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Thank you for attending Cleantech Forum North America!

Thank you for attending 3 amazing days of networking, learning and business development. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you next year! We will be back in California for Cleantech Forum North America January 22-24, 2024 and will announce our new location soon.

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About the Forum

Cleantech Forum North America will be in Palm Springs on January 23-25, 2023.

After two successful decades as Cleantech Forum San Francisco, we have changed the name of our flagship Forum to better reflect what this Forum has become established as – namely, the annual opportunity for all of the North American innovation ecosystem to get together.

Our theme, From commitments to actions: the sprint to net zero is on will inspire a research-led agenda where experts discuss the big ideas with the power to deliver a cleaner, cooler world.

Why Register?

If you’re as ready for the excitement and energy of an in-person forum as we are, join us in Palm Springs:

  • Connect face-to-face and find new opportunities within the North American ecosystem and beyond. Expect quality, in-person deal-making.
  • Meet leading innovators including companies in the 2023 Global Cleantech 100.
  • Gain insight into trends and innovations powering a cleaner, cooler world.
  • Numbers will be limited to 400 participants.

Who Participates

The Forum connects the latest generation of start-ups with investors and corporates looking for new partners. From co-investors to GPs and LPs, you’ll meet the partners who can take you in new and exciting directions. We will cap registration at 400 participants.

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Global Cleantech 100

Every year, we unveil a new edition of the Global Cleantech 100 a list of the innovative companies ready to take us from commitment to action in our global struggle to reach net zero. In the report you’ll find the most promising ideas in cleantech – the ones best positioned to help us build a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.

The 2023 Global Cleantech 100 will be released in January 2023. Attendees of the Cleantech Forum North America will have the opportunity to connect with many of the companies on the list at the event.

Contact

If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum North America, please feel free to contact us at forums@cleantech.com.

Entrepreneurs

What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us in Palm Springs on 23-25 January and get your start-up or scale-up in front of investors, corporates and other entrepreneurs who can help you take the next step. Whether you want investment, advice or there’s a technology gap you need to fill, you’ll meet the right people.

The application for Innovation Showcases is currently closed. Innovation Showcases will be scheduled in the coming days and added to the agenda tab. We hope you join us onsite to see all of the exciting company pitches.

Benefits of Participating

Register for the Cleantech Forum North America today and join us to: 

  • Increase your company’s profile by becoming a participant in the Innovation Showcase. 
  • Gain access to leaders in the field and be introduced to relevant investors/corporates. 
  • Expand your reach and highlight what your company can do in the virtual exhibition hall. 
  • Meet like-minded colleagues, including many from the Global Cleantech 100, a list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis. 
  • Learn from experts, other innovators, as well as investors, over three days as speakers discuss trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation. 

Investors and Corporates

What Do Investors and Corporates Get at a Forum?

Join us in Palm Springs on 23-25 January to build your network of cleantech leaders and top entrepreneurs. You can take advantage of a research-led agenda that includes presentations from investable companies and experts in the trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

The speaker application is now closed. Thanks for your interest in speaking at our event. We had an overwhelming response and will not be able to place all applicants on the agenda. If you have not yet heard from us about your application, we won’t be able to proceed with your application.

Benefits of Participating

Register for Cleantech Forum Europe today to: 

  • Maximize your opportunities of finding future partnerswe even help you by making introductions.  
  • Hear from top innovators poised to transform the region in the Innovation Showcase and attend the general sessions to learn from sustainable innovation leaders. 
  • Meet many of the companies from the Global Cleantech 100, a list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis.
  • Build your network, create moments that matter, and connect with colleagues in-person, and on the mobile app.  

Agenda

January 23, 2023

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  • Pete Dye Golf Course
    Golf Outing (SOLD OUT)

    Sold out. Pre registration is required to play 18-holes of golf and lunch on the famous Pete Dye Course with other forum participants.

    Details about the Golf Outing: The $180 registration fee per person includes 18-holes of golf, cart, and a boxed lunch. Club rentals are available at an additional cost. Tee times will be assigned on a rolling basis and will be between 10:30 am-11:30 am. You must be registered for the entire forum to attend this event.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact forums@cleantech.com to find out more.

