CARY, N.C., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in industry, government and academia will convene May 11-13 in the world-renowned Research Triangle Park to discuss strategies for current and future global issues at Environmental Summit '98. The result of the Summit will be a defined plan 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. The location of the Summit in one of the nation's top industrial parks, containing both corporate and industrial facilities on the leading edge of environmental management systems, including Nortel, IBM, Glaxo, EPA, and NIEHS, defines the stated objective of determining new, progressive solutions for current environmental problems, as well as those to come in the next millennium. Participants in Environmental Summit '98 will work together to develop innovative solutions for industry's top EH&S challenges now and in the future. Attendees will have access to the top speakers in environmental, health and safety, and will join them in discussing topics including ISO 14000, water and air quality, hazardous waste management systems, 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, Environmental Safety, Glaxo- Wellcome; Bruce Jordan, Director, Division of Air Quality, US EPA; Samuel Wilson, Deputy Director, NIEHS; Dorothy Bowers, Vice President, Environment & Safety, Merck Company; and Connie Ritzert, Principal, Meredith - EMC. Environmental Summit '98 planners have been in contact with the offices of Vice President Gore and EPA Administrator Carol Browner and look forward to their participation as well. In addition to the interactive breakout sessions, Environmental Summit '98 will include a technology expo staffed with vendors who can supply solutions to the challenges facing industry. According to Brooke Ramos, the Summit's coordinator, only a limited number of registrations can be accepted and space is filling rapidly. 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 1-888- 4ES-1998, ext. 223; e-mail: email@example.com; or fax: (919) 469-4137. For more information on this release, contact Brooke Ramos at (919) 469-1585, ext. 223.
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center