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    1. 1. West Coast Green
    2. 2. Al Gore Former US Vice President Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor of CA Table of Contents Section / Slide Our Mission & Origins 3 About West Coast Green, LLC – The Company 5 About West Coast Green – The Conference 8 2010 Conference Highlights 17 Our Services 21 Arianna Huffington Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, President, Waterkeepers Intellectual Property 22 The Huffington Post & Senior Attorney, NRDC Green Market Growth 24 West Coast Green’s Role 27 Expansion Opportunities 29 Jerry Brown Van Jones Governor of CA Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
    3. 3. Our MissionWest Coast Green is the platform forcollective intelligence – assemblingvisionary thinkers, business leaders,products, and technologies thatrevolutionize the way we live and work.We support the thought leaders in thegreen sector by accelerating the paceat which game-changing environmentalsolutions move to market.Together, we are creating the masterplan for the foundation on which agreener planet will be built.
    4. 4. Our OriginsWest Coast Green was launched out of a need for a common conversation fordecision makers who influence the greening of the built environment. The founder, Christi Graham, is one of the most effective visionary leaders to emerge in the green building movement. Recognized nationally as a pioneer in the industry, Christi’s profound impact on the sustainability movement is rooted in her passion for education and the belief that humanity’s capacity for greatness is one of the most valuable and renewable resources in in our country. Her goal to scale the awareness and adoption of brilliant game-changing solutions for green, healthy and thriving Founder & CEO, Christi Graham with world communities has inspired the following achievements: Mayor Gavin NewsomCo-Founder, The Green Resource Center, Berkeley—one of the first resource centers of its kind inthe country, providing tools and resources for sustainable building – which evolved into Build It Green,a multi-million dollar non-profit entity.Founder, Green Materials Showcase — The largest and first residential green building materialsevent in the country for Architects, Designers and City PlannersPresident and CEO, Healthy Home Plans — One of the largest online sources for healthy andsustainable home plans designed by award-winning architectsProducer of green building education for the United NationsNamed as one of the top change makers in the United States by the World Affairs Council
    5. 5. About West Coast Green - The Company Our Evolution Originally focused solely on residential green building, West Coast Green has evolved to incorporate commercial and institutional green building, technology and the entire breadth of the built environment. The phrase "built environment" refers to the entire inventory of man-made buildings and the infrastructure which supports and connects them ($1.3 trillion market) -- including: technology applications, offices, homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, public buildings, airports, streets, sidewalks, parks, parking structures, expressways, bridges, transportation, railroads and waterways. We have become the world’s largest and most successful business-to- business event specifically in the green innovation arena, with a spotlight on technology as the critical link to accelerating our ability to create smarter cities. Our core belief is that environmental sustainability is best achieved through profitable market solutions. And to further our contribution to moving the needle on green, in 2009 we broadened our business model to incorporate a service arm, which includes corporate sustainability strategy and a market accelerator portal.
    6. 6. Looking at the Big PictureWest Coast Green’s integrated,systems-based approach to addressingsustainability brings together leaders and businessesfrom every element of the built environment. Our triplebottom line criteria ensures that the conference not onlyproduces efficient, viable, and holistic solutions, but thatthese ideas are presented to an audience capable ofseeing them through to completion.Why the entire scope of the builtenvironment?Because the built environment requires vast amounts ofnatural resources, including energy and water toconstruct and operate, while producing waste andpollutants that negatively impact the environment. Inaggregate, the built environment is responsible for over50% of all greenhouse emissions.Of equal importance, current environmental challengesare best addressed when looking at the city andcommunity level – the scale in which these solutionsintersect one another. For instance, new forms oftransport are dependent on the development of newinfrastructure and the deployment of the Smart Grid.Integrating these solutions at the largest scale is ourgreatness opportunity for significant change at the pacein which we need to be moving.