  • Celebrity Foyer
    Registration and Help Desk

    Registration desk will open early for those attending the Executive Summit at 2 pm. Participants can come by all afternoon to pick up their badge and ask questions.

  • Polo
    Executive Summit: Innovations for Living with Climate Change: Adaptation and Resiliency is on the Rise

    Mitigation has dominated our 20-year old cleantech innovation theme. Long may that continue. However, as we experience what living in a 1.2 degrees world is like, we all know that, however impressively and fast the mitigation solutions develop and scale, we have a number of further tenths of a degrees rise to go before a possible peak. We think it is time for us to share with you, and you with each other, what we have been observing over the last 1-2 years, in terms of innovations that are about adapting and making us more prepared and resilient for what is to come. Both through this pre-event and in parts of the two-day Forum program to come, we will shine some light on Adaptation and Resilience, alongside our continued interest in Mitigation.

    This pre-event, Executive Summit will have a limited number of places. Contact forums@cleantech.com to request your place.

  • Offsite Event (Transportation will be provided)
    Tour a Zero Net Energy 3D Printed Community

    Sign up for a tour organized by Mighty Buildings and see a sustainably built community of Zero Net Energy homes developed by 3D printing technology. Mighty Buildings uses patented 3D printing technology and material science advances to revolutionize sustainable and climate resilient home construction. For the past five years, they’ve been working tirelessly to perfect zero-waste production, kit system design, and a unique concrete-free formula to create design-forward homes while reducing onsite assembly time, costs, and emissions. Take the opportunity to tour a community and see their low waste, climate-change-ready homes in-person. You will also get the opportunity to see them participate during an Innovation Showcase on Wednesday morning to learn more about their business model and products.

    Please email forums@cleantech.com to sign up for this free tour. Transportation will be provided by Mighty Buildings, and the community is only 20 mins from the hotel.

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    Welcome to Cleantech North America - The Official Opening

    During the opening session, we will provide an introduction to the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 (which we released on 12 January) and celebrate the achievements of those with us.

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    The 2023 Global Cleantech 100: Who are They, What do They Represent?

    Sprinkled throughout the session, you will get rapid-fire introductions to all the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 companies in attendance. And we will also be sharing a few insights from the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 report, the 14th annual edition.

    Co-hosted by Chubb

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    The 2023 Global Cleantech 100: a Few Special Awards

    To help set an upbeat and celebratory tone to our kick-off evening, we will also be announcing, during this opening session, our Asia Pacific, Early Stage and Europe & Israel Global Cleantech 100 companies of the year, and be hearing the stories of two Rising Stars (debutants on the list), one sealing our air-leaking building stock and the other keeping food fresh for longer. The rest of the Global Cleantech 100 special award set will get announced at the all Forum dinner tomorrow night.

    Co-hosted by Chubb

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    Power-Efficiency, and the Future of the Semi-Conductors Market

    GaN Systems has now been on the Global Cleantech 100 seven times, and so enters our Hall of Fame. The CFO will mark this moment, providing us with the company’s experiences and viewpoints on the significant changes underway in the global semiconductor market. Where are we and they heading? Gallium Nitride power semiconductors have the potential to be key enablers and accelerators of the electrification mega-trend. There will be a particular focus on key market segments, including data centers, EVs, and the industrial and consumer electronics industries.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer & Celebrity Plaza East
    The 2023 Cleantech Forum North America Opening Reception

    Take time to enjoy a drink and light hors d’oeuvres while building a connection with other attendees

    Co-hosted by Sea Change Advisors

  • Dinners

    Tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 24), Cleantech Group will host an all Forum awards dinner. This dinner is open to all, but we do request you RSVP for it during your registration. You can go back into the registration system and add it if necessary.

    Tonight, Cleantech Group will host a small invite-only dinner for the Global Cleantech 100 companies with us and the investors and corporations who provided inputs into the process, as Global Cleantech 100 expert panelists.

    For all others, this time is left open for you to enjoy Palm Springs. There are two restaurant options on the resort and many others off-site.

