Boeing and Perkins Coie Strengthen CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting

Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Regenis Sign on as Principal Sponsors


APCO Worldwide, K&L Gates, PRR, Snohomish County PUD, Sustainable Media Group, Washington State University, Western Washington University also Sponsor and Craft3

CleanTech Alliance, the nation’s largest state-level clean technology industry association, strengthened its Fourth Annual Meeting (November 17) with sponsorship support from Boeing and Perkins Coie. The Boeing Company is the event’s premier sponsor while Perkins Coie is sponsoring the CleanTech Achievement Award. Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Regenis are principal sponsors. APCO Worldwide, K&L Gates, PRR, Snohomish County PUD, Sustainable Media Group, Washington State University, Western Washington University and Craft3 are also sponsoring the event.

The CleanTech Alliance Fourth Annual Meeting is Washington State’s largest gathering of cleantech industry leaders, featuring more than 300 business executives, investors and policymakers along with multiple international delegations. New this year, the Annual Meeting will be presented in partnership with the Green Technologies Suppliers Meeting (GTSM), a multi-day business-to-business matchmaking event to spur international partnerships and sales. The new format delivers a full day of keynote speakers and panel sessions. Keynotes include:

  • Reforming New York’s Energy Vision with Kate Burson: Burson oversaw operations for New York’s Department of Public Service, NYSERDA, New York Power Authority, Long Island Power Authority and the state’s Green Bank as part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy. Under Burson's guidance, New York established the nation's largest green bank and proposed a $5 billion clean energy fund.
  • Into the Clear Green Sky with Gary Beck: Alaska Airline’s former VP of Flight Operations, Beck will share insights from the Greener Skies Initiative – a collaboration between the Federal Aviation Administration, Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines that introduced satellite-controlled navigation approaches to reduce fuel consumption in the skies above Seattle.
  • Clean Energy Manufacturing with Eli Levine: Levine is the Deputy Director of the Department of Energy's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative – an effort to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and energy productivity through low-cost domestic energy resources.

The CleanTech Alliance Fourth Annual Meeting will also feature informative panel sessions led by global cleantech leaders. Presenting companies include: 

Alaska Center for Energy and Power

  • EnerG2
  • Energy Northwest
  • Itron
  • Japan External Trade Organization
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
  • Microsoft
  • OutBack Power
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Starwood Hotels
  • UniEnergy Technologies
  • WA Department of Commerce
  • WaterTectonics

The CleanTech Achievement Award will be presented. Avista Utilities, Cleantech Open and Washington State University were recently named finalists for the 2015 award. The final winner will be announced at the breakfast portion of the Fourth Annual Meeting. 

The CleanTech Alliance Fourth Annual Meeting is November 17, 2015, at the Washington State Convention Center. Registration to attend is now open. Companies interested in sponsoring should contact Sharon Schierle at or 206-389-8662.

About the CleanTech Alliance

CleanTech Alliance Washington is the largest state cleantech trade association in the nation, representing more than 330 businesses and organizations. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies, jobs, products and services to advance the state’s position as a leader in cleantech. The Alliance offers a range of business services and benefits uniquely designed to help businesses gain visibility, access services at a lower cost and benefit from public policy advocacy. Learn more at

For the latest CleanTech Alliance news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.