    7. 7. West Coast Green, LLC Events Services Media Channel West Coast Green Consulting and Online publishing of contentThe world’s largest conference implementation services generated at all events + expo on green innovation related to Corporate Sustainability Strategy  11,000 attendees  Held annually in White Papers San Francisco, CA Sample from IBM Summit Market Accelerator Portal Topic summits: 1 Day Deep Dives for Decision Makers in Media channel for growing specific areas Innovation Pipeline future leaders: blogs from industry experts and faculty Online seminars & virtual events Accelerator Lab Simulcast / streaming Video Sample from Retrofit Summit
    8. 8. About West Coast Green - The Conference West Coast Green Conference and Expo is a world-class event that connects sustainable businesses to the industry experts who influence adoption and expansion of their products and services. Our scale and reach is unprecedented. We are the largest and only conference + expo in the world dedicated to showcasing green innovation as it intersects with the built environment. 181 speakers I 160 Exhibitors I 11,000 of the leading minds in sustainability Partnerships with key stakeholders - Our business model allows us to collaborate with the most progressive and knowledgeable initiatives and organizations – further fueling our ability to lead the market and maintain our position as the premier source for innovation. Partners include companies and associations that are leaders in Green industry and policy development such as:“ Leaders in the Private Sector: PG&E, Google, Autodesk, IDEO, Panasonic, Whirlpool, 2009 has validated once again that TriplePundit, Fast Company, Wired, Home Depot, Cisco West Coast Green is the world’s center of sustainability innovation for Trade Associations: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects the built environment. Packed with (AIA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Home Builders Association (HBA) thought leaders, speakers, and energetic attendees, the Innovation, Clean Tech & Venture Capital: The Keiretsu Forum, Clean Tech Open, California orchestration of the event was Green Technology, Social Venture Network ” executed with precision Non-Profits & Educational Institutions: Habitat for Humanity, Build It Green, Net Impact, —Gene Quisisem, Western Region Presidio School of Management, Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley Director, Green Ray Technology Public & Government Agencies: City of San Francisco, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CA Energy Commission (CEC), CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), NASA, Department of Energy (DOE)
    9. 9. What Makes West Coast Green Unique Our scale and reach We are the largest and only Conference + Expo in the world dedicated to green innovation, building, design and technology. Our media coverage is unprecedented We have been recognized in more than 300 feature editorial and broadcast news segments and attended by more than 315 registered journalists each year from around the world – achieving more than 126 million impressions worldwide. Coverage includes: CBS Channel 5, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, CNET, The Economist, Discover, NBC, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Access to thought leaders No other conference offers the same level of access to the leading minds in innovation as it relates to building and values-based business models. A trusted source Our socially responsible and sustainable business practices are incorporated into every aspect of our business. Practicing what we advocate is what allows us to be a trusted source for authentic green. Our credibility within the industry We were founded by a pioneer in green, we were the first conference at this scale, and we are still the largest Conference of its kind in the country. Consequently, West Coast Green’s reputation and connections are exceptional. We partner with the top organizations and businesses that demonstrate reputable green practices to ensure and maintain our credibility and ability to position our partners in the same light.
    10. 10. Our Audience and Outreach Top US Cities Represented San Francisco, CA Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Washington DC Boston, MA Seattle, WA New York, NY Denver, CO Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Geographic Overview “ This is the best run conference that I have ever been to. If you are at all interested in how to capture the core content of so many separate conversations and assist in networking a huge array of people, this conference just flat rocks. This is one outstanding organization thats worth the price of admission ” for that alone. —Phil Stob, IDEO
    11. 11. Our Attendees Thousands of specifiers, decision makers, thought leaders and consumers representing all 50 states and 20 countries converge to explore green innovation, business solutions and design.65% of our Conference audience consists of 80% of the WCG Conference audienceGreen Business/Building Professionals and is at the Owner/C-Suite/CleanTech innovators Management level
