Inland Empire technology companies interested in staying competitive and utilizing green technologies might want to consider attending the Innovation and Globalization in Green conference on Oct. 1 and 2 in Irvine.
AeA — the nation’s largest high-tech trade association — is inviting businesses throughout the two-county region to attend the event.
That’s on top of local companies who already plan on going. The AeA’s Inland Empire-Orange County chapter represents 140 companies across San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties with a collective revenue of more than $8 billion and more than 160,000 employees.
Like other regions, our two-county area is still in its green-technology infancy.
But significant strides are being made.
Southern California Edison, for instance, is currently installing a $7 million, 2-megawatt solar panel project on top of a huge warehouse in Fontana.
To register for the conference, visit www.ocinnovation2008.com. Attendees who sign up by Saturday will get a 20-percent discount.
For information on AeA’s local chapter, visit www.aeanet.org/orangecounty.
Speakers at the conference include Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Council on Competitiveness, a group of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to driving U.S. competitiveness; Andrew Winston, co-author of “Green to Gold” and expert on what works, and what doesn’t, when companies go green; and Reynolds Bish, CEO and director of Kofax, a provider of Intelligent Capture and Exchange solutions in 31 countries.