January 24, 2023

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  • Celebrity Foyer
    Registration and Help Desk

    Pick up your badge or stop by with a question.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer & Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in Celebrity Foyer, with seating inside and outside. The first session will start at 8:00 am on Celebrity Plaza West.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Plaza West
    A Rapid-Fire Breakfast "Shark Tank": Meet Some of the Canadian Company Delegation

    To get us into the spirit of a Cleantech Forum – we’re here to connect, right? – we will introduce you to a few interesting companies over the last part of breakfast. As per usual, there will be a strong delegation of Canadian tech companies with us. Let’s meet them.

    Co-hosted by Consulate General of Canada and Export Development Canada

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net-Zero Has Barely Begun

    During the opening session, Cleantech Group will provide its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. With the help of our guest speakers, this opening session will also look beyond business as usual and explore new ideas and mandates, in how we might approach nature and its limits and its powers, and how the world of investing urgently requires new mandates, if it is to deliver on its net zero promises.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer
    Networking Break
  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Facilitating Nature and Technology-Based Opportunities to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

    This panel will discuss a number of exciting opportunities to accelerate and scale projects and companies pursuing the capture of CO2 from the environment. Hear insights from the financial players that are seeding new ventures in this sector, developers looking to bring on new carbon offset projects, technology providers commercializing carbon capture at industrial scale, and consultants helping facilitate liquidity in the carbon credit markets.

    Co-hosted by TD Securities

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet some of the 2023 Global Cleantech 100's Rising Stars

    Up to five companies, on a Global Cleantech 100 list for the first time, will inspire us with their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years. The 14th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100 was released on 12th January.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    The Evolution Continues: What's up Next for Corporate Innovation & Collaboration?

    Corporations have evolved significantly in their engagement with start-ups over the last 20 years. And as the pressure increases to decarbonize and to develop and scale technologies fit for a net-zero world, these crucial lessons-learned can be used as best-practice gems to accelerate corporate innovation going forward. This discussion session will focus on these learnings in open innovation and venture capital and how they are key to corporate innovation success both now and in the future.

    Co-hosted by Emerald

  • Transition Break

    Note that all the interactive briefings have limited capacity and attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Arrive on time to secure a spot, as we will have to close a session if it reaches capacity.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom F
    Interactive Briefing: Keeping up with the Demand for Renewable Natural Gas

    Global policies are enabling the exponential growth of renewable natural gas operations and driving increased demand. The EU will need to meet their ambitious target of producing 35 billion cubic meters of biomethane per year from their current production capacity of 3 billion cubic meters and the US has created substantial incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act and through fuel credits for RNG. In this session we will discuss solutions to meet the growing demand for RNG and where there are areas for innovation.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Interactive Briefing: Building a Credible Soil Carbon Market

    Agricultural soils have the potential to become one of our largest carbon sinks; but the measurement and verification of soil carbon sequestration is expensive for farmers, lacks standards, and faces questions over the quality of the offsets it can produce.

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Some Breakthrough Energy Fellows

    Come discover how the Breakthrough Energy Fellows program supports early-stage innovation, with three early-stage innovators from its first cohorts ready to introduce their innovations

  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom C
    Interactive Briefing: The Inflation Reduction Act: what’s the big deal? What to expect in 2023?

    The US Inflation Reduction Act – in combination with the CHIPS and Science Act and the Infrastructure bill – has the potential to propel some critical decarbonization technologies forward – both in terms of deployment and development. This informal briefing discussion session provides you with the opportunity to get up to speed, and pick the brains of policy experts, to gain insights into what to expect in 2023 from these programs, and what are some of the interesting strategic questions that arise, for individual companies and at a more macro, geopolitical level.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom G
    Interactive Briefing: How to Deliver 24/7 Baseload Decarbonized Power of the Future?

    Delivering 24/7 baseload decarbonized power will not only require all solution sets to be in the mix, but it will need them to work together. This discussion session invites 3 companies from different sub-segments – one SMR (advanced nuclear), one from LDES, and one from hydrogen – to come out of their silo and brainstorm on 24/7 baseload provision of the future and the opportunities and obstacles to collaborate with each other. What opportunities are there? What might need to change for that to happen (e.g. regulation)?