    12. 12. Cross-industry sampling of Companiesin Attendance3M Google Regrid PowerAkeena Solar GRID Alternatives Schneider ElectricApplied Materials GridNet Serious MaterialsAutodesk Haas School of Business Silicon Valley Leadership GroupBiomimicry Guild Habitat for Humanity Smith BarneyCalifornia Air Resources Board Home Depot Foundation Solar and Astrophysics LaboratoryCalifornia Clean Tech Open Horizon Energy Systems SoCal EdisonCalifornia Energy Commission IBM Stanford UniversityCity and County of SF IDEO SunEdisonCisco Intel TendrilCity of Portland Johnson Controls Thinkshift CommunicationsCity of San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Trinity VenturesColdwell Banker Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers TriplePunditConservation Law Foundation Klip BioTechnologies University of California San DiegoEaton Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of San FranciscoEdelman Lockheed Martin US Green Building CouncilFast Company Lutron Electronics VirginFlex Your Power Monterey Institute of International Studies WebcorForbes Next Energy William McDonough + PartnersGap, Inc. Office of the California Attorney General World Future CouncilGE Office of the Governor Yahoo! Inc.Genentech, Inc. PG&E
    13. 13. Over 400 Global Leaders Join our Faculty Doug Davis Cameron Sinclair Vice President, Intel Architecture Group, Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity Intel Corporation Panama Bartholomy Andy Tang Advisor to Commissioner Douglas, Senior Director, Integrated Demand-side California Energy Commission Management Products, PG&E Steve Wozniak Al Zollar Chief Visionary Officer & Co-founder, Apple IBM General Manager Tivoli Software, Inc. Software Group Chris Waugh Ray Anderson Practice Lead, Consumer Experience Chairman, Interface Inc. Design, IDEO Hunter Lovins Erin Brockovich Founder & President, Natural Capitalism Research Consultant, Masry & Vititoe Group William McDonough Bill Weihl Principal, William Green Energy Czar, McDonough + Partners Google
    14. 14. Social Media that createsbuzz for the event Twitter Twitter Blogs Blogsand our Sponsors Facebook Facebook Builds a two-way conversation LinkedIn LinkedIn Provides a multi-media, dynamic presence Encourages media redistribution Smart Smart Aggregation Aggregation Phone westcoastgreen.com westcoastgreen.com Phone Quick, dynamic, diverse messaging Apps Apps YouTube YouTube Highly accessible and scalable publishing Flash Flash Mobs Social Social Mobs Networkin Networkin Webinars Webinars g g“ This place is absolutely blazing hot with good stories and great people! ” - Lisa Chan, CBS News Anchor
    15. 15. Press CoverageWest Coast Green has been recognized in more than 300 feature editorial and broadcast news segmentsand attended by more than 315 registered journalists achieving more than 126 million impressions world-wide!The conference and tradeshow have been promoted on an international scale, creating mass coverage including;CBS Channel 5, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, CNET, The Economist, Dwell, Fast Company, Discover, LA Times,Wired, NBC 11, and USA Today. All media efforts are in motion for similar coverage this year to produce world-wide results.
    16. 16. Press Coverage Samples… Click to play in browser
    17. 17. Sponsorship Case StudyWest Coast Green Sponsorship platforms are developed with the intention of enhancing impact through partnerships. Webelieve that corporate partner collaboration is one of the assets we have to offer in helping maximize exposure. We arefundamentally a collaborative, authentic company motivated by the highest standards of quality and integrity. As such, weconnect the best of the best in the sustainability sector to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. The following is oneexample of these principles in action…Objective: One of PG&E’s corporate initiatives was to be recognized as a leader in the energy sector and to be seen asa “solution provider within the community.”Tactics: West Coast Green determined there was a synergistic opportunity for PG&E with Google, a partner of ours. West Coast green developed a highly visible venue for PG&E to present Google with an award for their commitment to go Carbon Neutral by 2010. At the West Coast Green Opening Keynote address, PG&E’s CEO presented the award publicly to Google’s Energy Czar, Bill Weihl. The resulting media coverage and good will generated profound recognition for both West Coast Green partners.It’s recognizing opportunities when we see them and making the connections happen, that result in the gamechanging solutions and sponsor collaborations which elevate business relationships from sponsorshipinto true partnership.
    18. 18. Sponsors as our PartnersPartnership is truly our goal. When companies commit to Sponsor, they are endorsed as asustainable leader with West Coast Green and many of the visionary organizations in the GreenBusiness movement.
