VX2012 Program


Monday & Tuesday, January 23 ~ 24, 2012Korea Green Companies One-To-One Business Meetings

Participating Korean Companies: Hyundai Corp, LG International, Osung LST, Econity, and so on

Meeting Company: SCE, LA DWP, CPUC, SDG&E, Cal ISO, LA Cleantech Incubator, and so on

Find Videos Of This Year's VerdeXchange Panels Here



VX2012 Press Release


VERDEXCHANGE 2012 Conference Demystifies Trillion Dollar Green Energy Economy

Global and California energy and sustainability leaders meet under one roof to debrief energy policy and to explore what drives clean technology markets.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 – Gathered for two days to share best practices and network, local and global business and government leaders tackled some of the most pressing energy issues at VerdeXchange 2012 in downtown Los Angeles. In its fifth year, the conference drew an executive-level audience of more than 500 industry leaders from various sectors of the green economy, along with government officials from the local, regional, and international levels, including Korea, China, Japan, Germany, Canada and Australia.

David Abel, chairman of VerdeXchange, Reheis-Boyd, president of Western States Petroleum Association, and Ron Nichols, general manager of LADWP, opened the conference’s first plenary panel, “Is Renewable Energy Beyond the Tipping Point?” Forty-one expert panels followed over the two days. More than 140 speakers and panelists, including government officials, clean technology leaders, and procurers involved in energy efficiency, transmission, alternative-fueled vehicles, clean water, alternative fueled transportation, carbon trading, and green building, shared best practices and insights on the green economy marketplace.

“The value of the VerdeXchange Green Marketmakers' conference is immeasurable for me,” said Jonathan M. Weisgall, vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, who flew out from Washington, D.C., for the conference. “Over just a couple of days I was able to meet and speak with top public and private sector leaders in the energy and renewables industries here and abroad.”

Immediately after the news hit the wires, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company shared with conference attendees that the company had established a new business to support its move into the unregulated renewables market. MidAmerican Renewables, LLC will oversee wind, geothermal, solar, and hydro projects that produce energy to be sold in the renewables market, Weisgall said. Additional conference highlights included a luncheon plenary on California’s cap and trade policy compared to Australia and the United States, which was moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor. The panelists were James Goldstene, executive officer of the California Air Resources Board; Robert Owen-Jones of Australia’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; and Frank Harris, manager of Corporate Environmental Policy at Southern California Edison. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave the closing comments.

“VerdeXchange 2012 brought together the brightest minds in the green economy from around the world to address challenges and identify viable solutions,” Abel said. “Given the changing political climate in the United States and the volatility of the global energy supply, coupled with increasing demand, it’s never been a more critical time to address the future of energy here and abroad.”

This year’s sponsors included Shaw Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas (A Sempra Energy Utility), Metropolitan Water District, METRO, AQMD, Tierra Global Advisors, NRG evGO, and KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency).

About VerdeXchange, LLC
VerdeXchange, LLC is an environmental think tank and publisher created to inform and strategically advise green innovators wishing to diffuse green technology and innovations in the marketplace.

Visit http://www.verdexchange.org for more information. Follow this year’s conference using #VX2012.


Welcome to VERDEXCHANGE 2012

Welcome 2012 from VERDEXCHANGE on Vimeo.

Given an Uncertain Landscape, is Renewable Energy & Sustainability Beyond the Tipping Point? from VERDEXCHANGE on Vimeo.

VX 2012: January 22-24 - Los Angeles, CA Energy & Infrastructure: The Business Of Adapting To Green

What Is The VerdeXchange Marketmakers Conference?

The VerdeXchange Market Makers Conference is an international, executive level conference that brings together market leaders from all sectors of the green economy for two days of high-level discussion, interaction and market making. Continuing the tradition of previous VERDEXCHANGE conferences in Los Angeles and Toronto attendees will gather under one roof in intimate panel and networking sessions to participate in unmatched, cross-platform, B-to-B opportunities to meet, learn from, and do business with global and local green economy manufacturers, entrepreneurs, project financiers, elected officials, utility executives, energy and water providers and regulators, environmental stewards, and equity investors.

Who Attends VerdeXchange?

Approximately 500-650 delegates will attend VX2012, including industry leaders and procurers involved with energy efficiency, transmission, alternative fueled vehicles, clean water, transportation, and green building who are actively investing in and shaping the U.S., Western States, and the global green economy marketplace.

  • Business & Utility Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs in Clean & Green Technology
  • Manufacturers & System Operators
  • Transportation Engineers and Managers
  • Financial Investors/Bankers
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Environmental Stewards
  • Government Officials & Regulators
  • Academia/Research/Incubation

VX2012 Panel Topics Include:

  • Cleantech Leadership: Korea, Canada, Japan, Germany, et al.
  • Monetizing Efficiency Financing Transportation and Public Infrastructure
  • Utility GHG Regulation, Funding, Research, & Partnership Policies
  • Cap & Trade in California: Now What?
  • The Delta: The Lynchpin of California's Hydrology
  • Solar, Wind, Biofuels, and Geothermal Technologies
  • Cars 2.0 and Related Fuel Infrastructure
  • Next Gen Clean Tech Financing: Equity, Debt, and Project Financing 
  • Transmission and Storage
  • Sustainable Cities, Planning, and Architecture
  • Smart Grid Technologies: Efficiency and Services
  • Integrated Water Policy: Recycle, Reuse, and Desalinization
  • Growing Importance of Natural Gas
  • Waste-to-Energy Technologies and Protocols
  • Greening Port Infrastructure and Logistics
  • Carbon Reporting Measurement and Verification
  • Energy Security: North America's Oil and Gas Policy
  • Biofuels - Powering Next Generation Air Travel
  • Water Technologies: Municipal Options
  • Clean Tech Incubators; University Research/Tech Transfer

What Will I Gain From Attending?

  • Hear what works and what doesn’t from global industry experts
  • Increase your awareness of the latest market-driving clean technology initiatives
  • Gain an understanding of global clean and green technology best practices and successful applications
  • Discover and review stimulus and venture funding available for green and sustainability initiatives
  • Gain insight into purchasing, financing, and selling green technology
  • Begin building cross-sector and cross-border economic and political alliances
  • Create your own comprehensive portfolio of green solutions for your business

Which Public Policies Are Providing the Best Growth Drivers of Clean Energy & Green Tech Markets from VERDEXCHANGE on Vimeo.