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past events

ECObuild 2014- ExCeL, London, Tue 04 - Thur 06 March 2014

Exhibiting at Ecobuild presents your company with a unique opportunity to meet your target audience and offers an unparalleled return on investment. Whether you’re looking to establish new relationships or cement existing ones, display your latest products and services, or reach a completely new audience, Ecobuild delivers.


Powering INDIA`s growth - 5-7 MAY 2014

Renewable Energy World India is the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power industry.

A landmark event in the Indian power sector, Renewable Energy World India will return to New Delhi, India’s power hub, where the event was last held in 2012.

The event will take place from5-7 May 2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the largest venue of its kind in New Delhi. This high-level conference and exhibition is excited to present for the first time DistribuTECH India as a new co-located event along with HydroVision India and POWER-GEN India and Central Asia ensuring complete coverage of the power sector from generation to transmission & distribution.

Under the theme, Powering India's Growth, the event brings together decision makers and influencers as well as technical experts and professionals from leading companies involved in the power generation, transmission and distribution within India and around the world.

With a history of attracting over 7,000 attendees from over 40 countries around the globe, Renewable Energy World India along with co-located events HydroVision India and POWER-GEN India and Central Asia, has developed a world-wide reputation for being the leading industry event to address India’s major power challenges.


BIOFACH, World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. BIOFACH 2014 is the place where people share their passionate interest in organic food, get to know each other and exchange views, and this for the last 25 years! Join us in the world of organic product variety and taste. As a visiting professional you can meet producers and be inspired by the sector’s latest international trends. BIOFACH 2014 is the event for organic experts and a professional audience. Enter the world of organic food – into organic.

BIOFACH, World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, invites the sector to its 25th edition from 12–15 February 2014.
Over 2,400 exhibitors and more than 40,000 trade buyers are expected again in Nürnberg for the 25th anniversary in 2014. Together with VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, BIOFACH reflects the whole variety of the global market for organic food and natural cosmetics every year.

The Gulf Industry Fair - 4 - 6 February 2014

The Gulf Industry Fair is the highly acclaimed trade exhibition for the GCC which has established itself as the unrivalled marketing platform for specialist industrial products and service providers, distributors and agencies representing the key segments of: Aluminium, Industrial Processes and Manufacturing, Steel and Alloys, Energy & Environmental Protection, Logistics & Industrial Facilities, Ports & Maritime Industries, Training for Industry and Industrial Safety & Security.

As in previous years, Gulf Industry Fair 2014 will enjoy high level strategic support from key industrial companies including Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) in association with the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters.

“Exhibitors and visitors choose Gulf Industry Fair as their preferred networking B2B platform.”

The GCC governments are currently implementing the next phases of their industrial strategies, which will involve investing hundreds of billions of dollars that will generate unprecedented business opportunities.


Fueling Growth & Innovation-Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit 2013 - December 2-4, 2013.

 “The Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit brings together the entire supply chain for Canada’s bio economy, leading to great dialogue, discussion and debate. It is a must-attend event for SDTC.”

-Patrice Breton, Director, Communications - Sustainable Development Technology Canada


"The Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit provided intensive knowledge! Simple, clear and very effective information! It proved to be a rewarding experience particularly in our business development as one of the leaders in transportation for the renewable fuels industry."


 Whole Life Expo 2013


Welcome to Whole Life Expo,
Canada's largest showcase of natural health, alternative medicine, and eco-friendly lifestyles. With 75 speakers and over 200 exhibitors, Whole Life Expo brings you the most comprehensive array of natural health products and services ever gathered under one roof.



A celebration of all things deliciously gluten free!

Sunday November 17, 2013

10 am – 4 pm

Artscape Wychwood Barns (in the Covered Street Barn)
601 Christie Street (just south of St. Clair Avenue), Toronto

$10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association.

The Gluten Free Garage is Toronto’s original pop-up gluten-free marketplace—like a farmers’ market with a gluten-free twist!


2013 Budapest Water Summit: The Role of Water and Sanitation in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda / 8-11 October 2013

Hungary has played an active role in the elaboration of water-related issues in the run-up to the Rio+20 Conference. As a Steering Committee member of the Friends of Water group at the UN in New York it has co-organised, sponsored and hosted a number of events that proved to be pivotal contributions to the final outcome document. Also, during its presidency of the EU Council in 2011, Hungary treated the issue of water a high priority both in internal and external EU policies, helping to raise the profile of water in international development cooperation.

