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Verge DC: Converging energy, information, buildings and transportation

March 14-16, the VERGE DC conference will bring together sustainability professionals to build connections between energy, information, buildings & transportation technologies that are coming together in an interconnected world, set to change the way we live, work, travel, shop and play.

Receive a $100 off when you use the WRI Discount Code "v12wri". Register online and enter the discount/priority code in the space provided.

WRI Interim President Manish Bapna will participate on the Keynote Panel: Cities as a Catalyst for Sustainability on Wednesday, March 14 (4:40 PM - 5:15 PM). How are global metropolitan areas preparing for smart, sustainable cities by integrating emerging technologies, developing public-private partnerships, and drastically improving city efficiencies? What are the key characteristics of convergence and fundamental risks and opportunities for cities to drive progress on sustainability?

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VERGE. It's the convergence of energy, information, buildings and transportation technologies. Four technology sectors that are coming together in an interconnected world, set to change the way we live, work, travel, shop and play.

Ready or not, it's going to change how you do your job.

VERGE will impact any professional engaged with sustainability, along with anyone who consults or provides services to them. And not just “some day.” VERGE is here, now. It's beginning to take corporate sustainability initiatives to new levels and new places, accelerating activities beyond the current levels of efficiency, stakeholder relations, and "greening up" one’s company. It is a platform for radical efficiency. It is also a massive business opportunity.

Join a world-class roster of speakers and thought leaders on March 14-16 in Washington DC for an exclusive event, VERGE DC. Receive a $100 off when you use the WRI Discount Code "v12wri". Register online and enter the discount/priority code in the space provided.

At VERGE DC, you'll learn how VERGE plays to sustainability professionals’ strengths: thinking systemically, building bridges, exploiting efficiencies, busting silos. It's a game-changer. Here are six reasons you need to be there:

  1. Transforming the world of energy. VERGE technologies are enabling things that are at the top of most sustainability executives’ to-do list: cutting overall energy use, reducing the cost and ensuring the availability of electricity and fuels over the long term, and cost-effectively increasing use of renewable energy to power both buildings and vehicles.

  2. Revolutionizing the built environment. Learn how VERGE is enabling smarter buildings that don't just optimize energy use, but predict behavior, making for safer, healthier, and more productive work and customer environments.

  3. Impacting everyday operations. VERGE affects a wide range of company operations, from HR to logistics. The movement of goods and people becomes more efficient in a world of smart and connected systems, impacting manufacturing, facilities, operations, customer service, and other departments and business functions.

  4. Inciting systems thinking. The convergence of technologies that is at the heart of VERGE drives businesses to a more holistic view of the big picture, seeing interconnectedness where others don’t. It means breaking down silos, getting different parts of a company to collaborate, or working collaboratively with external partners, from suppliers to NGOs to other industry players.

  5. Turning efficiency into a business strategy. VERGE enables radical resource efficiency. Nearly everything — raw materials, office supplies, buildings, vehicles, product inventories — stands to be better managed, monitored, and optimized. Sustainability reporting becomes easier, too.

  6. Accelerating sustainability strategy. The capabilities and efficiencies embodied by VERGE stand to significantly improve companies’ environmental footprints: reducing emissions, increasing renewables use, eliminating waste, more efficiently manufacturing and distributing products and services, and innovating new customer solutions.

Recent VERGE events attracted over 2,000 participants, and attendance at VERGE DC is expected to sell out. To confirm availability, and register to participate in this groundbreaking event, please RSVP today. Receive a $100 off when you use the WRI Discount Code "v12wri". Register online and enter the discount/priority code in the space provided.

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