Between 2007 and 2010, Cleantech Group hosted six Cleantech Forums in Asia: three in China, two in India, and one in South Korea. Since then, CTG has run a number of invitation-only summits in Asia, but we are excited to announce that we are now expanding our current Forum platform into Southeast Asia with an inaugural Cleantech Forum Asia, taking place November 13-14, 2018.

Why Asia?

Asia is where most of the world’s population resides, with the fastest rates of urbanization, where the majority of the world’s heavy industries are located, and where the majority of the world’s products are manufactured. However, while Asia is fast-growing, it is not very resource-efficient.

Asia is hungry for innovation and is investing in cleantech solutions that can solve Asian environmental challenges and provide global competitive industrial advantage.

What to Expect

The aims of the Forum are to convene the only truly international conference focused exclusively on cleantech innovation in Asia, and provide cleantech stakeholders across the globe an annual opportunity in Asia to exchange viewpoints, and to learn, meet and do deals.

The Forum will also showcase leading innovations relevant to Southeast Asia and APAC more generally, and help develop stronger cleantech innovation ecosystems in the region.

This will be a unique opportunity to foster international collaboration for the APAC, European and North American innovation players.

Why Attend

We’ve listed some of the top reasons to consider attending the inaugural Cleantech Forum Asia:

  • You are an Asia-based investor and/or an Asian corporation, looking to find and connect with some of the best of global innovation.
  • You are a financial or corporate investor from outside the region, looking to find co-investors, strategic partners for your portfolio companies, LPs for your fund, etc.
  • You are a young company at startup or scale-up stage with a relevant solution to this region. For 48 hours, you will have the chance to meet a wide range of investors and corporations not normally all together in one place.
  • You are a public sector agency with a mandate to help companies assess the market opportunity and expand into the Southeast Asian region.
  • You are looking to get up-to-date information on innovation trends and players in Asia for strategic planning purposes.
  • You like high energy, positively-minded events for people who want to get things done, making good by doing good.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Cleantech Forum Asia Agenda

Our Forums are generally structured to have some plenary sessions, but the majority of time is spent in breakouts and parallel tracks to allow a number of different themes to be covered, and to give those most interested in those themes a chance to meet each other. In all Forums, we run innovation showcases – opportunities for 10-15 innovative companies to present themselves to our delegates. And generous time is allocated to networking throughout the entire event.

In no one event can we cover the full breadth of innovation areas that CTG’s research embraces. Subjects are chosen each time for their timeliness and for their fit with our location. In our first Cleantech Forum Asia, we expect to feature Energy & Power, Transportation & Logistics, and Resources & Environment as our main themes within our program, but we will continue to listen to the feedback of our network as we progress the agenda.

The Energy & Power segment will feature strongly, looking at distributed and off-grid energy – of solar and biomass in particular – as well as microgrids and the shift in business models for players in a brave new world for energy and power providers.

Next generation mobility is also a key innovation segment, given its importance to the energy & power world, and its centrality to the idea of a “city of tomorrow.”

Water and Waste will feature (how could they not, given our location?), with the focus likely on the industrial segment.

Finally, expect some examination of where key cross-cutting technologies like AI/machine learning, blockchain, and others intersect with the energy and industrial worlds.

As we continue to progress the agenda, check back for more updates. 


Forum Venue

Cleantech Forum Asia will be headquartered at the PARKROYAL Hotel on Beach Road, located in the city center of downtown Singapore. An urban retreat with well-appointed guest rooms and suites, PARKROYAL on Beach Road is located close to the finest downtown attractions and provides easy access to the city’s most important business hubs.

We will have a hotel block for attendees – please check back for details in order to access our reduced hotel rates.


7500 Beach Road
Singapore 199591




Check back for speaker updates as we progress our agenda.

Interested in speaking at Cleantech Forum Asia? Please fill out the speaker nomination form. Deadline is August 31, 2018.


Sponsoring the 2018 Cleantech Forum Asia will give you enhanced visibility and connectivity to our high-level international cleantech network.

All our sponsorship agreements are tailored in order to align closely with your Forum objectives, and are built by reviewing the full range of possible sponsor activities and matching them to suit different objectives and budgets.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us at forums@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities. 


Pricing for Cleantech Forum Asia will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please save the date for the event!