John Kitzhaber, Governor of the State of Oregon has been added to the elite roster of speakers scheduled to participate in the GLOBE 2012 Opening Plenary on Wednesday, March 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.

Vancouver, Canada –


Kitzhaber, who is currently serving his third term as governor, will lend his insights on the topic of innovation and collaboration in advancing the clean economy. “Innovation will be one of the most important drivers of a greener economy,” says John Wiebe, President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation and Opening Plenary moderator. “Governor Kitzhaber is recognized for his refreshingly innovative approach to policymaking and we’re looking forward to the perspective that he will bring to this critical discussion.”

GLOBE 2012 Opening Plenary confirmed speakers:

• Jim Weigand, President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA

• Steve Williams, President & Chief Operating Officer, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada

• John Kitzhaber, Governor, State of Oregon, USA

Opening Plenary Event Details:

Date: March 14th, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Vancouver Convention Centre East Building – Ballrooms

999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

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GLOBE 2012 is produced by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE’s expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility.

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