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Vietnam Administration of
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Conference Co-Chair, Vietnam
Directorate for Standards and Quality (STAMEQ)
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Environmental Testing
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Columbia Analytical Services
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Whiteford Taylor Preston
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Conference Climate Change
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Conference Secretary
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Featured Technologies and Applications


Lan Le, Ph.D.



19408 Park Row,
Suite 320
Houston, Texas 77084


Columbia Analytical Services, Inc.

Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. is one of the largest independent analytical laboratory testing networks in the United States. The company also provides services to clients throughout Asia, Europe and South America through the ability to import samples of every type into the US for testing. The company’s mission is to exceed client expectations by providing sound analytical science, unsurpassed testing quality and excellent customer service.

Columbia’s laboratory located in Houston, Texas, features high resolution analyses focusing on dioxin, furans, polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (PCBs) and other compounds that affect human health at very low concentrations. Visit us on the web at


Vance Y. Hum, President
Sean Lam, V.P International Programs



3206 Tower Oaks Blvd.
Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852, USA



I.M. Systems Group, Inc.

The threat of global warming poses serious challenges to societies and ecosystems around the world. IMSG understands the technological, scientific, policy, financial and socioeconomic impact of today’s changing weather and climate on businesses and governments worldwide. We integrate and optimize innovative, multidisciplinary solutions that support continued growth while improving quality of life and the environment.

By bringing together the best science, engineering and management skills, IMSG can help you meet your organization’s specific goals and successfully implement your critical programs. Examples of our work include remote sensing algorithm development for the U.S. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, and feasibility-study and planning for the development of modern meteorological services internationally.



Ted Gattino or Kevin Hedge



BlueWing Environmental Solutions & Technologies

BlueWing Environmental Solutions & Technologies (and its management team) strives to be the driving force behind a new environmental ethic by creating a renewed focus on stewardship through a focus on projects and partnerships that use innovative and new technologies to clean up and restore water quality in the world's waterways and water bodies. BlueWing's mission is to develop and promote innovative technologies and solutions to assist those involved in resource protection, management and stewardship to achieve their respective goals. Our goal is to focus on projects and partnerships for a better environment.


Joe Chau


(626) 336-2139 X110

14859 East Clark Avenue
City of Industries,
CA 91745, USA

Weck Laboratories, Inc.

Weck Laboratories, Inc. has been providing analytical laboratories services in the Los Angeles area, California for over 45 years. The company specializes in the analyses of trace level contaminants in environmental samples as well as other matrices such as tissue and vegetables. The clients include consulting engineering firms, water utilities, water treatment and desalination plants, pharmaceutical and Health Care industries, US federal agencies, food manufacturing and importing industries, among others. Most clients are located in the Western United States but clients are also from worldwide. More detailed information about Weck Laboratories, Inc. can be found at


Center for Integrative Environmental Research

The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland addresses pressing and emerging environmental challenges through research that explores the dynamic interactions among environmental, economic and social forces.

A network of more than 65 researchers bring expertise on:

  • Urban systems and infrastructure assessments, with special focus on climate impacts
  • Analysis of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Modeling and quantification of public health, social, economic, and environmental co-benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation

CIER’s action-oriented projects typically involve active dialogue with stakeholders and decision makers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


Dean Cheng-I Wei



University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a great resource for agricultural research and environmental science. Our scientists and researchers have a tremendous breadth of expertise, and we have collaborations underway with China, India, Taiwan, and other Asian countries. Sustainable agriculture is vital, as every corner of the earth continues to be faced by food and environmental challenges. Our scientists have advanced knowledge and modern, applied science skills to successfully grow, process, market, service and protect plant, animal and environmental resources.

Some of our highlighted expertise includes development of ecosystem engineering design laboratories; algal turf scrubbers – a promising technology for wastewater treatment and biofuel production; and a world-class agricultural nutrient management program, to name a few. The College has over 40 research projects dealing with water quality of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and carbon sequestration issues and has a wealth of knowledge to share with Vietnam, which could be particularly relevant to the Gulf of Tonkin and the Mekong Delta.



Antony Vaz



1100 Mercantile Lane, Ste. 115A
Largo, Maryland 20774

Insight Engineering, Inc.

Insight Engineering, Inc. was established in 1991 and is organized to provide comprehensive land development and engineering services which include Development Feasibility Analysis, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Construction Project Management. The basic philosophy is to provide exemplary design and management services for the creation of cost effective, practical, aesthetic and environmentally sound projects. All projects are designed using the latest computer automated design programs.

The management team at Insight Engineering, Inc. has combined experiences exceeding 80 years in the construction industry. The strength of the management team stems from the combined experience in both management and technical areas.


Steve Klenk
949 230-3007

Galileo Investment Group, Inc.

Galileo Investment Group, Inc. is the master developer for The Creative City in Phu Yen, Vietnam’s first truly modern city and largest ever development project. Collaboratively planned with the provincial and national governments, the vision is to build “the best place to do business in Southeast Asia.” Centrally located along the coast and built to international standards, it will boast Vietnam’s best education, healthcare, tourism and infrastructure. Education, media, and technology are the drivers behind The Creative City’s design and the engine for Vietnam's 21st century knowledge economy.

"The Vietnamese government would do its utmost to boost relations with the U.S., especially economic, commercial and investment ties, for the benefit of both sides.” Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng– June 2008


Mike Violette

Employee Directory:


7560 Lindbergh Drive Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Washington Laboratories, Ltd.

The entire staff at Washington Laboratories has extensive experience in a variety of engineering and testing programs and products. From compliance testing to design reviews, PCS site surveys to specialized test services, consulting to customized seminars, Washington Labs provides the state-of-the-art facilities, superior engineering and testing services and knowledgeable staff to help get your company's products to market faster.


We can help. Getting approvals for your products can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to be. Washington Laboratories, Ltd. specializes in testing and engineering for product compliance, and in consulting for design review and troubleshooting for the electronics community. We are an authority on EMI/EMC, safety and product compliance, and we have an amazing success rate -- thousands of approvals for a broad range of clients.

The staff at Washington Labs is committed to providing you with solutions to complex electromagnetic design and compliance problems. That's why we stand behind our results.

Experience, knowledge, commitment to quality, the right services -- all part of the trust factor at Washington Laboratories.




USA | Taiwan | China | Europe


American Certification Body

ACB: A Leader in Wireless Approvals.

American Certification Body (ACB) provides US, Canada and European Approvals for Licensed and Unlicensed wireless products. We work with our clients around the world and around the clock. We understand your time to market concerns and we realize that Certifications are an important timing issue for all manufacturers. Contact us anytime. Certification questions and inquiries are welcome.

ACB is your source for radio equipment authorizations including 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, frequency hopping spread spectrum, digital transmission systems, WiFi, WiMax, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, HSPA (HSDPA, HSUPA), marine, aviation, land-mobile, OFDM, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, EPIRB, PLB, BPL, PDA, radar, ISM devices, Smart Phones, and broadcasting equipment. Nearly all devices which use radio frequency energy, from garage door openers to microwave broadcast towers, are eligible for Certification through ACB. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) and Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) evaluations are provided as part of our total Certification package.


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