Industry's Answer to the Kyoto Summit to be Held in May at Research Triangle Park, NC

Jan 28, 1998, 00:00 ET from Environmental Resource Center

    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; contact Brooke at 1-888-
 4ES-1998, ext. 223; e-mail:; or  fax: (919) 469-4137.
     For more information on this release, contact Brooke Ramos at
 (919) 469-1585, ext. 223.

SOURCE Environmental Resource Center