Highways to the Olympics
GLOBE TO FEATURE OLYMPIC BID SESSION
Vancouver, Canada: GLOBE 2002, the world's largest environmental business conference (March 13-15), will feature a special session on Vancouver's 2010 Olympic bid.
In pursuing the right to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation is working with its partners, government agencies, communities and businesses to create sustainable legacies, showcase Canadian sustainability expertise and technologies, and to increase global understanding of sustainability.
Open to trade fair visitors, exhibitors and delegates, the session titled "Vancouver &endash; Whistler 2010: Greening the Bid for Success," will take place on Friday, March 15 at 11:00 am in the GLOBE 2002 Trade Fair. Speakers in the session include John Furlong, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation, and Ken Baker, Executive Director, Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation.
The session focuses on the Bid's plans to host an exemplary Olympic games and the exciting potential to promote environmental stewardship, economic opportunities and social responsibility through the Olympic movement. It will also offer an overview of the innovative opportunities being explored in Whistler to create the world's premier sustainable mountain resort community. The session will be of particular interest to individuals and companies looking to participate in the economic opportunities that the Games will generate.
A special delegates only session on the Beijing Olympics is also featured at GLOBE 2002. Titled "2008 Olympics: A Clean, Green China", the session will take place Friday, March 15 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. The moderator for this session is Ralph Peterson, Chairman, President & CEO, CH2MHILL, Denver, CO, US. Speakers include David Chernushenko, President, Green & Gold Inc., Ottawa, Canada and Yu Xiao Xuan, Deputy Director, Beijing Principal Environmental Protection Bureau, Beijing, PRC.
This session focuses on the burgeoning business opportunities in Beijing, and offers an insider's view on what it will take to tap into the new environmental market. China's winning bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games has resulted in an unprecedented focus on the environment as a governmental and fiscal priority. The conversion of bus fleets and taxis to natural gas amid promises to build fourteen new wastewater treatment plants and five new subway lines are a small number of the initiatives in the works to create a newer and cleaner Beijing.
GLOBE 2002 will feature 200 of the world's leading business leaders and policy makers during the three-day conference. Over 2500 delegates from around the world will take part in the conference and another 10,000 people are expected to the trade fair, making GLOBE 2002 the largest environmental business conference in the world.
For further information or media accreditation please contact Renee Iversen at 604-666-5833 or the GLOBE 2002 website at http://www.globe2002.com