Schneider Electric, global leader in energy management, at the March 2012 Green Profit Conference and Exhibition in Kingston, Ontario.

Being held in Kingston at the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston on March 18 and 19

The SWITCH Green Profit Conference and Exhibition being held in Kingston at the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston on March 18 and 19, is a unique opportunity to engage sector leaders, including Schneider Electric, about the latest regional and global sustainable energy innovations and best practices making a difference in the world today.

As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric has been an active contributor in the electric vehicle (EV) market for more than a decade. They have partnered with leading professionals and research organizations to deliver efficient charging solutions for electric vehicles. Their EVlink™ charging solutions provide a greener, more economical transportation option while helping to reduce the world's global footprint. EVs are an important step in decreasing energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating the harmful effects of global warming. See their outdoor EVlink™ charging station at Green Profit, along side the EV Chevy Volt.

Lorne Hedges, Business Development - EV Charging and Home Energy Management for Schneider Electric will be joining the The Power Grid session at Green Profit. The session will be an exploration of the opportunities and challenges faced by all stakeholders in accelerating the uptake of sustainable energy and the smart grid, and the renewal of infrastructure to facilitate these goals. Please join us for this engaging panel discussion with: Lisa Asbreuk LLB, Cunningham Swan LLP (Moderator); Brian Hewson, Senior Manager, Networks and Smart Grid, Ontario Energy Board; James Keech, President and CEO, Utilities Kingston; Terry Young, VP, Corporate Relations, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Lorne Hedges.

Accelerating sustainable change is the heart of the Green Profit Conference and Exhibition. Businesses, organizations, municipalities, and community members are invited to attend the Conference and Exhibition to learn how we can all reduce the real financial and environmental costs of energy and focus on sustainable growth. The Conference will cover pressing issues in energy today - including Incentives, Policy and Media; The Power Grid; Transportation and the Smart Grid; Green Building; and Sustainable Energy Initiatives that Support Rural Areas and Farms.

The two-day Conference and Exhibition will be ushered in by a Networking Exhibition and a tour of St. Lawrence College (a leader in sustainable energy initiatives and training) on March 18. Ted Hsu, M.P., Kingston and the Islands, will join guests and exhibitors from across Ontario for an informal evening of discussion about sustainable energy and technology, at the Networking Exhibition. John Gerretsen, M.P.P., Kingston and the Islands, will give opening remarks.

SWITCH is a sustainable energy association working to position the Southeastern Ontario region as a leading centre for sustainable energy. The organization excels at generating partnerships, building networks, and driving the growth of green business. SWITCH brings together urban and rural businesses, researchers and innovators, educational institutions, the public sector, and a variety of community-minded people working to create a green future.

Please visit to register for the Conference and Networking Exhibition. Registration closes March 14th. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive up-to-the-moment news about Green Profit, the program and speakers. For delegate inquiries, please call SWITCH at 613.547.6700 ext. 129 or email

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