SOURCE: Virtual Energy Forum;PlatformQ

February 25, 2008 09:40 ET

Virtual Energy Forum Connects Corporate Energy Managers With Top Experts Through Unique Online Interactive Event

Ultimate "Green" Business Event Creates International Virtual Connection Between Energy Users and Thought Leaders in Energy Management Best Practices

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - PlatformQ, the leading organizer of highly interactive virtual events, today announced the launch of The Virtual Energy Forum (http://www.virtualenergyforum.com), a unique two-day, online-only event that will connect thousands of corporate executives with sustainability experts, innovators in energy efficiency and conservation, and providers of cleantech products and services -- through a live, interactive online environment. Conducted over the Web on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th, 2008, The Virtual Energy Forum (VEF) is designed to serve corporate energy executives and facility managers in a way that is not possible with physical events or webinars.

"The Virtual Energy Forum will give managers chartered with green initiatives a wonderful opportunity to learn how leading companies and institutions are adopting better energy management practices to cut costs, while at the same time adopting clean energy alternatives," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, the producer of the Virtual Energy Forum. "The VEF will present the latest alternative energy technologies, policies, and best practices."

The Virtual Energy Forum will feature:

-- Live streaming video presentations from alternative energy thought leaders with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of these experts in real-time.

-- Six industry-specific tracks of live video and panel presentations that will present green case studies in a variety of industries and sectors including consumer products, healthcare, government, education, retail and high technology.

-- A virtual exhibit floor and virtual booths featuring over 50 leading technology product and service providers.

-- Live chat among attendees and exhibitors, with the opportunity to easily exchange contact information and collect materials in a virtual briefcase.

-- Meet-the-Expert live video chats that will provide attendees access to experts in specific energy areas such as solar electricity, wind power, lithium batteries, or carbon trading.

-- An emerging technology showcase featuring award winning providers of green technologies, products, and services.

Confirmed speakers to date include senior energy executives from Nike, Marriott, Unilever, Whole Foods, Raytheon, the U.S. Department of Energy; as well as Dick Munson, author of such books as "From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What it Means for the Future of Electricity" and "The Power Brokers."

Sponsors, speakers, and participants from industry, business, and government have heralded The Virtual Energy Forum's unique delivery of a highly efficient way to bring exhibitors, speakers and attendees together, no matter where they are based geographically. By connecting all the participants of the conference online, instead of through a conventional, high-carbon footprint physical tradeshow -- the Virtual Energy Conference will be able to unite organizations and experts committed to energy efficiency and conservation, with minimal environmental impact.

For up to the minute information and to register for Virtual Energy Forum please visit: http://www.virtualenergyforum.com.

About Virtual Energy Forum

Virtual Energy Forum is a unique virtual event designed to allow people interested and involved with sustainable energy management operations to connect and successfully interact with one another in ways that are impossible at physical events, through powerful Web-based software and services. PlatformQ, the producer of the Virtual Energy Forum, is a new company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations -- across North America and internationally -- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts or thought leaders.

Virtual Energy Forum and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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