The Opportunity Green Summit 2012 conference will examine best practices and insights into the future direction of green business as well as explore the megatrends shaping the sustainability agenda.  

Offering delegates elite networking opportunities, the Opportunity Green Summit conference is a must-attend event for executives and professionals of organisations and companies across diverse industries who would like to position themselves as leaders within the corporate sustainability agenda.  

Supported by Global Compact Network Australia, Fairtrade Australia and Sustainable Business Australia, Opportunity Green Summit 2012 will bring business leaders together to discuss sustainability in their core business strategies.  

Opportunity Green Summit 2012 will focus on accelerating sustainable business initiatives, highlighting the priorities, and providing insights into the future direction of this new business imperative while exploring the dynamics of an emerging and growing market.  

According to the United Nation’s Global Compact Survey 2010, 96% of CEOs believe that sustainability issues should be fully integrated into the strategy and operations of a company.  

‘Corporate Sustainability: A Progress Report by KMPG’ states that nearly two-thirds of companies worldwide have already adopted unified, authentic and transparent sustainability into all elements of their core business strategy, which will grant future generations the benefit of this investment in the long run.  

Opportunity Green Summit 2012 will feature over 100 delegates including CEOs, GMs, senior decision makers and sustainability managers from major Australian businesses such as AAMI, Accolade Wine, Australand, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, Bupa Australia, CISCO Systems, Colgate Palmolive, David Jones, CSIRO, DEXUS Property Group, GM Holden, Harvey Norman, Hewlett Packard, HSBC Bank, IBM, James Hardie, Linfox, Primus Telecom, Suncorp, Telstra, VicRoads, Alstom, Greyhound, Hertz Australia and Canon among others.  

Opportunity Green Summit 2012 will be held on 28th and 29th March at The Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne.  

Program highlights of Opportunity Green Summit 2012:  

  • Australian representative of United Nations Global Compact, Matthew Tukaki will talk about the impact of Government policy and regulation at both the local and global level, the changing nature of consumer and buyer behaviours when it comes to validation of the business response to climate change and sustainability, as well as the importance of understanding the machinations of organisational supply chains
  • Brendan Fearn of Green Team Australia will provide an introduction on ‘The Awakening Consumer’
  • David Keenan, Vice President Industry, Siemens Ltd, and Chairman of Silcar will explain the link between technology and sustainability
Key speakers also include Michael Edwards, General Manager of Boeing Research & Technology-Australia, Ross Pilling, Chairman & Managing Director of BASF Australia, Adrian King, National Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability Services of KPMG Australia, Prof Carol Adams, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Sustainability at Latrobe University, Olivia Tyler, and GM of Environment & Sustainability at Treasury Wine Estates.

Expotrade Australia is the official organiser of The Opportunity Green Summit 2012.