Over 2000 Event Organisers have become Members of BusinessVibes

The number of companies in charge of organising events in different industries being a member of new global B2B networking site is now over 2000.

London, UK, October 14, 2011 — The number of companies in charge of organising events in different industries being a member of new global B2B networking site is now over 2000. BusinessVibes is a new global networking platform created to help associations and companies all over the world to form partnerships. It is a perfect fit for those willing to search for new business partners and opportunities to make new deals.

Increasing numbers of event organisers willing to become a member of businessvibes.com website may be a consequence of advantages offered by the website to its clients. First of all, for those of companies that are really busy and don’t have time to spend a while on the platform, website offers a service of creating a profile on behalf of the company. The only thing that should be done is to send an email to a member of BusinessVibes team asking to have the profile created and they will do it in a minute.

While receiving login details, event organiser gets as well an access to a large network of likely exhibitors and visitors from across the globe, as BusinessVibes is already present in 112 countries all over the world. Such a big online exposure is considered to be a good way to promote not only the events, but companies itself.

Event management companies appreciated as well platform’s idea to enable survey creation. BusinessVibes allows its clients to create specific surveys on the subject area of exhibitions or organisers and send them over to other entities. Results got through the survey helped to improve the quality of many events and exhibitions.

One of the best thing in described networking platform is the fact that all services provided, including profile creation, surveys, search facilities and event promotion are for free. Companies can benefit from bigger exposure, free promotion and immense directory with access to contacts to different other event organisers or huge transnational associations acting in 59 different industries all over the world. All of the above are absolutely free of any charges. In that case, increasing number of companies willing to be a member of BusinessVibes website is not a surprise anymore.

Marta Munia
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Infiniti Research Limited
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NextEra Energy and FPL Mark Energy Awareness Month with Release of Sustainability Report

NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light’s parent company, released its detailed 2011 Sustainability Report to the public this week, which recorded the company’s lowest air emissions rates ever in 2010.

Juno Beach, FL, October 14, 2011 -- NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light’s parent company, released its detailed 2011 Sustainability Report (http://www.nexteraenergy.com/pdf/sustain-report.pdf) to the public this week, which recorded the company’s lowest air emissions rates ever in 2010.

The record low emissions rate is due, in part, to the installation of state-of-the-art, combined-cycle natural gas turbines at several FPL power plant sites. Beyond cutting emissions, these investments have reduced fossil fuel costs for FPL customers since 2001 by approximately $5 billion, and FPL's typical residential customer bill continues to be the lowest of all 55 utilities in Florida and more than 20 percent below the national average.

FPL’s Director of Environmental Relations and Sustainability Amy Albury stated that the company’s sustainability efforts have led its emissions rates to be remarkably better than other energy companies, beating the U.S. electric power sector averages.

Sustainability is a journey of continuous, incremental improvement - always moving from good to better, and from better to best,” said Albury. “It’s a commitment to the well-being of our customers, our neighborhoods and the planet we all call home.”

At FPL, environmental excellence means being a responsible steward of Earth’s resources. These include the air, water and land we all enjoy. It also means being a careful conservator of life in all its forms, and the natural habitats and ecosystems that sustain it,” Albury continued.

For the seventh consecutive year, FPL received the prestigious ServiceOne Award for exceptional customer service, the only utility to win this award seven times. In recognition of the difficult economic times, FPL is championing initiatives to help customers and communities in need. These include long-standing, proven programs to help customers save energy and money, such as FPL’s free home and business energy-saving evaluations and “energy makeovers” for homes and nonprofit organizations.

According to Albury, sustainability also means investing in FPL’s approximately 10,000 employees. She said FPL is proud to offer programs ranging from dozens of health and wellness activities to a comprehensive ZERO Today! safety vision, to more than 1,000 courses in professional skills development at NextEra University.

As you can tell, we are proud of the work we've done,” said Albury. “Our talented and hard working employees make it all happen.”

The company’s 2011 Sustainability Report is available for download at http://www.nexteraenergy.com/pdf/sustain-report.pdf.

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Network of Executive Women Marks 10-Year Anniversary with Launch of Regional Chapter in Atlanta

Senior Executives from Nation's Largest Retailers to Participate in Roundtable at The Coca-Cola Company's Global Headquarters October 18th.

Atlanta (14 October, 2011) -- The Network of Executive Women (NEW), the nation’s largest diversity group, is launching its newest regional group in Atlanta, with an inaugural event at 6:00 pm Tuesday October 18 in the Roberto C. Goizueta Auditorium at The Coca-Cola Company’s World Headquarters (One Coca-Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta).