Hungary continues to work with Member States and assists shaping a common understanding on current water-related challenges as well as the ways and forms of responses, including the formulation of appropriate SDGs.

To move forward the post-Rio water agenda Mr János Áder, the President of Hungary, announced in Rio de Janeiro Hungary’s intention to organise an international conference under the auspices of the United Nations in 2013 in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. This conference – the 2013 Budapest Water Summit – forms part of the events of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation led by UNESCO.


Eco Expo Asia - International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

Organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., Eco Expo Asia takes place at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the fair is an international trading platform showcases the latest innovations in environmental protection industries from around the world. It is also a premier venue for environmental professionals from commercial, governmental and non-governmental spheres to meet and make quality business contacts. - See more at:


IGEM-The 4th international greentech & eco products exhibition & conference in Malausia > 10-13 octomber 2013

The IGEM series has gained recognition as the region’s largest green technology and eco products exhibition which has spearheaded and created momentum in shaping and promoting Malaysia as the green technology hub. Building on the overwhelming responses with stellar results in its previous editions, IGEM2013 will accelerate the motions to drive changes at full speed and adopt green technology a mainstay towards growing the green economy, while addressing environmental issues.

Aptly themed “Advancing Green Growth And Global Entrepreneurship”, IGEM2013 continues to take the green lead in the region by gathering an outstanding ensemble of like-minded industry players and professionals from various sectors, public and private, big and small, local and foreign, new as well as established, to explore and seize the many opportunities from the exciting and emerging green market in the country and the region towards sustainable growth and development for the future.

Targeting at quality trade visitorship, IGEM2013 will host a gathering of international world-class green technology innovators, eco-products and services providers through various country pavilions to showcase this latest and most advanced offerings.

Be part of the IGEM community to harness the green growth and register your participation now!

2nd meeting of the International Steering Committee of the on Water Cooperation: 20-21 August 2013

In preparation of the High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation which will take place in Dushanbe on 20-21 August 2013, the Steering Committee will meet to discuss and agree on the final draft of the conference program; decide on key sessions' speakers, moderators and chairs; and make suggestions for the zero draft of the outcome document. The main objective of this Conference is to contribute to the improvement of water cooperation, in particular at transboundary level, by promoting successful policies, best practices and wider public participation, and encouraging policy makers to promote water cooperation at all levels in order to achieve internationally agreed goals on water.


 International Day for Biological Diversity 22 may 2013.



The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) is celebrated each year on May 22nd, to increase understanding, awareness, and positive action surrounding biodiversity issues.

2013: Water and Biodiversity

Water is essential for all life on Earth. It is a basic requirement for the health and well-being of humans, and the ecosystems and natural processes upon which we all depend.

The Convention on Biological Diversity 2013 theme ‘Water and Biodiversity’ corresponds with the United Nations International Year of Water Coooperation. The theme also coincides with the UN 2005-2015 International Decade for Action ‘WATER FOR LIFE’.

Run Wild for Food and Farmers! - May 25-26, 2013

Run for Biodiversity (Vancouver) – June 23, 2013


Are you a Runner or Walker?
We’re looking for dedicated supporters to Walk or Run for Biodiversity in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend marathon, half marathon, 10 km, 5 km or 2 km races.

If you’d like to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers by running or walking, please send an email to David Rain at to receive detailed information.

Where will Donations go?
All donations will go to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the East African country of Ethiopia.

Our R4B-Ottawa goal is to raise $13,000 to support the community-based agricultural, biodiversity and environmental initiatives of our local partner, EOSA, the Ethio-Organic Seed Action.

EOSA works with women and men farmers to help ensure they have a diverse and healthy seed supply in order to grow nutrititous food for their families.

Why Run or Walk for Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity! Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival

Thanks for Making a Difference!
Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help Ethiopian farmers grow more food for their families, and to bring about lasting change in East Africa.





 Save the Planet; EE & RE; Smart Buildings; - 29 - 31 May 2013

EE & RE:


South-East Europe is a part of the global green revolution - nearly 300 billion euros will be invested by 2020 in regional energy infrastructure, which will boost the economy by developing all-renewable energies and energy efficiency. Still, the Region lags behind the rest of Europe in EE & RE applying and is in a major need of up-to-date technologies and equipment for this purpose.

