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Green Market Exposition Showcases Solutions: October 25th, City Hall Annex, Bridgeport

Top Leaders, Sustainability Experts, National Organizations and Community Members Gather at the Green Market Exposition, for Panels. Exhibits, 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 City Hall Annex 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. Sustainability experts, national organizations and community members are invited to the Green Market Exposition for panels, exhibits, networking, and problem solving.

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. 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:

11:00am

Microgrids and the Urban Energy Revolution

Moderator: Gil Kernan, CleanTech PMG 

Featuring:

Robert Araujo, Sikorsky Aircraft

Matthew Fairy, Pareto Energy

Joel Rinebold, CT Center for Advanced Technology, Inc

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12:00pm

The Upside of Being Green in a Down Economy: Success Stories

Moderator, Paul Timpanelli, President and CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Featuring:

Yvonne Hickey, Xerox

Frank Kuchinski, Poulsen Hybrid

Kathy Maher, Barnum Museum

Derek Wallace, Eastern Bag & Paper

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1:00pm

Farm and Food Innovators: 

Building Sustainable Food Systems and Community Food Security

Moderator: Analiese Paik, Founder & Editor, Fairfield Green Food Guide

Featuring:

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

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2:00pm

Getting Connecticut Back to Work: Real Jobs

Moderator, Floyd Lapp, Ph.D., Executive Director, SWRPA

Featuring:

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

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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.

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