Event Overview

A New Brand of Executive Summit:

Don't Come to Listen. Come to Engage.

This two-day summit will be invitation-only as to ensure the highest quality dialogue.  We will pull from the ranks of leading investors, utilities, corporate executives, and industry influencers.  Our selection bias for attendees will be toward those working most directly on live projects, emerging technologies, and those actively putting capital to work in the industry.

The summit will have no “audience” and no “speakers.”  All attendees will be true participants in a workshop-style, interactive, well moderated group discussions.  If you are looking to sit back and listen to panels, you will want to skip this retreat.  We are looking for participants who will voice strong opinions, raise hard questions, and contribute to a spirited, fun learning environment. We ask that all participants be there for the duration of the event as the Summit is designed to be experienced in its entirety.

Attendee Participation

Who will be there:

  • CEOs of emerging digital energy efficiency solution providers
  • Real estate innovation directors
  • Architecture and design leaders
  • Building equipment OEMs
  • Utility executives
  • Leading ESCOs
  • CEOs of emerging LED and lighting controls companies
  • Energy efficiency finance experts
  • CEOs of building analytics providers
  • Leading VCs


In-session engagement:  Every attendee will be expected to actively contribute to the discussion.  Our moderators will work hard to ensure everyone’s voice is heard and incorporated into the dialogue.  We know that not every industry-specific dialogue though will interest every attendee and we will have networking areas setup for you to have informal discussions in parallel to the main session.  Unlike other industry events, we don’t want you to soldier through a session that doesn’t benefit you.

Post Event Follow-Up:  At the end of the retreat we intend to have, as a group, developed 3 to 5 clear directives on which to act over the following 12 months.  Each topic/action item will have a volunteer subject leader and committee in charge of follow up with progress reports and conclusions delivered at next year’s gathering – Cleantech Group will actively follow-up with these volunteer subject leaders on a quarterly basis.