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Zona Verde Expo 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

ZONA VERDE Expo is the new alternative in the market that is breaking scheme. This Event is dedicated to promote the exposition and exchange of eco-friendly products and services, as well as organic life style, revolutionizing the market in Puerto Rico.

For nearly every category of products & services  there are green alternatives that are not yet known in our culture. Our goal is to increase awareness for our environmental challenges becoming more environmentally  conscious on an interactive platform with over a 100 booth exhibitors, interactive seminars & speeches, product sampling, film presentations, eco-fashion shows, organic cuisine, decoration, gifts and much more. Reaching thousands of consumers & businesses will help forward the goal of a cleaner and healthier environment. 

ZONA VERDE Expo is  directed to the family and the general public intending on becoming more environmentally conscious consuming this products. Also, educating its attendees on the increasing number of eco-friendly choices available for daily living and business.

Therefore  we want to make a positive impact in our society  providing businesses the opportunity to showcase green sales & distribution for this products & services.  It is important to mention that in order to advertise  this event we will have an extensive media campaign that includes: radio, press and television locally, including a strong media tour for the last week.

ZONA VERDE Expo will take place In the new green building  Puerto Rico Convention Center on March 14-15, 2009. This event is for our Island, our neighbors and ultimately our planet.  We hope that you become a part of it!!!


Jillian Hopgood & Lorena Gil

ZONA VERDE Expo Producers

Show Dates:

ZONA VERDE Expo is a two day event.

  • Set up Date: Friday
  • Open to Public: Saturday and Sunday


Wednesday, May 21st, 2008


IITA, Kampala, Uganda- The best and the brightest minds in banana research and industry from all over Africa will converge in Kenya later this year to develop a 10-year strategic roadmap that would harmonize and guide efforts to promote the marketing and trade of the crop in the continent.

Organizers are pleased to announce that the earlier postponed Banana 2008 conference on “Banana and plantain in Africa: Harnessing international partnerships to increase research impact” will take place at the Leisure Lodge Resort in Mombasa, Kenya on 5-9 October 2008. This is the first-ever Pan-African banana conference that links research to markets within the African context. Interest in this event is massive; the conference will be opened by Anna Tibaijuka, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations and Director of UN-HABITAT, and Karl Falkenberg, Deputy Director General for Trade of the European Commission.

The event is organized and coordinated by IITA in cooperation with Bioversity International, FARA, KARI and ISHS, and supported by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, the National Agricultural Research Organization of Uganda and Du Roi.

The conference will have three major themes: markets and trade, production, and innovation systems. The role of research and the importance of public-private sector partnerships will also be highlighted.

Results of the conference will lead to the development of a 10-year strategy document that will shape and change the way bananas are produced and marketed in Africa, linking state of the art research to new markets and stimulating trade. In the long-term, the impact will be to change commercial banana production from a donor aid-supported system to one which is sustained by an invigorated private sector that actively seeks technological interventions.

Bananas are among the most important food and staple crops in Africa, providing food security, nutrition and income for millions of smallholder farmers. Depending on the variety, they can be cooked, fried, brewed into alcohol or eaten fresh. However, local and regional banana production, often carried out in smallholder farms, are badly managed and inadequately marketed. But times are changing. Small-scale but lucrative enterprises are sprouting in many places in Africa, producing in vitro-propagated plantlets that can be rapidly disseminated in large quantities, leading to increased farm productivity and allowing farmers better access to markets.

Increasingly, bananas are being targeted for commercialization, not only within Africa, but also for lucrative and emerging markets such as the Middle East and Europe, where dessert bananas are hugely popular as fruits. Recently, large international banana producers have announced plans for long-term strategic investments in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting banana production for European markets from Latin America to Africa. The conference will capitalize on this wave of change to help improve the plight of resource-poor banana farmers in the region.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Thomas Dubois
Chair of the Banana 2008 Organizing Committee
IITA – Uganda
Tel: +256 752787808

Jeffrey T. Oliver
Corporate Communications Consultant
IITA – Headquarters, Nigeria
Tel: +234 2 241 2626 (ext 2773)

Building Maintenance & Asset Management Expo Asia 2008 Attracts Positive Interests

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Bangkok, March 2008 – After it was first announced a few months ago, Building Maintenance & Asset Management Expo Asia 2008 -Asia’s premier trade exhibition and conference for the building maintenance and asset/facility management industry -has already attracted high level of participation interests. International companies such as Carrier, ABB, Sodexo, ISS Facility Services, Property Care Services, TOA Group, as well as leading companies from Singapore, Korea, Australia, etc. have either confirmed or reserved their participation. In fact, exhibition space is now over 50% booked and the event is well on track for a successful launch in Bangkok on 25th – 26th September 2008.

