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VerdeXchange Arizona 2013 October 8, 2013 (VIP Reception 10/7/13)

People + Projects + Ideas = Business Invest a Day. See the Future. VXArizona Attend to meet and personally connect with the leaders who are building Arizona and the West. Discuss regional projects and business opportunities in cleantech, transportation, education, water, energy, solar, urban planning, public private partnerships, investment, the cities, the states, real estate, sustainability, life sciences, healthcare, Canada, Mexico and international. Choose "Conference", "VIP" or "VIP Only" ticket to VerdeXchange ("VXArizona"). "Conference" includes full day Tuesday (10/8) with breakfast, lunch and the hardcopy program that includes the hot future projects in Arizona. "VIP" adds the Monday (10/7) VIP Reception. "VIP Only" is for the 10/7 VIP Reception ONLY. Join hundreds of the top business, city and country leaders on October 8th with Governor Jan Brewer, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mayor Scott Smith, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Matt Salmon and 50 more speakers discussing the projects, ideas and initiatives that are shaping our local and global future. "At no other conference that I have attended have I made more important contacts than at VerdeXchange. That is why JPL will be a sponsor this year." - Dean Wiberg, JPL Manager, Commercial Technology Partnerships Office

VXAZ2013 VIP Reception -- October 7, 2013 6:00 PM -- 8:30 PM 6:00 – 8:30pm

VIP Reception Welcome to VXArizona VIP’s Speakers, Panelists and Consul Generals Gala, Sponsored Bar and Dinner Greeting by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer At DIRTT Environmental Solutions 836 E University Drive / Phoenix, Arizona 85034


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VXAZ2013 Conference -- October 8, 2013 7:00 AM -- 6:00 PM 7:00 – 8:00am

Registration, Networking, Walking Breakfast ASU SkySong Innovation Center Convergence + Enterprise Conference Center 1475 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 Country and Sponsor Tables Great Wall of Arizona Cities Track A (in Enterprise): Water, Energy, Solar, Mexico and Int’l Facilitator Doug Bruhnke* Track B (in Convergence): Urban Planning, Transportation I / II, Mexico and International Facilitator Maryanne Weiss*

8:00 – 8:10am

Welcome to VXArizona: Governor Jan Brewer*, Host Mayor Jim Lane*, David Abel*, Maryanne Weiss* and Doug Bruhnke*

8:10 – 8:20am

Opening Keynote: Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett* “Sustainability, Infrastructure and Our Future”

8:20 – 8:25am

Student Ambassadors – Sustainability - Sponsored by ARCHSOL* – The Architectural Solutions Team

8:25 – 8:35am

Keynote: Brian Mueller*, President – Grand Canyon University “Public/Private Partnerships”

8:35 – 8:45am

Keynote: Dr. Thomas N. Parks*, Vice President of Research – University of Utah “University-to-Industry Collaboration”

8:45 – 8:50am

Short Break, then Start Tracks A/B (Convergence/Enterprise)

8:50 – 9:35am

Panel 1 (Track A) and Panel 2 (Track B) Each track features expert speakers. We’ll share a one-page summary of the future from each panelist, and contact information.

8:50 – 9:50

Track A, Panel 1 – Water Future water projects in Arizona and the region. 2

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Moderator – Park Howell*, President – Park & Co Overview – TBA Sandra A. Fabritz-Whitney*, Director – AZ Department of Water Resources Sharon Megdal*, Director – Water Research Center, University of Arizona Matt Niemerski*, Western Water Policy Director – American Rivers Kathy Ferris, Executive Director – Arizona Municipal Water Users Association 8:50 – 9:50

Track B, Panel 2 – Urban Planning Future urban planning projects and plans.

Moderator – TBA Overview – Steve Betts*, CEO – PhoenixMart & Past Chair – ULI Arizona Shannon Scutari* – Sustainable Community Collaboration Silvia Urrutia*, Dir. of Housing and Healthcare Finance – RAZA Development Fund Jeff Perelman*, SVP Growth Strategy and Biz Dev Officer – The Sundt Companies 9:50am

Keynotes (continued) – Both Tracks

9:50 – 10:00am

Keynote: Eileen Klein* – President, Arizona Board of Regents Education for Sustainable Regional Growth

10:00 – 10:10am

Keynote: Dr. Henry D. Tazelaar* – Chair, Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Mayo Clinic World-class Healthcare Is a Key Ingredient Introduction by Marty Shultz* - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

10:10 – 10:20am

Keynote: Fred DuVal*, VP – Clean Energy Fuel; 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Sustainability Is Fuel for Arizona’s Growth

10:10 – 10:50am


10:50 – 11:50am

Panel 3 (Track A) and Panel 4 (Track B)

10:50 – 11:50

Track A, Panel 3 – Energy Future energy plans and opportunities in the region.

