GAC Ventures and Cleantech Marketplace Forum are organizing:
CLEANTECH MARKETPLACE FORUM @ MANILA comprising
(i) participation in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Asia Clean Energy Forum from 17th to 19th June 2015
(ii) a visit to the Bonifacio Global City and Clark Green City, the new metropolis of Philippines from 21st to 23rd June 2015
seeking opportunities in cleantech, energy and environment sectors. There will be various briefings by local government officials, business networking and matching sessions, and other business programs.
About Clark Green City (CGC)
Recently approved by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the Clark Green City Project is envisioned to become the Philippines’ most modern and the first technologically-integrated city with a mix of residential, commercial, agro-industrial, institutional and information technology developments at the same time having a green, sustainable and intelligent community for its residents, workers and business establishments. The 9,450-hectare Clark Green City is located within the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and at the heart of the bustling urban centers and major infrastructures in the Central Luzon Region.The development is focused on two (2) key elements, 1) on the area’s natural resources and ecosystems as the defining factors of development; and 2) on smart urban development. The development is generally mixed-use and is structured into five (5) districts defined by their main functions, namely Government District; Central Business District; Academic District; Agri-Forestry Research and Development District; and Wellness, Recreation and Eco-tourism District.
Clark Green City Pilot Project
The Clark Green City Pilot Project, driven by a private sector consortium comprising the Apple Tree Group (ATGPL), the RICE Company and GAC Ventures and backed by the BCDA, was promoted at an Investment Forum and MOU signing ceremony during the Asia Pacific Cleantech Marketplace Forum within Singapore International Energy Week 2014, witnessed by the President and CEO of BCDA.
The Consortium is taking a leading role in coalescing an international group of development partners to create a creative and technology hub in the CGC with a global population of small and medium enterprises with a progressive workforce of engineers and professionals in the cleantech, energy and environmental sectors, as well as game developers, VCs, digital designers, inventors, programmers, artists, and more.
Target Companies: Besides companies from the 3 focus industry clusters, namely 1) cleantech, energy, environment; 2) creative, interactive & digital media; 3) soft infrastructure, e.g. investment/financing, BPO, professional services, etc., companies from other sectors including logistics, manufacturing, real estate, etc. looking at business, investment and partnership opportunities are also welcomed.
Type of business & collaboration opportunities – service providers, technology solutions providers, M&E firms, infrastructure development, consultants, planners, investors, financiers, etc.
ADB Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) (http://www.asiacleanenergyforum.org/)
Clean energy stakeholders from across the region convene at the annual Asia Clean Energy Forum, jointly organized in 2015 by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Energy Council (WEC), and the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO). The 15 – 19 Jun event, which takes place at ADB Headquarters in Manila, is the premier knowledge sharing platform for exchanging experiences and learning about the key issues and developments in clean energy in Asia. Participants make the most of the opportunity to network, discuss issues, exchange knowledge and do business.
Cleantech Marketplace Forum (CTMF) – The Cleantech Marketplace Forum (CTMF) is a not-for-profit platform set up to connect cleantech companies with low carbon technologies or solutions, against projects, investment and financing and vice versa, with an Asia Pacific focus and global outlook, using Singapore as the hub. 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.
Cleantech Marketplace Forums are held as investment roadshows around the world in collaboration with regional cleantech events or local cleantech partners. The CTMF is already connecting cleantech companies across sectors ranging from renewable energy (solar, wind, bioenergy, wave energy, etc.), energy efficiency, energy storage, environmental pollution control, waste management & recycling, green building, smart-grid, off-grid, sustainable agriculture, sustainable transportation, etc. across geographical markets such as Southeast Asia, IndoChina, South Asia, North Asia, Europe and North America for projects, market access, growth capital and project financing.
The CTMF was initiated by VISIONEDGE Technologies (VT), an International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) Awards 2014 winner as “the Best Company for Sustainability - Cleantech South East Asia” for its commitment to promote green businesses by assisting the expansion of high-growth technology-based companies, especially in the cleantech sector, and for its Business Incubator and Enterprise Accelerator Programmes.
Business Trip Highlights:
17th till 19th June 2015
- Meetings and Business Matching for cleantech projects and investors within ADB Asia Clean Energy Forum
- Free & Easy
21st June 2015
- Free & Easy
- Evening View of Fort Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
- Welcome dinner reception by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
22nd June 2015
- Depart for Clark Freeport Zone/Clark Air Base
- Welcome at Clark Development Corporation (CDC)
- Presentation & Briefing on Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) and Clark Green City - Location & Investment Opportunities by BCDA and CDC
- Tour of CFZ and proposed CIT Business Business Corridor sites
- Lunch reception hosted by CDC
- Site visit to the Clark Green City location
- Dinner Networking Session hosted by the GYRA Consortium
23rd June 2015
- A view of Solaire Resort & Casino Entertainment at Paranaque City
- Airport Transfer for return flight to Singapore
Mr. TENG Theng Dar, former Chairman of APEC Business Advisory Council and also CEO of Singapore Business Federation
Liew Kheng Yew
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