“Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Market Trends of the Future” to Take Place on June 29 in Portland (Free Event)

On June 29, an event entitled Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Market Trends of the Future will take place in Portland, Oregon.  This event is being organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).  Panelists at this program will be:

  • Chenyi Chiu, Strategic Engineering Manager, Panasonic R&D Company of America
  • Stephen G. Eichenlaub, Managing Director, Intel Capital
  • Carl Mansfield, Senior Manager of Energy Systems, Sharp Laboratories of
    America, Inc.
  • Tim Van Slambrouck, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, DENT Instruments
  • Jeff Hammarlund, Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Portland State University (moderator)

This event is free of charge and will take place from 9:00 – 11:30 am at Northwest Natural, Hospitality Room, 4th floor, 220 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209.  For additional information and registration visit http://www.jetro.org/jcleantech/smartgrid

US-Japan Clean Tech Symposium 2010 to Take Place on February 18 (Free Event)

On February 18, a U.S.-Japan Clean Tech Symposium will take place in San Francisco.  This event is being organized by the U.S. Department of State, Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)This program will feature the sessions listed below and will be followed by a networking reception:

Panel Discussion 1: Japan Session
Current developments in marketable clean technologies in Japan and what Japanese companies are looking for when working with U.S. companies

What's Now in Japan Clean Tech
U.S. journalists will discuss the latest technologies and trends in Japan

Panel Discussion 2: U.S. Companies Session
Views on the Japanese market and overseas market development by U.S. clean tech companies

This event is free of charge and will take place from 1:30 – 5:30 pm at Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  For additional information and registration visit http://www.jetro.org/symp2010

JETRO Presents Program on Electric Vehicles and Charge Stations on November 10

Exploring the Future of Electric Vehicles and Charge Stations is the next program in the JETRO Clean Tech Seminar Series.  This program will take place in Portland, Oregon on November 10th and explore the future market and opportunity for electric vehicles and the development of charge stations in Japan and the United States. Speakers will include:

  • Tetsuya Kaida – General Manager of the Business Revolution Corporate Value Creation Department, Toyota Motor Corp.
  • Tosh Arita – Group Head, Honda Strategic Venturing
  • Mark Frohnmayer – Founder, Arcimoto
  • Jeff Kim – President & Chief Operating Officer, Shorepower
  • Jesse Oliver – Director of Sales, AmFor Electronics

This program will take place from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at Two World Trade Center, SkyBridge A&B, 121 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97204. This program is free, but the registration deadline is November 6.  For more information: