Program

October 11, 2006: Miyako Hotel, San Francisco

 

7:45am
Session 1
Welcome by: Madelien A.J. de Planque, Consul General of the Netherlands, Marc Lepage, Consul General of Canada, Martin Uden, Consul General of the United Kingdom

  Opening Breakfast and Leadership Discussion

  Representing Canada
  -> The Honourable Jamie Ballem, MLA, Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry, Prince Edward Island

  Representing The United Kingdom
  -> Maryanne Tidwell , Head, International Energy Team

  Representing The Netherlands:
  -> Rene van Hell, Minister of Economic Affairs of the Royal Netherlands Embassy

  Representing California:
  “Californian Sustainable Energy Opportunities & Future Developments”

  Keynote speaker:
  -> Rosario Marin, Secretary of State, Consumer Services Agency

9:00am

Panel 1: Best Practices—Californian and International Perspectives on Policy and Implementation
The panel will describe policies that have really worked well in their respective countries by increasing uptake of sustainable energy, as well as highlighting some of the policy challenges. The panel will provide contrasting views from their roles as policy makers, investors, energy utilities and sector strategists.

  Facilitator: Sheila Hollis, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP

  Speakers:
  -> TBA
  -> Hugo Brouwer, Director for Energy Transition, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
  -> Andrew Mill, CEO The New and Renewable Energy Centre
  -> Denis Tanguay, Executive Director, Canadian Geo-Exchange Coalition

10:15am Coffee Break

10:30am International Company Presentations:
12:00pm Seabreeze Power Corp.: Canada
Session 2 Wind Energy Solutions: The Netherlands
Lunar Energy: The United Kingdom

  Panel 2: Sustainable Options for Energy Generation
The panel will illustrate what’s do-able now with renewable sources, highlighting some significant recent technology developments and future prospects. The panel’s expertise will span wind, marine, solar and bio-energy applications internationally.

  Facilitator: Charles Schwenck, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

  Speakers:
  -> Lee Bailey , COO, U.S. Renewables Group,LLC
  -> Dr. Kees van der Klein, Vice President, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  -> Professor Ian Bryden, Chair of Renewable Energy, University of Edinburgh
  -> The Honourable Jamie Ballem, MLA, Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  International Company Presentations:
  Suncor: Canada
  Rayvin Energy Systems:The Netherlands
 

Heliodynamics : The United Kingdom

12: 00pm LUNCH and Exhibition featuring displays by Californian and International participants

12:30pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
   
  Keynote:
  -> Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

1:00pm Lunch Concludes

1:15pm–
2:45pm
International Company Presentations:
Sustainable Energy: Canada
Session 3 Wavebob: The United Kingdom
  Waste & Energy Company:The Netherlands

  Panel 3: Clean Transport Technologies and Economics
The panel will consider whether we can expect competitive success from any of the latest clean transport technology options and discuss some of the economic factors at play as well as possible breakthroughs in research.

  Facilitator: Alan Lloyd, President, The International Council on Clean Transportation

  Speakers:
  -> Professor Daniel Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
  -> Frits Hermans, Chairman of the Platform for Sustainable Mobility
  -> Andrew Whittles, Project Development Manager, Center of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cells Technologies (Cenex)
  -> Professor Robert L. Evans, P.Eng., Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia

  International Company Presentations:
  Hydrogenics: Canada
  GTC Almere Pressurecontrols: The Netherlands
  Advanced Transport Systems: The United Kingdom
  Shell International/B-Basic: The Netherlands
2:45pm- International Company Presentations:
4:15pm Pure Energy: The United Kingdom
Session 4 Xantrex: Canada
 
  Panel 4: Power GRID Connectivity
  The panel will discuss the policy and technological challenges in integrating renewable energy sources into grid supplies and consider the prospects for micro-power distributed sources in the world of the Megawatt grid.

  Facilitator: Tim Woodward, Managing Director, Nth Power

  Speakers:
  -> Dave Hawkins, Manager of Special Projects, Engineering, CA ISO
  -> Jan van der Meulen, Deputy Director of the Directorate for City Counseling of the City of Amsterdam
  -> Professor Tim Green, Professor of Power Engineering, Control and Power Research Group, Imperial College London
  -> Roland Schoettle, Founder and CEO of Optimal Technologies

  International Company Presentations:
  Katabatic Power: Canada
  West Midlands Higher Education Association: The United Kingdom
  Wansdronk Architektuur: The Netherlands

4:15pm-
6:00pm
Business matchmaking reception
An opportunity to meet all of the international companies represented in an informal setting. Meet 5 or more of our companies and qualify to win an exciting prize!
 

 

   
   


Day 2


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