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Atlantic Cape to Host Green Solutions Conference May 16

April 20, 2011

Atlantic Cape Community College will host a Green Solutions Conference for the Hospitality Industry, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, May 16, at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.            

Conference highlights include:

·      Opening remarks by Michele Siekerka, assistant commissioner of the Office of Economic Growth and Green Energy

·      Keynote presentation, “Green Solutions for the Hospitality Industry, It Can Be Done!” by Faith Taylor, vice president of sustainability and innovation at Wyndham Worldwide

·      Panel discussion, “A Bottom-Line Approach to Sustainability,” featuring moderator Dr. Richard Perniciaro, dean of facilities, planning and research at Atlantic Cape; Perry Hansen, general manager, Element Hotel; Charles Link, director of engineering, Hyatt Regency; and Faith Taylor, vice president of sustainability and innovation at Wyndham Worldwide

·      Panel discussion, “Everybody Wins with Sustainability,” featuring moderator Dr. Josette Katz, professor, Hospitality Management at Atlantic Cape; Mark Kulkowitz, owner, Carroll Villa Hotel in Cape May; Larry Cohen, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Delaware Valley Hub, Marsh & McLennan Agency; Bob Dobson, president of Middletown Sprinkler Company; and Jim Ziereis, vice president of convention/hotel sales, Bally’s Atlantic City.

A networking session with a tropical breakfast will kick off the event. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore green vendor tables and exhibits.

The conference fee is $39. To register, visit www.atlantic.edu/green. For additional information, contact Dharmesh Dave at (609) 343-5658 or ddave@atlantic.edu.

The conference is presented by the Green Education Institute at Atlantic Cape, sponsored by the Cape May County Chamber, South Jersey Energy and Marsh & McLennan Agency, and partnered with Wyndham Worldwide, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Green Building Council/New Jersey Chapter, the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey School of Business, Cape May Historic Accommodations, Wildwood Water Supply, Sherwin-Williams, The Energy Team, Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring and Sun National Bank.