CARBON TradeEx AMERICA CLOSES ON SUCCESSFUL NOTE

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CARBON TradeEx AMERICA CLOSES ON
SUCCESSFUL NOTE

OPTIMISM TOWARDS FUTURE
LEGISLATION IN THE U.S. PREVAILS

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  • 1. CARBON TradeEx AMERICA CLOSES ON SUCCESSFUL NOTE September 28-29, 2010 South Building, S 400 Level OPTIMISM TOWARDS FUTURE McCormick Place Chicago, IL LEGISLATION IN THE U.S. PREVAILS www.carbontradeexamerica.com Workshop Programs Chicago/London/Washington, October 5, 2010, Pre-Event, September 27, 2010 Post-Event, September 30, 2010 2010 After two days of lively conference sessions, exhibitor presentations and interaction on the exhibit floor, Carbon TradeEx America came to a close last week at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Event Contact Mr. Darrin Stern Show Manager Jointly organized by Koelnmesse, Inc., The Carbon Markets & Koelnmesse, Inc. 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Investors Association (CMIA) and the Environmental Markets Suite 640 N. Association (EMA) the event brought together 437 executives, Chicago, IL 60631 +1 (773) 326-9925 analysts, traders, consultants and other delegates attending the d.stern@koelnmessenafta.com conference as well as the opening reception at the Chicago Field www.carbontradeexamerica.com Museum on the evening of the first show day. Delegates came from a total of 15 countries, among them Peru, India, China, the UK, Germany, Mexico and Canada. CMIA Contact Ms. Leticia Labre Head of Communications & Conference attendees heard a pledge from Nancy Sutley, Chair of Business Development Carbon Markets & Investors the White House Council of Environmental Quality, outlining the Association future priorities of the Administration’s climate change policy in a +44 (0) 20 7828 1151 leticia.labre@cmia.net jam-packed conference hall. Sutley confirmed that the White House www.cmia.net will throw its full weight behind climate legislation in the same way it managed to sign into law Health Care and Wall Street regulatory reform. She conceded that such moves might need to happen "in EMA Contact chunks” in order to secure sufficient backing in house and congress. Ms. Lauren LeMunyan Executive Director The positive sentiment was confirmed by Richard Saines, an Environmental Markets Association attorney with Baker and McKenzie LLP, who remarked that since 529 14th Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20045 taking office the Obama administration has invested billions of +1 (202) 207-1107 dollars in clean energy technology and praised the Environmental Lauren@emahq.org www.environmentalmarkets.org Protection Agency (EPA) for starting to regulate GHGs as of next year. He also pointed out that the Western Climate Initiative’s (WCI) cap-and-trade program is approaching its 2012 start date, and the northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) continues to hold quarterly auctions.
  • 2. Delegates were particularly impressed by the depth and new insights offered via the conference program and at the high internationality of the attendees. “We are pleased with this year's Carbon TradeEx. The caliber of panel sessions was great and the people who attended were very focused on maximizing the business opportunities presented by the transition to the low carbon economy. We enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with many of our existing clients and we made several new contacts as well”, said Richard M. Saines, Principal at Baker & McKenzie LLP. Added Luke Stuart, CEO of the Global Carbon Bank: “Carbon Trade Ex continues to keep us on the front end of this quickly evolving industry. For us it is vital to maintain and foster relationships. The event provided a very clear picture where the North American market stands right now and where future potential is located. We expect to greatly benefit from Carbon TradeEx in the near future.” Request for copies of the Conference Proceedings and future attendance should be directed to: Mr. Darrin Stern , Koelnmesse Inc. Phone: +1 773-326-9925, d.stern@koelnmessenafta.com Conference dates for the 2011 edition of Carbon TradeEx America will be provided in the coming months. ---------------------- Carbon TradeEx America Contacts: For Exhibiting or Attending: Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse, Inc.. 773-326-9925, d.stern@koelnmessenafta.com For Conference Program: Leticia Labre, Carbon Markets & Investors Association, +44 (0)781 453 3661, leticia.labre@cmia.net Ms. Lauren LeMunyan, Environmental Markets Association, 202-207-1107, Lauren@emahq.org For Media Partnerships or Media Credentials: Franz Balve, Koelnmesse, Inc., 732-933-1117 – f.balve@koelnmessenafta.com