Events / March 2014

Cleantech Marketplace Forum @ Vancouver

Cleantech Marketplace Forum – Cleantech Marketplace Forum is a global platform facilitating the matching of cleantech companies with low carbon technologies or solutions, against projects, investment and financing and vice versa, across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The objectives are to bridge the critical gaps between low carbon technologists, project developers and financiers/investors, and help drive low carbon, climate resilient, sustainable growth and increase investment in the deployment of proven technologies to address climate change challenges.

Companies will be able to participate in other Cleantech Marketplace Forums held around the world in places such as Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Geneva, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, tapping on regional cleantech events by Global Cleantech Cluster Association (www.globalcleantech.org) or local partners. The
format could be investment conferences/ luncheons or speed dating sessions, with business networking and matching opportunities.

Cleantech Sector – Commercializing clean technologies is a profitable enterprise that is moving steadily into mainstream business. As the world economy faces challenges from energy price spikes, resource shortages, global environmental problems, and security threats, clean technologies are seen to be the next engine of economic growth. The cleantech sector spans across renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, wave, geothermal), waste management & waste water recycling, energy efficiency and energy storage, environmental pollution control, green building, green transport, green IT, sustainable urban and rural solutions, sustainable manufacturing & logistics, sustainable agriculture, etc. Investments in cleantech have grown considerably since coming into the spotlight around 2000. According to UNEP, by 2018 it is forecast that the three main clean technology sectors, solar photovoltaics, wind power, and biofuels, will have revenues of $325.1bn.

ADB Low Carbon Technology Marketplace (LCTM)

The Cleantech Marketplace Forum provides participating companies the opportunities to tap onto the Asian Development Bank’s Low Carbon Technology Marketplace (LCTM).

As part of the initiatives under ADB’s Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre (CTNFC), the LCTM is set up as a platform to facilitate low carbon technology transfer to the Asia Pacific region, allowing individual company, technology, buyer or seller, the upstream IP or downstream technology solutions, or even the existing or potential platform in the respective economy or region to plug into.

The Marketplace is operating as a “match-making” mechanism, proactively bringing together willing IP and technology buyers and sellers. It would provide various services to help facilitate deals: 1) pre-qualification of counterparties and technologies, including active identification and pitching of deals that could create value for both technology holders and acquirers; 2) deal-structuring and negotiation support; 3) regulatory and legal support in DMCs; 4) advice on dispute resolution procedures; and potentially 5) access to deal financing or even subsidies. The priority countries that this marketplace will be rolled out include China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, etc. More details can be gleaned from the McKinsey Report at http://www.adb.org/documents/reports/consultant/REG/43176/default.asp.

In Conjunction with Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) Cluster Managers Meeting at GLOBE 2014: Transforming Environmental Challenges Into Lucrative Business Opportunities

Since 1990, the GLOBE™ Series of Conferences has become one of the most high-profile sustainable business summits in the world, and the nexus for global networking and thought leadership on the business of the environment.

Biennially, thousands of senior corporate executives, government leaders, NGO representatives, and sustainability practitioners come together in Vancouver to explore the mutually inclusive goals of corporate sustainability and economic performance.

GLOBE offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to access international markets. There will be more than 10,000 attendees consisting of 9,000 international participants, from 3,100 participating organisations, including 650 Presidents & CEOs. GLOBE 2014 will welcome 400 exhibiting companies, 220 media owners, and 157 conference speakers, from 58 different countries.

GLOBE 2014 will offer a bold and refreshed agenda in response to unprecedented developments in global environmental business policy and practice. Centered on nine key themes, conference sessions will include dynamic panels, round table discussions, debates, fireside chats, and town hall meetings where experts and audience members interact on the most pressing environmental issues of the day. Click here for GLOBE 2014 Speakers.

Business Trip Highlights:

- Meetings with Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) and its cleantech clusters from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific

- Business & Investment Pitching at Cleantech Marketplace Forum @
Vancouver session within GLOBE 2014

Mission Leader:

Mr. Patrick Chan, Co-Founder, Cleantech Marketplace Forum; Managing
Director, VISIONEDGE Technologies

Local Co-hosts:

- Mr. Christian Hauselmann, Co-Founder, GCCA and Co-founder, Swiss Cleantech

- Dr. Peter Adriaens, Co-founder, GCCA and Chief Judge, GCCA Later Stage Awards; Director of Global CleanTech LLC and Cleantech Acceleration Partners

- Mr. Elmer Sum, GCCA Asia Pacific Gateway Chair and Managing Director, Greentech Exchange

Target Audience – Low carbon technologists, project developers, investors, financiers

Administrative Details:


Please e-mail to Liew Kheng Yew at kyliew@visionedge.biz (Tel: 65-6777-8971) for more details on participation.

Summary of Events at GLOBE 2014 of Interest & Open to Members of The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA)

March 25th – 28th, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

GCCA Host Organization: GreenTech Exchange (GTEx)

1. Cluster Managers Meet & Greet Session

An informal gathering of current and prospective Cluster Managers to connect, network, share ideas, insights, discuss best practices, and explore common interest. Open to guests and visitors.

Tuesday, March 25th

1:30 to 3:30 pm

Suite 2050, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

(The Harbour Centre Building of Simon Fraser University in Downtown Vancouver)

2. PowerHaus Pavilion I & II

Two pavilions on the Trade Fair Floor with 30+ emerging companies and selected organizations showcasing innovative products, services and solutions. GCCA/GTEx presence is here.

Wednesday to Friday March 26th – 28th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

1055, Canada Place, Vancouver

(On the Trade Fair floor)

3. Power Pitch Sessions I, II & III

Three afternoon sessions for short presentations from exhibiting companies and organizations to local and international investors including Angel, VCs, PEs, Institutional and High Net Worth individuals. Open to guests and visitors.

Wednesday to Friday March 26th – 28th

1:00 to 5:00 pm

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

1055, Canada Place, Vancouver
(On the Trade Fair floor at the Grizzly Den)

4. Power Hours

Three afternoon “Happy Hour” style informal networking receptions on the trade fair floor at the Grizzly Den and PowerHaus Pavilion II locations for people to connect and mingle.Open to guests & visitors.

Wednesday to Friday March 26th – 28th

5:00 to 6:00 pm

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

1055, Canada Place, Vancouver
(On the Trade Fair floor at the Grizzly Den)

5. Special session for Cleantech Marketplace Forum

This is a special session for portfolio companies from Cleantech Marketplace Forum to pitch themselves to potential investors and partners at the GLOBE 2014 Expo, with support from Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA)

Friday, March 28th

11:00 am to Noon

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

1055, Canada Place, Vancouver

(On the Trade Fair floor at the Grizzly Den)

6. Special Session at GLOBE Conference

A panel discussion with invited experts and practitioners from EU, NA, ASEAN, Asia Pacific on the topic:

“From Innovation to Market: The Business of Acceleration & Pathfinding”.

Ideas, insights, wisdoms, regional and cultural considerations in successful commercialization of innovations.

Friday, March 28th

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

1055, Canada Place, Vancouver

(In the designated conference room referenced in the GLOBE Conference Program)

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Liew Kheng Yew
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