Moderator – Leisa Brug*, Energy Policy Advisor to the Governor – State of Arizona Overview – TBA Rep. Tom Forese*, AZ LD17, Chairman Arizona House Commerce Committee Joe Varela*, Manager of Energy Solutions – Southwest Gas Tracey Lebeau*, Acting Manager – Western Area Power Administration Rob Taylor, Senior Director – SRP 3

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10:50 – 11:50

Track B, Panel 4 – Transportation I Future airport and road plans and opportunities.

Moderator – David Abel*, President – VerdeXchange Overview – Marty Schultz*, Sr. Policy Director - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Mayor Sharon Wolcott*, Mayor – Surprise Mike Kies*, Assistant Director of Planning & Programming – Arizona DOT Judy Ross*, Deputy Aviation Director – City of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport David Hensley*, Deputy Aviation Director – City of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport 11:50 – 12:50pm

Panel 5 (Track A) and Panel 6 (Track B)

11:50 – 12:50

Track A, Panel 5 – Solar The future of solar energy in Arizona and the region.

Moderator – Glenn Hamer*, President and CEO – Arizona Chamber of Commerce Overview – TBA Susan Bitter Smith*, Commissioner – Arizona Corporation Commission Patrick O’Grady*, Editor and Energy Reporter – Phoenix Business Journal Professor Joseph Hui*, CEO – Monarch Power Craig Robb*, Managing Director – Zion’s Energy Link 11:50 – 12:50

Track B, Panel 6 – Transportation II Future of Transportation Infrastructure Beyond Highways/Airports.

Moderator – TBA Overview – Bill Sheaffer*, Exec Director – Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition Benjamin Limmer*, Manager Corridor/Facilities Planning, Valley Metro John Barry*, Director – Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Dave Bird*, Executive Vice President – SuperShuttle Bryan Amarel*, Operations Manager – Hensel Phelps Construction 12:50 – 1:30pm

Bento Lunch


Resume Program/Keynotes

1:30 – 1:40pm

Keynote: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema* and Rep. Matt Salmon “Sustainability and Growth Are Bipartisan Issues”

1:40 – 1:50pm

Keynote: Dave Bennett, Senior Vice President – NantHealth (a NantWorks Co) “Future Impact of Life Sciences” Introduction by Joan Koerber Walker* - CEO, AZBio 4

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1:50 – 2:50pm

Panel 7 (Track A + B together)

1:50 – 2:50

Track A/B, Panel 7 – Mexico and Latin America Near and Long-term U.S.-Mexico and Latin America Opportunities

Moderator – Margie Emmermann* - Executive Director, AZ Mexico Commission Overview – TBA Juan Carlos Brisero*, Trade & Investment Commissioner– ProMexico John Halikowski*, Director – ADOT; Co-Chairman – TTCA Border Initiatives Scott Still, President – Sargent Aerospace Special attending guests: Honorable Roberto Rodriguez*, Consul General – Mexico Marisa Walker*, SVP Infrastructure – AZ Commerce 2:50 – 3:50pm

Panel 8 (Track A + B together)

2:50 – 3:50

Track A + B, Panel 8 – Canada and Global Opportunities The future of international business opportunities

Moderator – Doug Bruhnke*, CEO – Growth Nation & The Global Chamber Glenn Williamson*, CEO – Canada-Arizona Business Council Mayor Scott Smith* – City of Mesa Melissa Sanderson*, VP of International Affairs – Freeport McMoRan Colin Tetreault*, Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainability to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Amanda Ho*, Policy Advisor – Arizona Corporation Commission 3:50pm – 4:00pm

Short Break

4:00 – 4:10pm

Keynote: Joseph Stewart* – JP Morgan Chase “Future Availability of Capital to Grow”

4:10 – 4:20pm

Keynote: Sharon Harper*, CEO – Plaza Companies “The Next Generation of Leadership”

