Coming Up: Jan 26 JUCCCE Idealab.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:27
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Just a notice for readers that in two weeks JUCCCE will be holding its next Idealab, and you will be able to see both myself and Charlie McElwee of China Environmental LAw blog presenting at the event.. as well as participate in a workshop that will look at what will happen with all the materials from the EXPO pavilions.

When: January 26, 2010; 2pm to 6pm
Where: Space by Three, 2/F of Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路3号2楼 近广东路)
What: This speaker, workshop and mixer series called the Green IdeaLab will promote collaboration on cleantech projects and the greening of China. First, globally-recognized clean energy leaders will present their work, then they will lead smaller group sessions to brainstorm working solutions to green business challenges. A networking mixer will be held afterwards; all proceeds support JUCCCE programs.

¥250 per person, or ¥500 for groups of three; includes canapés and drinks.

RSVP by November 10 at +86 21 6329 9921, or .

Speaker Topics:

Bert van den Berg, Senior Marketing Director for Philips Lighting Greater China: Urban Development and the Green Economy. In the future of megacities running 24/7 with efficient energy, how can we use lighting to connect people and improve urban life?

Richard Brubaker, Managing Director of Collective Responsibility and Professor of Sustainability at CEIBS: Life Cycle Manufacturing and Development. After the World Expo is over, What can we do with the leftovers?

Charles R. McElwee, Environmental & Energy Lawyer at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Law on the implications of COP15. Now that Copenhagen is over, where do we go from here?
Speaker Bios:

Bert van den Berg

Mr. Bert van den Berg who joined Philips Lighting in 2007 as Senior Marketing Director at Business Unit Lamps Europe took position as Senior Marketing Director Lighting Greater China in April 2009. Previously he held positions in-and outside Philips predominantly in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry.

He started his career with various marketing positions at Friesland Dairy Foods. Then he moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked as senior management consultant. Three years later he joined Philips as regional marketing manager Philishave for Latin America and Europe and after that he became marketing director for Domestic Appliances and Personal Care in South Korea.

 Richard Brubaker

Like many who came to China, Rich Brubaker originally came to China to seek out career opportunities as China’s economy gathered steam, and in pursuing those goals he developed market entry and distribution strategies for firms who were also looking for China based opportunities.

Soon after arriving in Shanghai, Rich developing his first community enterprise HandsOn Shanghai (now HandsOn China) as a means to promote, develop, and manage volunteerism in China. An organization that would open him up to the human side to the economic engine that was fueling China’s growth, and would ultimately lead to his development of further platforms in CSR and sustainability.

Now as Managing Director of Collective Responsibility ( and as a visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School, Rich’s ventures are now focused full time on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that are faced.

Rich has a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, served as Vice Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for 3 years, and has recently launched Cleaner Greener China to highlight the environmental challenges that China faces and the people, products, and companies who are developing solutions.

Charles R. McElwee
 Charles R. McElwee has practiced environmental and energy law for over 20 years, all at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., now in its Shanghai office. He represents a wide range of clients in the U.S. and China in a variety of matters including counseling regarding entry into the China market; environmental, energy, and import/export compliance issues; structuring carbon trade and NOx and SO2 allowance trade agreements; performing environmental due diligence, and pursuing and defending federal court claims involving Natural Resource Damages, the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, RCRA, and CERCLA. Mr. McElwee is also a Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of Law (where he won the President’s Prize for extraordinary contributions to the University in 2009), and a frequent author, speaker, and commentator on China environmental and energy issues. He was also awarded the Shanghai Municipal Government’s Magnolia Award (the highest honor the City bestows upon foreigners) in 2008.

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