Bulgaria has a strategic geographical location which makes it a key European energy hub. In compliance with the Directive 2009/28/EC the National overall target of Bulgaria for share of energy from RE in gross final consumption of energy by 2020 is set to 16%. Two new incentive programmes have been presented by the Bulgarian Government in September 2012 and with the newly launched schemes Energy Renovation of Bulgarian Homes (ERBH) and Energy Efficiency and Green Economy Programme (EEGEP), decisive steps will be taken  for reducing the waste of energy nationally.

Save the Planet:


Save the Planet’ Exhibition encourages the technology transfer to the South-East European market, which is in a major need of advanced equipment in the waste management, recycling and environment sectors.

It will provide participants with a quick market entry opportunity – they will meet face-to-face new partners and customers, searching for innovative products & services needed to achieve their waste minimization and recycling goals.

SEE Solar – South-East European Solar PV & Thermal Exhibition:

According to a new Report of EPIA, PV technology has shown an impressive resilience to harsh market conditions in 2011 and 2012. Thanks to its decentralised nature and its ability to lower prices due to its modularity, PV continues to outperform all growth forecasts.

South-East Europe is a considerable part of the global PV market due to the excellent solar radiation and the accelerated entering of new technologies.   

One of the prominent b2b initiatives in the Region is the SEE Solar Exhibition,  which will gather under one roof manufacturers, installers, consultants and investors.


Smart Buildings:


The international exhibition SMART BUILDINGS will be held for the first time in parallel with the 9th Congress and Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE & RE) for South-East Europe.

The concept of "Intelligent Buildings" quickly gained popularity and is associated with energy saving, healthy environment, ecology, comfort and security. "Smart / intelligent" buildings meet the utmost needs of residents and respond appropriately to different weather conditions. Today building automation systems and advanced building technologies are widely used in almost all areas of life thanks to strategic partnerships between software developers and providers of communications services and hardware.

According to forecasts the worldwide market for building automation software will reach $ 36 billion by 2015, while the market for energy efficiency of buildings will increase by 103.5 billion dollars by 2017.

We invite you to become part of SMART BUILDINGS - an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to more than 5,000 business visitors - your potential customers in Bulgaria and South-East Europe.


 Water Integrity Forum: 5-7 June 2013 / Delft, The Netherlands.

The Water Integrity Forum is the first International Forum on water integrity. To address the need for extending the reach of water integrity action, the Water Integrity Network (WIN), Water Governance Centre (WGC) and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education joined forces to organise the 1st Water Integrity Forum in the Netherlands at UNESCO-IHE from 5 – 7 June 2013. The main objectives of the forum are to take stock of progress in addressing corruption issues in the water sector, to share knowledge, approaches and experiences, and to build alliances to address integrity challenges in the wat.

 Drive Electric Conference Friday June 7th, 2013: 9:00am to 4:00pm / Aurora Cultural Centre.

Electric vehicles, infrastructure development and practical information on how to incorporate electric mobility into your organization and strategy planning.

The Ontario Government's ambitious electric vehicle vision is to have one out of every 20 vehicles driven in Ontario be electrically powered by 2020; approximately 375,000 vehicles, representing over $1 billion in Ontario's economy alone.

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are causing rapid and dangerous changes to our climate system. In response the Ontario government has called for an overall 80% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2050 and has introduced specific measures to spur the adoption of electric mobility alternatives in the transportation sector.

The commitment involves transitioning our current mode of mobility, using fossil fuels, towards the electrification of transportation.


 Middle East Natural & Organic Product Expo:



Middle East Natural & Organic Product Expo is the numero uno show for natural and organic products in the Middle East. Over the last nine years and more, MENOPE has remained a salient platform for scores of global companies to enter the Middle East market. The 2012 MENOPE will be the exhibition’s 10th edition. MENOPE is an acknowledged show and has been part of the entry strategy of many global companies scouting for growth opportunities in the Middle East market for many years. The 2012 show will build on the success of the 2011 expo, which attracted a stream of serious trade visitors from the wider Middle East, Africa, CIS and many Asian countries including from the Sub Continent. MENOPE is held every year in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai in the UAE and has carved a niche for itself as a dynamic buyer-seller meeting ground in the organic and natural products realm.

