David Szczupak, executive vice president of the global product organization for Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), will be speaking at the fourth Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.

His presentation will be a part of the opening plenary session and is titled, “Appliances…the Friendly Face of the Smart Grid.”

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In addition, Szczupak will discuss ways to make the national power grid more efficient and less vulnerable. He will highlight the company’s smart appliance tech demonstrations and will highlight the need for global cooperation between industry, government and legislation to create significant energy and costs savings for consumers and manufacturers, as well as a reduced impact on the environment.

Co-hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy and the European Alliance to Save Energy, EE Global convenes world-class business, technology, government and policy leaders to address the latest technological breakthroughs, policy advances and research related to energy efficiency. Whirlpool Corporation is a founding sponsor of EE Global.

Said Kateri Callahan, president of the U.S.-based Alliance to Save Energy: “As a prominent voice in the industry, he (Szczupak) will be an invaluable contributor, and will showcase the innovative thinking of Whirlpool.”

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Szczupak will join the more than 100 energy experts from around the world already confirmed to address four plenary sessions and four concurrent tracks of executive dialogue sessions. Each track concentrates on one of four key areas of energy efficiency: policy, innovations & measurements, case studies, and finance and education. 

High-level public speakers include European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek; U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Jonathan Elkind; European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger; and former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter . For a list of all confirmed speakers, go to http://eeglobalforum.org/speakers.php.

The three-day event is expected to draw more than 500 attendees, exhibitors, speakers and media. 

For additional information, please visit www.eeglobalforum.org.

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