The high level of interests reflects the industry’s growing interest in the Asian market, particularly in Thailand. Bangkok has one of the fastest expansion rates in the world for construction of high rise buildings and real estate developments. The city’s main business districts, residential, commercial and industrial areas are continuously expanding. It has a registered number of over 1,000 skyscrapers and this does not include hundreds of new building projects on stream in coming years.

Bangkok is home to over 170 hospitals, 15 world-class shopping malls, more than 800 condominiums and private apartment buildings, and hundreds of hotels/resorts catering to 15 million tourist arrivals each year. Within Greater Bangkok, there are over 8 large industrial estates with a wide range of manufacturing facilities. Additionally, the city is a key regional MICE destination with over 250,000 sqm of exhibition and convention facilities. One such facility recently outsourced its facility management service worth over 30 million baht per annum.

This market potential serves as the prefect backdrop for the staging of Building Maintenance and Asset Management Expo Asia 2008. Mr. Stuart Winters of Sodexo said “The exhibition provides us with a cost effective marketing platform to win new customers and collect high quality leads, entertain our existing customers, renew relationship with our past customers, showcase and promote our full range of food and facility management services, generate sales, and of course, build our company’s brand image.

The exhibition is also gaining support from key industry associations such as ASHARE Thailand Chapter, Thailand Facility Management Association, The Building Safety Inspectors and Officers Association, Illuminating Engineering Association of Thailand, The Consulting Engineers Association of Thailand, just to name a few. Mr. Uthai Lohachitranond, President Elect of ASHARE Thailand Chapter commented, BMAM Expo Asia 2008 is a major event that can represent the latest technology about green concept and sustainability way for building owners, facilities managers, engineers and developers.

Building owners and managers are also looking forward to attend the exhibition. Mr. Paul Thomson, Chief of Facility Management of the UN in Bangkok said I will be sending quite a large section of our facilities and property management teams to see what we can learn from this event. Healthcare facility operator, Mr. Arthit Limpasarn from the Bangkok Hospital Group who manages a chain of hospital facilities in Thailand, added This event is indeed a must-visit international fair for facility engineers and owners from across the Asia region.

A highly informative conference is also being planned to be alongside the exhibition. The event’s Advisory Committee panel comprising key industry players agreed that the conference will revolve around the Green Technology/Green Building and Cost Savings themes with educational workshop subjects such as Initial steps to facility management, New technologies for facility management, Saving the environment, saving your money, etc. The full details of the conference topics will be posted on the event website soon.

Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager of IMPACT Exhibitions Management Co., Ltd., the organizer of this event said “The conference will feature critical topics, issues, trends and technology facing the industry and educational tutorials for building and facility owners and operators to better understand the benefits and importance of proper building maintenance and asset management as the concept of facilities management is rather new for Asia.

Building Maintenance and Asset Management Expo Asia 2008 is expected to attract over 300 exhibitors and attended by over 3,000 key engineering decision makers, maintenance professionals and building and facility owners from across Asia.

For more details on Building Maintenance & Asset Management Asia Expo 2008, please visit at or contact Ms. Fine Charernsook at

The Organisers

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. is a leading professional exhibition organizer in Thailand. We create effective market platforms through professional trade exhibition organizing. We deliver success for our exhibitors and visitors to develop their business opportunities in a captivating and professional environment. Building Maintenance & Asset Management Expo Asia 2008 is one such event in our growing portfolio of highly successful professional international trade exhibitions.

CMC Exhibition Services Pte Ltd. is a Singapore based company that produces and manages professional trade exhibitions and events in Asia. We are specialized in delivering strategic business platforms and market places for sellers and buyers to meet and conduct businesses in synergized and conducive business to business environment.

The Venue

Located in Bangkok Thailand, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre is one of Asia’s largest and modern venues equipped with state of the art integrated facilities on over 140,000 sq m of floor space. Our ultra modern and elegant settings and amenities are integrated and interconnected to provide the ultimate one stop total solution for event organizers and hassle free and pleasant experience for our visitors.

Strong demand for exhibit space at next year’s inaugural BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT – Floor space poised to reach 20,000 square metres –

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The inaugural edition of the BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT is receiving strong interest from prospective exhibitors, with floor space projected to top 20,000 square metres.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT will be held in Abu Dhabi, 20 – 23 April, 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event marks the debut in the Middle East of France’s world-famous BATIMAT building show.

