CleanTech OC 2012 is the third annual conference and expo promoting economic growth in the Orange County clean technology industry, likely to be one of the most significant engines for job growth over the next decade. Attended by cleantech entrepreneurs & industry leaders, investors, policy makers, and many others, this is the only annual conference in Orange County dedicated to covering the clean technology space and connecting industry stakeholders from throughout the region & state.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Conference, exhibiting, or if you are a member of the media and have an inquiry, please Contact Taylor Honrath at (949) 585-2988, or Taylor@CleanTechOC.org.
8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 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
9:30 AM Panel 1: "State of the Clean Technology Industry" - Main Ballroom
The past year has witnessed industry growth and exciting innovation, but also its fair share of challenges. This panel of leading thought leaders will share their perspective on the cleantech investment climate, government support post-Solyndra, innovation forecasts, and the latest trends within the industry.
Sheeraz Haji - President, The Cleantech Group
Michael Moore - Vice President, TMX Equicom (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Shahin Farshchi - Principal, Lux Capital
Brian Kremer - Director of Cleantech Investment Banking, ROTH Capital
11:00 AM Panel 2: "The Future of Water" - Main Ballroom
This panel of industry experts will address what technologies and practices are being developed to meet the growing potable water demands of California and the planet, and why cleantech innovation in this sector is critical to both water and energy delivery.
Hank Habicht - Managing Partner, SAIL Capital
Tamin Pechet - CEO, Banyan Water
Kevin Hunt - General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Orange County
Jim Borchardt - Vice President of Water Technologies, MWH Americas
12:00 PM Lunch - Garden Pavilion
12:30 PM Keynote Remarks: Richard Kauffman, Senior Advisor to the United States Secretary of Energy
1:45 PM Panel 3: The Smart Grid - Efficiency, Renewables, Security - Main Ballroom
From point of generation to end-user the electrical grid is the backbone of any modern economy. Unlike advances in telecommunications and other high-tech sectors, delivery of electricity is still reliant upon a century-old system that is antiquated, wasteful, and particularly vulnerable to foreign and domestic threats. The Smart Grid panel at the CleanTech OC 2012 Conference and Expo will address how technological innovations being developed in the United States seek to make the grid smarter, more secure, and more capable of incorporating renewable sources of energy so that our economy can be powered with a reduced carbon foot print and significantly greater efficiency.
Hon. Bob Foster - Chairman, Cal-ISO; Mayor, City of Long Beach
Dr. Jack Brouwer - Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine
Mark Irwin - Director of Technology Development, Southern California Edison
Gregory Smedley, Ph.D. - President & CEO, One-Cycle Control
Joaquin Silva - President, OnRamp Wireless
3:00 PM Coffee Break and Mixer - Exhibit Hall
Grab a quick caffeine recharge in the exhibit hall, and meet some of Orange County's most exciting cleantech companies.
3:15 PM Panel 4: The Road-Map for Clean Transportation: Electric, Natural Gas, Biofuels, Hydrogen, or All of the Above? - Main Ballroom
As more people and their leaders around the globe consider options for reducing carbon emissions, greening transportation is inevitably a significant part of the equation, particularly in regions like southern California. Featuring perspectives from the electric vehicle, natural gas, biofuels, and hydrogen markets, panelists will compare and contrast the benefits of their respective solution, and address the strategic importance of having multiple options in reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
Catherine Dunwoody - Executive Director, The California Fuel Cell Partnership
Chad Lindholm - Vice President, Clean Energy Fuels
Brian Brokowski - Vice President, SG Biofuels
Greg Fioriti - Chief Revenue Officer, ECOtality
Rich Meyer - Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
4:15 PM Closing Keynote - Tom Steyer, Senior Managing Partner, Farallon Capital Management
4:45 PM Presentation of the CleanTech OC Company of the Year - Steve Churm, CEO of OC Metro and Churm Media
5:00 PM Cocktail & Networking Reception - Garden Pavilion
Space is limited for CleanTech OC 2012, so be sure to register today.