2008 Global Trends Conference to Focus on Critical Energy Issues

2008-08-06 12:00:00

2008 Global Trends Conference to Focus on Critical Energy Issues

Experts in emerging solar, alternative energy and green building

technologies to provide insight on key issues affecting current and

future commerce

NEW YORK–(EMWNews)–Some of the nations top energy experts and

economists are slated to headline the seventh annual Global

Market Trends Conference next month in Chicago, where they will lead

three days of seminars and discussions on the most important emerging

trends in technology todayalternative energy

sources, green building, and the need for energy efficiency in a world

thats placing increasing demand on our

natural resources.

Topics to be explored include how the solar

revolution is transforming the global energy

industry; how renewable energy will change the way we live; how the

United States and other countries are rapidly adopting green building

practices; and how these trends, coupled with market shifts in the

housing and oil industries, promise to reshape economies throughout the


This annual global summit draws an audience of industry leaders,

scientists and professional association members eager to learn more

about the issues and new technologies that will directly impact their

businesses in the near future.

This years conference includes a series of

powerful educational seminars. The three-day event will be held Sept.

10-12 at the Sheraton Gateway Suites, located near Chicagos

OHare Airport.

The conference will open with a Hedging Workshop led by John Peiser of

the Newedge Group.

All of the invited speakers are recognized experts, authors and industry

notables in their fields. They include: Robert

Shapiro, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for

Economic Affairs; Mark

Hopkins, director of international energy efficiency for the

United Nations Foundation; Travis

Bradford, president of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable

Development; and Jerry

Yudelson, a founder of todays green

building movement and president of Yudelson Associates LLC.

Also giving presentations are Kateri

Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy; Howard

Learner, president and executive director of the Environmental

Law & Policy Center, Philip

Nichols, Ph.D., associate professor of legal studies and

business ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of

Pennsylvania; Ernie

Goss, Ph.D., professor of economics at Creighton University; and Kenneth

Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors

of America.

This years conference is presented by the Copper

Development Association along with the Copper & Brass Fabricators

Council, American Copper Council,

Non-Ferrous Founders

Society and PMI. Co-sponsors

of the 2008 Global Market Trends Conference include the American

Metal Market and the Newedge


For more information about the conference or to register, please visit: http://trends2008.copper.org.

The Copper Development Association is the information, education,

market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze

industries in the USA.

Copper Development Association
Danielle McAuley, 212-251-7209

Gumucio, 212-297.2113

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