What to Expect
This annual event offers a comprehensive, multi-day program that provides exclusive opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Now in its 11th edition, Cleantech Forum Europe will go to Italy for the first time in 2015. Italy is one of Europe’s largest and most heavily industrialized manufacturing economies. Like many European countries, it is striving to achieve a new kind of re-invention towards a different and more sustainable future. Get a feel for what you can experience by watching our video here, or check out last year’s event website to get a flavor of a typical, completed Cleantech Forum Europe. The 2015 agenda is developing below and evolving every week towards completion. Who will you meet? Drawn from more than 25 countries, at the core of the event are the following three groups:
- Leading Entrepreneurial Companies – more than 50 leading innovation companies, from across the breadth of the sustainability theme – and from across Europe and beyond – will present themselves during the Forum, looking to connect to corporates, industrial partners, and investors.
- Leading Industrial Multinational Corporations – names like Air Liquide, Alfa Laval, Anglo-American, BP, CEZ (Inven Capital), EDF, EDP, Electrolux, Embraco, ENEL, EVN, Evonik, FIAT, Flextronics, GDF-Suez, GE, Grundfos, Iberdrola, Linde, Robert Bosch, SABIC, Saint-Gobain, Sime Darby, Solvay, Suez Environnement (Blue Orange), Total, Veolia Environnement – keen to connect to disruptive innovation – will be present.
- Leading Financial Investors – Aster Capital, Capricorn Venture Partners, Carbon Trust, Chrysalix SET, Demeter Partners, Emerald Technology Ventures, Entrepreneurs Fund, Environmental Technologies Fund, European Investment Fund, Generation Investment Management, Munich Venture Partners, and Zouk Capital are examples of the pan-European financial investors interested in eco-innovation we tend to see every year.
…with leading advisors, economic development agencies, government representatives, and professional service firms completing the attendee list.
In Search of an Industrial Renaissance
Florence provides the perfect location, not only for its obvious culinary and touristic attractions, but also because Tuscany is home to leading innovative research and development, as well as a region strongly associated with resource-hungry industries such as food and textiles. Add to that Italy’s strong manufacturing base, its design heritage and strong tradition in SME’s and family businesses, along with its initiatives, such as the Italy Cleantech Network and the Italian Council for Eco-Innovation, to develop more sustainable innovation companies and connections to foreign companies, and you have the perfect ingredient mix for a unique and special Cleantech Forum Europe. Regardless of location, each year you can expect insights on key innovation trends, entrepreneurial company presentations, high quality networking, and special dining experiences. This year, we will host the Forum’s annual gala dinner and awards in the Salone dei Cinquecento in the world-famous Palazzo Vecchio. If you are interested in sponsoring 2015 Cleantech Forum Europe or are an amazing speaker on a relevant topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.