CA State Controller Steve Westly Keynotes at Premiere Energy Tech Investor Forum

May 26, 2004, 01:00 ET from Strategic Research Institute

    NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Research Institute announces
 the premiere of the Energy Tech Investor conference, July 19-20, in San
     Energy is one of the four biggest and most critical industries in the
 world, and the potential for new technologies and innovation have given rise
 to an important area of venture capital investment -- the Energy Technology
 Sector. Venture capital investment in the U.S. alone for energy-technology
 related start-up companies reached $428 million during 2003 and the trend is
 expected to continue. For 2004, investments in clean energy is expected to
 reach $2 billion according to Clean Tech Venture Network.
     This forum will bring together an illustrious faculty of leaders from the
 energy technology community to share perspectives on investment opportunities,
 challenges and critical issues facing the industry today:
     * Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook Facing Energy Technology Companies
     * What Corporate and Strategic Buyers Look For In Their Investments
     * Corporate Investing and M&A opportunities
     * Opportunities in Energy Management; Advance Materials & Nanotechnology;
       Distributed Generation; and Micro Power Companies
     * Best Financing Sources and Strategies for Energy Tech Companies
     * Why Clean Technology Is Hot?
     * James K. Gable, Managing Executive, Venture Capital, ChevronTexaco
       Technology Ventures
     * Jason Rottenberg, Managing Director, Onpoint Technologies
     * Marc G. Aube, Vice President, The Marubeni Corporation
     * John Rockwell, Partner, Advent International
     * Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
     * Bryant Tong, Managing Director, Nth Power Technologies
     * David F. Lincoln, Managing Director, Enertech Capital
     * Neil S. Suslak, Managing Director, Braemar Energy Ventures
     * Erik Straser, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
     * John Buehler, Managing Partner, EIF Group
     * Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners
     California State Controller & key proponent on California's "Green Wave
 Initiative," Steve Westly will deliver a special keynote address on "Investing
 in California's Future."
     Register by June 11 and receive $200 discount. Discount rates are also
 offered to senior business development executives from energy technology
 companies (subject to approval and cannot be combined with other discounts).
      Phone: 888-666-8514
      Please mention priority code DPR000990 when registering.
      Cristin Singson
      Strategic Research Institute
      Phone: 925-825-8738

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