Urban Innovators and State Leaders Converge in Bridgeport for Green Market Expo, 10/25

Leaders, innovators and community members will converge in Bridgeport, 10/25 for the Green Market Expo.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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