunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council

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