Presenters Include:


Opening Plenary

Time: March 24, Wednesday 08:30 - 10:00

Sponsored by General Electric

The Opening Plenary kicks off GLOBE 2010 with a powerful session addressing the future of sustainability. Join an elite roster of business and government leaders at the Opening Plenary which will set the stage for GLOBE 2010.

John D. Wiebe, President & CEO, GLOBE Foundation, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Moderator)
Frank Wouters, Chief Executive, Masdar Power, Abu Dhabi, UAE
James Suciu, President, Global Sales & Marketing, GE Energy, Atlanta, GA, USA
Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver, BC, Canada

Town Hall: Moving the Green Economy Forward

Time: March 26, Friday 10:30 - 12:00

The worldwide transition to a green economy is underway - not only due to the need to manage greenhouse gas emissions, but also to maximize efficient use of key resources such as water and fossil fuels, protect against rising prices for basic commodities, and create new job opportunities as the world recovers from the worst economic downturn in decades. The Town Hall will explore the biggest opportunities and challenges that lie ahead and the implementation of the necessary changes to achieve success.

Christopher Henderson, President, Lumos Energy, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Moderator)
David Runnalls, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Director, Interface Inc., Iowa City, IA, USA
Tony Manwaring, Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company, London, UK
Hon. John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada
Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA