On Thursday, October 25th, the Green Market Exposition will showcase urban innovation: expert panels & exhibits on microgrids, green jobs, sustainable food systems, and successful green businesses!
Top leaders, sustainability experts, national organizations and community members will converge at the Green Market Exposition for panels, networking, and problem solving. Over 50 businesses, organizations, sustainability experts and leaders will gather in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Thursday, October 25th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center for the 4th Annual Green Market Exposition. Innovative solutions to urban challenges that will revitalize our economy, and strengthen our communities will be the topics presented and discussed by key leaders.
Exhibits, complimentary refreshments and networking begin at 9:00am. Mayor Bill Finch kicks off the daylong program with his keynote speech at 10:00am, followed by four panels whose topics range from microgrids and businesses that are succeeding because of “green” practices, to sustainable food systems and green jobs. Mayor Bill Finch commented, “The Green Market Exposition is bringing together stakeholders and experts to share their passion and knowledge about job creation, green businesses, healthier foods and much more. We’re proud to host the Exposition and these important discussions in Bridgeport, where we’re working very hard and implementing innovative strategies to be the greenest City in the region.” Featured guests include Robert Araujo, Manager Sustainability and EHS Programs, Sikorsky Aircraft; Joe Carbone, CEO, The WorkPlace; Floyd Lapp, Ph.D., Executive Director, SWRPA; Bill Kinneary, President, North American Power and Paul Timpanelli, CEO & President of Bridgeport Regional Business Council.
In addition to panels, the GME will feature over 30 business and organization exhibits. Admission and access to all panels, speakers and exhibits is free.
The Green Market Exposition Creates Awareness and Brings Together Necessary Elements Needed To Create and Support Sustainable Infrastructures.
The GME offers green job training/green job opportunities, as well as relevant information on going green and saving money, environmental stewardship, green technology, and sustainable food systems. It is the hope of everyone involved with the GME that people will come away from the event with a better understanding of the developing green infrastructure and evolving green market economy that is taking place throughout Fairfield County, the state and the country. With a strong focus on what citizens and businesses can do to take initiative and be part of the solution, the GME will provide community members and leaders with information and resources to make well-informed, conscious decisions that will lead to more livable communities.
Featured GME Panels:
Microgrids and the Urban Energy Revolution
Moderator: Gil Kernan, CleanTech PMG
Robert Araujo, Sikorsky Aircraft
Matthew Fairy, Pareto Energy
Jeff Leichtman, Global Infrastructure Strategies, LLC
Joel Rinebold, CT Center for Advanced Technology, Inc
The Upside of Being Green in a Down Economy: Success Stories
Moderator, Paul Timpanelli, President and CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Yvonne Hickey, Xerox
Frank Kuchinski, Poulsen Hybrid
Kathy Maher, Barnum Museum
Deb Ventricelli, St. Vincent's Medical Center
Derek Wallace, Eastern Bag & Paper
Farm and Food Innovators:
Building Sustainable Food Systems and Community Food Security
Moderator: Analiese Paik, Founder & Editor, Fairfield Green Food Guide
Andrea Angera, Jr., Industry leader in organic and sustainable meat and seafood
Farah Masani, sustainable farmer and local food systems professional
Tyler Cote, Founder/CEO of Cote’s Naturals
Kevin Mullins, Executive Director, Community Plates
Getting Connecticut Back to Work: Real Jobs
Moderator, Floyd Lapp, Ph.D., Executive Director, SWRPA
Joe Carbone, CEO, The WorkPlace
Dan Delventhal, Founder & CEO, MowGreen.US
Steve Domyan, Founder & CEO, MetroCrops
Bill Kinneary, President, North American Power
Stephanie Weiner, Founder & CEO, New England Smart Energy
For additional information and a complete list of exhibitors, community partners, and speakers, please visit www.greenmarketexposition.org. For additional information and/or to exhibit, please call (203) 536-4695.