Energy Secretary Moniz to Keynote Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala

Global leaders, innovators and corporate groups converge in Washington, D.C. to present latest trends across clean technology sectors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 2, 2013 – Cleantech Group, a leading consulting firm and provider of the i3 market intelligence platform, has announced that U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will deliver the closing keynote at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala. Held on October 9-10 in Washington, D.C., the event is widely regarded as the leading venue convening the most promising companies, corporations, investors and government leaders to discuss emerging trends influencing the financing and commercialization of clean technology.

As part of the event, the Cleantech Group will also announce the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, an annual list highlighting the top private companies from around the world poised to reshape the clean technology market. These companies are selected by combining proprietary data from Cleantech Group’s i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow across 22,000 cleantech companies annually, with nearly 6,000 discrete nominations and input from a panel of 90 industry experts.

After the Gala Dinner on October 9, 2013 at the Embassy of Canada, a full day of conference programming follows at the Washington Hilton on October 10, 2013. The agenda explores the challenges, opportunities and exit strategies for the start-ups, stakeholders and thought-leaders shaping the future of resource innovation.

In addition to Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, the speaker lineup includes:

  • Nat Kreamer, CEO, Clean Power Finance
  • Billy Parish, Founder, Mosaic
  • David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Anna Rath, Founder & CEO, NexSteppe
  • Roderick Morris, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Opower
  • Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, U.S. GSA
  • Jean-Francois Huc, CEO, BioAmber
  • Chuck McDermott, General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners

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“Our core mission is to connect leaders with innovation to accelerate sustainable growth,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group. “The Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala elevates important discussions around not only the current state of affairs, but also what lies ahead in resource innovation via our Global Cleantech 100 list. I look forward to discussing these important trends with some of the most insightful voices in clean technology, including Secretary Moniz.”

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Following the unveiling of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list at the Gala, awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Company of the Year in the regions of Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe & Israel
  • Continued Excellence
  • Corporate Investor of the Year
  • Early Stage Company of the Year
  • Financial Investor of the Year
  • Graduate of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year

The Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala is generously supported by a broad array of leading companies, economic development agencies, investors, and service providers—all of whom are significantly contributing to the growth of the global cleantech economy.

Events sponsors: Autodesk, Chubb, The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., Holland & Knight, LRN, McMillan LLP, Royal Bank of Canada, Saint-Gobain, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Community partners: 1776, Advanced Energy Economy, Clean Edge

North America Advisory Board: Braemar Energy Ventures, Bright Capital, Claremont Creek, Chrysalix, Credit Suisse, EDF, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, HP, Johnson Controls, Sail Capital Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Veolia Environnement, The Westly Group and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

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