This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever, eco-forum, an invitation-only networking event for environmentally focused executives and business leaders. With a sold-out attendance of 100 guests, opening remarks by Rohit Aggarwala, Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, and an organic cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at Rouge Tomate, it was a lovely environment to meet and mingle with eco-preneurs and leaders in the green space.
Eco-forum founding members such as Bradford Rand and Seth Berk of Go Green Expo, Roo Rogers of OZOcar, Alex Matthiesse, president of Riverkeeper and Mara Engel, founder of Organicworks Marketing were in the networking mix. There was a positive buzz – people were all business and excited to participate. This wasn’t just a free booze event, everyone was really interested in learning and sharing info, insights and contacts. It was a fun vibe, I’m glad I attended. Shouts out to new pals Susan, Smita, Celeste, Anthony, Evan, Brad, Amy, Krissie, Allison, Steven, Alan, Krista, Joshua, Dan, Hugh, Seth and Bradford – looking forward to seeing you again, soon.