The recently concluded MENOPE event attracted scores of trade visitors with the enthusiastic response affirming once again the significance of the show as a buyer-seller meeting ground.


 China Import and Export Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 55 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.

48 Trading Delegations, composed of more than 24,000 China's best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, manufacturers, scientific research institutes, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.


Canton Fair is a platform for import and export mainly, with various and flexible patterns of trade. Beside traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair Online. Various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperations and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc, are also carried out in flexible ways. Business people from all over the world are gathering in Guangzhou, exchanging business information and developing friendship.







At Rimini Fiera from November 7th to 10th along with Key Energy and Cooperambiente. An extraordinary opening event: the General Assembly of the Green Economy The Minister for the Environment, Corrado Clini at the inauguration

Rimini. Rimini 30th October 2012 - The Green Economy´s top names are once again meeting at Rimini Fiera, on the occasion of ECOMONDO 2012, the 16th International Trade Fair on Material & Energy Recovery & Sustainable Development.

From Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th November, the Rimini expo centre will organize what is in fact the leading Italian expo and one of the very top in Europe, for the issues of environmental sustainability (over 75,980 trade visitors expected, of whom 8,000 foreign, 1,200 companies in sixteen halls).

An acknowledged leadership, to the point that Italy´s Ministry for the Environment chose Rimini Fiera to hold the General Assembly of the Green Economy (7th and 8th November), the last stage of a work schedule carried out by 39 company organizations in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment and with the coordination of the Sustainable Development Foundation chaired by Edo Ronchi. The preparatory work, which began in the month of May, led to the drawing up of a programmatic platform for the development of green economy in Italy by means of an open participatory process involving hundreds of experts and representatives of the enterprise world, political forces and civil society. The complete program is on the Web site

As well as the General Assembly of the Green Economy, there is a program of 150 events organized by the Ecomondo scientific committee, coordinated by Prof. Luciano Morselli. The program can be consulted on the Web site

Corrado Clini, Minister for the Environment, will take part in the Ecomondo 2012 inauguration ceremony. On this occasion, Rimini Fiera will also inaugurate its third photovoltaic system, covering 100,000 m2 and able to provide 4,332 kWp power, making the centre self-sufficient from the point of view of energy requirements.

Another top level proposal is Sustainable City, 6,000 m2 in which large Italian enterprises will propose the most innovative solutions available to show the Italian route to smart cities.

During the expo days, the Rimini venue will simultaneously host the 6th edition of KEY ENERGY international expo for sustainable energy and mobility, as well as COOPERAMBIENTE, which for five years has been the event that showcases the best experiences of cooperation on environments issues. An overall total of 1,200 companies occupying Rimini Fiera´s 16 halls.

ECOMONDO can be reached directly by train, thanks to the railway station (on the Milan †Bari line) just fifty metres from the expo´s south entrance (timetable info or For further info on reaching the expo centre:

Category: International exhibition; frequency: annual; edition: 16th; admittance: trade members and general public; tickets: full-price 15 euros; full-price 2-day season ticket 25 euros; free admission for children up to 6 years of age; reduced rate ticket 5 euros; University students (who must show record-book): 2 euros; hours: 9am - 6pm, last day 9am - 5pm; business unit manager: Simone Castelli; project manager: Alessandra Astolfi; exhibitor info: tel. +39 0541 744302, mail; Web site:; Facebook:; Twitter:; official hashtag: #ecomondo

Rimini Fiera SpA Communication and Media Relations Service +39 0541 744510;
manager: Elisabetta Vitali; press office coordinator: Marco Forcellini;

press staff: Alessandro Caprio and Nicoletta Mancini Evangelisti;
media consultant: Cesare Trevisani, Nuova Comunicazione Associati +39 335 7216314.


 Greentech & Eco-Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia



Globally, markets are witnessing an accelerated uptake of green technology and eco products. The enthusiasm of the populace is further complemented by the government's policies and regulations, such as the Feed in Tariff scheme (FiT) which is managed by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA). Businesses must manifest the intelligent alignment to harness the many green opportunities arising from the various policies and public demand. To this end, the IGEM series will be making every effort to advance, commercialize and grow green technology, eco products and services within domestic shores and beyond.

Themed "Greentech for Growth", the 3rd International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM2012) aims to help push the rapid adoption of green technology to deliver a double impact of sustainable economic growth as well as to address the environmental and energy security issues.

