Cleantech Forum XXI, the seventh annual flagship assembly of the cleantech community, will gather the world's leading entrepreneurs, investors and thought-leaders from February 23rd to February 25th in San Francisco. Registration is about to close so if you are interested in attending, please register now!
Registration available at: http://cleantech.com/cleantechforum/sanfrancisco09/register.cfm
World class practitioners will focus on tangible solutions, removing bottlenecks and inefficiencies and taking advantage of emerging opportunities that the 'creative destruction' of this downturn will surely unleash.
This year, Cleantech Forum XXI has been expanded to provide a platform befitting these turbulent times and addressing the challenges we face as an industry. The Cleantech Group is pleased – as always – to bring you numerous institutional-grade investment opportunities, unparalleled networking and thought-leadership at the forefront of where the markets are moving.
Featured speakers include:
Sean Maloney, Executive VP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Intel Corporation
The world's top chipmaker is also now the largest purchaser of green power in the U.S. and a significant investor in solar energy projects and emerging cleantech companies. It’s also increasingly spearheading IT industry leadership in addressing resource constraints and climate change in ways that are opening new markets and generating opportunities.
Steve Fludder, VP, GE Ecomagination
GE’s Ecomagination portfolio is one of the best examples of a corporation that has strategically focused on clean technology to significant benefit. Steve will address how the innovation community and investors can partner with the rapidly expanding scope and markets served by GE Ecomagination.
Kho Kheng Hwa, CEO, Keppel Corporation
Formerly head of Singapore's Economic Development Board, Kho Keng Hwa is spearheading this $10B company's plans to build eco-cities and other large scale sustainable infrastructure around the world.
David Elien, President and CEO, GE Lumination
An industry innovator, David Elien manages GE Lumination's robust LED technology which, at the forefront of today's global LED revolution, offers a wide range of environmentally responsible LED solutions and systems for signage, architectural, transportation, display lighting and general illumination applications.
Full speaker list and three day event agenda available at:
The Cleantech Forum XXI agenda has expanded to include 20 sessions with CEOs at the forefront of key sectors. More than half of these companies have raised over $50 million, will present and discuss sector leading strategy for survival and growth in a challenging market. These sessions will provide opportunities to ask difficult questions, examine sector issues and concerns and brainstorm "next steps" to move clean technology forward.
Join all-hands-on-deck discussions with leaders in some of the most important cleantech investment sectors, such as:
Advanced Batteries, Biofuels, Clean Coal, CO2 Sequestration, Concentrated Solar Thermal, Fuel Cells, General Research, Green Buildings, Solar PV, Solar Service, Synthetic Biology/Algae, Thin Film Solar
Since 2002, deal flow sessions have been a highlight of the Cleantech Forum series worldwide. Meet 18 jury-selected venture grade companies actively seeking funding, including the entire spectrum from startups to top tier growth companies.
Over the last seven years, Cleantech Forums have:
· Raised USD$1.5 billion for presenting companies
· Formed, filled or launched hundreds of cleantech investment funds
· Introduced market–moving government initiatives
· Unveiled new scientific innovations
· Fostered cross–border syndicates
· Launched new corporate strategies
· Helped companies maximize returns
And, of course, the networking is unparalleled. Join world class decision-makers creating the next wave of innovation at Cleantech Forum XVI:
Margaret Bruce, The Climate Group
Sylvia Burks, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Steven Chan, President, Chief Strategy Officer, Suntech
Dennis Costello, Managing Director, Braemer Energy Ventures
John Deal, CEO, Hyperion Power Generation
Steve Fludder, Vice President, GE Ecomagination
Peter Frykman, CEO, Driptech inc.
Christopher Gann, Genomatica
Dr. Charles Gay, Solar VP and GM of Applied Materials, Solar Business Group
Michael Goguen, Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital
Matt Golden, CEO, Sustainable Spaces
Maureen Gorsen, Director, California Department of Toxic Substance Control
Zane Gresham, Partner, Morrison Forester LLP
Bill Gross, CEO, eSolar
Bryan Hannegan, VP of Generation, EPRI
Hal Harvey, Co-founder and President, Energy Foundation
Dr. Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Bill Haywood, CEO, LS9
Mark Jensen, Managing Partner, National Venture Capital Service Group AERS Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Leader, Deloitte
Lady Barabara Thomas Judge, Chairman, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Lionel Kambeitz, CEO, HTC Purenergy
Nat Kreamer, President and COO, SunRun
Rob Lamkin, CEO, HTC Purenergy
Russell Landon, Managing Director, Canaccord Adams
Scott Lang, CEO, Silver Spring Networks
Dr. Arnold Leitner, CEO, Skyfuel
Scott MacDonald, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
E. James Macias, CEO, Bioenergy
Dirk McDermott, Founder & Managing Partner Altira Group
Steve Milunovich, Research Analyst, Merrill Lynch
Michelle Moore, SVP, Policy & Public Affairs, US Green Building Council
Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, Climate Consortium Denmark
Umedaly Mossadiq, Chairman, BC Hydro
Christian Motzfeldt, CEO, Vaekstfonden
Charles Nielsen, Director R&D, DONG Energy
Chris O'Brien, Head of Market Development, NA, Oerlikon Solar
Dr. Avinash Patkar, Chief Sustainablity Officer, Tata Power
Michael R. Peevey, President, California PUC
Arno Penzias, PhD., Nobel Laureate, New Enterprise Associates
Helen Priest, Principal, VantagePoint Venture Partners
Neil Renninger, CTO, Amyris Biotechnologies
Whitney Rock, Principal, Nomura
Dale Seymour, Deputy Secretary of Energy, State Government of Victoria Australia
Dan Squiller, CEO, PowerGenix
Erik Straser, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Kevin Surace, President & CEO, Serious Materials
Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Technology Correspondent, Economist
Dr. Craig Venter, Founder & CEO, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
Bill Vogel, CEO, Trilliant
Peter Williams, CTO, IBM Green Initiatives
Dr. Henri Winand, CEO, Intelligent Energy
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme
John Woolard, BrightSource Energy
Don Ye, Founder and General Partner, China Environment Fund
If you have not registered, or need additional information, please call us at +1 810-224-4310 x7151.
Official Website: http://cleantech.com/cleantechforum/sanfrancisco09/index.cfm
Added by SCI on February 12, 2009