I am very excited to announce that former President of the United States Barack Obama will be speaking at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which is taking place November 19-22, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

This is a fantastic outcome for the Informa Connect team and follows an impressive line-up of keynote speakers in previous years including former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and human rights activist Amal Clooney.

Greenbuild is the largest sustainable building conference and expo in the world, bringing together attendees and exhibitors from nearly 100 countries. These professionals include architects, building owners, property managers, specifiers/consultants, and corporate sustainability leaders, coming together for four days of networking, educational sessions, green building tours and keynote events.

As a long-standing champion of climate change activism, President Obama is widely recognized as a global leader in the green building community, and I know that his ideas, insights and vision will be a truly valuable addition to the 2019 Greenbuild agenda.

Congratulations to everyone involved in putting this event together.

Best wishes,


Andrew Mullins

CEO, Informa Connect

Showcasing some of the most impactful success stories from Greenbuild 2018.


Each year, thousands of green building professionals from across the globe unite to learn,
share, and inspire – with the goal of advancing the green building movement. While we work
diligently to engage our vendors behind the scenes to make the show more sustainable, there
is always an opportunity to create more meaningful engagement with all of our stakeholders.


• This year Greenbuild partnered with Waste Management to help us engage and train our
amazing volunteers about the waste management process. Through back-of-house tours and
daily training, our volunteers were well versed in “Trash Talk.”

• Before arriving on-site, 66% of attendees pledged to take at least one of the actions in our
pledge options, suggestions for sustainable actions tailored to the host city and the show.
Additionally, thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and Greenbuild participants made their
pledges onsite at our Sustainability Hub.

• In an effort to make our pledges a bit more meaningful, we coordinated with the local host
committee to include

Read the rest of the sustainability stories in the Greenbuild 2018 Sustainability Report here.

Greenbuild continues to prioritize sustainability and demonstrate leadership when it comes to greening the conference and events industry. This year’s conference will take place November 20-22 in Atlanta, GA. Registration is now open. Get your tickets here.