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 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.