Launched by Bradford Rand and his team at Expo International, the idea was conceived after he viewed the film "An Inconvenient Truth." As a producer of over 800 shows & job fairs since 1993, he knew that a showcase of all of the latest & greatest eco-friendly products would make for a solid new trade show.
Each event features hundreds of companies that have products or services that are going green or are already eco-friendly. From eco-fashion, hybrid cars, home & building products, baby & pet items, health & organic food, there is something for everyone who is interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Speakers, leaders & authors such as Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway, Josh Dorfman, David Bach, Kevin Wall, Eric Corey Freed, Robin Wilson have all spoken at Go Green Expo to help educate both business owners and everyday consumers the benefits of living a greener lifestyle. Even the event itself is environmentally friendly utilizing a ZERO Carbon footprint approach to event production. Biodegradable trash bags, eco-friendly printing, table coverings, recycled signs, compostable sponsor banners and paperless ticketing and more.
The inaugural Go Green Expo took place in New York City in April of 2008 with 250+ exhibits, 50+ speakers, and eco-film festival & nearly 10,000 participating. Shows are now held nationally in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The organization also produces Eco-Luxe, a press and media event for sustainable luxury brands and Eco Forum, a networking reception for sustainability executives.