Having achieved its foothold as the largest green exhibition in the region, IGEM2012 will continue its pursuit to gather like-minded industry players and professionals from various sectors, public and private, big and small, local and foreign, new as well as established, to explore and seize the opportunities from the exciting and emerging green market in the country and the region.

To spur on fast track growth of Green Technology for sustainable consumption and production, IGEM2012 brings the dynamism of renewable energy, energy efficiency and green transportation for adoption and start-ups, while providing an essential platform to launch, feature and showcase innovative eco-products, green technologies and services. It is indeed a must-attend event for green product buyers and sellers to interact, transact and forge new partnerships and cross border collaboration.

This four-day event is expected to draw on more than 600 booths with exhibitors from around the world with over 60,000 visitors. Don’t miss out on the green opportunities and register your participation now.


 Solar Canada Conference 2012:




The largest and most influential conference and trade show
for the solar industry in Canada!

  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

December 3–4, 2012

In 2012, CanSIA expects some 4500 exhibition visitors and conference delegates to attend this dynamic two-day event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.



The 2012 Conference Program reflects the 20-year history of CanSIA by assessing the position of the solar industry today and looking forward to market developments and new opportunities tomorrow.
Click Here
to view the Conference Program.


2012 EXPO

This annual solar showcase has blossomed into largest and most influential conference and trade show for the solar industry in Canada.

Last year, Solar Canada 2011 attracted over 4200 solar professionals and 209 exhibitors from across Canada and abroad. This year, expanded exhibit space provides additional opportunities to showcase solar. Continue, or build new relationships with business partners while also learning about new market opportunities in other provinces and new technological advancements that will have a lasting impact as Canada moves towards a strong solar future .


Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Click Here to download CanSIA’s FULL Solar Canada 2012 Sponsorship & Advertising Prospectus pdf.




The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) is Canada's solar advocate, working to support the solar industry's bid to have solar energy widely deployed throughout Canada as a recognized and established component of Canada's energy mix, enabled by a solar industry that competes on a global playing field. By 2015, the solar industry is expected to support more than 35,000 jobs in the economy and displace 15 to 31 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, providing a safer, cleaner environment for generations to come.

CanSIA—promoting the transition to a solar energy future



Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, 255 Front Street
Toronto, Ontario



 Generating Growth - december 11/13 2012:



Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America is recognized in the industry as the leading platform for information exchange, networking opportunities and new business development covering all sectors in renewable energy. In December 2012, REWNA will be co-located with POWER-GEN International, providing exhibitors with access to thousands more key decision makers.

Make plans now to participate as an exhibitor and sponsor to make critical connections in this expanding market. There is no better place to establish your brand in this critical time of accelerated growth for renewable energy!


 Bio & Eco Christmas market with workshop: 14-16 december 2012


Event reminder "My Eco Christmas" that our non-profit association "Sustainable Society" organized as a sustainable alternative to Christmas shopping. We aim to show as a celebration of Christmas kindness, humility, creativity, environmental responsibility, and not just an opportunity to embark on a senseless shopping and excesses.
Our event is totally dedicated to those people who want to achieve Christmas - a family holiday and will integrate market health, environmental and manually prepared goods with a rich program featuring guests including shops for gifts and decorations, culinary demonstrations homemade food and other activities in support of the preparation of the holiday home.

If today this way of celebrating our cost alternative, then for our parents and grandparents such was the tradition of Christmas.


 Sustainable Foods Summit :





For the third consecutive year, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in San Francisco. The 7th edition of this international series of summits will take place on 22-23rd January 2013. Focal themes of this new edition are food security & waste, marketing best-practices and new technologies.

Poor agricultural harvests are leading to another bout of food inflation, raising questions about food security. How can the food industry be more efficient and raise production yields? What role does sustainable agriculture play in improving food security? What are the environmental and social impacts of sustainable farming?

Food waste is another focus. With the global population projected to rise to 9 billion in 2050, it is argued the answer to improved food supply is not higher production levels but greater efficiency. A third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, however how can supply chains become more efficient? What can the private sector do to reduce losses / wastages? What is the role of distribution & logistics and packaging? What can be done at production and retail level? The next edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit aims to address such questions in a high-level forum.

The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.



