Hat tip to Responsible China for highlighting the upcoming July 24 event “Disruptive Green Innovation New Ventures China 2009 Forum,” a collaboration between the World Resources Institute and the DAO Institute for Environment and Development.
Unlike many of the other big events, who bill themselves as “The” cleantech conference, this forum has a simple objective:
At this unique event, six outstanding innovative green Chinese firms will engage with leaders from the environment, businesses and investor communities on how their firms can be drivers of a sustainable economic development model for China. As important, they will demonstrate their business and investment value, as well as new job creation potential.
An interesting shift away from the traditional forums that are focused on Western ideas and their adoption in China, or the investment grade of locally equipment suppliers, I would highly suggest anyone in the area find their way to join the event.
Details can be found here, the agenda is below the break
Key Note Address
- “In the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Why Green Matters Even More”
- Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute
- Greening the Brown: advanced industrial waste-treatment systems that reduce energy and water use
- Conserving the Money Tree: environmentally-friendly wood manufacturing systems and products that reduce hardwood forest harvest
- Profitable Technology Rejuvenation: technologies that extend the lives of hi-tech office equipment and reduce e-waste disposal
- More Profit with the Wind: advanced automated control system solutions that improve the operational efficiency and reliability of wind-power turbines
- Building Sunshine: thin-film solar cells and panels for building superstructures
- Wealth in Weeds: organic fertilizers and cosmetic products derived from an invasive plant species