VX 2020 Program

VX2020: Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet to Advance the New Energy Economy

At VX 2020 Cleantech & Green Energy Marketmakers Will Address the Opportunities & Challenges of Initiating, Managing, and Scaling Investments in Alignment with California & C40 Climate Action Goals

  • Sustainable Community Investment and the Housing & Transportation 
  • Energy Resilience & Adaptation: Balancing Risk, Impacts, & Costs of Catastrophic Wildfires 
  • Universities as Models & Laboratories for Sustainable Practice 
  • Mobility3.0:  Addressing Accessibility, Congestion, Autonomy, Data, & Public Transit
  • Stormwater Capture & Green Infrastructure- Building Local Reliance  
  • Waste Recycling, Plastic Pollution & Energy Circularity: Aligning State and Local Policies
  • Air Quality & Emissions Standards Collaboration 
  • Operationalizing the Water/Energy Nexus 
  • Heat Islands, Urban Forest Management, & Cool Streets 
  • Environmental, Social, & Corporate Governance (ESG) & Impact Investments
  • Urban Innovation: Pooling Public Resources & Engaging Private Sector Solutions 
  • Bolstering Blue Tech Innovation: Research, Incubation, & Education 
  • Living Building Challenge Accepted: Building On-site Energy, Water, and Waste Management
  • Global Markets, Trade Tariffs, & Foreign Direct Investment
  • Getting to Goal on Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructure Deployment 
  • Smart City 2.0: Crafting Nimble & Responsive Policy on E-Scooters, Dockless Bikeshare, & Disruptive Mobility Technologies
  • Solar + Storage Technologies to Meet Local & State Energy Mandates
And more…
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2019) –VerdeXchange announces VX2020 Conference   
VerdeXchange's 13th annual cross-platform California conference will take place January 26-28, with programming on Monday, January 27, 2019, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Tuesday, January 28th, from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 
VerdeXchange VX2020 will take place at the L.A. Grand Downtown Hotel, 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071.
Once again, accomplished clean and green tech entrepreneurs, energy & water companies, blue economy mavens, advanced vehicle manufacturers, soft & hardware developers, public policymakers as well as procurers, innovative financiers, 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 market" to continue growing the global trillion-dollar verde economy. 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, speaking at VX2019, stated, “VerdeXchange has become the preeminent gathering place for the intersection of green jobs, green technology, & green business.” 
VX2020 will build on and reaffirm the central thesis learned from thirteen years of VerdeXchange: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables, sustainable practice, and finance, as well as portals to all of North America.
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, has repeatedly noted, “Cleaning up the air and addressing global climate is good for the economy, and attending VerdeXchange conferences is a chance to actually meet the people who are proving that is true.” 

VX2020 will bring together cross-sector leaders, including:
David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission
Dr. Carol L. Folt, President, University of Southern California
Enrique Zaldivar, Director & General Manager, LA Sanitation & Environment
Carla Peterman, Sr. VP, Southern California Edison
Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer
Maryam Brown, President, SoCal Gas
Bob Foster, Board member, EPCOR Utilities
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District
Sara Neff, Sr. VP, Kilroy Realty
Hiroaki Ishizuka, Chair, NEDO
Phillipe P. Huneault, Délégué, Government of Québec
Katy Young Yaroslavsky, Deputy for the Environment, Office of L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
 Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, Chief Scientific Officer, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
Tom Soto, Founder and Managing Partner, Diverse Communities Impact Fund
Steve Westly, Founder, Westly Group
Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of ZEV Infrastructure, GoBiz
Felicia Marcus, Former Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board
Robert Hertzberg, Majority Leader, California State Senate
Jon Bonanno, CXO,  California Clean Energy Fund
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy 
Liam Denning, Columnist, Bloomberg New
Minh Le, General Manager, Los Angeles County Internal Services Department
Martin Adams,  General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    And 150+ more
VX2020 will offer leaders in the energy, water, mobility, finance, ocean technology, and built environment sectors the opportunity to share innovations, form partnerships, and capitalize on the growth of the economy of the 21st century.
Registration and information is available at: https://www.verdexchange.org/
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