    19. 19. West Coast Green 2010 Highlights Inspired Presentations from 181 of the leading minds in the green industry included keynote speeches from noted visionary thinkers and business leaders, such as: Van Jones, Arianna Huffington, William McDonough, Al Zollar of IBM, Doug Davis of Intel, and Panama Bartholomy (CEC) An interactive tradeshow floor with over 160 exhibitors showcased the latest innovations in green building and business technology Powerful educational tracks and sessions included: Future Communities 4.0 | Smart Grid = Smart Cities | Cool Tech & Hot Products | Energy + H20 | Better Business, Branding & Social Innovation | Entrepreneurship Training & Money Flow Innovation Pipeline is an impressive showcase of revolutionary products and technologies not yet on the market. The majority of our 2010 participants were reviewed by an editor and received exposure by Fast Company! Pre-event and Onsite Summits convened thought leaders and corporate America to examine and strategize around sustainability issues. This exchange of ideas, and a real-time exercise for creating the action plan for deployment. For 2010 our topics included: Intelligent Systems: Developing the infrastructure to support the success of Electric Vehicles | Retrofitting & Remodeling America | Smarter Buildings for a Sustainable Future The Press was unprecedented is with over 126,494,652 media impressions, it became an all time record for West Coast Green. Coverage by Huffington Post, CNN, The Atlantic, Treehugger and Fast Company contributed to the high level of exposure.
    20. 20. West Coast Green - ServicesBased on demand from the market, West Coast Green has expanded its services beyond the conference. Withour expertise at designing programs and processes, we’re in a position to provide insight and invaluable resourcesto organizations that have a desire and commitment to be more sustainable.How can we help our partners and sponsors outside the event?A wide network of established, credible sustainability professionalsAccess to the brightest minds who trust West Coast Green to engage them on valuable projects with companies that havethe greatest commitment and potentialPartnership and Sponsorship managementWe identify the best events in the sustainability sector, handle all fee/trade negotiations, as well as create and execute on-site presence and attendee experienceExtensive archive of proprietary contentRelevant, newsworthy videos and audio recordings of luminary speakers filmed at West Coast Green are available to be co-branded with your company name, logo and a short commercial. West Coast Green will produce, distribute, and marketthese videos through social and traditional media networksMarket AcceleratorsWest Coast Green is in the unique position to provide inventors and new-idea generators the opportunity to demonstratetheir brilliance, invigorate the market, and move their products forward at a more rapid pace
    21. 21. West Coast Green’s Intellectual PropertyWest Coast Green is a content, information, service and collaboration market maker. We offerservices which enhance and protect the environment.Our mission extends beyond a desire to simply participate in the economic growth of the environmentalsector. West Coast Green looks forward to working with our investors to build our business into a successfuland profitable company with significant impact. We believe that armed with the additional capital support wewill be able to fulfill on the potential that is inherent in this marketplace that has been deemed the nextglobal business initiative that will rival technology in its impact. With a thorough understanding of themarketplace and our business we believe our projections to be realistic and that the business is well poisedfor significant growth.Business Characteristics– Identifiable competitive advantage– Established and highly regarded brand– Large addressable market– Early adopter impact market– Management team in place and with a proven track record– Realistic financial and business plans– Clear and identifiable exit opportunities within 3-5 years
    22. 22. Our Executive Team Christi Graham, Founder & CEO: Bringing over 25 years of experience in directing and producing numerous visionary events, programs, and organizations, Christi is recognized nationally as an expert in green and healthy living. Seth Rosenblatt, VP of Finance: Seth has over twenty years of experience in media and technology, including executive positions in both start-up companies and large enterprises in positions across finance, marketing, business development, technology and general management. In addition to running a number of start-up businesses, Seth has operated his own consulting firm for clients focused on go-to-market strategy, operations and business development. He has extensive experience in social media, marketing technology and enterprise software. Previously, Seth also held senior positions at Interwoven, Optimost, Bluefish Wireless, PocketScience and Ziff-Davis. He also began his career as an investment banker. Seth holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Jonathan Solomon, Advising CFO: As an entrepreneur, executive, investor and advisor, Jonathan has over 20 years of experience working with small to mid-size companies. He is presently a founder of the privately held ECM Investments LLC, which invests and provides advisory services to promising start-ups and small companies in the green industry sector. Previous experience includes executive positions at iForce Ltd, Tablogix Limited and JD Logistics, Inc. Celia Canfield, Chief Development Advisor: A marketer with over 25 years of print and web experience, Celia specializes in developing communication programs that reach diverse audiences while achieving measurable results. Celia assumed executive positions in high tech publishing at some of the industrys leading publishers: M&T Publishing (now CMP Media), IDG, and Ziff Davis. She also co-founded Tendo Communications, a successful custom content creation agency, as well as her own marketing consulting firm, Ecovertex, whose clients have included: Aon, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, McKinsey, IBM, Motorola, MCI, Oracle, Adobe, and Honda.
