Program details announced for ecoRevolution Conference - Industry experts to present at international symposium on business and the environment in Moncton, NB on November 27



    MONCTON, NB, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce
(GMCC) and Aliant today announced further details of ecoRevolution, the
international symposium on business and the environment to be held in Moncton,
NB on November 27, 2007.
    "We are excited to unveil the full program for the conference. As we
researched potential speakers, we were looking for knowledgeable and
inspirational experts who approached business and the environment with a
positive outlook," said Rick DesBrisay, Chair of ecoRevolution. "There is
something business people can learn from each of these speakers. They will be
able to take ideas back and incorporate them into their own businesses."
    ecoRevolution will be a full-day conference on Tuesday, November 27,
2007. Sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Delta
Beauséjour Hotel with a keynote address by Terry Tamminen at 7:00 p.m. at the
Capitol Theatre. Tamminen, an environmental advisor and author, worked with
Arnold Schwarzenegger in the summer of 2003 in the historic recall election
during which he became Governor of California. He continues to advise the
Governor on energy and environmental policy.

    The speakers for the conference include:

    Robyn Tingley, Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, Aliant
    (Green business is good business)
    Craig Wight, Vice President, Bristol Omnifacts Research (Atlantic
    Canadians and the Environment)
    Mike Purcell, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Natural Step Canada
    (Strategic Planning for Sustainability)

    Panel Discussion - Efficiencies: Atlantic Canadian Case Studies
    
    - Yves Gagnon, P.Eng., D.Sc., K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable
      Development and Director of the Environmental Studies graduate program
      at the Université de Moncton
    - Gerry MacDonell, Manager, Dalhousie University's Eco-Efficiency Centre
    - Elizabeth Weir, President and CEO, Efficiency NB
    

    Peter Corbyn, P.Eng., Founder, EarthInstitute.ca (Global Warming -
    Save $, Humanity and the Planet)
    Olivier Gamache, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe investissement
    responsable inc (Socially responsible investment from yesterday to today)
    Jennifer MacNeill, Account Executive, InterfaceFLOR (Doing Well by Doing
    Good; the Interface Sustainability Model)
    Bob Willard (The Business Case for Sustainable Strategies)

    Aliant, ecoRevolution's presenting sponsor, also highlighted an exciting
contest aimed at getting youth engaged on the topic of sustainability,
offering the chance for creative students to win an all-expense paid trip to
attend the conference. With the Aliant Get Green Video Contest, high school
students across Atlantic Canada are being encouraged to get creative and
create a brief video on how businesses and communities can take action and be
more environmentally responsible. One finalist from each Atlantic Canadian
province will be chosen by a panel of judges. The four finalists' videos will
then be announced and made available for viewing on
www.ecoRevolution.ca/getgreen. Submissions will be accepted until October 19,
2007.
    "Many students across Atlantic Canada are already busy creating their
videos and we are looking forward to seeing the results," said Nicole Gallant,
Aliant's Regional Manager for southeastern New Brunswick and chair of the
Video Contest. "At Aliant, we know that youth are our future leaders and are
delighted to offer them the opportunity to get creative and become engaged for
the betterment of our communities."
    Registration for the ecoRevolution conference, which includes Terry
Tamminen's evening keynote address, is $375 for Chamber or Board of Trade
members across Atlantic Canada. The cost is $450 for non-members and $200 for
students and seniors. All prices exclude applicable taxes.
    "This conference provides exceptional value for the broad range of
speakers who will be providing practical solutions to business people in
Atlantic Canada," said DesBrisay.
    Tickets for Tamminen's speech can be purchased separately through the
Capitol Theatre's box office. Individual tickets for the evening event are $70
including taxes.
    For more information on the conference or to register for the conference,
visit www.ecoRevolution.ca.

    About the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce

    The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce identified the need and is
organizing ecoRevolution with a Steering Committee of regional business
leaders. The GMCC, at 116 years, is one of the oldest and largest in Canada.
It is a founding member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic
Provinces Chamber of Commerce and the New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. In
2004, the GMCC was among the first four chambers in Canada to achieve
Accreditation with Distinction (the only one East of Ontario) by meeting a set
of high standards and practices. It was successfully renewed for the period
2006 - 2009, confirming its position as a chamber that seeks to stand out and
that looks to the future.

    About ecoRevolution

    Throughout history, business has faced the challenge of change. Sometimes
the process has been gradual; often, more dramatic. In the 18th Century, the
Industrial Revolution radically changed how most businesses operated. In our
own time, the Technological Revolution has required business to keep pace with
rapidly accelerating changes in information technology.
    The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping
businesses prepare for, and adapt to, the next wave of change - and that wave
is almost upon us. We call it the ecoRevolution, and it signals the arrival of
a time when business must learn to survive in partnership with the
environment, to create both a healthy bottom line, and protect the long-term
health of our planet.
    On November 27, 2007, the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce will host a
conference focused on encouraging companies to discover the competitive
advantages of adopting sustainable business practices. Every business can do
something to help lessen its environmental footprint and, in doing so, to reap
tangible benefits.
    ecoRevolution will bring together key industry leaders from Canada and
the United States to share proactive environmental strategies and discuss
innovations that respect and protect the environment and create new business
opportunities - all the while improving their bottom line.

    Join us for ecoRevolution
    November 27, 2007
    Moncton, NB
    www.ecoRevolution.ca

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added
business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT
professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.




For further information:

For further information: Valerie Roy, Greater Moncton Chamber of
Commerce, (506) 857-2883, valerie@gmcc.nb.ca; Alyson Queen, Aliant
Communications and Public Affairs, (866) 696-6700, alyson.queen@aliant.ca

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