“Cleantech Focus Boston: Navigating Cleantech Growth in China and India” is June 10th (Discount Available)

Cleantech GroupOn June 10th, the Cleantech Group LLC will present Cleantech Focus Boston: Navigating Cleantech Growth in China and India. Highlights of this program include:

  • A full day agenda, covering strategies from experienced executives who have done business in China and India
  • Insights from expert speakers on the Indian and Chinese markets
  • Keynote address from Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service
  • Opportunities to network with investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and policymakers

In addition, all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Cleantech Group's Insight Report "Managing Cleantech IP in China."

Speakers at this program will include:

  • Suresh Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (Keynote)
  • Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group
  • Dr. Stefan Heck, McKinsey & Company
  • David Mohler, Senior VP and CTO, Duke Energy Corp
  • Dave Vieau, CEO, A123

Thanks to our friends at the Cleantech Group, readers of Green VC can receive a $200 discount on the registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "BFGREENVC" when registering online. Further program information and registration can be found at:

2010 China Cleantech Business Forum is June 7 (Discount Available)

The 2010 China Cleantech Business Forum will take place from June 7 in Beijing, China. This program will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in investing and participating in the growing cleantech market in China.  This event will feature networking opportunties, and informative panel sessions.  Panel topics are tentatively scheduled to include:

  • China’s Cleantech Industry: Recent Trends and Future Predictions
  • Cleantech Demand Drivers: Government and Commercial Markets
  • Strategic Partnerships and Technology Transfer: How and with Whom Will You Capitalize on Cleantech Growth
  • Clean Power Generation and Distribution: Storage Challenges and Grid Constraints Create Opportunity
  • IPOs, M&A, and Exit Avenues in Cleantech
  • Wastewater Management for Personal and Industrial Use
  • Renewable Energy: Wind and Sun as the Focal Point of Growth
  • Solid Waste Management: Opportunities and Difficulties
  • Clean Transportation: Electrical Innovation

In addition, on the second day of this conference, top executives from growing cleantech companies will deliver presentations to an audience of potential investors, partners, and customers.  If your organization is interested in participating please contact Lifei Xie (lifei.xie [at] chinacleantechfocus.com) for additional information.

2010 China Cleantech Business Forum will be held on June 7 at the Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel in Beijing. Thanks to our friends at China Cleantech Focus, readers of Green VC can obtain a 30% discount on this program when registering online with the code "CCF0708".

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VC Taskforce Presents “China / U.S. Cross-Border Investment in Cleantech” on November 11

China / U.S. Cross-Border Investment in Cleantech is the fifth program in the discussion series from VC Taskforce and Morrison & Foerster entitled “Maximizing Returns in Emerging Cleantech Sectors: The Interplay of Regulation, Intellectual Property and Investment.”  The goals of this series are:

  • To provide an in-depth view into emerging sectors of the Cleantech economy
  • To elaborate areas for VC consideration in due-diligence with regard to each sector
  • To highlight areas for business planning/strategy development for emerging companies in the space

Topics that will be explored at the November 11th program include:

  • The strategic significance of the cleantech industry for China’s economy
  • Current trends and opportunities for foreign investment in China’s cleantech sector
  • The significance of, prospects for and challenges in technology transfer and intellectual property protection in China’s cleantech sector
  • Key issues in structuring cleantech deals in China
  • Similarities and differences between the cleantech industry in China and the U.S.

Panelists for this program will be:

This program will take place from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Morrison & Foerster, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA.  For more information: