Green City of the Future

When: October 26, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Metro Atlanta Chamber
235 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Parking: GWCC Green Lot (238 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Lot Access: Marietta Street via Park Avenue West

French and American experts, business and political leaders discussed the latest developments regarding green city initiatives to improve the quality of life of inhabitants and the environment.

7:30 to 8:15 am - Registration and Networking Breakfast sponsored by The Epsten Group
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8:15 to 8:25 am - Welcoming Remarks by the French Consulate and Georgia Tech

Mr. Serge Hanoca, Head of the Atlanta Trade Office; Director of Environment/ Energy/ Industrial Equipment
Mr. Howard Wertheimer, Director Capital Projects & Space Planning, Georgia Tech

8:25 to 8:35 am - Moderator and panelists introduction

8:35 to 9:35 am- Panel 1: Building Efficiency of the 21st Century City

Ms. Dagmar Epsten, President & CEO, The Epsten Group
Mr. Howard Wertheimer, Director Capital Planning and Space Management, Georgia Tech
Mrs. Megan Holder, Associate + Campus and Community Planning Specialist, HOK
Mr. Dennis Creech, Co-founder and Executive Director, Southface

9:35 to 9:50 am - Q&A by Moderator
Mr. Denis Blackburne, Senior Vice-President, The Woda Group And the Honorary Consul of France & Germany to Savannah

9:50 to 10:00 am - Moderator and panelists introduction

10:00 to 11:00 am - Panel 2: The Transportation of the 21st Century City

Mr. Thierry Buttin, Sustainable Development and Transport Counselor, Embassy of France to the United States
Mr. Michael Cheyne, Director of Asset Management and Sustainability Planning and Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Mr. Nathan Conable, Director of Transportation, Atlanta Belt Line
Mr. Nicolas Buchoud, International Expert in Urban Development, AREP

11:00 am to 11:15 am - Q&A by moderator
Mr. Dave Williams, VP for Transportation Policy, Metro Atlanta Chamber

11:15 am to 12:30 pm - Rooftop Lunch and Networking sponsored by Nissan
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12:30 to 12:40 pm - Moderator and panelists introduction

12:40 to 1:40 pm - Panel 3: The Water Technologies of the 21st Century City

Mr. Dominique Demessence, CEO,Utility Service, Suez Group
Mr. Bobby Hadden, Principal, Rindt-McDuff Associates, Inc.
Mr. John C. Kiernan, Desalination Product ManagerSiemens
Dr. Paul T. Bowen, Water Technology Director,The Coca-Cola Company

1:40 to 2:00 pm - Q&A by moderator
Dr. John C. Crittenden, Director of the Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech

2:00 to 2:10 pm - Moderator and Panelist introduction

2:10 to 3:10 pm - Panel 4: Electrical City of the 21st Century

Mr. Jason Byars, Business Development Director, Veolia Energy North America
Mr. Bernard Lecours, Strategic Marketing Manager-Demand Optimization GE Energy-Digital Energy
Ms.Mandy Mahoney, Vice President,Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

3:10 to 3:30 pm - Q+A By moderator
Mr. Alexander McCray, Founder of Greener Atlanta

3:30 to 3:50 pm - Coffee Break & Networking
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3:50 pm- Introduction of the Mayor and Ambassador
Mr. Hans J. Gant, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber

4:00 to 4:30 pm: Keynote speakers, French Ambassador Francois Delattre and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

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The Panelists
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If you have any questions or wish to contact one of our representatives contact by email Serge Hanoca at or Vanessa Ibarra at