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: firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax: 919-469-4137.
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center