Overview

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. More than 30 Cleantech Forums have been run in our hometown of San Francisco and Europe since 2002.

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.

AsiaConnect Week

Cleantech Forum Asia is part of AsiaConnect Week – one week, two events. AsiaConnect Week is a joint initiative between Cleantech Group and Umore Consulting. It consists of two events:

  1. Cleantech Forum Asia in Singapore on November 13-14, hosted by Cleantech Group
  2. CleanConnect in Nanjing, China on November 15-16, hosted by Umore Consulting. Cleantech Group will independently run a Next-Gen Energy & Industry Innovation Summit under the umbrella of CleanConnect – the overall event having its usual six focus areas: Hazardous Waste, Industrial Wastewater, Monitoring and Smart Solutions, Soil/Groundwater Remediation, VOCs Treatment, and Waste-to-Value. Learn more about our China part of AsiaConnect Week here.

What to Expect

The aims of Cleantech Forum Asia 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!

Agenda

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 detailed agenda will be developed and completed across July-September, and updates to the live version will be made periodically.

Considerable time within the program will be given over to showcasing innovation companies. So, if you are a startup or scale-up company wishing to present and/or participate within the Forum, please apply via our live i3 innovation call (places are being accepted on a rolling basis from June 1, 2018). The campaign will expire when all places are taken – so hurry to take advantage of this limited opportunity.

As we continue to progress the agenda, check back for more updates. Please note that the agenda and subjects are subject to change.

Featured speakers

November 13, 2018

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  • Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • Glimpses of the Future

    As a monitor and curator of the doing more with less, cleantech innovation theme, Cleantech Group (CTG) will provide its viewpoints on trends regionally and globally, pointing out who and what we will be paying attention to in the years ahead, as well as within the Forum’s two-day agenda.

  • Thinking Differently: Problems don’t get solved by the same thinking that created them

    Leading entrepreneurial CEOs – one each from Asia, Europe, and North America – have been invited to open the Forum with thought-provoking views on themes integral to this 2-day Forum. All have strong interests and/or aspirations in the Southeast Asian region.

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    Horace Luke, CEO of Gogoro, our 2018 APAC Company of the Year, will speak to his vision of future mobility. Gogoro is a leading provider of e-scooters and battery-swapping technology.

    Carlalberto Guglielminotti, CEO of Electro Power Systems, a Global Cleantech 100 graduate (after first listing on Euronext and now majority owned by ENGIE) will speak to his viewpoints on powering Southeast Asia. EPS is a specialist in energy storage solutions and microgrids, with significant installations across the world.

    Kurtis McBride, CEO of Miovision, an award-winning, fast-growth company from Canada, will speak to his viewpoints on smartening up cities of tomorrow, from the perspective of implementing intelligence at urban intersections.

  • Meet the Corporates

    Corporations and their open innovation activities are an important part of this innovation ecosystem. Learn about who to engage with and how.

    You have heard startups do their 5-minute pitches. Today, it will be the turn of a few leading multi-national companies to explain what their innovation mandate is, and what they are looking for internationally, but also regionally (where/if different).

  • Networking Break
  • Innovation Showcase 1 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital & Partners

    In June, Cleantech Group opened a global innovation call for companies – from the APAC region, but also from all over the world – to apply for the opportunity to present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Southeast Asia. Since the start of July, we have been offering places to the most suitable applicants, and now (end of August), there are only a handful left. If you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today.

    From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases on subjects such as: Innovations for Next Generation Solar, Innovations for Sustainable Food Supply, Innovations for Waste’s More Productive Future, and Water-Related Innovations.

    See the list of companies (see Company Participants in Menu) confirmed to date. They will be placed in precise sessions late September/early October.

  • Innovation Showcase 2 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital & Partners

    In June, Cleantech Group opened a global innovation call for companies – from the APAC region, but also from all over the world – to apply for the opportunity to present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Southeast Asia. Since the start of July, we have been offering places to the most suitable applicants, and now (end of August), there are only a handful left. If you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today.

    From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases on subjects such as: Innovations for Next Generation Solar, Innovations for Sustainable Food Supply, Innovations for Waste’s More Productive Future, and Water-Related Innovations.

    See the list of companies (see Company Participants in Menu) confirmed to date. They will be placed in precise sessions late September/early October.

  • Networking Lunch
  • Grids, Storage and Related Business Opportunities in a World of Decentralized Power Systems

    This thematic afternoon will be split into two parts. First up will be a solid overview of the market opportunities of the region for a variety of approaches towards electrifying millions of lives.

