CityDesign + CityBuild 2010 Major Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Conference Comes to Denver


Montreux Energy (www.montreuxenergy.com), a premier organizer of strategy roundtables on the future of global energy investment, announced that it will host a gathering of national and international experts to discuss new ways to improve
the efficiency and sustainability of urban energy, systems, and infrastructure.




CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 will be held September 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver. The conference theme, “Clean Energy, Technology, and Design for the Networked City” will engage thought leaders from a variety of industries, including utilities, clean energy, and real estate development in a series of
roundtables at the three-day event.



“More than half of the global population now lives in cities, so it is critical that our leaders effectively communicate the enormous opportunities and challenges for cities in creating a sustainable future,” said Andrew
Bermingham, CEO OF Montreux Energy LLC. “CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 is one way
to initiate that dialogue with thought leaders from around the world.”



Featured conference speakers will include:



Autodesk Geoff Zeiss, SmartGrid and Utilities Leader, San Rafael


BASF Jack Armstrong, Building & Construction Markets Leader, Florham Park


CH2M HILL, Avinash Patwardhan, VP, Water & Mgr, Int’l Sustainable Solutions, W Palm Beach


City of Aurora The Hon. Ed Tauer, Mayor, Aurora


Colorado Public Utilities Commission Ron Binz, Chairman, Denver


Encana Eric Marsh, President, Encana Natural Gas Inc., Denver


GE Water Jeffrey Fulgham, Chief Marketing Officer, Schenectady


Harvard University Graduate School of Design Pierre Bélanger, Assoc Professor, Cambridge


HOK Monte Wilson, Director of Planning, Atlanta


Honeywell Diane Beauchamp, Director, Clinton Climate Initiative, Minneapolis


Hogan Lovells Andrew Spielman, Partner, Denver


IBM Nancy Pearson, Vice President BPM, SOA, and Websphere Marketing, Armonk


Joint Inst for Strategic Energy Analysis at NREL Douglas Arent, PhD, Exec Dir, Golden


Jones Lang LaSalle Dan Probst, Global Chairman, Energy & Sustainability Services, Chicago


MWH Global Robyn McGuken, Director Resource Efficiency Managment, Broomfield


Shell International Alexon Khor, General Manager Low CO2 Solutions, London


Suez Environment Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice President Strategy, Paris


Swiss RE Bernd Wilke, Vice President, Zürich


U.S. Department of Energy Carol Battershell, Acting Director, Golden Field Office,
Golden


Xcel Energy Randy Huston, Project Delivery Executive, Smart Grid, Denver




CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD 2010 sessions will make the crucial connections between such vital issues as water and energy, smart grid and smart buildings, carbon, optimization
and energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and transportation systems, and
waste and waste
toenergy. It will also showcase exciting
new major global urban development projects from the world's leading
engineering, architecture, real estate development firms.



Conference sessions will focus on:


· Rethinking Urban Design in the New Sustainability Paradigm


· Transport: Smart Urban Mobility


· Powering our Cities with Clean Energy and the Smart Grid


· Technology and the Networked City



A special 3-hour workshop will be held Tuesday, September 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, titled “Videogames as Tools to Design Cities of the Future.” The cost of the Workshop is $25. Seating is limited.



The event formally opens with registration and reception starting at 4pm Tuesday, Sept 14, and an Opening Keynote panel beginning at 5:30 pm.
Registration for the entire three-day event is $350.



The full CITYDESIGN + CITYBUILD agenda is available online at http://www.citydesign.com. To spread the conference information to future generation and emphasize the
magnitude of challenges of the built environment, special pricing available to
teachers and educators.



About Montreux Energy


Montreux Energy is a leading global organizer of global
strategy roundtables on the future of energy investment. Since 1990, more than 6000 leaders have
participated in Montreux Energy roundtables. The firm hosts key regulators and
policy officials, from local, state, federal, and international organizations
to engage in new, creative thinking on how to modify, guide, and incent
consumer behavior, responsibility, and leadership.

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