Dr Martin Blake to chair Environasia2011 conference

The GreenAsia Group announced today that Executive Director, Dr Martin Blake, will chair The Sustainable Development through Energy Management Conference which will be held in conjunction with EnviroAsia 2011 on Thursday, 24 November.

Dr Blake, a world leading expert in sustainability, CSR and carbon management programs, will also deliver a presentation at the one-day conference which will highlight how integral sustainability is to strategic business planning and long-term viability. A diverse range of case studies will be used to illustrate the practical ways in which companies can reduce costs and manage energy use, which reinforce sustainability.

“It is my great pleasure to participate as Chair of the EnviroAsia2011 Conference,” mentioned Dr Blake, who has recently delivered presentations on energy reduction and sustainability to Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), the Certified Practising Accountants Australia and the Asia Pacific Sustainability Leadership Forum in Singapore. “It’s encouraging to see these important topics being addressed more widely in the business community.”

The Sustainable Development through Energy Management Conference will bring together leading environmental technology and solution providers from throughout the world, to address options for improved resource efficiency in the light of Asia’s relentless urban growth. Both the conference and the exhibition will highlight the latest solutions to solid waste disposal, air pollution, water contamination, power generation and energy use.

“Dr Blake’s extensive background as a carbon management and CSR expert, serving companies such as Royal Mail and Saudi Aramco, has placed him as the most obvious choice for the role of chairperson of our conference. We look forward to have him share his expert insights and steer the discussion on the value of sustainable development and its vital role to the future of companies in the process industry,” said Ms. Lindy Wee, Director of PR and Conferences, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES).

Regularly sought by both the academic and business world for his insight and expertise, Dr Blake’s status as a leader in his field was acknowledged in August 2011 by his inclusion in the inaugural ABC Carbon Express 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders list.

Sustainable Development through Energy Management Conference At A Glance

Date:                   24 November 2011

Venue:                 Suntec Singapore, Level 3

Admission:          Registered delegates only

Registration:        http://www.enviro-asia.com/conference-registration

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About Martin Blake

Known internationally as a ‘sustainability and CSR guru’, Dr Blake has over 25 years experience in business management, CSR and sustainability strategy. His award-winning initiatives for the Royal Mail’s CSR and Carbon Management programs established a carbon foot-printing protocol that is recognised as a best practice model and continues to save £30 million annually at zero net cost to the business.

He currently divides his professional life between Australia, Asia and Europe in range of academic, advisory and corporate board positions. In Australia, he is an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Business Development (Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland) and a member of The Strategic Advisory Board
for Global Carbon Systems. In the U.K., he is Executive Chairman of Carbon Zero Solutions and a strategic advisor to the Scottish Government’s Renewable Energy group.

Dr Blake is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management. He holds a Bachelors degree in Public Health & Preventive Medicine, an MBA in Organisational Analysis & Strategic Management and a Doctorate in Business (DBA) focused on Organisational Change.

The Green Asia Group

Founded by Bradley Gardner in 2007, The GreenAsia Group (TGAG) consists of an operational team based in Bali and head office in Singapore. We provide innovative, holistic, commercially-focused solutions for sustainable development, including energy management and reduction strategies that are tailored to individual needs. The strategies we provide address design, construction and business operations.

Our key objective is to contribute to the development of regional sustainability by providing our clients with solutions that address the triple bottom line of People, Profit and Planet. TGAG consults to a range of clients throughout Asia in industries as diverse as retail, manufacturing, hospitality and primary resources. We consist of a proactive team of internationally respected professionals and educators with expertise in architectural design, construction, engineering, sustainability practices, CSR, carbon management, building standards, stakeholder engagement, community relations, eco-tourism and energy efficiency.

About Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events have served as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia.  With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs.  SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide.
PR Contact: Elaine Sng, Senior PR Executive, Ph: (65) 6233-6636, Email: es@sesallworld.com

Katie Howe
Director, Yellowbird Communications
Ph: +65 9716 6848
Email: katie@yellowbirdcommunications.net
katie.j.howe@gmail.com

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