The next edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in San Francisco on 22-23rd January 2013. Like previous editions, the summit will bring together key stake-holders (food manufacturers & retailers, ingredient suppliers, industry organizations & certification agencies, investors, packaging companies, etc.) and create a forum to debate and discuss key issues in a high-level forum.

The Sustainable Foods Summit comprises four key sessions...

Session One: Sustainability Initiatives

The opening session gives an update on some of the major sustainability developments in the food industry. It begins with a keynote that highlights problems in existing food supply chains, and how sustainable production methods can provide solutions to some of these problems.

Rising food prices and their knock-on effect on food security is explained by a consultant. Another paper highlights the role of sustainable agriculture in improving food security. Examples will be given on how sustainable farming practices can improve food supply, as well as create social and economic benefits to people in developing countries.

The use of metrics to quantify and reduce environmental footprints will be discussed, supported by a case study of a large food corporation. A leading food retailer will state how it is meeting the sustainability challenge. Other papers cover sustainable sourcing of commodities and emerging eco-labels. The session adjourns with a panel discussion on sustainable agriculture and food security.

Session Two: Tackling Food Waste

This session hones in on food losses and waste. According to the FAO (United Nations), one third of food for human consumption is lost or wasted in the supply chain. In the US, wastage accounts for about 121 billion pounds of food with two-thirds going to landfills. Key speakers in this session will discuss methods to reduce food losses and waste, with particular emphasis on landfill diversion and food rescue programs.

The premier speaker will share some findings on food losses and waste, giving details on how losses occur after harvesting, during transportation & distribution, and then at the retail and consumer level. Another paper will explain the economic, environmental and social cost of food waste, most of which are hidden to consumers. Proceeding papers will discuss methods of reducing food waste and lower these associated costs.

Reducing food losses in distribution and logistics will be discussed, followed by another paper on the role of packaging in lowering waste and changing consumer behavior. An American retailer shares its experiences in implementing a waste reduction program. Another paper looks at how landfill diversion of waste can create products for new applications. At the end of the session, the panel will discuss the challenges in improving efficiency in food supply chains.

Session Three: Marketing Best-Practices

Marketing plays a key role in the food industry, especially for sustainable foods which have added-value in terms of their environmental or social aspects. This session highlights some of the best-practices in the marketing of sustainable foods.

The opening keynote highlights the challenges of marketing sustainable products to modern consumers. The first paper gives an update on the global market for eco-labeled foods: certified Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. The social benefits of community supported agriculture is highlighted by a leading operator, followed by a marketing example of a company marketing food products on ethical values.

A major food retailer shares its experiences in selecting and marketing sustainable foods, giving insights into what makes certain products successful in its stores. A research house gives a detailed description of the green consumer: what motivates them to buy sustainable foods, what are their attitudes and needs? The session ends with key speakers debating the role of marketing communications.

Session Four: New Technologies

The final session discusses the impact of new technologies on the sustainable development of the food industry. The premier speaker highlights the growing importance of mobile devices to meet the informational needs of consumers, specifically how this development is improving transparency and awareness of sustainability.

A featured speaker explores the implications of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media on consumer behavior towards food products. How can this new tool be used in conjunction with existing marketing communications? Another paper discusses the successful deployment of e-taling; although most companies have experimented with online sales, few have achieved continued success.

The use of analytical tools to authenticate food products in terms of origins, composition and production methods is discussed. Other papers cover traceability and satellite communications, and innovations in food & beverage packaging.


The MiaGreen Expo & Conference



The MiaGreen Expo & Conference, is the only event in the United States providing access to the ever-growing, non-stoppable green, renewable and sustainable markets for ALL the Americas.

With its unique marketing mix (80% US + 20% Latin America & the Caribbean), MiaGreenhas developed as the one-stop, all-inclusive, interactive conference and marketplace for SUSTAINABILITY, combining a major trade show with front edge extensive educational and networking programs.

MiaGreen, as The Green Convention of the Americas, is supported by prestigious industry sponsors, partners and hemispheric institutions.



 National Sweater day - February 7



Last February, over a million people across Canada turned down the heat and put on a sweater to show support for taking action on climate change. If all Canadians had lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius, it would have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4 to 5 megatons – equivalent to a shutting down a 600 megawatt coal-fired power station – while helping families save 9 to 12% on their energy bills.


 Organicology - February 7-9, 2013 at the Hilton Downtown Portland!



