700+ industry professionals will convene in Columbus to explore commercial business opportunities
CLEVELAND, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio's first statewide Advanced Energy B2B Conference & Expo(SM) will be held October 30-31, 2012 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event, produced by NorTech and presented by Advanced Energy Economy Ohio, is the largest conference and exhibition focused on the companies, technologies and researchers driving progress in Ohio's advanced energy industry.
Advanced Energy B2B 2012 builds on the success of Advanced Energy B2B 2011, which was geographically focused in Northeast Ohio and attracted more than 450 attendees and 30 sponsors, highlighted 52 companies and 25 other research and development organizations in a sold-out exhibit hall. The footprint for Advanced Energy B2B 2012 was expanded to bring together companies, researchers, and supply chain manufacturers across Ohio to share ideas for developing innovative advanced energy technologies and capitalize on common synergies for future business opportunities.
"Ohio has a strong manufacturing base, innovative research facilities, highly skilled workforce, and complete supply chain infrastructure, which puts the state at the forefront of developing and commercializing cutting-edge advanced energy technologies," said Rebecca O. Bagley, President and CEO of NorTech. She continued, "Developing statewide business partnerships and collaborations is a key goal of the event and will help accelerate the growth of the industry."
"Ohio recognizes that a diverse energy portfolio is key to the state's future," said Michelle Murcia, Executive Director of Advanced Energy Economy Ohio. She continued, "This conference will highlight the depth and breadth of advanced energy assets within the state and provide an opportunity to build on those assets to make Ohio even more competitive in the advanced energy industry."
The agenda for Advanced Energy B2B 2012 will include high-level plenary sessions, plus breakout sessions with industry experts in two tracks: Key Advanced Energy Sectors (waste & biomass to energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, smart grid, shale gas, and solar), and a Technology Showcase featuring entrepreneurs, companies, and researchers seeking collaborators, partners, and funding. In addition, it will include a robust exposition hall, showcasing innovative companies, researchers and technologies in Ohio. Over 120+ companies and organizations are expected to exhibit.
For more information about Advanced Energy B2B Conference & Expo, including registration, conference schedule, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor details, visit: http://www.advancedenergyexpo.com/
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. www.nortech.org
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Ohio seeks to drive the development of advanced energy to boost the state's economy and competitiveness. AEE Ohio works to establish private and public partnerships, remove policy barriers while encouraging market driven policies and serve as a voice for the state's advanced energy industry. http://advancedenergyohio.org/
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