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Obama Announced as Keynote Greenbuild Speaker

Friday, August 16, 2019

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The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

The conference is slated to take place Nov. 19-22 in Atlanta at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center.

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The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

“USGBC is deeply honored that President Obama has accepted our invitation to speak at Greenbuild 2019,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC.

“President Obama is a global leader and a longtime friend of the green building community. While in office, his administration negotiated the landmark Paris Climate Accords, expanded the impact of our field and helped open the door for energy efficiency investments in both the public and private sectors. I know that when he joins us on the keynote stage in November, he will impart his ideas, passion and vision to our growing global green building family.”

Two years ago, former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off A’17, the AIA Conference on Architecture. Former President Obama joins a line of Greenbuild keynote speakers that has included former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, architect Bjarke Ingles, human rights activist Amal Clooney, former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore and many others.

“As the green building movement evolves and continues to permeate our everyday lives, President Obama is a valuable leader to bring that vision to life,” said Andrew Mullins, CEO, Informa Connect.

“His commitment to unite humanity in combating a changing climate is a great example to follow. At the 2019 event, our attendees, exhibitors and all participants of Greenbuild will be celebrating the notion that every human, regardless of circumstances, deserves to live a long and healthy life. There is no better voice or embodiment of that than President Obama.”

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Associations; Conferences; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Greenbuild; Latin America; North America; United States Green Building Council (USGBC); Z-Continents

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