Organicology is an interactive educational format created by four organic trade organizations designed to meet the diverse needs of our rapidly expanding trade.  Organicology offers curriculum designed to advance trade knowledge across a broad front.  Seed producers, farmers, distributors and retailers, researchers and educators, chefs, food policy activists, and of course, eaters of great food - all find topics of interest and sources of inspiration at Organicology.

The 2013 conference will continue to focus on sustainability, farming and seed issues as well as a wide range of pertinent and timely topics including the impacts of climate change on agriculture and genetically engineered crops.


 The Solar Future - February 12-13 South Africa / Cape Town



The conference "The Solar Future: South Africa" focus will be on competitive solar energy solutions that do not require government incentives or the REIPP programme. This unique high-level conference, expected to attract top-level management executives, will provide a platform to discuss the new demand dynamics of solar PV in SA.

Learn how:

 Organic Cuba Tours - February 4-18, 2013





 PV Platform Romania: 6-8/03/2013

REECO - International trade fair and conference organiser for renewable energy and energy efficiency all over Europe- is happy to invite you to the 1st International PV Platform in Romania, 6-8/03/2013, Expo Arad International! The event expects:         

- Over 50 exhibiting key players    
- more than 2000m2 exhibition space    
- 120 conference participants    
- 2000 visitors to a unique and central event in the border triangle between Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

Meet the market at one place!          
Photovoltaic energy sector in Romania has one of the highest growing potential in Europe due to the law that offers for investors in this sector 6 green certificates for each MWh installed until the 1st of January 2014. This is one of the sectors with more and more investments and Romania is seen in this respect as the next target country for the start of photovoltaic projects.

Between the 6-8/03/2013 PV Platform Romania expects the most important business players to a high quality exhibition on more than 2000m2 in the third-largest convention centre of Romania. The city of Arad is an ideal trade fair location due to its position in Romania and South-East Europe: 5 capitals are in-between 500km: Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Sarajevo and the infrastructure is highly built out with highways. PV platform Romania creates the bridge and binding point between the national market players and international investors through its complex event structure and networking possibilities.


In the framework of the 2 days international PV Conference – Changes & Risks the participants can get informed from 1st class speakers about the latest trends on European level, the news in Romanian legislation; can get practical information about the development of multinational companies, and can receive a compact market view on the Romanian PV market.

Side Events
PV Platform Romania creates an ideal meeting point for PV experts from Romania and abroad to exchange know-how, get in touch with key persons from PV field Romania and present their products and services on the Romanian Market. The side events consist of specialist forums and meeting  and also professional networking evenings and city tour.           
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 BuildinGreen 2013: 20 / 03 / 2013 - Bulgaria/Sofia-Inter Expo Center


"Energy efficiency and renovation of existing buildings in Bulgaria. Priorities 2014-2020 "

Energy Efficiency in Action

Buildings are responsible for over one third of the energy consumption and about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2. This is the sector with the greatest potential for energy savings.

In Bulgaria, energy efficiency is still the most important topic, households and businesses consume many times more electricity in Europe. So in the coming decades should make joint efforts to make our economy, our cities and buildings more energy efficient.
In Bulgaria for energy refurbishment need 18.3 million square meters of public buildings, which in financial terms means about 1.2 billion lev
Seven times more funds needed for renovation of 80,000 residential buildings with 700,000 homes (approximately 53.6 million square meters area) where over 2 million people. According to real data collected during the implementation of the demonstration project of UNDP and the Ministry, the package of measures renovation cost approximately 150 lev. / Sq. m of living space. Based on this value the total investment required can be estimated at 8 billion lev energy savings resulting from the renovation of housing, account for an estimated 40-60% of the total consumption before the intervention.

The legal framework for energy efficiency is extremely dynamic, both in the EU and the country. We are amended in accordance with EEA requirements of Directive 2010/31/EU. The number of buildings whose condition should be monitored and improved significantly increases as the threshold for compulsory certification is reduced from 1000 square meters to 500 square meters This means a significant expansion of the construction sector with a diversity of activities and it sectors that serve it (design, manufacture, installation, inspection, etc.)..

Top priority in regional development in the period 2014 - 2020, will be energy efficiency in residential and public buildings. Measures in this area will be combined with the renovation and improvement of the surrounding urban environment. We will increase the use of financial engineering instruments.