The Green Purchasing Vendors Fair is designed to be a showcase of green products and services and training seminar for local governments in the Baltimore-Washington region. The event is co-sponsored by the purchasing teams of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program.
January 29th, 2015: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Anyone is welcome to attend to learn about the importance of green purchasing, but this event will be of special interest to elected officials, procurement directors, buyers, contract specialists, environmental or energy managers, sustainability committees and public service providers.
Download the flyer. For vendor information contact Jalene Duressa at (202) 962-3241.
9:00am-9:30am: Registration/ Continental Breakfast
9:30am-11:00am: Open to Vendors
11:00am-11:15am: Welcome Remarks
Stuart Freudberg, COG Deputy Executive Director
11:15am-11:20am: Open to Vendor Presentation
11:20am-12:20pm: Panelist: Identifying Quality Green Products
Arthur B. Weissman, Ph.D., President and CEO, Green Seal, Inc.
Chris O’Brien, Director, Office of Sustainability, American University
Stanley Mathuram , SCS Global Director Manager
12:20om-12:25pm: Open to Vendor Presentation
12:30pm-1:30pm: Keynote Speaker and Lunch
1:30pm-2:15pm: Panelist: Green Contract Language and Specifications
Anne Jackson, Maryland Sustainability Officer
Chris McGough Fairfax County
Jonathan Rifkin, District of Columbia
2:15pm—3:00pm: 1-on–1 Vendor Meetings
A portion of this event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Green Business Certification program. Learn the benefits of greening your business and how to get certified at mcgreenbiz.org.