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THERE’S A GREENER WAY TO DO BUSINESS

Tuesday, April 30th
Puerto Rico Convention Center
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Tuesday, April 30
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday April 30, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Hall B

9:00am

Opening
Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:00am - 9:05am
Hall B

9:05am

A Greener Way to Do Business
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Tania Vázquez Rivera

Hon. Tania Vázquez Rivera

Secretary, DNER
At the academic level, holds a bachelor's degree in Labor Relations from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and a Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Law School. Career At the professional level, she has been practicing as a lawyer for 12... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:05am - 9:15am
Hall B

9:15am

Promoting the Development of the Green Economy
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera

Hon. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera

Secretary, DDEC
Manuel A. Laboy Rivera is the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DEDC) and Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) with the mission to attract new investment, promote the creation of new jobs and strengthening of... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:15am - 9:25am
Hall B

9:25am

Investing in Puerto Rico
Speakers
avatar for Rodrick Miller

Rodrick Miller

Chief Executive Officer, InvestPR
Rodrick Miller comes to Invest Puerto Rico after leading Ascendant Global, an economic development firm focused on providing bold growth solutions to help economies sustain themselves and gain jobs and private investment. Before that, he was President and CEO of the Detroit Economic... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:25am - 9:35am
Hall B

9:35am

Green Economy Panel
Moderators
avatar for Rodrick Miller

Rodrick Miller

Chief Executive Officer, InvestPR
Rodrick Miller comes to Invest Puerto Rico after leading Ascendant Global, an economic development firm focused on providing bold growth solutions to help economies sustain themselves and gain jobs and private investment. Before that, he was President and CEO of the Detroit Economic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera

Hon. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera

Secretary, DDEC
Manuel A. Laboy Rivera is the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DEDC) and Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) with the mission to attract new investment, promote the creation of new jobs and strengthening of... Read More →
avatar for José J. Villamil

José J. Villamil

Chairman, CEO, Estudios Técnicos, Inc.
Mr. Villamil has published extensively on development issues in small island systems. While a Visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, he published a book on planning and development in small economies (in Spanish, Ediciones SIAP, Buenos... Read More →
avatar for Christian Sobrino

Christian Sobrino

Executive Director, AFAAF


Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am
Hall B

10:30am

Recess — Visit to exhibitors
Tuesday April 30, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Hall B

10:45am

Successful Green Business Case Studies
Speakers
avatar for Michael Laas

Michael Laas

Founding Partner, Sustainable Futures Group
Michael Laas is the Founding Partner of Sustainable Futures Group (SFG) - a consulting firm specializing in Sustainable Development, Green Building Practices, Sustainable Business Operations, Technology, and Resilience. SFG strives to be a collaborative consultancy that works with... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Hall B

11:30am

Message from the Governor of Puerto Rico
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

Hon. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

Governor of Puerto Rico


Tuesday April 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hall B

12:00pm

LUNCH & CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTATION
12:30 PM
The Un Global Compact And Driving Business Ambition on Climate Change

Speakers
avatar for Adam Roy Gordon

Adam Roy Gordon

Engagement Director, Global Compact Network USA
Adam Roy Gordon is Engagement Director for Global Compact Network USA, the U.S. Network of the United Nations Global Compact. The U.N. Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 10,000 members across 163 countries and Adam leads engagement... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hall B

1:30pm

Green Tourism Panel
Moderators
avatar for Terestella González Denton

Terestella González Denton

Dean, International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, UAGM
Terestella González Denton has an extensive background in economic and tourism development in both public and private sectors. She held the position of Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) from 2005 to 2008.She is the Dean of the International School of Hospitality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Tania Vázquez Rivera

Hon. Tania Vázquez Rivera

Secretary, DNER
At the academic level, holds a bachelor's degree in Labor Relations from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and a Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Law School. Career At the professional level, she has been practicing as a lawyer for 12... Read More →
avatar for Carla Campos

Carla Campos

Executive Director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Carla Campos is the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), the Government of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Board.She was previously the Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the PRTC, but her tourism industry experience and track record in destination management... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dean