    23. 23. Our Executive Team, continued Beth Whiteley, VP of Marketing: With over 23 years of marketing experience, Beth specializes in finding creative and financially viable ways to support individuals and companies that are committed to creating a healthier planet. Before arriving at West Coast Green, Beth led the marketing team as Vice President of Marketing at Sunset Magazine for 18 years. Johnathan Reese, Exhibit Sales Director: With over ten years of involvement in business and sales focusing on the use of sustainable materials and practice, Jonathan has a successful track record of bringing start-up companies to profitability. Brian Duggan, Director of Thought Leadership Programs: Brian specializes in assisting organizations with a focus on sustainability by building lasting alliances via sponsorship and thought leadership programs. As a Principal in Teamwork Promotions, Brians clients have included Eco Expo, FastCompany, and Harvard Business School Publishing. Andy Mannle, Education Director: Andy is a writer, editor, journalist, and teacher. He has worked in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and been a consultant for non-profits, educational organizations, and corporate clients. Andy is the founding editor of Arcwire.org, a site dedicated to sustainable policy, innovations, and solutions. He also serves as strategic communications consultant for a variety of green businesses, media outlets, and environmental organizations and is a board member for Ethos Green Energy Asset Finance, and co-founder of the Green Talk Show. Please see our additional Team members and Advisors listed on our website
    24. 24. Where West Coast Green Fits In We are the prime mover in getting companies, investors, leaders together around green innovation and the built environment We deliver the most credible content We deliver the most influential audience We help accelerate the market and are a force in setting the sustainability agenda
    25. 25. Immediate Expansion Ideas— Our Top 51. Expand the main event in one of the following ways: a) Add an East Coast Conference in New York or Boston utilizing our current registered name, East Coast Green, and Expand into China for an International presence for a total of 3 large-scale events per year b) Dominate the West Coast: roll out the additional large-scale events up and down the West Coast only, including Vancouver, SF, LA or San Diego for a total of 3 large-scale events per year2. Include year-round topic specific summits Develop hybrid in-person and virtual forums (on24, WebEx, GoToMeetings, etc) for topic specific issues - extending the reach of every event with streaming video and when relevant, international simulcast3. Further develop the Accelerator Lab Connect brilliant ideas with the capital, talent and companies needed to make them a reality4. Increase Services Consulting + the accelerator portal for green innovations coming to market5. Build out our Media channel Leverage our existing community and extensive educational content via an online Media arm
    26. 26. Additional Growth Opportunities Tap into the virtual gaming world - use technology to demonstrate the communities of the future in an interactive way, i.e. a virtual World’s Fair or Epcot Center of what the future can look like Integrate social media to develop a year-long educational track that starts online and culminates at WCG – dictating the sessions and participants. In- person sessions will ultimately be the extension of cloud discussions and learnings Develop and own the metrics for the green built environment by aggregating the certifiers: buildings, water, IAQ, etc. “ Data Aggregation – (IDG, Gartner model) West Coast Green is the anti-Vegas. What happens here needs to go ” Become the open platform for the exchange of game-changing solutions, tapping into the power of collaboration and community everywhere! –Dan Kammen, Distinguished Professor Develop a National system for incentivizing positive behavior from an UC Berkeley environmental and health perspective. i.e. “Social Positive” a method by which actions are rewarded by reduced expense and increased sales and social standing, tapping into our inherent competitive nature