Portland Go Green Conference

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On October 1, 2008 in Portland, there is a "Go Green" conference to assist businesses in becoming green. GoGreen’08 will be held at the Gerding Theater at The Armory in The Pearl District from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Seattle does have a Green Festival each year. Last year’s was in April.

Here are the topics for Portland "Go Green":

  • KEYNOTE by Sam Adams, Portland's New Mayor

  • Portland's Best Sustainable Businesses Showcase: Live Case Studies; Learn from Portland's BEST Business Award Winners

  • Special Lunch Session: Green Giant Award Presentation AND Speed Networking with Local Sustainable Business Resource Groups

  • Green Marketing & Branding: How to Incorporate Sustainability Into Your Core Brand Values and Differentiate by Showcasing Sustainable Initiatives

  • Sourcing and Manufacturing: Explore the Balance Between Sourcing Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

  • Green Your Workplace: Implement Strategies to Create a More Sustainable and Efficient Workplace

  • Employee Focus: Drive Green Brand Values Through Your Organization; Leverage For Recruiting and Retention

  • Green ROI: Evaluate the Cost and Benefits of Your Green Initiatives with Focus on Cost Savings, Environmental Benefits and Brand Loyalty

  • HOT Trends: The Latest Developments in Sustainable Ideas, Products and Services

  • Consumer Insight and Behavior: Where Does the Sustainable Movement and the Consumer Really Intersect?

  • Green Incentives: Discover Which Tax Credits, Discounts and Incentives are Available to Your Business

  • Green Ink: Telling Your Sustainable Story to Reporters and Editors

  • Funding & Expansion: Financial Options for Sustainable Local Business

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