Alison Taylor, who is responsible for representing Siemens USA’s position on environmental issues with the U.S. Congress and the executive branch, is to be a keynote luncheon speaker at an environmental conference in Atlanta Nov. 17-19.

In addition to Ms.Taylor, Christine Worlen, a German expert about renewable energy policies and energy systems integration, is to speak earlier at the conference breakfast. Her main area of expertise is German renewable energy policy and the design and evaluation of projects and programs for sustainable energy as well as for the integration of renewable energy.

Dr. Worlen has widespread experience evaluating energy policies in China, Thailand, India, Canada and Mexico as well as the United States. She also has worked in Southern and Western Africa.

The Environmental Trade Mission and Conference is to provide a forum to showcase cutting edge, clean technologies including products, services and processes.

Clean water and water waste treatment systems, innovative solid waste management, green and sustainable building products and practices and clean energy products, services and technologies are to be the focus of the conference.

The event is supported by a large number of Atlanta-based companies and organizations including government representatives of Australia, Canada, the Canadian province of Quebec and Switzerland.

The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and the World Chamber of Commerce, all Atlanta-based organizations, also are represented on the organizing committee.

In addition, the event has the backing of the Atlanta Development Authority and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

As Siemens USA’s vice president for sustainability in the Americas, Ms. Taylor is responsible for acting as a resource for sustainability initiatives in which Siemens is involved such as air quality, emissions, water quality, industrial pollution and climate change.

She provides input into the development of the company’s worldwide environmental positions and policies, particularly Siemens’ sustainability and climate protection policies.

Siemens USA provides technology and innovation in the fields of healthcare, energy, industry and infrastructure. It reported annual sales of $21.3 billion and employs more than 60,000 people in 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining Siemens, Ms. Taylor was chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for five years and counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce for six years.

She has been a member of the U.S. delegation to United Nations conferences on climate change, biodiversity, sustainability and ozone layer depletion.

The conference is to include one-on-one meetings for the participants representing private companies and public officials. There also is to be a reception at the Southface Energy Institute, which coordinates a wide variety of construction-related programs.

To learn more about the conference and to register, go to