GMIC Conference Keynote Brings Vision and Results
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Posted by: Tamara Kennedy-Hill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2012
Keynote John Picard Blends Vision with Results
Meeting and event professionals will be
treated to a powerful blend of soaring vision and
transformative results when architect, builder, and sustainability entrepreneur
John Picard delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Sustainable Meetings Conference, April 22-25, 2012 in
"When sustainable meeting practitioners get
bogged down in checklists and details, we sometimes miss the bigger picture.
But if all we have is vision, we’ll never deliver on the specifics,” said Paul
Salinger, president of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) and vice
president of marketing at Oracle Corporation. "John Picard is one of those rare
speakers who have the experience and the insight to deliver both.”
Picard treats sustainability as a
monumental business opportunity that will usher in an entire new economy around
efficiencies and global balance.
As sustainability director for
Live Earth, he was responsible for limiting the environmental footprint of the
largest multi-city concert in history to focus on climate change. Afterwards,
he made the Live Earth greening guide public, reflecting the spirit of
generosity and mentorship at the heart of the GMIC community.
As a founding member of the
U.S. Green Building Council, he’s had a hand in designing and building hundreds
of the world’s most energy-efficient homes, workplaces, and communities.
"Picard helped launch some of the major innovations
and initiatives that have made it realistic to move toward a sustainable
future,” Salinger said. "He’ll help our participants anticipate the next
generation of disruptive trends and technologies and figure out how their
conferences can benefit from the changes ahead.”
It isn’t too late to register! Information: www.sustainablemeetingsconference.com.
Tamara Kennedy-Hill, CMP
GMIC Executive Director
(888) 450-2098 ext. 20
The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC)
is the premier global community solely dedicated to sustainable meetings and
events through education, research, policy, and standards. As an active member
of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), GMIC inspires and trains leaders at
all levels to make meetings better through sustainable solutions.