(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chicago/London/Washington - October 5, 2010 - After two days of lively conference sessions, exhibitor presentations and interaction on the exhibit floor, Carbon TradeEx America came to a close last week at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Jointly organized by Koelnmesse, Inc., The Carbon Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) and the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) the event brought together 437 executives, analysts, traders, consultants and other delegates attending the conference as well as the opening reception at the Chicago Field Museum on the evening of the first show day. Delegates came from a total of 15 countries, among them Peru, India, China, the UK, Germany, Mexico and Canada.
Conference attendees heard a pledge from Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council of Environmental Quality, outlining the future priorities of the Administration’s climate change policy in a jam-packed conference hall. Sutley confirmed that the White House will throw its full weight behind climate legislation in the same way it managed to sign into law Health Care and Wall Street regulatory reform. She conceded that such moves might need to happen "in chunks" in order to secure sufficient backing in house and congress. The positive sentiment was confirmed by Richard Saines, an attorney with Baker and McKenzie LLP, who remarked that since taking office the Obama administration has invested billions of dollars in clean energy technology and praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for starting to regulate GHGs as of next year. He also pointed out that the Western Climate Initiative’s (WCI) cap-and-trade program is approaching its 2012 start date, and the northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) continues to hold quarterly auctions.
Delegates were particularly impressed by the depth and new insights offered via the conference program and at the high internationality of the attendees. "We are pleased with this year's Carbon TradeEx. The caliber of panel sessions was great and the people who attended were very focused on maximizing the business opportunities presented by the transition to the low carbon economy. We enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with many of our existing clients and we made several new contacts as well", said Richard M. Saines, Principal at Baker & McKenzie LLP. Added Luke Stuart, CEO of the Global Carbon Bank: "Carbon Trade Ex continues to keep us on the front end of this quickly evolving industry. For us it is vital to maintain and foster relationships. The event provided a very clear picture where the North American market stands right now and where future potential is located. We expect to greatly benefit from Carbon TradeEx in the near future."
Request for copies of the Conference Proceedings and future attendance should be directed to: Mr. Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse Inc. Phone: +1 773-326-9925, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference dates for the 2011 edition of Carbon TradeEx America will be provided in the coming months.
Carbon TradeEx America Contacts:
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Ms. Lauren LeMunyan, Environmental Markets Association, 202-207-1107, Lauren@emahq.org
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