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer and Plazas
    Networking Lunch
  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Terms and Term Sheets: Emerging Trends and the Outlook for 2023

    There have clearly been some shifts in market conditions over the last 12 months, and with it, the terms on which people are prepared to invest. In this clinic-style session, Wilson Sonsini will provide some perspectives on what they are seeing changing in what is an increasingly complex and diverse capital raising environment. They also stand ready to answer some of your questions.

    Co-hosted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Scaling Teams on Urgent Timetables: Talent and Skills are One of the Biggest Challenges Ahead

    The most significant energy transition of the past century impacts every aspect of the economy and brings unprecedented momentum and opportunity to the cleantech community sector, with the challenge to quickly and efficiently scale earlier stage companies. This panel brings together practical insights from CEO’s who have successfully navigated that journey

    Co-hosted by Korn Ferry

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Some Innovation Companies with Next-Generation Battery Solutions

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions. All the companies in this session have a variety of solutions, related to next-generation batteries. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.’

    Co-hosted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Interactive Briefing: Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Transport

    Participants from the Hydrogen supply chain including low carbon production, distribution and fueling infrastructure as well as demand side use cases in heavy duty transportation applications and fuel cell production will discuss the global and North America state of the industry.

    Co-hosted by Fort Capital

  • Transition Break
  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Agtech and Resilience in Agriculture Systems

    Climate change is already exerting massive pressure on our ability to produce enough food, just as the global population – and with it, demand for food – looks set to explode. This session will look at some of the key climate-related issues facing agriculture and the tech solutions that are emerging to address them – from biological fertilizers and pesticides that can replace harmful chemicals, to platforms and business models that can make agri-food supply chains more resource-efficient; from genetically edited seeds to indoor farming. Panelists will discuss investible solutions in agtech that will help mitigate these challenges and drive higher yields for our growing population.

    Co-hosted by BMO Impact Investment Fund

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Innovation Companies Addressing the Fast-Arriving Critical Materials Issues

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions. All the companies in this session are developing some form of solutions for the critical materials challenges, inherent in the decarbonization journey ahead. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Path to IPO: How to Prepare

    The outlook continues to evolve with more recent triggers, such as changes in the global political climate and interest rate environment, leading to windows of opportunity opening and closing quickly. Companies need to be prepared to act on those openings. This session will help to identify certain elements of a successful IPO that are common across most IPOs and insight into the preparation necessary to achieve public company readiness. The path to success is built upon preparation that is defined most of the time by quarters and years as opposed to weeks and months which means now is the time many companies are preparing for the next window opening.

    Co-hosted by PwC

     

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer and Plazas
    Networking Break
  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom F
    Interactive Briefing: Exploring the Untapped Climate Potential of Seaweed

    A Cleantech Group analyst will provide a briefing based on their recent research, spotlighting the challenges and opportunities for global seaweed cultivation and processing, and providing a landscape of some of the key innovators and players out there to pay attention to. She will be joined by a 2023 Global Cleantech 100 company, CH4 Global, whose seaweed solution is looking to start reducing methane emissions from ruminant livestock.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Interactive Briefing: What’s the Road Ahead Look Like for EV Charging and its Relationship to Other Key Assets?

    EV charging continues to move forward at pace. Come join a sharing session on what different people are seeing and experiencing out there, in terms of emergent solutions and deployment trends. There will be some focus on the future inter-relationships between charging and other key assets, in particular grids and buildings’ energy assets.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom C
    Interactive Briefing: Corporate Sustainability Monitoring – Specialism, Transparency and Efficacy

    Since 2020, the number of corporate sustainability monitoring innovators has risen exponentially to meet high corporate demand, many with similar offerings. Today we see greater specialization as the market matures. This session will provide an update on the latest developments in the corporate sustainability monitoring ecosystem, explore the different areas of specialization in the market, and open a discussion on the transparency, accuracy, and effectiveness of these tools, and how corporations are using them to improve their sustainability performance.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Celebrity Ballroom G
    Interactive Briefing: Who and What’s on the Move in the Hard to Abate Area of Cement?