4:20 – 4:50pm

Cavalcade of City Leaders: A Future View Moderator – Barry Broome*, CEO - Greater Phx Economic Council City Leader – Hank Marshall*, Economic Dev. Executive – Phoenix City Panel: Mayors and City Managers Host – Phoenix Business Journal*; Facilitator – Maryanne Weiss* “AZ Cities: The Future” Video Questions & Answers - How do you see the role of your city in the future of Arizona? - What are the future projects in your city that we should know about? 5

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Avondale* Chandler* Flagstaff* Gilbert* Glendale* Goodyear* Maricopa* Mesa*

Peoria* Phoenix* Scottsdale* Surprise* Tempe* Tucson* Youngtown* Yuma*

4:50 – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks Maryanne Weiss*, Doug Bruhnke* and David Abel* Future Events - VX2014 in Los Angeles Jan 26-28, 2014 - VXAZ2014 in Arizona October 2014

5:00 – 6:00pm

Business Connecting Time / Follow-up Meetings Match-making between Business Leaders and Marketmakers.

Thank you! VXAZ2013 is brought to you by Maryanne Weiss (Gustare Ltd), David Abel ( and Doug Bruhnke (Growth Nation & Global Chamber), supported by a legion of speakers, sponsors, countries and cities. David Abel - also founder of SuperShuttle - created VerdeXchange 6 years ago to provide a forum to promote the growth of profitable business and the building of an international community of like-minded people shaping the green economy. Join our speakers from business, government and other key organizations including… The Sundt Companies, Freeport McMoRan, NantWorks, Hensel Phelps Construction, JP Morgan Chase, Country of Mexico, Country of Canada, Country of Japan, Grand Canyon University, ASU, University of Arizona, University of Utah, Arizona Board of Regents, GPEC, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, ARCHSOL, SuperShuttle, Arizona Mexico Commission, AZ Chamber, Arizona Corporation Commission, Phx Business Journal, PHX Sky Harbor Airport, Urban Land Institute, Canada Arizona Business Council, Monarch Power, Southwest Gas, Western Area Power Administration, In Business Magazine, ADOT, Valley Metro, Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance, ProMexico, Mayo Clinic, and many more.


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Platinum Sponsors

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To hotel registration, click on the link to HYATT House, or call 866-974-9288.

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AMS Renatus Investing* Arizona Asia Business Council* Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry* Arizona Commerce Authority* Arizona Construction Association* Arizona Council for International Visitors (AZCIV) Arizona Forward Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG)* Arizona Mexico Commission* Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) Arizona State University* Arizona Technology Council* AZBio* BioAccel* Brown Mackie College* Canada Arizona Business Council* Cities of Avondale*, Chandler*, Flagstaff*, Gilbert*, Glendale*, Maricopa*, Mesa, Peoria*, Phoenix*, Scottsdale*, Surprise, Tempe*, Tucson*, Youngtown & Yuma* Country of Canada* Country of Japan* Country of Mexico* Global Chamber* Grand Canyon University* Greater Phoenix Economic Council* In Business Magazine Greater Phoenix* Maricopa Association of Governments Maricopa Community Colleges Merrill Lynch (Brion Crum)* 8

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Networking Phoenix* Phoenix Business Journal* Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR)* Social Venture Partners Arizona* State of Arizona* Thunderbird School of Global Management* The Green Chamber University of Arizona University of Utah* Urban Land Institute**

“The VerdeXchange Conference will do for the green marketplace what the Sundance Film Festival did for the movie industry. Nowhere else do I see a confluence of the diverse range of sectors: energy, finance, transportation, public and private utilities, built environment planning and universities - all with the singular goal of delivering and capitalizing on clean and green products and services." - Mickey Kantor, Former US Secretary of Commerce and Trade Secretary; CoChairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy "Those attending the VerdeXchange Conference will hear firsthand about when and where the most interesting opportunities will be felt. I look forward to engaging with the leading executives in the public and private sector and learning how these marketmakers plan to meet the demand for breakthrough renewable technologies." - Norman Mineta, Former U.S. Transportation Secretary "Every year, VerdeXchange convenes LA's most important gathering of thought and action leaders - the people who are making a real difference, not only in California but around the world, in addressing the most urgent environmental, energy and technology issues of the day. Stimulating speakers inform and inspire. Ample networking opportunities allow for making connections that matter. You can't help but leave VX better equipped to change your world." - David Fransen, Consul General of Canada


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