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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.

+ 45 More VXArizona is a special day-long conference in Scottsdale, Arizona focused on the people, projects and ideas building Arizona and the West. Attend to meet and personally connect with leaders discussing key 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, Canada, Mexico and international. Join hundreds of top regional and global business leaders, executives from 16 cities plus Consul Generals from the region on October 8th with Governor Jan Brewer, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mayor Scott Smith, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Matt Salmon, top leaders from The Sundt Companies, Mayor Clinic, PhoenixMart, Grand Canyon University and over 45 more extraordinary speakers discussing the projects that are shaping our local and global future. "Conference" = Full day Tuesday 10/8 at SkySong with breakfast, lunch and hardcopy program that includes listings of hot projects and contacts. "VIP" = Conference PLUS the Monday 10/7 VIP Reception at DIRTT in Phoenix. “VIP Only" = Includes the 10/7 VIP Reception ONLY. Very special thanks to our 1st year visionary sponsors... Phoenix Business Journal, ARCHSOL (The Architectural Solutions Team), Country of Canada, SRP, SuperShuttle, Arizona Commerce Authority, Brown Mackie College, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, In Business Magazine,, HYATT House,, Gustare, Global Chamber and Growth Nation "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 1

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

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

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

Conference @ SkySong (Scottsdale) ASU SkySong Innovation Center Convergence + Enterprise Conference Center 1475 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 Registration, Networking, Breakfast 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 “Tech Transfer and University-to-Industry Collaboration”

8:45 – 8:50am

Short Break for Repositioning, then Start Tracks A & B

8:50 – 9:50am

Panel 1 (A - Enterprise) and Panel 2 (B - Convergence) Featuring expert speakers with Q&A. Refer to the program for biographies and projects to be discussed.

8:50 – 9:50

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

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

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

Moderator – TBA Overview – Steve Betts, CEO – PhoenixMart & Past Chair – ULI Arizona Jeff Perelman, SVP Growth Strategy and Biz Dev Officer – The Sundt Companies Shannon Scutari – Sustainable Community Collaboration Silvia Urrutia, Dir. of Housing and Healthcare Finance – RAZA Development Fund 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 3

10:10 – 10:20am

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

10:20 – 10:50am


10:50 – 11:50am

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

10:50 – 11:50

Track A (Enterprise), 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 Joe Varela, Manager of Energy Solutions – Southwest Gas Rep. Tom Forese, AZ LD17, Chairman Arizona House Commerce Committee Rob Taylor, Senior Director – SRP Tracey Lebeau, Acting Manager – Western Area Power Administration 10:50 – 11:50

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

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

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

11:50 – 12:50

Track A (Enterprise), 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 Craig Robb, Managing Director – Zion’s Energy Link Patrick O’Grady, Editor and Energy Reporter – Phoenix Business Journal Professor Joseph Hui, CEO – Monarch Power Susan Bitter Smith, Commissioner – Arizona Corporation Commission


11:50 – 12:50

Track B (Convergence), 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 Bryan Amarel, Operations Manager – Hensel Phelps Construction Dave Bird, Executive Vice President – SuperShuttle John Barry, Director – Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport 12:50 – 1:30pm

Bento Lunch


Resume Program/Keynotes

1:30 – 1:40pm

Keynote: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Matt Salmon “We Obviously Disagree on Sustainability, Or Do We?”

1:40 – 1:50pm

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

1:50 – 2:50pm

Panel 7 (Track A + B together)

1:50 – 2:50

Track A/B (Both Rooms), 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 John Halikowski, Director – ADOT; Co-Chairman – TTCA Border Initiatives Juan Carlos Brisero, Trade & Investment Commissioner– ProMexico 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 (Both Rooms), Panel 8 – International Opportunity The future of international business opportunities

Moderator – TBA Overview – Doug Bruhnke, CEO – Growth Nation & The Global Chamber Amanda Ho, Policy Advisor – Arizona Corporation Commission Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainability to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton 5

Glenn Williamson, CEO – Canada-Arizona Business Council Mayor Scott Smith – City of Mesa Melissa Sanderson, VP of International Affairs – Freeport McMoRan Special attending guests: Eric Nielsen, Director – U.S. Commercial Service 3:50pm – 4:00pm

Short Break

4:00 – 4:10pm

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

4:10 – 4:20pm

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

4:20 – 5:00pm

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?

Avondale Chandler Flagstaff Gilbert Glendale Goodyear Maricopa Mesa

Peoria Phoenix Scottsdale Surprise Tempe Tucson Youngtown Yuma

5:00 – 5:10pm

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

5:00 – 6:00pm

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

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Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Communication Sponsors

Copper Sponsor


Note: for hotel registration, click on the logo to HYATT House, or call 866-974-9288. Community Partners • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

AMS Renatus Investing Arizona Asia Business Council Arizona Business Advancing Sustainability (AzBAS) Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Arizona Contractors 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 (GPEC) In Business Magazine Greater Phoenix Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Merrill Lynch (Brion Crum) 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 8

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University of Arizona University of Utah Urban Land Institute

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, community partners, countries and cities. David Abel, also founder of SuperShuttle, created VerdeXchange in L.A. 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. “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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