Dr. David Suzuki to Keynote Inaugural Canadian Sustainable Operations Summit

    Summit to promote 'green thinking'

    NEW YORK, June 21 /CNW/ -- Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist,
environmentalist, broadcaster and Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, will
deliver the keynote address for the inaugural Sustainable Operations Summit
Canada, October 28-30, 2007 at the White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara on the
Lake, Ontario. The invitation-only summit will bring together senior
leadership from Canada's largest corporations, cities & provinces,
universities, government agencies, school boards and healthcare organizations
and promote initiatives that benefit both the environment and the bottom line.
    The executive summit is the Canadian version of the US Sustainable
Operations Summit recently held in Albuquerque, NM.  Keynoted by Al Gore,
former Vice President of the United States and author of An Inconvenient
Truth, and Mayor Martin Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, the 2006 World Leadership
Gold Award recipient for sustainable water management planning, the summit
received national attention and attracted leaders from organizations including
Google, Apple, General Electric, Harvard University, City of New York, Kaiser
Permanente, McDonald's, the State of Wisconsin and many more.
    "Dr. Suzuki was the first person that came to mind when we decided to
create this summit for Canada and we are honored that he has accepted our
invitation," says Michael P. Owens, director of production for CraigMichaels.
"As a recognized world leader in sustainable ecology and as one who tirelessly
works to find ways for society to live in balance with nature, Dr. Suzuki is
the ideal person to set the tone for this summit."
    The case study based conference program will address critical initiatives
such as green building, renewable energy utilization, waste reduction and
various other measures that can increase operational efficiencies by
incorporating "green thinking" and contribute to a reduction in our
environmental footprint.
    CraigMichaels itself has made a strong commitment to reducing its impact
on the environment.  "As a company whose business results in the travel and
congregation of thousands of people each year, we realize that we can be part
of the solution," says Owens.  "From our procurement strategy, to offsetting
our carbon emissions and eliminating handouts in conference sessions, we are
continually identifying and evaluating our procedures to improve our
environmental performance."
    For more information about the Sustainable Operations Summit Canada
please visit http://www.sustainableoperationssummitcanada.com.

    About CraigMichaels, Inc.
    CraigMichaels is a leading producer of executive business events for
senior-level decision makers. The company has redefined the concept of
conferences, trade shows and expos into more effective and rewarding
"executive summits."  CraigMichaels' unique summit format enables attendees to
develop itineraries that suit their immediate needs in a time efficient,
educational environment.  CraigMichaels also develops customized corporate
events for organizations of all sizes. More information about CraigMichaels
can be found at http://www.craigmichaelsinc.com

    Contact:  Michael Owens, 212-232-8706


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