A Global Look at Cleantech Innovation

This two-day Summit & Gala showcases the best innovation in cleantech. The Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala has featured the leaders of the cleantech industry year after year. This year is no exception. Peruse the agenda below and take a look at our Speakers site.

2013 Agenda

Oct 9, 2013
Time Title & Description Speakers
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Registration Opens

Pick up your badge if you pre-registered or register onsite with a credit card for the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala 2013 at the event registration area at the Washington Hilton.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Reception

Global Cleantech 100 Gala & Summit attendees are invited to attend a special networking reception to bring together international and local delegates in an informal, relaxed environment on the beautiful outdoor patio at the Washington Hilton.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Busses to The Embassy of Canada

For delegates registered for the Gala & Awards Dinner at the Embassy of Canada, there will be busses departing the Washington Hilton starting from 6:00pm, running until 6:30pm.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Global Cleantech 100 Gala

Join us at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC as we honor and celebrate the achievements of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 companies. The list will be revealed at this opening night event, and awards will be presented.

Cocktail or business attire

Award Categories

  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Early Stage Company of the Year
  • Graduate of the Year
  • Continued Excellence
  • Financial Investor of the Year
  • Corporate Investor of the Year
  • Asia Pacific Company of the Year
  • Europe and Israel Company of the Year
  • North American Company of the Year

Burfield, Evan

Evan
Burfield
Co-founder
1776

Gray, Vincent

Vincent
Gray
Mayor
Washington, DC

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group

Maloney, Matt

Matt
Maloney
Head of Cleantech Practice
Silicon Valley Bank

Morton, John

John
Morton
Chief of Staff
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Parker, Nicholas

Nicholas
Parker
Chairman
Cleantech Group

Roenn, Louise

Louise
Roenn
Director of Events
Cleantech Group

Tonko, Paul D.

Paul D.
Tonko
Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director Europe & Asia
Cleantech Group
Oct 10, 2013
Time Title & Description Speakers
(All day) Global Cleantech 100 Summit

With an evening of celebration behind us, we will devote the following day’s Global Cleantech 100 Summit to learning more about the trends and drivers propelling leading innovators to the top of our list. With thousands of startups dotting the cleantech landscape, we will examine how this select group of 100 is differentiating itself through business models, relationships, target markets, and regulatory dynamics.

Specifically, we will dive into:

  • Big Changes in the Role of Government: With energy and resource conservation reemerging as topics for national discussion, cleantech companies are beginning to play a more significant role in driving the US federal government’s agenda through partnerships and tactical programs. Startups in the cleantech sector must work within a complex commercial and regulatory ecosystem. We will examine the role that relationships with government agencies play in success.
  • New Cleantech Business Models: Cleantech is increasingly as much about business model innovation as it is about cutting edge technology.  With the growing availability of data, new forms of financing and new means of reaching customers we will highlight companies offering compelling solutions and turning markets on their heads.
  • Growth in Emerging Markets: With a focus on technology adoption across emerging markets, we will explore new industries (like Conventional Oil & Gas) that are demonstrating surging interest in innovation, as well as emerging geographic hotspots for new cleantech deployment.
8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast

Enjoy coffee, tea, and light fare while networking.

9:00 am - 9:20 am Welcome to the Global Cleantech 100 Summit

Taken as a portfolio, the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 offers a real time commentary on market highlights and current trends that represent how major industry executives and investors view success over the next 5-10 years. Learn which regions, sectors, financing options, and partnerships are shaping the future of clean technology innovation.

Roenn, Louise

Louise
Roenn
Director of Events
Cleantech Group

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director Europe & Asia
Cleantech Group
9:20 am - 9:40 am Do Cleantech Startups Benefit from Corporate Relationships?

Hear Cleantech Group’s CEO Sheeraz Haji highlight successful or unsuccessful outcomes for cleantech startups in corporate relationships.

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group
9:40 am - 10:15 am Highlights and Trends from Global Cleantech 100 List

What does this year’s Global Cleantech 100 list tell us about the new trends in the market? Hear from the judges who helped choose this year’s most innovative and promising cleantech companies.

Allen, Grant

Grant
Allen
Senior Vice President
ABB

Day, Rob

Rob
Day
Partner
Black Coral Company

Dolezalek, Stephan

Stephan
Dolezalek
Managing Director
VantagePoint Capital Partners

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
Executive Vice President
Cleantech Group
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

Network with peers while enjoying refreshments.

10:45 am - 11:30 am Impact of Government Programs on Cleantech Growth

With energy and resource conservation reemerging as topics for national discussion, cleantech companies are beginning to play a more significant role in driving the US federal government’s agenda through partnerships and tactical programs.

