CARY, N.C., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in industry, government, and
academia will convene May 11-13 in Research Triangle Park to discuss
strategies for current and future global environmental issues at Environmental
Summit '98. The conference will develop an agenda for industry on proceeding
into the 21st century in a manner that preserves and protects the environment,
works with government to establish effective environmental regulations, and
complies with those regulations.
Top environmental, health and safety speakers will discuss topics
including ozone depletion, ISO 14000, water and air quality, hazardous waste
management, risk management and assessment, pollution prevention, and
transboundary environmental issues.
Industry leaders who plan to share their expertise at this one-of-a-kind
event include Thomas Cecich, Vice President, Safety & Environmental Affairs,
Glaxo-Wellcome; Dorothy Bowers, Vice President, Environment & Safety Policy,
Merck Company; Red Cavaney, President, American Petroleum Institute; Virginia
Snyder, Vice President, Environment and Sustainability, Northern Telecom
(NORTEL); and Connie Ritzert, Principal, Meredith - EMC.
Government leaders attending include J. Charles Fox, Associate
Administrator for Reinvention, US EPA; John H. Gibbons, Science Advisor to the
President, Office of the President of the United States; Bruce Jordan,
Director, Division of Air Quality, US EPA; Jerry Clifford, Deputy Regional
Administrator, US EPA Region V; Samuel Wilson, Deputy Director, NIEHS; and
Mark Brenman, Senior Policy Advisor, US DOT. Environmental Summit '98 planners
have invited Vice President Gore and EPA Administrator Carol Browner and look
forward to their participation as well.
Environmental Summit '98 will also host a technology expo staffed with
vendors who will demonstrate solutions to the challenges facing industry.
According to Brooke Ramos, Conference Coordinator for Environmental Summit
'98, space is filling rapidly and only a limited number of registrations can
be accepted. For more information on attending or exhibiting at Environmental
Summit '98, visit the Summit web site at http://www.ercweb.com/SUMMIT98;
contact Brooke at 888-4ES-1998, ext. 223; e-mail: email@example.com; or fax:
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center