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EXPO 2009 keynote speaker is Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality

EXPO 2009 keynote speaker is Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality

On May 20 and 21, business leaders from across Vermont, New England and Canada will converge on Northern New England’s largest business-to-business trade show, the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO. The 25th annual exposition of business resources and networking opportunities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The featured guest will be Van Jones, White House Council on Environmental Quality who will be the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday May 21. The lunch is sponsored by Comcast Business Class.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the keynote speaker for EXPO’s 25th Anniversary Luncheon. Van Jones, recently appointed by President Obama as the Special Advisor of Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will keynote EXPO’s exclusive luncheon. Jones will speak about how building a green economy now can help Vermont businesses and workforce withstand any economic downturn. The lunch will take place on Thursday, May 21, at noon at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.

"We are proud to partner with the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO to serve as a sponsor of the 25th Anniversary Luncheon," said Jeff Freyer, Vice President of Comcast Business Services for the Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. "We are also excited to take part in the state's premier business networking event and to showcase our Business Class suite of products."

The EXPO Trade Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The show features nearly 200 exhibitors and 3,000 business professionals, making this Vermont’s premier networking event.

A full schedule of events and more information about speakers, seminars and awards is available online at www.vtexpo.com.

The Vermont Business and Industry EXPO is organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The EXPO Platinum Sponsors include FairPoint Communications, IBM and Vermont Business Magazine.

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