Confirmed exhibitors at BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT include leading local and international names such as Tabreed, Unibeton Ready mix, Swegon, Emirates Iron & Steel Factory, Qatar Steel Company, Technal Middle East, VM ZINC, Corus Building system, Marantec Steuerungs, Al Nahr, AMC protection -Siplast and Mammut among others.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT is organised by Reed Exhibitions Middle East with the support and participation of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the UAE Contractor’s Association.

The four-in-one show


* Structure Gulf Exhibition (focussing on structural technologies and implementation techniques);
* Envelope Gulf Exhibition (solutions for cladding, façade, joinery and shutters);
* Intelligent Building Gulf Exhibition (solutions, systems and networks to improve user comfort inside a building); and
* HVAC Gulf Exhibition (thermal comfort solutions focusing on temperature and air control, energy, plumbing and water treatment).

The shows focus on key aspects of modern building construction encompassing the technical, energy-related, economic, environmental and safety aspects of construction and are aimed at property developers and owners, architects, engineers, consultants, dealers and contractors.

The exhibition’s organizers say that the strong demand for floor space is a reflection of the boom in the construction and property development sector in the country and the region. The Middle East construction market, currently valued at $300 billion, is registering 10 percent annual growth, according to a study commissioned by Reed Exhibitions. “The building sector in the region is maturing quickly with emphasis shifting from completing construction in the quickest and cheapest possible manner to a focus on ensuring building performance, said Leonard Lecoq, Show Manager, BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT has been designed to provide a comprehensive look at the building sector via the specialised platform of the four shows. This format has been well appreciated by the market and we have received excellent exhibitor interest despite the show being in its inaugural edition, added Lecoq.

China will host country pavilions at each of the four shows, while a pavilion showcasing Italian expertise in the HVAC sector will be organised in collaboration with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort – the biennial international exhibition that is the world’s largest in the HVAC sector. A Turkish pavilion focussing on the Structural and Envelope elements of buildings will also be organised.

Abu Dhabi a booming construction market

A report by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) states that over AED 850 billion will be invested in the Abu Dhabi construction market in the coming years. Stating that Abu Dhabi was the ideal venue for BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT in the Middle East, said “Mega projects that are in the pipeline such as the Warner Bros. and Ferrari theme parks, the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, The Central Market and Capital Centre property developments are but a few examples that highlight Abu Dhabi’s position as one of the most dynamic construction markets in the region.

Value-added features

Besides, an innovative business meetings programme will be offered at BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT whereby Reed Exhibitions will match offer and demand before the show by identifying construction projects as well as the building solutions that the projects need. The exhibition can therefore serve as an ideal business and deal-making platform and ensure that visitors at the show are able to promptly zero in on the specific solutions they require.

Presentations and seminars focussing on the four themes of the exhibition will also be organised with the participation of experts such as Ecosmart, TBC-France and the Intelligent Building Group. The International Union of Architects (UIA) will organize The International Architects Conference at the show.

For further information:

Leonard Lecoq Brian Carvalho

Show Manager ASDA A Public Relations

BUILDING FUTURES by BATIMAT or Ph: 009712 6334133

Ph: 009712 4446113 Mob: 00971 50 668 1902 Fax: 009712 6334233

Fax: 009712 4443768 Email:



E.N.G.’s 3rd senior executive summit New Product Development in the Chemical Industry 30 & 31 January 2008, Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008


Come to Amsterdam to join this event that brings together leading innovators to discuss the key issues on new product development and innovation in the chemical industry.

In depth case studies and interactive workshops will provide insights into how leading innovators generate new products through aligning R&D processes with business strategies.


HR Directors Summit 2008

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Venue: Hotel Van Oranje, Amsterdam
Summit 2008
March 12th workshops , 13th and 14th main event

If you book before the end of February, you can get a huge discount up to 30% on the conference by quoting this code -JAND-003.

*You must quote the code in the comments gap into the HR Summit web booking section

Learn from the best!
Voted the No.1 most influential person in H

THE ROLE OF HR has changed dramatically in the past few years, moving away from its traditional base as a support function to become an integral part of how a business operates. While HR Executives have gained recognition as strategic team members, they face more pressure to perform than ever before.

The Hr Directors Summit is 2008 must see industry event, and is bringing together Europe’s leading professionals within the industry. Here at BME Global we have worked with thousands of leading HR talents to ensure strategic excellence within issues such as Recruitment and Retention, Talent Management, Leadership Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits and HR Organisational Effectiveness.

