Advanced Energy Conference & Expo to Showcase Regional Assets; Explore Commercial Opportunities

Sep 08, 2011, 07:01 ET from NorTech

CLEVELAND, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Energy B2B Conference & Expo will be held September 14 – 15, 2011 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio.  The conference and expo will provide a venue to showcase the region's assets in advanced energy and explore commercial opportunities that will stimulate growth of the industry in Northeast Ohio.  

Co-produced by NorTech and the Summit County Mayors Association, the conference and expo will cover the major sectors of the advanced energy industry including biomass/waste to energy, energy storage, fuel cells, nuclear, shale gas, smart grid, solar photovoltaic, transportation electrification, and wind energy.  

Participants and Keynote Speaker

Stephen Crolius, senior director of the Clinton Climate Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the conference & expo on September 14 at 8:45 a.m.  Mr. Crolius will provide the global perspective on how clean and renewable energy technologies are impacting regional economies around the globe.

The event is geared to companies and researchers already engaged in the advanced energy industry, supply chain manufacturers with an interest in advanced energy opportunities, and regional, national and international collaborators interested in doing business in Northeast Ohio or with partners in Northeast Ohio.  

About the Conference & Expo

The conference program will provide a global perspective on the challenges of the advanced energy industry, as well as the pioneering solutions that are channeling growth.  It will include a slate of regional, national and international speakers, including advanced energy experts and thought leaders.

The program will highlight the region's strengths and competitive advantages in each of the major sectors of advanced energy and then take a crosscutting view of those opportunities from the perspective of the major supply chain industries in Northeast Ohio. Specific and compelling examples of success stories and best practices in a particular sector or project will also be featured.

Organizations representing every cross section of this multi-faceted industry including manufacturers, research institutions, financial groups, suppliers, service providers, economic development organizations and workforce development organizations will exhibit at the exposition.

In addition to a robust program and exhibition, attendees can work with conference producers to arrange business meetings with targeted conference participants to explore collaborative opportunities.  Complete details on Advanced Energy B2B Conference & Expo can be found at

About the Co-Producers

NorTech is a regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving 21 counties in Northeast Ohio.  As a catalyst for growing Northeast Ohio's emerging technology industries, NorTech is leading efforts to develop regional innovation clusters that create jobs, attract capital and have a long-term, positive economic impact on the region.

The Summit County Mayors Association is a nonpartisan organization comprised of the leaders of the 22 cities and villages in Summit County.  The organization focuses on issues that include economic development, regional planning, emergency management, infrastructure improvements and community development block grants.