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Highlights of 2009

IPC Senior Executive Forum on Energy
Washington, D.C., 29 January 2009

Mr. Rifkin was the keynote speaker at the IPC Senior Executive Forum on Energy, an International Post Corporation meeting in which postal executives from around the world shared viewpoints and exchanged opinions to gain streategic insights on the future of the postal industry.

Overseas Development Institute
London, United Kingdom, 2 February 2009

Mr. Rifkin provided a keynote address for the UK think tank Overseas Development Institute to leading development and environmental groups on the compatibility of economic growth and climate change mitigation targets.

Czech Ministry of Culture: Forum for Creative Europe
Prague, Czech Republic, 27 March 2009

Mr. Rifkin gave the closing speech to European policy makers and educators at the "Forum for Creative Europe," an international conference organized by the Czech Ministry of Culture on the significance of culture and creativity in modern-day European society.

ACCIONA Executive Director Conference
Madrid, Spain 30 March 2009

At ACCIONA's Fourth Annual Executive Convention, Mr. Rifkin provided a keynote lecture on emerging business models and commercial opportunities in infrastructure, energy, and water to ACCIONA's world-wide executive directors.

Festival Delle Citta Impresa
Rovereto, Italy, 2 April 2009

Mr. Rifkin addressed leading planning experts at the Festival City Enterprise event, an annual event organized by Nordesteuropa and Corriere della Sera focusing on the influence of urban centers as symbols of past industrial transformations and the future of modern society.

International Council of Shopping Centers European Conference
Barcelona, Spain, 22 April 2009

At the ICSC European Conference, Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote lecture to members of the ICSC on self-sustaining, energy producing shopping centers.

Energy-Cities & Climate Alliance Annual Rendezvous
Brussels, Germany, 23 April 2009

Mr. Rifkin was a featured speaker at the Energy-Cities and Climate Alliance Annual Rendezvous, an event for stakeholders in the Brussels region to discuss the sustainable energy and climate objectives of the European Union.

Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Malmo, Sweden, 24 April 2009

Addressing local and regional authorities, Mr. Rifkin spoke to the general assembly of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions to launch initiesatives combating the global financial crisis, the energy crisis, and climate change.

African Utility Week's Power Indaba Conference
Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2009

As the keynote speaker during the opening session of African Utility Week's Power Indaba Conference, Mr. Rifkin emphasized to international financiers the need to utilize technology and socio-economic imperatives in the African power industry.

International Student Energy Summit ISES
Calgary, Canada, 11-13 June 2009

Mr. Rifkin delivered the keynote speech to students from over 30 countries at the International Student Energy Summit to discuss preeminent energy issues and to inspire a movement amongst the world's future leaders, educators, and experts.

The HiT Conference
Barcelona, Spain, 19 June 2009

Mr. Rifkin addressed the world's leading innovators, experts, and investors in a keynote speech at the HiT Barcelona conference, a platform to exchange ideas and information on clean, renewable, alternative energy.

KEMA Conference
Arnhem, Netherlands, 15 October 2009

As the keynote speaker at the conference sponsored by KEMA, a global leading authority in energy consulting, Mr. Rifkin addressed energy professionals on transitioning to a future defined by utilizing smart technologies with global communication networks.

Rotterdam Global Urban Summit
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 4 December 2009

Mr. Rifkin provided the keynote lecture at the Rotterdam Global Urban Summit on developing urban environments with sustainable and distributive energy practices.

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