New Global Cleantech Summit in China announced by The Climate Group
- 31 March 2014
BEIJING: The Climate Group is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Cleantech Summit, to be held in Beijing, China, with the support of strategic partners, Cleantech Scandinavia and Cleantech Group.
The summit, taking place from September 11-12, is a highlight of The Climate Group’s programme of international events during its 10th anniversary year, all of which are bringing together business and government leaders with the aim of rapidly accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy through a clean industrial revolution.
“We want to create an environment where investors, stakeholders and cleantech companies can come together to create innovative partnerships that allow them to fully achieve the potential that clean technologies have to offer”, Changhua Wu, Greater China Director at The Climate Group said.
“This is a crucial time for the climate change agenda, and following the summit we want to help drive a lasting and positive impact of clean technology growth becoming a reality, rather than just a strong argument.”
China has been chosen to host this prestigious event as it has already established a strong history of realization towards the clean economy. The country boasts the biggest market of clean technologies in the world, the growth value of which is expected to reach US$2.2 trillion by 2020.
With a truly global focus and balance of dialogue around the potential of the cleantech opportunity, the Summit will create a process for all stakeholders to enter into dialogues with each other and to consolidate the shared opportunities emerging from cleantech investment.
“We are delighted to support this important summit,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group Managing Director of Europe & Asia. “It fits squarely within our corporate mission to accelerate sustainable innovation globally, and will act as a great opportunity to match-make market needs with appropriate solutions.”
Magnus Agerström, Managing Director of fellow strategic partner Cleantech Scandinavia, said: "This summit will provide an excellent platform for cleantech companies around the world to take part in the growing Chinese market for cleantech solutions."
Several key organisations have already confirmed to participate, including Deloitte and the International Finance Corporation from the World Bank Group as knowledge partners, and long term supporter of The Climate Group, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as fellow strategic partner.