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Sustainability & Forest Biorefinery II
Bringing bio-based products to market

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October 20-22, 2008

The second conference, Sustainability and Forest Biorefinery II: Bringing bio-based products to market was held at the Renaissance in Syracuse—a timely event about sustainability.

Monday and Tuesday, October 20 & 21, with a unique TechnoBusiness Forum on Wednesday October 22 [See below for the Forum overview and posted Forum presentations].

Thanks to our 2008 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

ABS

Gold Sponsors

emerson

In-Kind Sponsors

emerson

Tabletop Vendors

Presentations from the 2008 Conference

Highlights of the conference program included:

  • the social and political context for sustainability,
  • how to define sustainability and how to measure sustainability (how big is your carbon footprint?),
  • how renewable fuels fit into the "sustainability picture", including carbon credits
  • real, large scale implementation of sustainable projects in our community.

Sustainability.Who attended?

Community leaders, renewable, energy producers and consumers, ethanol users and producers, State and federal policy and decision-makers, forest owners, farmers, food processors, loggers and wood harvesters, wood or agricultural scientists, economists and investors and citizens committed to a sustainable future.

This second conference program focused on strategies to bring bio-based fuels and bio-products to market here in NYS.

"The program offered a nice mix of technology and commerical / business issues."

Last year's attendees commented on high quality of speakers, the variety of presentations with enough time to allow depth, a chance to network, order of how presenters progressed: why, who, how – bringing all sides together.

2008 TechnoBusiness Forum
Market Dominance Through Enterprise Transformation
October 22, 2008 ~ Syracuse, New York

FORUM SUMMARY DOCUMENT [0]

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Dr. Jacquelyn McNutt ~ Executive Director, CPBIS ~ Forum Hostess [1]

KEYNOTE

Leadership Challenges in Achieving Market Dominance ~ Dr. Michael Oliff, Executive Director Enterprise 2020 [2]

WORK PLACE CULTURE ~ A CRITICAL ELEMENT OF ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

A Critical Element of Enterprise Transformation ~ Dr. Michael Herbert, Principal and SVP, Sinclair Group [3]

EVOLVING ISSUES

Emerging Driving Force3s Shape and Change Rules of the Game

  • Sustainability ~ George Weyerhaeuser, Senior Fellow, World Business Council for Sustainable Development [4]
  • Energy ~ Dr. Marilyn Brown, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech [5]
  • Fiber ~ Dr. Jacquelyn McNutt and Mr. Rainer Häggblom

SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEADERS’ PANEL

Cross Section Discussion ~ Business Lessons & Wisdoms

  • Hannu Merlati ~ President- North America ~ Kemira
  • Paul Stuart ~ Chair Holder ~ Ecole Polytechnique [6]
  • Mike Jackson, President & CEO, Verso Paper [7]

For Access to 2008 TBF Presentation Materials ~ Click Highlighted Numbers Above


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