The 3-day meting will give you the opportunity to learn from global case studies, interactive round table sessions and one-to-one meetings. In addition to agenda,gain in depth knowledge from our pre-event workshops, showcasing some of Europe’s most prolific organisations and HR gurus.

The summit will bring together the best HR minds from around Europe to offer strategic insights, practical solutions and the opportunity to network with peers and industry specialist in a unique focused environment.

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is a Partner and co-founder of The RBL Group and a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Professionally where he is on the core faculty of the Michigan Executive Program ,Co-Director of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program, and Advanced Human Resource Executive Program.

Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200. Dave was the editor of the Human Resource Management Journal 1990 to 1999, has served on the editorial board of 4 other journals, is on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources; and is co-founder of the Michigan Human Resource Partnership

Lars Haggstrom- Sr. Vice President- GAMBRO

Lars Haggstrom is since June 1st last year Sr. Vice President for HR at Gambro, a global MedTech company headquartered out of Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to joining Gambro Mr. Haggstrom held the position as Head of HR for Sweden Operations at AstraZeneca, and has before this worked in both the US and the UK for the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co.

Fernando Lanzer – Managing Director – LCO Partners

Fernando Lanzer Pereira de Souza has worked both as an executive and as a consultant for over 30 years, often in both roles for the same companies. As a consultant he engaged in several projects for Banco Sulbrasileiro, Bankers Trust NY, and for the Odebrecht Organization. He also led projects for Votorantim, Saint-Gobain, and for the Brazilian Federal Government (IAPAS), among others.

Cristian Vasino – Chief HR Officer – ADECCO Group

Christian Vasino joined Adecco in 2003 and was appointed Chief HR Officer of the Adecco Group as of April 2007.Christian Vasino (*1972) started his career as a lawyer. Since 1998, Christian held leading positions in HR management. In December 2003, he joined Adecco Italy as HR Director, based in Milan. In May 2005, he became Vice President Group Human Resources

Nancy Turner – Global Director for Leadership Development – Nike

Nancy joined Nike in 2003 as Director of Learning and Development for USA Commerce and most recently held the position of Director of USA Learning and Development. Prior to Nike, she operated her own consulting business, The Turner Group, specializing in organization development and organization performance.

Event Features

Conference with in depth presentations to provide insights of best practices

Case studies from HR experts

Discussion tables and debates

Networking opportunities including one-to-one meetings and an evening reception

Exhibition with the latest technologies and services for the HR industry

Training workshops

And Pre-arranged one-to-one meeting

During this dedicated session, you meet one-to-one with fellow delegates and leading solution providers. Meet with people who you have chosen and who have expressed a strong interest in meeting with you. Selections are made prior to the event using the event catalogue which contains detailed information on all participants including short and long-term business objectives. Pre-arranged meetings ensure your networking time is spent productively maximising your chance of doing real business at the event.

Capstone Business Simulation Strategy Workshop

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Dear Madam/Sir,

We have scheduled our next OPEN Capstone Business Simulation Strategy Workshop from 12th to 14th July ’07 at Hyderabad, India.

You meet here your peers from different Industry and Business domains in a highly intense business learning environment. You, as part of a team, shall own a business of your own and make decisions in the areas of Marketing, Finance, HR, Production, TQM, and R&D. You manage a different market segment round after round. Let’s see how you connect business intents/strategies to your company’s financial objectives. Come create an orchestra¦total fun and learning too!

You would receive an individual report capturing your competencies¦and deficiencies¦across four parameters of Balanced Scorecard viz. Finance, Customer, Internal Business Process and Learning & Innovation.

In India, Capstone® PARTICIPANTS come from over 50 organizations including Infosys, Genpact, Dell, Hindustan Lever, TCS, Citibank, Wipro, Asian Paints, Pepsi, IIM-A, IIM-B, ISB and others…

The Capstone ( Business Simulation was launched in 1986 by Management Simulations Inc., USA. Several Fortune 500 companies viz. Microsoft, GE, Goldman Sachs, GM, Boeing, Honeywell, PWC etc. train up their executives, year after year, in business through Capstone.

More than 550 schools viz. Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Michigan, U C Berkeley, etc. have Capstone as part of their business education curriculum.

Please click here for Program Details, Brochure and Comments from earlier participants.

Please download Registration Form to send in your nomination. An early nomination shall help us in forwarding ID/password etc. well in advance. This will move the level of brain storming during the workshop to a much higher orbit, resulting into greater learning experience.