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Climate Change Business Conference & Trade Expo

Media Statement

Thursday 11 December 2003

Climate Change and Business Conference & Trade Expo for Auckland

Auckland is to host an international conference next year that will explore the business opportunities arising from climate change.

Announcing the event from the ninth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Milan, the Conference convenor Gary Taylor said that whether or not the Russians ratify the Kyoto Protocol, climate change "is here to stay."

"Markets and business face both risks and opportunities as countries develop their responses to the serious problem of global warming. Australia, as a non-ratifying country, has still committed itself to action to reduce its emissions and has a number of incentivising policies in place that create new opportunities for business," said Mr Taylor.

"New Zealand, as a ratifying country, has its own suite of policies including Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements and the Projects Mechanism. It has also signalled a carbon tax to take effect from 2007.

"Given the close linkages between our two economies, it makes good sense to hold a combined forum where we explore the implications of the policy settings for business and think creatively about new ways forward.

"Moreover, there are huge opportunities in other countries. We're intending to focus on China and Japan, where emission reduction initiatives are keenly sought and innovation and technology offer hope for curbing the upward spiral of global emissions."

The Conference is being organised by 7 partner organisations that reflect the wide interest in climate change:-

In New Zealand: the Environmental Defence Society; the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development; the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

In Australia: the Business Council of Australia; the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Development; the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

In the USA: the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

The event is being supported by the Australian Greenhouse Office and the New Zealand Climate Change Office.

"We're very pleased to have the support of both the Australian and New Zealand governments," said Mr Taylor. "In spite of the different approaches on the ratification issue, it demonstrates that both countries are committed to action. If the Kyoto Protocol does not come into force, countries are still responding to the greenhouse challenge.

"In many respects, we are at a turning point in history. Over the next few decades, the world will move from fossil fuel dependency to the renewables era. This transition will involve a close focus on energy efficiency, cleaner energy and making renewables commercially viable. Better energy management is good for the environment and for the bottom line.

"There are also huge opportunities in the primary production sector and for those who provide relevant consulting services. Businesses in Australia and New Zealand are well-placed to take advantage of these growing opportunities," Mr Taylor concluded.

Climate and Business: The Australia-New Zealand Conference and Trade Expo will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, in November 2004. Further information is available on the Conference website www.climateandbusiness.com

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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

The Conference¡K

This high level, international conference targets CEOs, senior executives, government policy-makers, consultants and other stakeholders. Climate Change is big business and will remain so whether or not the Kyoto Protocol comes into force. International and regional speakers will profile the business opportunities. The conference is supported by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

Organised By¡K

New Zealand

Environmental Defence Society

New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Australia

Business Council of Australia

Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Australian Council of Trade Unions

USA

Pew Center for Global Climate Change

Foundation Sponsors

Australian Greenhouse Office

New Zealand Climate Change Office

Key Themes¡K

- Developments in Australian, New Zealand and international policy

- Sharp focus on business opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and elswehere

- Improving your bottom line performance by reducing energy costs and emissions

- Profiling goods & services to achieve emission reductions

- Networking with CEOs, Ministers, policy leaders and service providers

Contact¡K

To express your interest in registration or sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact the Conference Managers:

Climate Change and Business Conference Managers

The Conference Company Ltd

PO Box 90-040

Auckland, New Zealand

Ph: +64 9 360 1240

Fax: +64 9 360 1242

Email: secretariat@climateandbusiness.com

www.climateandbusiness.com

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The Programme¡K

The conference programme will cover the following key themes:

- Developments in Australian, New Zealand and international policy and how to maximize business opportunities

- Sharp focus on business opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan

- Improving your bottom line performance by reducing energy costs and emissions

- Profiling goods & services to achieve emission reductions

- Networking with CEOs, Ministers, policy leaders and service providers.

There will be a combination of plenary sessions (scene-setting and keynote speakers) and concurrent sessions. The concurrent sessions will focus on key issues (such as energy generation; energy efficiency; adaptation; emissions trading; risk management) and markets (China; Japan; Australia; New Zealand; Europe; USA; the Pacific Islands).

