The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect announced that former President Barack Obama will speak at the keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year’s conference will take place November 19-22 in Atlanta, Ga at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center.
“USGBC is deeply honoured that President Obama has accepted our invitation to speak at Greenbuild 2019,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “President Obama is a global leader and a long-time friend of the green building community. While in office, his administration negotiated the landmark Paris Climate Accords, expanded the impact of our field and helped open the door for energy efficiency investments in both the public and private sectors. I know that when he joins us on the keynote stage in November, he will impart his ideas, passion and vision to our growing global green building family.”
“As the green building movement evolves and continues to permeate our lives, Obama is a valuable leader to bring that vision to life,” said Andrew Mullins, CEO, Informa Connect. “His commitment to unite humanity in combating a changing climate is a great example to follow. At the 2019 event, our attendees, exhibitors, and all participants of Greenbuild will be celebrating the notion that every human, regardless of circumstances, deserves to live a long and healthy life. There is no better voice or embodiment of that than Obama.”