INVESTING in INNOVATION for SMART GROWTH - 2015-18 Speaker Series


The 2015-18 Speaker Series in association with Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) is now in production. From live events and select local venues, to an on-line presence that enables the worlds of social media and live performance to seamlessly meet, the ECE experience is about collaborative learning, discovering new business opportunities and unique contacts.The ECE is always open and just waiting to be discovered. 



The Speakers have at least one thing in common - they share insight, provoke thought and stimulate conversation about compelling and timely issues, stories and events. By offering entertaining educational opportunities that are unique and unavailable elsewhere, ECE continues to attract expert Speakers from around the world. 

The first Speaker Series in 2013 featured a number of highly regarded experts in the field of Eco Commerce. The lecture program has since expanded to include internationally renowned business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists, scientists, authors, media experts and other luminaries.

The Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) has become a well-established and highly regarded highlight of the global commerce, and an integral part of the international business community. 

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International Audience

The ECE works closely with organizations around the planet to identify Speakers who have particular appeal for ECE's fast growing international audience of over 2 million business executives, values-based investors and donors, entrepreneurs, and policy leaders. 

Public Service 

The Speaker Series also addresses an important role of ECE's global mission - public service in the communities - by dedicating speakers to address education and other societal issues and concerns.

All production expenses for the Speaker Series are covered by sponsorships. NO state funds, research foundation funds, donations or general gifts are used to fund or support the Speakers or programs.

Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

We help business executives, investors, and philanthropists seeking potential partnerships to find projects and engage investors with enterprises, organizations and communities around partner projects by region. 

Collaborative Online Learning 

This speaker series is about bringing best practices to market. ECE brings together individuals and organizations in a way that does not require a large investment of funds and time. By pooling our contacts and resources, we can find new opportunities to bring innovations to market in a quick and efficient manner. Together, we can overcome market penetration challenges and remove barriers accelerating access to markets, funding and government approval process.

This Speaker Series will discuss the following:

Forests cover 30% of the world’s land area (just under 4 billion hectares) and are powerful symbols of nature and biodiversity, providing a wide range of goods and services that meet essential and everyday needs.

The driving force behind the Sustainable Forest Products Industry (SFPI) project is to find ways to sustainably manage forests to meet the needs of six billion people now – nine billion by 2050 – for wood and paper products, renewable and greenhouse neutral energy, ecosystem services and healthy livelihoods.

Deforestation and permanent loss of forest cover are significant global and personal concerns. Yet forest governance processes and policies are fragmented and not focused on the underlying causes: conversion to agriculture, population growth, poverty and urbanization.

Stakeholder relations historically have been fragile, and fierce competition from non-wood substitute products and from other land uses such as agriculture often exploits the industry’s perceived weak sustainability performance.

Thus, the sustainable development challenge lies in balancing the expanding demand for forestry goods and services with enhancing ecological, landscape and social values, and building stakeholder confidence in the sustainable forest products industry.

Pulp and Paper

On average, pulp and paper mills consume about 50 cubic meters of water per ton of paper or pulp produced. Since the pulp and paper industry uses so much water and chemicals, and produces so much wastewater, and recycling water, controlling water consumption throughout the production process is crucial to avoid and eliminate problems.

The water issues will pose the greatest environmental challenges in the 21st century. Continuous monitoring can prevent disasters, conserve freshwater, and protect the water resources in the environment. Eco innovation can help meet the specific needs minimizing waste, mitigating risk, conserving water, improving productivity, and protecting the environment. 

Our eco efficient solutions have proven a great success. Also, every liter of water, energy, materials and labor cost saved in production boosts profits and reduces the burden on the environment.

In response to exploding need for eco innovation in Pulp and Paper industry, we invite you to join our BioTrade project.

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