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Post-Copenhagen Debrief & Roundtable on Cleantech Business Opportunities

  • 04 Feb 2010
  • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111


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International climate policy blazes a path for California cleantech products and services. A large expo of these solutions was held in Copenhagen alongside the recent UN climate change summit. Opportunities for you?

This roundtable brings you together with five Bay Area cleantech companies who exhibited there, and the US Commerce Department official who organized the delegation.

This is your chance to hear their thoughts on the summit from a business perspective, and to talk through the summit's implications for the cleantech industry and emerging opportunities.

 8:30 Registration, pastries and coffee  
 9:00 DEC Welcome  Paul Oliva, Chairman, NorCalDEC 
 9:05 Nixon Peabody Welcome   
 9:10 Setting the Context: Global cleantech markets from a USDOC perspective   Stephan Crawford, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center San Francisco 
 9:20 Five perspectives on Copenhagen: Prospects for business development?

Solazyme: Harrison Dillon, President and CTO; Genet Garamendi, VP Corporate Communications 
Carbonetworks: Michael Meehan, President & CEO 
EOS Climate: Saskia Feast, VP for Business Development
AECOM: Claire Bonham-Carter, Principal, Director of Sustainable Development 
Secured Environment: Edward Leung, Founder

 10:10 Policy as a driver for global cleantech market development:  Where to from here?  Alex Rau, PhD, Principal, Climate Wedge, Ltd.
 10:30 Moderated discussion  Paul Oliva 
 11:00 Adjourn   

Cost: $35
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With Thanks to Our Host
Nixon Peabody LLP


Nixon Peabody is easily reached via BART or Muni's Embarcadero Center station. There is also bicycle and car parking available in One Embarcadero Center.

The company's new San Francisco office is a showcase for state-of-the-art green building practices and clean, modern style. It features floors made from recycled local wood, countertops made from recycled plastic bottles, and nontoxic paint and finishes. Dual flush toilets and ultra-low flow faucets will reduce water usage, and energy-saving lighting will reduce electrical usage. Power used by the office will be 100% green.

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