    A Cleantech Group analyst will provide a briefing based on his recent research, providing a landscape of some of the key innovators and players out there to pay attention to. This will be complemented by the perspectives of a new Global Cleantech 100 company and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the leading global investor in this space.

  • Transition Break
  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Decarbonizing California Through Breakthrough Technologies: What Can Start Moving the Needle in the 2020’s?

    California is well known to have the most ambitious climate plan in the nation. The state has a mandate to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury 2050 through a technologically feasible, cost-effective and equity-focused path. This session will explore some advanced technologies in the areas of low/zero carbon fuel, clean transportation, and customer end use that are poised to make a major impact on the state’s aggressive carbon reduction goal. We will also engage investors and regulators to discuss the appropriate business models and regulatory approaches to help speed up the scaling up and eventually the successful commercialization of these technologies.

    Co-hosted by SoCalGas

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch in the Future of Energy, Power, and Mobility

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions. The companies in this session offer a variety of solutions – for flexible and resilient grids of the future, for enabling the necessary charging infrastructure, and for the availability of low carbon power, when and where needed. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Networking Session
    Masters Plaza
    The 2023 Cleantech Forum North America Dinner

    Join us for an open air networking 6pm reception and 7pm dinner when the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 North American Company of the Year and the Graduates of the Year will get announced. NOTE: The full 400 seats for the dinner have all been reserved and we are now operating a waitlist. Be in touch via forums@cleantech.com as needed

    Reception co-hosted by Toyota Ventures

January 25, 2023

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  • Celebrity Foyer
    Registration and Help Desk
  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer, Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside.

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Opportunities to Engage with the US DoE’s Climate Programs in 2023

    The US Inflation Reduction Act, following on from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, has changed the 2023 outlook for the potential deployment of clean technologies at greater scale. Jigar Shah will join us (on screen) to voice out what this might look like and who should take note, as well as covering the Loan Program Office’s ongoing work on demonstration and deployment pathways for key technology sectors such as advanced nuclear, clean hydrogen, and long-duration energy storage

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    In Conversation with Leading Entrepreneurs in their Respective Fields

    Within this time block, hear (one after another) from two true leaders in their field – one on decarbonizing steel and one on EV charging infrastructure – as they discuss with us the path ahead for two of the many critical challenges ahead of us.

  • Transition Break
  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Avoiding Falling Off a Cliff With the Coal-To-Nuclear Transition

    There are 2,200 Gigawatts of coal plants operating in the world today. This capacity must all be decommissioned by 2050 if we are to have any hope of achieving net zero. When coal plants are decommissioned, the communities where they operate face devastating consequences. But there is another way… Coal furnaces can be replaced by advanced high-temperature nuclear reactors. This will allow the rest of the facility to be salvaged, the labor force to continue to be employed, the community to have access to clean, low-cost, reliable energy, and trillions of dollars in capital infrastructure to be spared from becoming stranded assets. Various government agencies around the world have taken a keen interest in this idea, including the U.S. Department of Energy. This panel will explore the technical, economic and environmental justice aspects of the Coal-To-Nuclear transition.

    Co-hosted by Terrestrial Energy

  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Innovation Companies with Decarbonization Solutions Related to Buildings and Building Owners

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions. The companies in this session offer a variety of solutions, related to the future of buildings and building owners. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Interactive Briefing: Decarbonizing Metals

    Production of steel, aluminum, and other metals accounts for more than 10% of world greenhouse gas emissions, from direct emissions in the processes used such as coke used in blast furnaces, as well as indirect emissions from electricity and heat needed. In addition, demand for metals is growing steadily and will continue to do so, driven by global economic growth and development. This discussion session will explore the drivers, trends, and technologies for both primary production and recycling that will be needed to drive down the carbon intensity of these critical materials.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer
    Networking Break