There will not be a formal "call for papers' process.

If you wish to find out more about the programme or wish to present a paper, please contact the Conference Convenor:

Gary Taylor

Convenor

Climate Change and Business Conference

PO Box 95 152

Swanson

Auckland 1008

New Zealand

Ph: + 64 9 810 9594

Fax: +64 9 810 9120

Email: gvtaylor@iprolink.co.nz

www.climateandbusiness.com

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Gold Sponsors - The Benefits

Benefits

- Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all printed material by inclusion of your company logo in the Registration Brochure and Programme Book

- Inclusion of your company logo and hyperlink to your company's website on the Conference website

- Half page full colour advertisement in the Registration Brochure and Programme Book

- Acknowledgment as Gold Sponsor on sponsorship signage onsite

- Acknowledged verbally during the Conference business programme

- Company logo displayed on the screen prior to one of the sessions

- Complimentary trade exhibition space in a prominent location in the exhibition hall

- Three complimentary Conference registrations (including three complimentary invitations to the Conference Gala Dinner)

- Company brochure of advertising material inserted into delegate satchels

- List of delegates (containing those who have agreed to name disclosure)

Investment: NZ$20,000 plus New Zealand Goods & Services Tax (12.5%)

Silver Sponsors - The Benefits

Benefits

- Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all printed material by inclusion of your company logo in the Registration Brochure and Programme Book

- Inclusion of your company logo and hyperlink to your company's website on the Conference website

- Quarter page full colour advertisement in the Registration Brochure and Programme Book

- Acknowledgment as Silver Sponsor on sponsorship signage onsite

- Acknowledged verbally during the Conference business programme

- Complimentary trade exhibition space in a prominent location in the exhibition hall

- Two complimentary Conference registration (including two complimentary invitations to the Conference Gala Dinner)

- Company brochure of advertising material inserted into delegate satchels

- List of delegates (containing those who have agreed to name disclosure)

Investment: NZ$10,000 plus New Zealand Goods & Services Tax (12.5%)

Bronze Sponsors - The Benefits

Benefits

- Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on all printed material by inclusion of your company logo in the Registration Brochure and Programme Book

- Inclusion of your company logo and hyperlink to your company's website on the Conference website

- Acknowledgment as Bronze Sponsor on sponsorship signage onsite

- Acknowledged verbally during the Conference business programme

- Opportunity to purchase a trade exhibition space at a 50% discount

- One complimentary Conference registration (including one invitation to the Conference Gala Dinner)

- Company brochure of advertising material inserted into delegate satchels

- List of delegates (containing those who have agreed to name disclosure)

Investment: NZ$5,000 plus New Zealand Goods & Services Tax (12.5%)

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EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

We invite you to be an integral part of the event by exhibiting at the Trade Expo.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Location New Zealand Rooms 1-4

Sky City Convention Centre

Auckland, New Zealand

Date November 2004

STAND INCLUSIONS

Stand Cost $2,500 plus GST (12.5%)

Stand Size All stands are 9sqm (3m x 3m) (see floorplan)

Stand inclusions The cost of the stand includes:

* Partitioning, 2.3m high, grey frontrunner which are velcro compatible

* 2 spotlights

* 10 amp 4-way power outlet per 9sqm space

* Sign with exhibitor's name (one standardised name per 3m x 3m stand)

* List of conference participants excluding those who have not given permission for name publication

* Listing in the Conference Handbook

* Name badges for exhibitors

* Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for 2 company representatives per 9sqm space

* Cleaning (not of goods on display)

* Services of an Exhibition Co-ordinator during the exhibition

* Goods and Services Tax at 12.5%

EXHIBITION MANAGERS

The Conference Company

PO Box 90-040

Auckland

New Zealand

Telephone +64 9 360 1240

Facsimile +64 9 360 1242

E-mail secretariat@climateandbusiness.com

Web www.businessandclimate.com

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