Chicago/London/Cologne, October 3, 2008

The Koelnmesse group, co-organizer of Carbon Expo and Carbon Forum Asia, today
announced the launch of Carbon TradeEx America which will take place at the Walter
E. Washington Convention Center from April 7-8, 2009 in Washington, DC. This event
builds on the recent success of the Carbon event organized earlier in February in San
Francisco and adds to the list of international environmental events co-organized by
the Koelnmesse group such as Carbon Expo, Carbon Forum Asia , Wind Power Asia
and Clean Energy Expo China.

Koelnmesse Inc., the Chicago-based North American subsidiary of Koelnmesse
GmbH, is working with the leading international trade association representing the
carbon finance community, Carbon Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), to offer a
first-rate trade show as well as a comprehensive conference program addressing
topics such as carbon finance, carbon policy as well as technological and marketrelated
issues. CMIA’s members have been responsible for around 75% of the $64
billion of value transacted in the global carbon markets in 2007. To maximize
opportunities for buyers and sellers, Thomson Reuters will provide networking for
delegates on the Carbon Community prior to the event.

Says CMIA’s President Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon
Markets at Merrill Lynch: “Regardless of its outcome, the U.S. Presidential election in
November 2008 will likely result in a much stronger push to enact federal carbon
legislation as well as support for the several regional state-level carbon market
initiatives. We view Carbon TradeEx America and our partnership with Koelnmesse,
the co-organizer of Carbon events, as a tremendous opportunity to help engage in a
dialogue with market participants and low-carbon technology suppliers about the
business opportunities presented by the emerging carbon markets in the U.S.”

“We consider Carbon TradeEx as a welcome addition to our existing Carbon event
family, including Carbon Expo in Cologne, Germany. Washington, DC is one of the
key cities which will play a major role in the development of the North American
Carbon market in the near future. Our access to the international carbon community
Carbon TradeEx America to be launched by Koelnmesse in April 2009 in Washington,
DC will contribute considerably in providing increased value to the carbon finance
community in North America,” adds Mette Petersen, President of Koelnmesse, Inc.

Thomson Reuters will join Carbon TradeEx America 2009 as the Official Information
Provider. Stefan Reichenbach, Global Head of Environmental Markets for Thomson
Reuters said: “We are delighted to be participating in what is shaping up to be one of
the premier events for the American carbon markets in the markets’ most pivotal
Carbon TradeEx is setting the stage to become the leading Trade Show and
Conference in North America serving international business, finance, technology,
venture capital, government communities in abatement, trading, monitoring, crediting
and compliance of carbon emissions. Industry, technology and service providers in
the carbon business as well as government agencies from developing countries will
be among the exhibitors. Carbon TradeEx is expected to attract attendees such
as Carbon Traders, Financial Institutions, Corporate Representatives, Venture Capital
Funds, Project Developers, Technology Providers Research & Development
Departments, Science Institutes and Universities.
For more information regarding Carbon TradeEx America, please contact:
For exhibiting and attending:
Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse, Inc.
Phone: +1 773-326-9925 – Email:

For conference program:
Adam Nathan, Director of Communications for the Carbon Markets & Investors
Association on +44 (0) 7970 342 576 – Email:
For press credentials and partnerships:

Franz Balve, Koelnmesse Inc.
Phone: +1 732-933-1117 – Email:
Koelnmesse, Inc. is the Chicago-based North American subsidiary of the German
trade show organizer, Koelnmesse GmbH specialized in international environmental
trade shows and conferences.

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