Virtual Energy Forum Announces Speakers for December Event

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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, FERC Chairman Joseph Kelliher, and Energy Leaders from National Grid, Staples, Merck and New York City to Keynote.

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including leading energy product and service companies like Johnson Controls, Delta Controls, Siemens, Conergy, World Energy, Hess, Reliable Controls, NStar, Constellation Energy, UTC Power, Distech Controls, and Window Film Depot.

The Virtual Energy Forum (http://www.virtualenergyforum.com), the first and largest all-virtual gathering of energy leaders from around the world, today announced the initial list of confirmed speakers for its second event, taking place on December 10th and 11th, 2008. The Virtual Energy Forum is an innovative two-day, online-only event that will connect thousands of global business leaders in the areas of energy management, renewable energy, and sustainability -- in a way that is not possible with physical events or webinars.

The December 2008 Virtual Energy Forum builds on the huge success of the prior Forum (conducted in June 2008) which garnered praise from business, government and the media, and featured such noted presenters as former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, and U.S. Senator John F. Kerry.

Confirmed speakers of the event include:

  •     Joseph Kelliher, Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  •     Jim Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy
  •     David Manning, EVP and Chief Environmental Officer, National Grid
  •     Mike Kearney, President, Siemens Building Technologies
  •     James (Jim) Gallagher, Senior VP of Energy & Telecommunications, City of New York
  •     Mark Buckley, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Staples, Inc.
  •     Mary Ellen Mika, Manager, Energy and Environment, Supply Chain, Steelcase, Inc.
  •     Thomas Downing, Energy Manager, Yale University
  •     Julia Hamm, Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association
  •     Robert Colucci, Senior Director , Global Energy Planning and Management, Merck
  •     Philip V. Adams, President and Chief Operating Officer, World Energy
  •     Nick d'Arbeloff, Executive Director, New England Clean Energy Council
  •     Sarah Hetznecker, Director of Project Development, Conergy Projects Group
  •     C. David Myers, President, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
  •     Doug Kaempf, Industrial Technologies Program, US Department of Energy
  •     Kevin Kampschroer, Acting Dir., Green Buildings, US General Services Administration
  •     Brian Dutt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Delta Controls

"We are honored to have such a distinguish faculty of energy leaders join us for our second Virtual Energy Forum," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of The Virtual Energy Forum. "We look forward to adding more speakers in the coming weeks, including senior energy executives and congressional leaders, to inform and share best practices with the 5,000 expected attendees."

"We are also excited to have a great group of supporting sponsors for this unique event," continued Rosenbloom, "including leading energy product and service companies like Johnson Controls, Delta Controls, Siemens, Conergy, World Energy, Hess, Reliable Controls, NStar, Constellation Energy, UTC Power, Distech Controls, and Window Film Depot."

The Virtual Energy Forum Provides a Unique Experience:

The Virtual Energy Forum is a two-day online event that features the following:

  • Over 50 live streaming video presentations from alternative energy thought leaders that allows attendees from around the globe interact directly and ask questions of these experts in real-time.
  • Eleven topic-specific tracks of live video and panel presentations that will present case studies in a variety of sectors: Carbon Footprint Reduction, Cases in Corporate Sustainability, Green Buildings, Greening the Energy Supply, Energy Monitoring and Controls, Government & Defense, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Municipal, Solar, and Wind Energy.
  • A virtual exhibit hall and virtual booths that will allow attendees to have live text and video chat with representative of leading energy management and renewable energy product and service companies.
  • A resource center containing hundreds of documents outlining the latest trends in energy monitoring, sustainable business, and alternative sources of energy.

The Virtual Energy Forum: A Carbon-Friendly Way to Connect:

The Virtual Energy Forum is also a sustainable event in and of itself. Last June's Virtual Energy Forum saved over 12 million pounds of CO2 in the form of saved emissions from airplane travel, hotel, and transportation. In an era of energy-awareness and economic difficulty, the event provides a low cost, high value and environmentally-friendly way for energy executives to connect and share information.

The Virtual Energy Forum is a no-charge event for anyone who registers at http://www.virtualenergyforum.com. Beyond participating in the content sessions described above, The Forum offers an efficient way for attendees to connect and interact with event exhibitors and sponsors, from the convenience of their own office or home, via a broadband Internet connection.

For up to the minute information, and to register for Virtual Energy Forum please visit: http://www.virtualenergyforum.com.

About The Virtual Energy Forum
The Virtual Energy Forum (http://www.virtualenergyforum.com) is a unique virtual event designed to allow people interested and involved with sustainable energy management operations to connect and successfully interact with one another in ways that are impossible at physical events, through powerful Web-based software and services. PlatformQ, the producer of the Virtual Energy Forum, is a new company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations - across North America and internationally-- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts or thought leaders. (http://www.platformq.com)

Virtual Energy Forum and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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