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GDPC 2016 Spring Social- Deep Ellum Pub Crawl

May 26, 2016

Meet at LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM COFFEE HOUSE and CRAWL through the neighborhood. We will tour over 20 larger-than-life works of art with a brief history and fun facts about the artists and the amazing pieces! There will be a 20 minutes break at BRAINDEAD BREWERY for a quick drink of water and beer! We'll conclude our crawl by viewing a handful of murals and end the tour in front of our guide, Jerod Davies' most recent contribution to the neighborhood, "TRUST LOVE " mural! Crawl duration is a little under 2 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. Parking is available in the lot in front of L.I.F.E, located at 2803 Taylor St, Dallas, TX 75226. We recommend carpooling, walking, bicycling, using DART r [...]

Do Megatrends in World Trade Impact the DFW Region? Of course they do!

May 19, 2016

William M. Methenitis, Global Director, EY Global Trade will be our May breakfast speaker. His talk will focus on the direction of both business and governments in the trade area where there is increasing exports of goods, services and intellectual property. Global trade has consistently outpaced global GDP, which makes it imperative for business to have differential growth and meet corporate growth targets. Similarly, governments are promoting exports to enable that growth and expand employment and tax base. The discussion will include: Megatrends that are driving business behavior in trade The increasingly global marketplace, with “made in world” products, increase in consumer spending in [...]

CleanMed 2016 Conference & Exposition: Redefining Health Care Sustainability!

May 17, 2016

The CleanMed 2016 conference will take place, May 17th through the 19th at the Omni Dallas Hotel. CleanMed is considered the premier conference on environmental sustainability in the health care sector.  CleanMed was founded in 2001 and hosted by two non-profit organizations - Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. Since its founding there have been 16 CleanMed conferences in the United States and Europe. The Dallas conference will be the 13th in the U.S. and the 17th overall. Following the success from past conferences, it is anticipated that over 1,000 attendees from health care networks will be at the 2016 conference.The Dallas conference will bring together thought [...]

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Technology and Innovative Communities Lunch & Learn:
Smart Cities

Please join us at the Technology and Innovation Task Force on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:30 am, at Jacobs: 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Smart Cities Overview: Towards the end of the last decade, our planet achieved two remarkable feats. First, our human population crossed the seven billion mark and for the first time in history, 50 percent of the world's population was living in urban areas. This is expected to accelerate to 60 percent before 2025, globally; with the Western, developed world reaching an 80 percent urbanization level during this time frame. Cities across the globe are facing an impasse - resource scarcity, growing urban populations and aging infrastructure have created a need to innovate. Concurrently, advances in Internet of Things technology have created new opportunities to build ' smart cities'- those that utilize technology, community and social structures to improve resource adequacy, facilitate sustainable economic growth and improve quality of life. Frost & Sullivan research estimates a combined market potential of $1.5 trillion globally for the smart city market in segments of energy, transportation, healthcare, building, infrastructure, and governance. If one compares that to GDP of nations in 2014, it will sit above the GDP of Spain, thus making it the 12th largest GDP in the world.

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