Speaker Series


The SMART Speaker Series in association with SMART Community Exchange (SCE) and 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:

The mining and minerals sector is central to modern life. Literally millions of products are constructed using a range of more than 90 mined substances from around the globe. The industry’s vital importance to economic development is clear, but the supply of metals and minerals is not without environmental and social costs.

Managing the immense local impacts of mining operations remains a challenge as issues such as pollution, corruption and human rights abuse have plagued the industry. Perhaps the greatest demand relates to meeting the full cost of mineral commodities, as prices have been steadily declining. Left behind will be an expensive legacy of abandoned sites that have to be rehabilitated with no obvious way to meet the bill. Today, companies are becoming more engaged in sustainable development practices that contribute to global development while attempting to minimize environmental repercussions.

The future of mining must encompass improved government frameworks, resolution around community conflicts, and management of wealth and risk. Embedding sustainable development into the mindset of companies requires linking best practice to financial success, thus tying it to their bottom line.

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