Global Clean Energy Forum 2012 (GCEF)

Venue: Hotel Arts Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Oct 02, 2012 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2012 / 3:50 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
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Description

While Europe grapples with an economic slowdown and climate change and environmental concerns slip down the agenda, and North America pursues a shale-driven future, where are the best and most promising prospects for the renewable energy industry? How can the cost of clean energy be reduced through technology, and what cutting-edge developments will help the clean energy industry evolve?  

The 2012 IHT Global Clean Energy Forum will explore how innovation in the key areas of: technology; business models; finance; and policy will help the clean energy industry grow its share of the energy mix. Whether through new sources of funding, public-private partnerships, new policy mechanisms or technological innovations, the Global Clean Energy Forum will showcase actionable ideas for business and government leaders. 

Key initiatives for 2012 include:

Clean Energy Future Think Tank
An invite-only, closed session bringing together C-level business representatives with senior policymakers and government representatives. Limited to 30 participants, this private session will act as a Think Tank on the future of the clean energy industry and explore how government and business can work together.  Members of the Think Tank will be invited to review submissions for the Clean Energy Innovation Showcase. Selected members of the Think Tank will be invited to present highlights of their discussions to the main audience.

Clean Energy Innovation Showcase
A lively and fast-paced session, featuring up to 8 new speakers, each sharing one idea that they believe will change the clean energy industry.  We will use our database of contacts and our communications channels to invite submissions for ideas, which will then be vetted by our Clean Energy Future Think Tank.  This is an opportunity for delegates to hear bite-sized chunks of new ideas, which can be followed  up privately during one of the breaks or in the networking lounges.  At the end of the showcase, delegates in the room will be invited to vote for their top idea - the winning speaker will be invited to be featured in a video interview, to be carried on the conference Web site and featured in a special email announcement.

Thought Leader Keynotes
What senior-level figures from the clean energy industry value most at conferences and events is the opportunity to meet their peers, but also to see and hear from inspirational figures outside the clean energy industry.  The Global Clean Energy Forum will invite world-renowned thought leaders to share their worldviews, in order to stimulate new thinking at the highest levels.

Venue

Ptg Marine 19-21
Barcelona
Spain
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