    Second, some air time will be given to a few selected companies, be they local or international, to provide their viewpoints on the different grid possibilities that exist within the Asia Pacific region. What and how long it will take to bring their visions of community and micro-grids to everyday reality in the different markets in which they are operating?

    This thematic afternoon is being co-developed with PTT. 

  • Next Generation Mobility: Smarter, Increasingly Electrified and Ever More Connected

    This thematic afternoon will have two major focuses. On the one hand, we will look at the EV market and the trends and recent developments in the region, discussing the key places, players and drivers accelerating us towards electric mobility. In so doing, we will also consider the blocks and the alternatives to an EV- dominated future – what of hydrogen, for example?

    On the other hand, we will look at the downstream business models, and what possibilities there are for different types of players, with different types of services, in a world where transportation is no longer a siloed industrial activity, but one which is inter-connected – not only with the power industry, but also connected to providers of a whole new panoply of services to end users.

    This thematic afternoon is being co-developed with BP Ventures. 

  • Networking Break
  • The APAC 25: Leading sustainable innovation companies in the Asia Pacific region

    Cleantech Group will unveil the first edition of the APAC 25, a new sister list of its Global Cleantech 100 program. Twenty-five private and independent companies will be on the list, representing the best innovative companies from across the region and across the different industrial spheres, represented by the cleantech doing more with less theme. In addition to the unveiling, our delegates will have a chance to hear from a few of the companies.

    The APAC 25 program has been made possible by the kind support of Enterprise Singapore.

  • Networking Reception

November 14, 2018

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  • Breakfast at Hotels (or home)
  • Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • Our Regional Café Session: Up Close and Personal - Perspectives From Around the Region

    A key objective of Cleantech Forums are to create cross-border, cross-continental, cross-industrial exchanges of ideas and business cards. This regional café session fits squarely in that objective.

    This session will allow us to meet and hear from a few chosen special guests who can both provide insights into the cleantech innovation and venturing landscape from across the region, and insights into the potential for collaboration on cross-border innovation opportunities.

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    The format of this session will start with a handful of mini-keynotes to give everyone a chance to have a few takeaways from a number of countries across the region (4-5 is the likely number). China, India and Japan are likely to be among the countries represented. Our speakers will be asked to provide a flavor of cleantech innovation in their country – key trends, key companies, key players.

    This will be followed by time in roundtable discussions, so delegates will have the opportunity to join a roundtable with one of the guest speakers for more interactive and specific discussions on a country/speaker of strongest interest. It is possible that the speakers will be joined at these roundtables by other experts from the countries being represented to help you get the most from your time.

  • Networking Break
  • Innovation Showcase 3 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital & Partners

    In June, Cleantech Group opened a global innovation call for companies – from the APAC region, but also from all over the world – to apply for the opportunity to present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Southeast Asia. Since the start of July, we have been offering places to the most suitable applicants, and now (end of August), there are only a handful left. If you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today.

    From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases on subjects such as: Innovations for Next Generation Solar, Innovations for Sustainable Food Supply, Innovations for Waste’s More Productive Future, and Water-Related Innovations.

    See the list of companies (see Company Participants in Menu) confirmed to date. They will be placed in precise sessions late September/early October.

  • Re-imagining Services to Cities of the Future

    Today’s technology advances are enabling solution providers to work with cities to overhaul how a city of the future could be planned and operated. Cities have the opportunity to leverage the power of data and inter-connectivity to provide its residents with cleaner, safer, less stressful and more sustainable experiences of city life. Areas for re-imagination vary from traffic to waste.

    We will hear from a combination of experts and CEOs of entrepreneurial companies to illustrate what is already happening and what the future might look like in the 2020s.

  • Networking Lunch
  • Digital Technologies: Their potential influence on next-generation energy and industry

    This thematic afternoon will look at the potential of next generation digital technologies as enablers of a more sustainable future in the region. We expect to cover the intersection of technology areas such as AI and blockchain within the worlds of energy and industry in the Asia Pacific region.

    We will hear from a combination of experts and CEOs of entrepreneurial companies to illustrate what is already happening and what the future might look like in the 2020s.

  • Waste to Value: In search of the circular economy  

    This thematic afternoon will look at potential solutions out there, be they in the region or not, for a critical path towards a more circular, next-generation industry paradigm, where wastes (of all varieties) are valued for their re-purposeability into new streams of economic value.

    We will hear from a combination of experts and CEOs of entrepreneurial companies to illustrate what is already happening and what the future might look like in the 2020s. Waste streams in focus will include food and plastic.

