CleanTech OC 2011 Conference & Expo
Monday, September 12, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
CleanTech OC is excited to announce our annual Conference & Expo will be held Monday, September 12 at the Irvine Hyatt Regency.
CleanTech OC 2011 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities. The full-day program will feature plenary remarks and panel discussions by high-profile thought leaders, cleantech entrepreneurs and innovators, investors, and others from throughout the industry. The event will also highlight cleantech companies exhibiting their technologies in the Main Salon.
If cleantech is part of your business, CleanTech OC 2011 is an opportunity you will not want to miss.
If you are interested in sponsoring CleanTech OC 2011, please contact Taylor Honrath, Director of Development & Programs, at 949-585-2988, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda: CleanTech OC 2011 Conference & Expo - Cleantech at the Tipping Point
CleanTech OC 2011 Conference Agenda
8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibits for Cleantech Companies and Sponsors - Grand Foyer and Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Coffee & Networking - Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks: Gregory Trimarche; Chair and Co-Founder, CleanTech OC; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
9:15 AM Morning Keynote: Honorable Stephen Johnson, 11th EPA Administrator
9:30 AM Panel 1: "Cleantech by the Numbers - Investment, Indexes, and IPOs" - Main Ballroom
Despite the economic recession, investment in cleantech continues to grow. Join us for a conversation about the latest investment trends, predictions for the 2012 IPO market, and thoughts on where the industry is headed.
- Moderator: Brian Kremer - Cleantech Investment Banking, ROTH Capital Partners
- Matthew Jenusaitis - President & CEO, OCTANe
Walter Schindler - Managing Partner, SAIL Capital Partners
- Robert Peterman - Head of Business Development - Cleantech, Toronto Stock Exchange
- David Harris Kolada - Vice President, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
10:30 AM Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM Panel 2: "Going Green to Make Green - Sustainability and Corporate America" - Main Ballroom
Orange County companies large and small are serving as leading examples for the private sector throughout the country on how to go green without going into the red. Come hear about the challenges and success they have witnessed, and what they plan to do in the next five years to continue reducing their footprint.
Moderator: Sarah Backhouse - Producer, Discovery Channel's Future 360
Pierre André Senizergues - CEO, Sole Technology
Tony Bruno - Vice President, Disneyland Resort
Michael Whaley - Senior Director, Allergan
Brad Sparks - Director, KPMG International
Steven Shestag - Director, Boeing
12:00 PM Lunch: Anaheim Center for New Energy Technologies Awards - Garden Pavilion
12:30 PM Luncheon Keynote: John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil; author of
Why We Hate the Oil Companies - Garden Pavilion
1:30 PM Panel 3: The Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in California - Main Ballroom
The State of California has mandated 33% of our energy come from renewable sources by 2020. In an effort to achieve this, utility-scale renewable energy developments are planned throughout southern California, though such developments continue to confront significant siting and permitting challenges.
Moderator: Marcie Edwards - Director, Anaheim Public Utilities
Michael Peevey - President, California Public Utilities Commission
James Boyd - Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Stephen Mullennix - Managing Director, US Renewables Group
Guy Blanchard - Senior Vice President, Amonix
2:30 PM Panel 4: Green-building in Orange County - Main Ballroom
Orange County's green-building industry is on the verge of a tipping point of its own. Listen to what the major players have to say about these developments, and how they plan to take green-building to the next level behind the Orange Curtain and beyond.
Moderator: Greg Shank - President, US Green Building Council - OC Chapter; President, CTG Energetics
Chris Popma - Vice President, The Irvine Company
Dan Heinfeld - President, LPA
Wendell Brase - Vice Chancellor, University of California at Irvine
3:30 PM Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM Panel 5: Success Stories from Orange County's Cleantech Cluster - Main Ballroom
Orange County's cleantech cluster is quickly being recognized as one of California's leaders. Hear what five of our most promising companies are doing to be industry leaders.
Moderator: Steve Churm - CEO, Churm Media, OC Metro
Vahan Garboushian - Founder & CTO, Amonix
Joe Perry - CEO, FlexEnergy
Gerhard Forstner - CEO, M2 Renewables
Lisa Varga - CEO, Phoenix Energy Technologies
Ki Nam - CEO, T3 Motion
5:15 PM CleanTech OC 2011 Company of the Year Award presentation - Main Ballroom
5:30 PM Closing Keynote: John Picard, Picard & Associates - Main Ballroom
6:00 PM Cocktail & Networking Reception - Garden Pavilion
When & Where
Orange County Sustainability Council
The Orange County Sustainability Council seeks to help businesses and other organizations develop and implement meaningful sustainability programs. Building on the work of CleanTech OC’s highly successful Corporate Sustainability Officer Roundtable, the Council will develop a platform of sustainability best practices with tools that can be adopted by all sectors of the southern California community, particularly businesses, local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. The Council will act as a sounding board, an educational hub, and a mentor in promoting and maturing sustainability throughout Orange County and Southern California. Longer term, the Council’s goal is to establish a gold standard in community sustainability.