The launch of the Atlanta chapter coincides with the 10-year anniversary of NEW, and will feature a premier networking event and roundtable discussion of the next decade in retail, by a panel of senior executives from The Home Depot, The Kroger Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Acosta Sales & Marketing. The executives will discuss changes in the marketplace in coming years, and how leadership must flex and adapt to meet the challenges.

NEW celebrates ten years of cutting-edge initiatives in education, career and leadership development for attracting, retaining and advancing women in the retail and consumer products industry. Steered by a Board of leading companies, the Network conducts conferences, workshops, and regional networking events in more than 15 cities in the US. A major business center of the Southeast, Atlanta is home to the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation, with headquartered Fortune 1000 companies generating nearly $260 billion in aggregate revenues, according to Fortune Magazine.

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Jerry Wilson, commented, “The Coca-Cola Company is delighted to host the inaugural event of the Atlanta chapter of the Network of Executive Women at our world headquarters next month. Our Company has long been a supporter of NEW and the professional development of senior-level and emerging industry leaders in retail and consumer goods. We welcome the Network to Atlanta, and look forward to this outstanding event and many others, as the Network expands its footprint in our home market.”

Panelist Patricia H. Mueller, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for The Home Depot, will be featured on the panel. “Diversity is the catalyst for innovative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and new ways of building our communities. At The Home Depot, women have been an invaluable part of our workforce throughout our 30 years in business – from the women you encounter in the orange aprons at our stores, to our leadership,” added Mueller. “Atlanta is our home town so it especially pleases me to be a part of the Network’s inaugural event in this market.” Trish Mueller is responsible for setting the Company’s strategic marketing vision, and oversees its category marketing and brand development. She joined The Home Depot in 2009 as vice president of advertising, following senior roles at The Sports Authority, American Signature, ShopNBC, and Montgomery Ward. Ms. Mueller earned a business management degree magna cum laude from Plattsburgh State University.

Joining Tricia Mueller on the panel is The Kroger Company’s Vice President of Merchandising, Horace Hamilton. Commenting further on the event, Mr. Hamilton said, "Kroger has long made it a business priority to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as supplier network. We currently partner with nearly 1,000 women-owned and minority companies, and have launched a fast-track leadership and development program internally for our highest potential associates and managers. We are thrilled that the Network of Executive Women is opening a chapter in Atlanta, one of our most important market areas, and we look forward to the education and networking benefits and tools the Network will bring to our Kroger associates and colleagues." Hamilton has worked for Kroger for 42 years, and is active on several boards, including the Georgia Food Industry Association as its Vice Chairman, as well as the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and the University of Tennessee Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

Senior Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. executive Karen Brewer-Edwards is the third member of the executive panel. A twenty-year veteran of Wal-Mart, Ms. Brewer-Edwards manages nearly 27,000 associates across 88 stores in Northern Georgia, and is charged with executing business strategies for Wal-Mart’s Southeast Division, including talent development. “I'm excited to be a part of The Network of Executive Women's inaugural event in Atlanta, and involved with an organization that has values consistent with our Global Women's Initiative to help more women live better. It's a pleasure to participate in leading education and leadership platforms for women managers and suppliers in the Southeast region," said Brewer-Edwards. In 2010, Karen was named as one of the Most Influential Women Business Leaders in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Journal, and currently serves on several boards, including the Communities in School of Georgia and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. She received her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Central Arkansas.

Completing the panel is Acosta Sales & Marketing’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ramin Eivaz, who echoed his support for the Network and the event, commenting that “there are significant demographic shifts happening among today’s shoppers. Baby Boomers are aging and spending less, giving way to a younger generation of shoppers that are more ethnically diverse and influential. At the same time, digital is advancing rapidly, making today’s shoppers smarter and better informed. Shoppers hold far more power than ever before, and to engage them we as marketers must become even more targeted with our efforts.” Mr. Eivaz is Acosta’s first CMO, and is leading the effort to reach shoppers along the entire path to purchase, a function that includes gleaning industry-leading analytics and insight and cultivating marketing innovations that are ahead of the curve. Mr. Eivaz is a former executive with Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo and E&J Gallo Winery, a nd holds both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University.

Retail and consumer products professionals interested in attending the event should register online at http://www.newonline.org/event/Atlanta_101811.

About The Network of Executive Women
The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail Industry, based in Chicago, has more than 3,300 members from more than 400 companies and 70 corporate sponsors in 17 regions in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2001, the Network educates industry leaders about the benefits of gender diversity and provides best practices to help achieve it. It directly supports the career development of the senior-level and emerging industry leaders who comprise its membership. For more information on the Network of Executive Women and its best practices, education, mentoring, networking and leadership development programs, visit http://www.newonline.org.

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