November 4, 2008

Environmental Markets Expert to Address Carbon-Credit Impact on Forestry Industry

Image Tree Corporation:

 Who:                    Ricardo Bayon --------------------------------------------- -- Co-founder and partner of merchant bank EKO Asset Management Partners -- Founder and former managing director of the Ecosystem Marketplace -- Co- author of publications on environmental markets; contributing author of articles on environmental and socially responsible investing, published in such prestigious newspapers and magazines as The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune and The Atlantic Monthly --------------------------------------------- -- Worked for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and The Nature Conservancy  What:                   Live presentation on "the state of environmental markets and the significance for forestry," followed by Q&A. Bayon will address: -- Current state of environmental markets (water, air, forestry, etc.); their direction and trends; -- Likely impact of the carbon credit market on U.S. forestry industry in next five years; -- Carbon-credit impact on the two key forestry markets: industrial and private landowners; and -- Value of ecosystem services. This is the third in the ImageTree Idea Leadership Series, created to promote innovative ideas for the preservation and management of forested environments.  When:                   Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, 9 am to 12 pm EST  Where:                  In person at ImageTree Corporate headquarters (seating limited) --------------------------------------------- The United Center, 1085 Van Voorhis Rd. Suite 390 Morgantown, WV On the Web: --------------------------------------------- Virtual attendees can see the presentation live via Webinar and participate in a post- presentation Q&A by Webinar or phone. To pre-register (at least 24 hours before event) for the Webinar, go to: Once registration is complete, you will receive an e-mail containing a link and log- in password for the Webinar. Use this teleconference PIN to join audio: 1.888.272.7337, ID #5264008. For more info: Jessica Rollins [email protected] 304.599.4260 ext 204.  Why:                    Climate change and the world's forests play prominent roles in ecomarket services. Ricardo Bayon is a prominent authority on the state of environmental markets and an adviser to ImageTree. 2.5 SAF Certified Forester credits are available for participating in the live event.