  • Networking Break
  • Investment Models and Mandates: Leveraging the best of the best into the most impactful actions

    After two days of listening and hearing from many emerging and disruptive solution providers, the challenge of getting “it” done remains. Existing models and financial instruments are not all fit for purpose when it comes to accelerating the necessary transitions of the energy and industrial worlds.

    Our closing plenary session will wrap Cleantech Forum Asia with a panel of people who are indeed trying to get such solutions to market, proving out that returns can be made, that the Sustainable Development Goals are a business opportunity, and that impact does not have to be concessionary and philanthropic. Let’s hear their reflections on where now and what next.

  • Closing Reception

Travel

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 encourage you to book at the hotel using our special Cleantech Group delegate rate of SGD 240.00 per night (USD 180 per night). Our hotel block deadline is Friday, November 2nd, or until rooms run out. Available room nights for this rate are between November 10-16, 2018, with limited availability the nights of November 10-11 and November 14-15.

 

PARKROYAL Hotel
7500 Beach Road
Singapore 199591

 

 

Speakers

Interested in speaking at Cleantech Forum Asia? Please fill out the speaker nomination form. Speaking slots are being offered on a rolling basis. We will close the nominations form when all spots are taken, likely to be in September – so hurry to avoid disappointment. (Apologies if we cannot answer every nomination, given the volume we receive.)

If you are a startup or scale-up company wishing to present and/or participate within this Summit, please apply via our live i3 innovation campaign (places are being accepted on a rolling basis from June 1, 2018). The campaign will expire when all places are taken – so hurry to take advantage of this limited opportunity.

Sponsors

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. 

Best Rate:
June 1 - Aug 13
Early Bird Rate:
Aug 14 - Sept 30
October Rate:
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Full Rate:
Nov 1 - Nov 13
$495$695$795$995
*All registration fees are in US Dollars*
*Residents of India or the 10 ASEAN countries are eligible for discounted entry – see Available Discounts*

The Forum Registration Fee Includes:

  • Access to all keynotes, general sessions, and (non-invite-only) breakout sessions and workshops
  • Access to all general (non-invite-only) breakfasts, lunches, networking breaks, and receptions
  • Access to the networking area and exhibitor space

100% Satisfaction Guarantee to Cleantech Forum “First-Timers”

Cleantech Group has run Forums since 2002 with many annual returnees. As a statement of confidence – and as a commitment to newcomers’ satisfaction, who are least familiar with the event – we will gladly refund your registration fee if you are dissatisfied with the value you received from participating in your first Forum.

Available Discounts

Discounts are available to the following individuals. Please note that only one discount type/code can be applied against the standard rates published above. Cleantech Group reserves the right to reject any registrations where a double-discount is deemed to have been applied.

  • ASEAN RATE: To encourage regional engagement, we are offering a regional discount of $200 off the registration fee for residents of India or any of the 10 ASEAN countries. Please email us at forums@cleantech.com to apply for this rate. You will receive a special discount code upon approval.
  • CTG Subscribers: The CTG subscriber rate – $100 off the registration fee – is available to paying subscribers of CTG. You must register with the email address you use to log into i3. If you have any issues with your subscriber discount, please email us at forums@cleantech.com
    • You can find more information about our services and subscription offerings here.
  • i3 Startup Users: If you have an active startup profile on i3, you will have access to an exclusive startup rate. An online weblink will be posted shortly; in the meantime, contact forums@cleantech.com. If you wish to apply for the opportunity to showcase your company in the agenda, please consult our Speakers page.
    • If you do not have an active i3 startup profile, go to i3connect.com and select “For Start-ups” to create one.
  • Government/Non-Profit Representatives: We offer a tiered discount rate for government employees and non-profit representatives. For more information, or to receive this rate, please email us at forums@cleantech.com with the name of your organization and verification of your government or non-profit status.
  • Groups of 3+: If your organization or company would like to bring 3 or more attendees, we offer special group rates. For groups of 3, we offer a 15% discount; for groups of 4, we offer a 20% discount; and for groups of 5+, we offer a 25% discount. Please contact us for more information.
  • Students: We do not offer a student rate to our Forums. Instead, we encourage students to apply to be a Forum volunteer to get access to unique networking and learning opportunities. Please email us at forums@cleantech.com with your resume and availability.

Media

Media registration is by invitation only. For a media pass, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

For the full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

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  • Cancellation Policy:
    • Up to 12 weeks before the event date, a 20% cancellation fee will be applicable
    • Up to 8 weeks before the event date, a 30% cancellation fee will be applicable
    • Up to 4 weeks before the event date, a 50% cancellation fee will be applicable
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