Cleantech Group Announces Cleantech Forum® New York

Developing Winning Cleantech Financial Models for the Next Decade

Aug 17, 2010, 12:00 ET from Cleantech Group, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleantech Group™, LLC, the leading global research, advisory, and events firm focused on cleantech innovation, announces Cleantech Forum® New York on October 11-13, 2010, convening more than 500 of the world's clean technology leaders at the Grand Hyatt New York to debate and discuss the financing models that will allow cleantech to scale.

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The Forum connects global cleantech power players for networking and deal making, bringing investors, entrepreneurs, large corporations, influencers and policy-makers together to form strategic alliances, source capital and engage with peers to share ideas and expertise. Attendees come from a diverse range of global organizations, including: Deloitte, Deutsche Asset Management, GE Power & Water, General Motors Ventures, Hartford Ventures, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Newalta, Piper Jaffray Private Capital, and Veolia Environnement among others.

"We've built our legacy by putting on the right event in the right space at the right time; with our 27th Forum, we are again bringing corporate decision makers together to meet senior financial leadership to solve critical business challenges," said Nick Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group. "Our conference theme, 'Cleantech's Scalable Future? Developing the Winning Financing Models of the Next Decade,' will specifically address innovation in key clean technology resource-efficiency categories – energy efficiency, transportation, smart grid, and water, among others – but from a finance angle."

Clean technologies often require huge upfront research and development costs and might not be ready to generate revenues for decades. Through expert speakers, panel sessions and breakout tracks, Forum attendees will discover best practices for how companies receive funding, the size of the deals and venture pool capital available along with first hand examples of successful fund acquisition and placement. The future of cleantech's success depends on financing the innovation, with long, expensive company and product lifecycles to support, cleantech innovation is as much about business models as it is about technology behind the growth.

"Our New York Forum is focused around the art of financing cleantech ventures," continues Parker. "Many innovative startups lose momentum because they are unable to finance their company in the early stages, this Forum addresses the various facets of financing a cleantech company with venture capital."

The program will be comprised of multiple parallel tracks of panel discussions, CEO presentations and numerous breaks, lunches and casual receptions, creating many opportunities for attendees to network with hundreds of influencers throughout the three-day industry insider event. The latest companies and entrepreneurs in clean technology, sustainability and efficiency solutions, including energy, water, waste, transportation, recycling and more, will also be exhibiting at the Cleantech Innovation Showcase throughout Cleantech Forum New York.

Keynotes for the Forum include Kevin Parker, global head of Deutsche Asset Management, who will be speaking on the future of financing a low carbon economy and David P. Steiner, CEO of Waste Management, who will be address the future of waste and environmental services.

Sessions at the Forum are designed to be interactive and help develop a clear roadmap towards accelerating market adoption of clean technologies. Attendees are able to gain a global perspective with access to insights from key leaders in North America, Europe, India and China, Israel and the Arab region. Cleantech Forums are news-breaking events as well, with major investment, policy and scientific initiatives frequently announced.

For the first time, attendees will be able to watch the Cleantech Group host the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony via live feed, which will be proceeded by a strolling networking dinner for all attendees at NASDAQ. Forum events are especially known for these types of high-level networking opportunities and receptions and the New York event promises to raise the bar in this area.

During the New York Forum event winners of the second annual Global Cleantech 100 list will be announced in collaboration with UK's Guardian newspaper highlighting the most promising private clean technology companies around the world.

Additionally, the Forum will feature the Entrepreneur Showcase, which provides capital-seeking cleantech innovators with 10 minutes to pitch top cleantech investors, financiers and corporate buyers. Over 500 cleantech entrepreneurial growth companies have presented at Cleantech Forums in the past nine years, with over 50% of these companies securing financing totaling more than $1.9 billion. Enter your application at: http://info.cleantech.com/NewYorkEventSite.html. The DEADLINE TO APPLY is August 20, 2010.

Cleantech Forum New York is one of the Cleantech Group's five premier events each year across North America, Europe, China and India. Since 2002, the Forums have provided clean technology market insight, investment opportunities and unparalleled networking for the world's leading investors, growth companies and global corporations.

For more information and to secure a place before registration closes, visit the New York Forum web site: http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/.

For the detailed agenda, visit: http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/agenda

Next Forum Event: Cleantech 3.0 – Global Scale up and Deployment for Profound and Measurable Impact

The Cleantech Group is preparing for Cleantech Forum San Francisco, taking place in San Francisco, California from March 14-16, 2011. For more information on the Forum, please visit: http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/.

Next Focus Event: Dreams and Challenges – Technology Integration in Eco-City Development

The Cleantech Group, in partnership with the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd (SSTEC), and in collaboration with the Tianjin Binhai New Area Government announces the "Tianjin Eco-city Cleantech Focus" on September 28-29, 2010.  For more information on the Focus, please visit: http://events.cleantech.com/tianjin/.

About the Cleantech Group, LLC

The Cleantech Group pioneered the clean technology investment category in 2002. Today, it accelerates the development and market adoption of clean technologies globally. The company's worldwide network of investors, entrepreneurs, enterprises, service providers and others—representing trillions of dollars in assets—receives access to capital, investment deal flow, networking, market leading research and data, sales leads and promotional opportunities. The Cleantech Group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments, publishes leading cleantech sector industry news coverage and produces the premier Cleantech Forum® events worldwide. Details are available at http://www.cleantech.com.

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