    Co-hosted by MaRS

  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Resilient Energy Grids: Reimagining Infrastructure for the Climate and Energy Crisis
    Extreme weather events have tested the limits of energy infrastructure over the last few years, pushing power grids to the limit. With the added influx of renewable energy, smart management of distribution and transmission grids has never been more crucial. Please join us for a panel discussion on the most recent grid innovation, security, and software solutions.
    Co-hosted by Corinex Communications
  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Innovation Companies with "Waste to Value" Solutions

    Five innovation startups and scaleups will present their company and their solutions. The companies in this session offer a variety of circular and “recycling” solutions, all using some form of “waste” to create some kind of value, making for a more resource-efficient and decarbonized world. Three investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Interactive Briefing: Water: Adapting to a Changing Climate

    Increasing sea levels, drought, flooding and reduced access to freshwater will be the first impacts we see in a changing climate. In this session we will discuss how in order to adapt to this changing environment, innovative software and hardware solutions will be required to reduce water consumption in commercial and residential systems, prevent leaks, treat wastewater, monitor water quality and collect data on watersheds and other associated water risks.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer, Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Networking Lunch
  • Interactive Briefing
    Polo
    Like it or not: Why O&G Majors are Critical to the Energy Transition

    O&G majors don’t come any bigger than Saudi Aramco. And it is they, in this lunchtime session (please have your lunch first) who will make the case for why O&G majors are going to be critical to both providing a continued and secure supply of energy, through the major changes that will occur if we are indeed to achieve the decarbonization of the global economy by mid-century and to accelerating to industrial and systemic scale those sustainable solutions that will enable such transformations.

    Co-hosted by Aramco Ventures

  • Panel Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    Leveraging Big Data to Improve Urban Mobility Planning

    New enabling technologies based on IoT and big data analytics offer immense potential to improve urban planning and mobility. These technologies can help develop smart real estate development and traffic management systems, allowing for better traffic flow and understanding of the existing infrastructure and mobility patterns to reduce congestion and GHG emissions. Furthermore, regional and city authorities can leverage this rich data and provide public transport offerings to residents based on demand and improve the cost efficiencies of existing mobility networks.

    This panel will explore the evolving state of urban mobility planning and what solutions will be needed to cater to the growing demand for urban residents while managing the impacts of climate change.

    Co-hosted by Cycle Capital
  • Showcase Session
    Rancho / Mirage
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Innovation Companies with Solutions for the Future of Industry

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions. The companies in this session offer a variety of solutions for industry in its still emerging 21st century paradigms. Some offer decarbonization and carbon removal solutions, others are offering operational efficiency and control over key industrial assets. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Foyer
    Networking Break
  • Celebrity Ballroom D
    Sustainable Mining: a Net Zero Catch-22, or an Oxymoron?

    We cannot transition to a decarbonized world without more minerals, and yet mining is a highly GHG-intensive activity. Building on some recent work Cleantech Group has done, this session will openly explore some of the issues and the potential innovation opportunities to make it more sustainable, with different people adding their experiences/perspectives on different parts of the value chain.

  • Plenary Session
    Celebrity Ballroom D
    The Final Wrap
  • Networking Session
    Celebrity Plaza East and West Celebrity Foyer
    Closing Reception

    Join us for a parting cocktail and last chance to make a new connection before the forum comes to an end.

Travel/Venue

Sleeping Rooms

The Westin Rancho Mirage hotel is currently sold out of sleeping rooms. We have organized a block of rooms at a different hotel nearby for participants who haven’t yet made a reservation.

Overflow Hotel Info

Participants can now book a room at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, which is a 10 minute drive to the Westin and all Forum activities. We have reserved a small block of rooms at a special rate of $249++ a night. This rate will be available until Monday, January 17 or until the room block sells out. New rooms added on Jan 10. If you wish to book a room, we recommend doing so now.

Book a room at overflow hotel

Forum Venue

All 2023 Forum activities will take place at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa (less than 10 miles from Palm Springs), a beautiful and spacious resort with stunning outdoor scenery.

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

United States

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A Note on Health and Safety

With rising COVID cases this winter, we highly recommend all participants test at home before traveling. If you are feeling generally unwell, we ask that you do not attend the Forum. Cleantech Group and the Westin are following all CDC, state, and local guidelines and we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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