EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • Green Industries Trade Mission

    April 12 2010, 01:00 - 01:00
    Location: Microsoft France

    AmCham France, U.S. Embassy Paris, the City of Paris, FedEx, Microsoft, and the French American Foundation  have come together to put on a green industries trade conference on green business development.

    “The Greening of America:  An Opportunity for Europe?”
     
    Rencontres Franco-américaines sur l’engagement des secteurs
    public et privé dans le développement durable

    April 12, 2010 PROGRAM
    08h30:  Registration, coffee, networking around poster sessions

    09h00:  Mr. Byron Rader, CFO of Microsoft – Welcome

    09h05:  Mr. Christian Sautter, Former Minister, Deputy Mayor of Paris – Welcome

    09h10:  Mr. André Santini, Former Minister, Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux – Welcome

    09h15:  H.E. Charles H. Rivkin, U.S. Ambassador to France – Opening Remarks

    09h25:  Mr. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade – Keynote Address:  President Obama’s Strategy for Sustainable Development: The Role of the Private Sector

    09h45:  Public/Private Partnerships:  Key Players in the Greening of America

    Moderator:  Mr. Walid Malouf – Consultant and Green Entrepreneur

    • U.S. Department of Energy (David Rodgers - Director, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)
    • City of Chicago (Commissioner for Environment Suzanne Malec-McKenna),
    • U.S. Green Building Council (Mr. Scott  Horst – Vice President)
    • Johnson Controls (Mark Wagner - Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs),
    • Durapole (M. Alexandre Sauvage – Président)

    10h35:  Break – Encourage networking around poster sessions

    10h55: Panel –U.S. Private Sector Initiatives:  Pro-active Approaches to Sustainability
    How U.S. companies are adapting their business models for long-term sustainability

    Moderator:  M. Manuel Flam, Counselor to the Commissioner for Sustainable Development

    • FedEx (Ms. Karen Ellis – Director of Corporate & International Environmental Programs)
    • Bristol-Meyers-Squibb (Mr. Michael Seeley, CEO of BMS France)
    • General Electric (Ms. Clara Gaymard, CEO of GE France - invited)
    • Gensler Architects (Tom Lindblom – Senior Associate)
    • American SME from the Green Industries TM (TBD)

    11h55: European and American Companies: Investors in Sustainability

    Moderator:  Mr. Matt Christensen – European Sustainable Investment Forum

    • Air Liquide (Dr. Martha Heitzmann, Director of Worldwide R&D, Vice President American Air Liquide, Inc.)
    • RATP (Mr. Jean-Marc Janaillac – Director General of Development)
    • First Solar – Pierre-Yves Le Borgn, Vice President for Public Affairs in the EU
    • EDF:  Ms. Claude NAHON, Senior Vice-President for Sustainable Development

    12h55:  Networking Lunch (sandwiches and drinks at standing-tables)

    14h00:  Debate:  Creating a trans-Atlantic Market for Sustainability:  The Role of the Private Sector After Copenhagen 

    Moderator: Jean-Bernard Guerrée –Trans-Atlantic Green Platform, World Investment Conference, La Baule
     
    • Mr. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade
    • M. Christian Estrosi, Minister in charge of Industry (invited)
    • Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director General, Environment – European Commission (invited)
    • Mr. Ian Hudson, President DuPont Europe, Middle East & Africa
    • Pierre Gauthier, President and CEO of Alstom North America

    15h15– Trade Mission participants depart for B2B at Hotel de Ville

    15h30 – 17h30:  Breakout Sessions (at Microsoft)

    Breakout Sessions

    •How municipalities create incentives and shift mentality towards sustainability
    oCo-chaired by the Cities of Paris and Chicago 

    •Clusters and publicly-funded labs:  Sharing Best Practices for working in parallel with the private sector (as opposed to sequentially) to speed the commercialization of green technology. 
    oCo-Chaired by:  Ambassador Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Chargé de mission Spécial auprès des Ministres and by Mr. David Rodgers, Director, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    18:30 – 20:00:  Reception at Hotel de Ville

    This event is by invitation only and is limited to 250 people