SAN FRANCISCO--(Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on energy and environmental innovation, is widely regarded as the leading industry event convening the most promising private cleantech companies and the corporations, investors and government leaders who are shaping the way clean technologies are financed and deployed.)--The second annual
“This event brings all these players together to celebrate the sector’s leading innovations and hear first-hand where the industry is headed next.”
The event will kick off on October 1 when the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list is announced at the Gala dinner at The Italian Embassy. Collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group i3 research data, with over 8,000 nominations and specific input from an expert panel, the Global Cleantech 100 companies represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech from around the world.
In addition to the unveiling of the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list, awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Continued Excellence
- Financial Investor of the Year
- Corporate Investor of the Year
- Early Stage Company of the Year
- Rising Star of the Year
- Company of the Year in the regions of Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe & Israel
A full day of conference programing follows the Gala. The agenda explores the challenges, opportunities and exit strategies of the start-ups, stakeholders and thought-leaders shaping the future of clean technology.
The Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala sold out last year and is expected to again. “Key stakeholders including members of the corporate community, investors, and regulators watch the Global Cleantech 100 list closely to gauge which sectors look most promising and which companies are poised for growth,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This event brings all these players together to celebrate the sector’s leading innovations and hear first-hand where the industry is headed next.”
The speaker lineup includes Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital; Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, City of New York; Larsh Johnson, Co-founder and CTO, eMeter; Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army; Adam Kingdon, CEO and Co-Founder i2O Water; Zvika Klier, CEO, TIGI; Paul Nahi, President and CEO, Enphase Energy; and Phil Radford, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA. For a complete list of speakers visit: http://events.cleantech.com/global100/speakers.
Register today at http://events.cleantech.com/global100/register.
The Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala is generously supported by a broad array of leading companies, economic development agencies, investors, and service providers all of whom are significantly contributing to the growth of the global cleantech economy.
Platinum sponsor: Autodesk
Gold sponsors: Chubb, Deloitte, The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea and The Italian Trade Commission
Silver sponsors: Cassels Brock, HP, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Bronze sponsors: ABB and Louisiana Economic Development
North America Advisory Board: Deloitte, Veolia Environnement, Sail Capital Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures, Chrysalix, EDF, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, HP, Johnson Controls, Silicon Valley Bank, Sustainable Technology Development Canada, VantagePoint Capital Partners, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive, vetted, up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide including the upcoming Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala. Details at http://www.cleantech.com.