Brad Dean

CEO, Discover Puerto Rico
After graduation from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting, Brad Dean worked as a financial analyst for General Electric, and in 1993, he joined the Rank corporation, which had just purchased the Hard Rock Cafe chain. In 1995 he was tapped to open and run the Myrtle... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hall B

2:15pm

Green Building Panel
Moderators
avatar for Ing. Emilio Colón-Zavala

Ing. Emilio Colón-Zavala

President, ECZ Group
Born in Troy, New York, Graduated from University of PR High School and pursued a bachelors degree of Science in Civil Engineering, at the Mayagüez campus of the UPR, graduating with honors.Interned at the NASA’s Center for Space Construction at the University of Colorado program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz

Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz

CEO, Alvarez-Diaz&Villalon®
Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz is the Co-founder and CEO of Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón® | Architecture & Interior Design. With offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico and  Coral Gables – Miami, Florida, the firm topped the list of largest Architectural Firms in Puerto Rico (Caribbean Book of... Read More →
avatar for María Cintrón

María Cintrón

Assistant Secretary, OGPe
Cintrón Flores was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On 2003, she completed a Bachelor Degree in Architecture in Puerto Rico’s Polytechnic University.During her professional trajectory, she has worked as Construction Projects Manager in the Infrastructure Financing Authority; and... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Fernando A. Gil-Enseñat

Hon. Fernando A. Gil-Enseñat

Secretary, PR Department of Housing
On December 2016, Fernando A. Gil-Enseñat, Esq., born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, was nominated by the Governor of Puerto Rico to serve as the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Housing and the Chairman of the Board of the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Hall B

3:00pm

Recess — Visit to exhibitors
Tuesday April 30, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Hall B

3:15pm

Renewable Energy Panel
Moderators
avatar for PJ Wilson

PJ Wilson

President, SESA Puerto Rico
Background on PJPJ Wilson is the Founder and President of the Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA). Raised by schoolteachers on a farm in Missouri, PJ has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ernest Jacob

Ernest Jacob

Chief Operations Officer, IBD Energy
Performance-driven Senior Executive with 20 years’ comprehensive achievements across Engineering, Construction and Operational disciplines. Leverage business acumen across diverse cultures and economies. Develop performance-based, through supply chain engagement with new and existing... Read More →
avatar for Jose F. Ortiz Vázquez

Jose F. Ortiz Vázquez

Chief Executive Office, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
On July 18, 2018 the Governor of Puerto Rico, Honorable RIcardo Rosselló Nevarez, together with the New Governing Board, announced the selection of electrical engineer José F. Ortiz Vázquez, as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of PREPA.Ortiz officially assumed... Read More →
avatar for Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan

CEO, Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises, LLC, Bill has over 30 years of experience in renewable energy, building materials, and sustainable agriculture markets.  Jordan has been involved in the development of over 8 MW of solar projects servicing 59... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hall B

4:00pm

Recycling Panel
Moderators
avatar for Pedro J. Nieves-Miranda

Pedro J. Nieves-Miranda

Managing Partner, Vidal, Nieves & Bauzá, LLC
Mr. Nieves-Miranda is the President of the Strategy Committee of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, and Managing Member of Vidal, Nieves & Bauzá, LLC, a corporate law firm representing clients in the energy, insurance, real estate, aerospace, agriculture and manufacturing... Read More →

Speakers
GM

Gerardo Morera

Olein Recovery Corp
avatar for Julio Benítez Torres

Julio Benítez Torres

Deputy Director, PRIDCO
Julio Benítez-Torres, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) with the mission to attract new investment, promote the creation of new jobs and strengthening small and medium enterprises. He is responsible for the strategic implementation... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Ríos

Antonio Ríos

Acting Manager, DNER
Antonio Ríos obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Puerto Rico. He then worked in the Scientific Research Division (Marine Resources) at the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico.Antonio has dedicated thirty years of experience... Read More →


Tuesday April 30, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Hall B

4:45pm

Closing — Rums of Puerto Rico
Tuesday April 30, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hall B