Ellis, Michael

Michael
Ellis
Partner
Cleantech Group

Kidd, Richard

Richard
Kidd
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
U.S. Army

Robyn, Dorothy

Dorothy
Robyn
Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service
U.S. General Services Administration

Viola, Beth

Beth
Viola
Senior Policy Advisor
Holland & Knight
11:30 am - 11:50 am Keynote - Sustainability: An American Grand Strategy for the 21st Century

In July 2009, Admiral Mullen, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked Captain Wayne Porter, USN, and Colonel Mark Mykleby to develop some ideas around a grand strategy for the nation in the 21st Century. By August 2009, Porter and Mykleby wrote “A National Strategic Narrative”, a concept paper that offered sustainability as the organizing logic for an American grand strategy. Such a central idea would establish the framework for converging and expanding US domestic and foreign policy toward emerging opportunities, rather than exclusively on perceived threats and risks. Now at New America Foundation, Mykleby is working with Patrick Doherty to develop the “so what” of the National Strategic Narrative; creating the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st Century.

Mykleby, Mark "Puck"

Mark "Puck"
Mykleby
Colonel, Senior Fellow, Smart Strategy Initiative
New America Foundation
11:50 am - 12:15 pm Keynote- The Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

David Danielson leads the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Hear his unique perspective on overseeing a broad energy portfolio that is intended to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy.

Danielson, David

David
Danielson
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Network with peers while enjoying refreshments.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Insights from the Innovators

Keynote - FinTech driving the Energy Markets of the Future

Renewable energy project finance is limited by the tax equity market, which is small, competitive, and illiquid. Traditional power companies—utility holding companies—are a major potential source of financing and will dominate the renewable power financing industry in the future. Utility holding companies are getting into the game by purchasing developers and investing in new business models, like Clean Power Finance, which merge finance and technology— ”FinTech”—to expand the market for solar financing. Hear from Clean Power Finance’s CEO how traditional power and web technology are creating and driving the energy markets of the future.

Nat Kreamer, CEO, Clean Power Finance
Introduction by Paul Straub, Partner, Claremont Creek Ventures

Keynote - Taking a Clean Tech Company Public in a Difficult Environment – BioAmber's Experience

What can you expect taking a clean tech company public in today’s challenging markets? Jean-Francois (JF) Huc will speak about BioAmber’s experience as the
only dual listed clean tech stock on the New York and Euronext Paris Exchanges and how the Company got to that point. He will describe the challenges and
benefits of the public capital markets, the key success factors for bio-based chemicals, and the importance of achieving commercial scale.

Jean-Francois Huc, CEO, BioAmber
Introduction by Jeremy Hux, Managing Director, Head of Cleantech Technology, Credit Suisse

Huc, Jean-Francois

Jean-Francois
Huc
CEO
BioAmber

Hux, Jeremy

Jeremy
Hux
Managing Director, Head of Cleantech Technology
Credit Suisse

Kreamer, Nat

Nat
Kreamer
CEO
Clean Power Finance

Straub, Paul

Paul
Straub
Partner
Claremont Creek Ventures
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Break

Network with peers while enjoying refreshments.

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm 7 Minutes in Cleantech: Series of Quick, Engaging Talks Given by Cleantech Stars

The growing availability of data and accessibility of information is becoming a driving force behind cleantech’s new and innovative models for increasing technology and customer adoption. Join us for short and highly engaging 7-minute talks given by leaders in cleantech about how new models are disrupting the traditional.

Howes, Ted

Ted
Howes
Executive Vice President, Advisory
Cleantech Group

Morris, Roderick

Roderick
Morris
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations
Opower

Parish, Billy

Billy
Parish
Founder
Mosaic

Pike, Adrian

Adrian
Pike
CEO
Anesco

Romano, Pat

Pat
Romano
President and CEO
Chargepoint

Santos, Pedro

Pedro
Santos
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
OsComp

Scullin, Matthew

Matthew
Scullin
CEO
Alphabet Energy

Tuck, Adrian

Adrian
Tuck
CEO
Tendril
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break

Network with peers while enjoying refreshments.

Hosted by: Saint-Gobain

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Adoption and Growth of Cleantech in Emerging Markets

With a focus on technology adoption across emerging markets, cleantech companies within these markets are able to address unique and critical needs, while supporting major deployments.

Jinsi, Nikunj

Nikunj
Jinsi
Global Head, Clean Technology Investments
International Finance Corporation

Nair, Prabhakar

Prabhakar
Nair
VP Business Development
LanzaTech

Rath, Anna

Anna
Rath
CEO
NexSteppe

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director Europe & Asia
Cleantech Group
4:45 pm - 5:05 pm Keynote: A Commitment to Sustainable Solutions

Chuck McDermott began his cleantech career over 20 years ago helping to launch in 1984 the nation’s first independent bulk electric power trading company, the predecessor to Citizens Power. Chuck has dedicated his energies to creating effective solutions around energy and environmental sustainability. Hear from him why he especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs.

McDermott, Chuck

Chuck
McDermott
General Partner
RockPort Capital Partners
5:05 pm - 5:15 pm Closing Remarks


Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Closing Reception

Network with peers while enjoying refreshments.