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VXAZ is a leadership conference targeting CEO’s and Leaders of all disciplines covering state, regional, national and global interests. Platforms covered are the thriving drivers of the day in economic development, education, healthcare, technological advancement, political connectivity, sustainability and trade.

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What is the VerdeXchange Arizona Conference?

VerdeXchange Arizona is a state, regional and global leadership conference for sustainable economic growth. The annual event has captured the imagination of the leadership with its in-depth content and its consistent drive fostering connections for business contracts. Leaders come because of the rare opportunity to expand their thinking and grow their business structural processes. There are no middle-men at VerdeXchange Arizona – no salesmen – only those who sign on the dotted line.

Who Attends Arizona's VerdeXchange Conference?

In February of 2015 this concept delivered 33 Arizona cities, 22 foreign countries and 13 US states to the conference. This diverse group of leaders from all walks of life listened to over 150 speakers covering topics such as sustainability, manufacturing, education, energy, water, international trade, the economy, finances, healthcare, real estate, transportation, technology, public private partnership, etc. — 30 panels plus.

Connecting Arizona to the Nation and the World

With staff-assisted connections always available and all requests “to meet” honored, the outcomes are the best part of the conference. The business done is real and timely – not put off to tomorrow or the future. It is done at the conference, arranged for and placements made for execution. The meeting rooms and the “talking tables” are always filled with those making it happen.


Meet and build relationships with like-minded movers and shakers.


Meet diplomats and representatives from dozens of cities around Arizona, states around the USA, and nations around the globe.


A place to learn and share knowledge.

Come Join Us

VerdeXchange is leadership business to business conference for sustainable economic growth at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, located at: 2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282
guest Ryan Kirane Director, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
guest Don J. Wetekam Senior Vice President, Government & Defense Business Development, AAR CORP
guest Eileen Klein President, AZ Board of Regents
guest Sandra Watson President & CEO, AZ Commerce
guest Maryanne Weiss President of Gustare, Ltd & CEO, VerdeXchange Arizona
guest Marco Lopez Marco Lopez, Sr. Advisor to the Chairman, Grupo Carso
keynote Norton Allan Schwartz Chief of Staff of the Air Force (Ret), Pres & CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
keynote Chris Antonelli District Manager, Purolator International
guest Federico Berruti Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
guest David Abel Chairman, VerdeXchange Institute
guest James Ahlers VP of Global Affairs & General Counsel, Molera Alvarez, LLC
keynote Peter Anadranistakis President, Caliber Companies
06:00 - Close
Hopi Ballroom

Welcoming Reception and Dinner

VXAZ is a leadership conference targeting CEO's and Leaders of all disciplines covering state, regional, national and global interests.
10:00 - 10:55
Breakout Rooms 1st Floor

Individual Sessions Begin

"Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" Technology and Innovation are at the basis of all high-growth companies and increasing of every business -- from micro to global. But it all starts with the entrepreneurial spirit. Pima (A Panel) “Hospitality and Sports – Its State, Regional and Global Impact” What is the impact on an area ...
11:10 - 12:05


"Circular Economy -- Where to Start" All the solutions to waste management in one place. Pima (A Panel) Residential/Commercial Development -- It's Changing Role in Creating the Urban Fabric Pueblo (A Panel) “Phoenix As a Regional TEC Hub” A Round Table Discussion Technology is the most important and galvanizing force of our time. How Phoenix can ...
14:15 - 15:10


“Water - Our Global Connector” Water -- the need of every living thing on this planet -- the universal connector. The exploration of how this connector is one of the keys to future economic transitions Apache Hospital and Healthcare Sustainability - How it Critically Effects Business Trends Pima (A Panel) 3 "The Changing Role of Women" From more women in the board room, to more ...
15:25 - 16:45

CEO Business Leadership

"Business Leadership -- Building Connections in Business -- Finding Your Center Lane"
18:30 - 21:00
Kachina Ballroom

Consular Corps Dinner

Keynote General Norton A. Schwartz, "Domestic Terrorism - The Implications for Public Safety"
08:30 - 10:15
Kachina Ballroom

Breakfast Buffet

"The Aerospace Industry Today" Plenary Program
10:30 - 11:30
Kachina Ballroom


"How do Health Systems Survive with Fluid Borders?" A world-wide problem of immense importance
11:40 - 12:35
Kachina Ballroom


“Sustainable Projects -- The Cost of Infrastructure" The Mobilization of Private Sector Financing The blending of state, regional and United States thinking on the subject of infrastructure, how to deal with its burdening need to be addressed.
12:50 - 13:30
Kachina Patio


“Meet the Mayors” AZ, US and Global Cities