CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 Conference to Bring Energy and Infrastructure Experts Together to Focus on Risks and Opportunities in the Global Built Environment.
DENVER, August 26, 2010—Montreux Energy (www.montreuxenergy.com), a premier organizer of strategy roundtables on the future of global energy investment, announced that it will host a gathering of national and international experts to discuss new ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban energy, systems, and infrastructure.
CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 will be held September 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver. The conference theme, "Clean Energy, Technology, and Design for the Networked City" will engage thought leaders from a variety of industries, including utilities, clean energy, and real estate development in a series of roundtables at the three-day event.
"More than half of the global population now lives in cities, so it is critical that our leaders effectively communicate the enormous opportunities and challenges for cities in creating a sustainable future," said Andrew Bermingham, CEO OF Montreux Energy LLC. "CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 is one way to initiate that dialogue with thought leaders from around the world."
Featured conference speakers will include:
▪ Autodesk Geoff Zeiss, SmartGrid and Utilities Leader, San Rafael
▪ BASF Jack Armstrong, Building & Construction Markets Leader, Florham Park
▪ CH2M HILL, Avinash Patwardhan, VP, Water & Mgr, Int'l Sustainable Solutions, W Palm Beach
▪ City of Aurora The Hon. Ed Tauer, Mayor, Aurora
▪ Colorado Public Utilities Commission Ron Binz, Chairman, Denver
▪ Encana Eric Marsh, President, Encana Natural Gas Inc., Denver
▪ GE Water Jeffrey Fulgham, Chief Marketing Officer, Schenectady
▪ Harvard University Graduate School of Design Pierre Bélanger, Assoc Professor, Cambridge
▪ HOK Monte Wilson, Director of Planning, Atlanta
▪ Honeywell Diane Beauchamp, Director, Clinton Climate Initiative, Minneapolis
▪ Hogan Lovells Andrew Spielman, Partner, Denver
▪ IBM Nancy Pearson, Vice President BPM, SOA, and Websphere Marketing, Armonk
▪ Joint Inst for Strategic Energy Analysis at NREL Douglas Arent, PhD, Exec Dir, Golden
▪ Jones Lang LaSalle Dan Probst, Global Chairman, Energy & Sustainability Services, Chicago
▪ MWH Global Robyn McGuken, Director Resource Efficiency Managment, Broomfield
▪ Shell International Alexon Khor, General Manager Low CO2 Solutions, London
▪ Suez Environment Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice President Strategy, Paris
▪ Swiss RE Bernd Wilke, Vice President, Zürich
▪ U.S. Department of Energy Carol Battershell, Acting Director, Golden Field Office, Golden
▪ Xcel Energy Randy Huston, Project Delivery Executive, Smart Grid, Denver
CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 sessions will make the crucial connections between such vital issues as water and energy, smart grid and smart buildings, carbon, optimization and energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and transportation systems, and waste and waste‐to‐energy. It will also showcase exciting new major global urban development projects from the world's leading engineering, architecture, real estate development firms.
Conference sessions will focus on:
• Rethinking Urban Design in the New Sustainability Paradigm
• Transport: Smart Urban Mobility
• Powering our Cities with Clean Energy and the Smart Grid
• Technology and the Networked City
A special 3-hour workshop will be held Tuesday, September 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, titled "Videogames as Tools to Design Cities of the Future." The cost of the Workshop is $25. Seating is limited.
The event formally opens with registration and reception starting at 4pm Tuesday, Sept 14, and an Opening Keynote panel beginning at 5:30 pm. Registration for the entire three-day event is $350.
The full CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD agenda is available online at http://www.citydesign.com. To spread the conference information to future generation and emphasize the magnitude of challenges of the built environment, special pricing available to teachers and educators.
About Montreux Energy
Montreux Energy is a leading global organizer of global strategy roundtables on the future of energy investment. Since 1990, more than 6000 leaders have participated in Montreux Energy roundtables. The firm hosts key regulators and policy officials, from local, state, federal, and international organizations to engage in new, creative thinking on how to modify, guide, and incent consumer behavior, responsibility, and leadership.
Andrew Bermingham, CEO