Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to Speak at GLOBE 2006

GLOBE 2006 is pleased to announce the involvement of Chicago's mayor Richard M. Daley in the environmental environmental conference's Urban Plenary: Bridging to the World Urban Forum. During his presentation, which is scheduled for March 31, the mayor will be sharing his visions for sustainable urban economies...


VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb. 28, 2006 -- GLOBE 2006 is pleased to announce the involvement of Chicago's mayor Richard M. Daley in GLOBE 2006's Urban Plenary: Bridging to the World Urban Forum. During his presentation, which is scheduled for March 31 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., the mayor will be sharing his visions for sustainable urban economies. Friday's plenary aims to bring together urban leaders shaping our future cities, and will celebrate the social, economic and environmental advances taking place in urban centers around the world.

As a leader who is committed to environmental causes and sustainable urban development, Mayor Daley is an exciting and inspirational addition to Friday's lineup. Since being elected into office in 1989, Daley has been unwavering in his dedication to creating more green space and introducing a realistic and sustainable citywide recycling plan. His track record speaks for itself; Daley is responsible for the planting of over 400,000 trees, creating 100 school campus parks, the building of 68 miles of landscaped street medians and spurring the construction of rooftop gardens on major buildings including Chicago's City Hall. It is not only his city that has benefited from having such a committed and forward-thinking leader in office; Daley is also credited with organizing U.S. and Canadian mayors to protect the Great Lakes from the impact of urbanization such as chemical pollutants. As a pioneer in recognizing the need for environmentally-driven city initiatives, Mayor Daley is sure to provide delegates with a captivating presentation that provides realistic solutions to urban issues facing cities across the globe.

GLOBE 2006 will host 10,000 participants, 2,000 conference delegates and 400 exhibitors representing 75 countries. This is the 9th biennial gathering of the world's leading experts on the business of the environment, and one of the largest and most important international gatherings of environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers. The GLOBE series of trade fairs and conferences has become one of Canada's most important contributors in shaping a new ethic in corporate environmental policy.

The event will be held from March 29-31 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. It will centre around four main conference themes including the new track of Finance and Sustainability where relationships between sustainable development and finance will be explored with a focus on the investment industry, corporate reporting, regulation and policy, and business practices. Other themes include Corporate Sustainability, Energy and Environment, and Building Better Cities.

GLOBE 2006 (www.globe2006.com) is held by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development and corporate responsibility.

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