Presenters Include:

Clean Technology at GLOBE 2010

New Approaches for Clean Technology Funding

Time: March 25, Thursday 08:30 - 10:00

Developed in cooperation with The Cleantech Group

Clean technology cannot survive on venture funding alone. Capital requirements, quickly developing worldwide markets, regulatory structures, and buyer profiles require greater collaboration across asset classes. New trends and innovations in clean technology funding through venture capital, private equity, and debt funds will be analyzed.

Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA (Moderator)
Robert Peterman, Senior Manager, Global Clean Technology, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, Toronto, ON, Canada
Victor Westerlind, General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Wal van Lierop, President & CEO, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
David Bonn, Associate, Masdar Venture Capital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Vicky Sharpe, President & CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Ottawa, ON, Canada

Competitiveness + Jobs: The Role of Clean Technology in Near-Term Stimulus and Long-Term Economic Development

Time: March 25, Thursday 15:30 - 17:00

Developed in cooperation with The Cleantech Group

How can we “future-proof” our economic development portfolio, leveraging present strengths and identifying future opportunities and threats? How can the recent crisis be used as an opportunity to re-invent our world and create new jobs in the process? This session will analyze the pros and cons of different approaches for economic development including “cleantech clusters” and “cleantech for everyone”, as well as the metrics to evaluate their individual levels of success.

William F. Wescott, Managing Director, Cleantech Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA (Moderator)
Denis LeClerc, President & Chief Executive Officer, Écotech Québec, Montréal, QC
Jonathan Rhone, President & CEO, Nexterra Systems Corp.; Chair, Cleantech CEO Alliance, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hon. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada

Corporate Integration: Clean Technology as a Source of Innovation

Time: March 26, Friday 08:30 - 10:00

Developed in cooperation with The Cleantech Group

Using clean technology in a basic capacity will not be enough to succeed in aggressively reducing carbon emissions and creating more resilient companies. The solar panels in the parking lot, for example, can be a distraction to using clean technology as a lens for re-inventing business models that can unleash greater value and long-term cost savings. Learn how leading companies are using clean technology to innovate across product lifecycles and are developing operations that are both more efficient and sustainable.

Sheeraz Haji, President, Cleantech Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA (Moderator)
Paul Cousens, North American Sales Manager, Clean Technology Industry, Autodesk, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Michel Morvan, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Veolia Environment, Paris, France
David Harris Kolada, Vice President, Corporate and Market Development, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Nigel Steward, Vice President, Technology Sales, Operational Excellence and Climate Change, Rio Tinto Alcan, Montréal, QC, Canada