China looking to connect green entrepreneurs from around the world at cleantech ‘match-making’ summit

Clare Saxon Ghauri
19 August 2014

BEJING: Next month global investors and exciting clean technology companies from around the world will meet in Beijing, China, for the Global Cleantech Summit 2014, a new event which aims to connect low carbon business pioneers to drive a global ‘clean revolution’.

From September 11-12, a series of unique business panels, presentations, workshops and networking sessions will provide a ‘match-making’ opportunity to bring together potential investors and cleantech companies, to form powerful new partnerships.

Global Cleantech Summit 2014 is the first of what could be an important annual event to boost the rapidly growing low carbon markets around the world, but it comes at a particularly critical time for China.

With China’s new leaders reinforcing their commitment to low carbon development through the government’s pioneering Eco Civilization work and the China Premier’s promise to 'declare war' on the country’s pollution problems, China is clearly poised to take the lead on the world’s clean economy.

The Summit offers the clean technology perspective as a key solution to meet China’s fast-growing energy demands and gives new business leaders from other nations a chance to obtain insight on entering Chinese markets to provide their services.

Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group, commented: “China is the second largest economy so if China fails to embrace and lead the low carbon economy, the world fails. Thankfully China – and the US – are the biggest and most dynamic cleantech markets in the world, so we hope connecting leading companies and investors from these and other regions at the Global Cleantech Summit will help push forward the global ‘clean revolution’ tipping-point.

“Exciting changes are happening in this sector and the Summit’s sessions are designed to capture these through the ‘speed dating’ concept and deeper dialogue. But in order to deploy this clean technology and attract capital flows, we also need policy incentives in place. We hope the wide range of speakers gathered in Beijing will demonstrate this bold leadership on all fronts.”

As well as bringing together key experts and speakers from finance, industry and business, government leaders will also join the Summit to show their political support for low carbon growth.

During the Summit, The Climate Group will also share its work to accelerate cleantech adoption including its Future Academy program, new major platform TekoNet, our China finance work and sub-national governments project in China.

Follow the Summit wherever you are in the world by using hashtag #Cleantech2014.

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