CleanTech Community Events

2018 EBPA Annual Meeting and Luncheon | May 29 | Des Moines, WA 

EBPA is pleased to feature Gary Stanley, Director of the Office of Materials Industries (OMI) in the Industry & Analysis (I&A) unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). Mr. Stanley, who serves as the materials industries trade policy specialist for ITA, will update the audience about the status of U.S. government negotiations on a number of trade policies that affect U.S. building materials suppliers. These include the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, “Section 232” steel and aluminum tariffs, NAFTA, and bilateral agreements with Japan, the U.K., and other key trade partners. Attendees will have ample time for networking with manufacturers, wholesalers, logistics coordinators, and exporters. This well attended event is an excellent way to meet business connections and learn about domestic and international market developments.

Investing from an Entrepreneur’s Perspective | May 30 | Seattle, WA

Join the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, E8 and John Plaza of Membrionfor a casual, open discussion around his take on start-up investing as somebody who has fund raised for multiple companies. With more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy, clean technology, and aviation sectors, John has a proven track record of launching highly successful startups from the ground up, obtaining funding from leading private equity and venture capital firms, successfully growing operations, and structuring mission-critical partnerships and alliances. Please bring your own lunch. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided. Testbeds Investor in Residence Jeff Canin will host office hours before and after the event.

Why Smart Buildings? 2018 Executive Forum | June 7 | Seattle, WA 

Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer for OVG Real Estate and former CIO for Deloitte, will discuss the development of the Edge building in Amsterdam, and share insights on how the IoT infrastructure installed within the building empowers a more productive workforce. A Q&A with Erik will focus on what’s next for smart buildings and how smart buildings contribute to business success. A local panel of private and public stakeholders will also share their unique perspective of smart in the pacific northwest. The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 2p.m., and lunch will be provided!

Powering Our Future | June 7 | Seattle, WA

Join NEBC and K&L Gates for an engaging afternoon of discussions on policy, technology, and legal hot topics in the renewable energy industry. Panelists representing perspectives from power producers, power purchasers, energy investors, utility, and the legal industry will discuss the role of competitive markets in the renewable energy sector, the impact and increasing presence of renewables and storage on the grid, and renewable project development issues and opportunities with a focus on the Northwest. The event takes place from 2-6 p.m.

Smart Grid Northwest Annual Meeting | June 11 | Seattle, WA

Join the Smart Grid Northwest community at the 2018 Annual Meeting for networking, board elections and a lively discussion on the nexus of grid modernization and energy resiliency. The event will include discussion of a new wave of solutions that, paired with smarter policy and updated business models, can help increase the resiliency of our energy system, and how regional stakeholders can do to contribute to our region’s progress.

Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit | June 12 | Seattle, WA 

This summit will include keynote presentations, panel discussions and working sessions focused on helping regional stakeholders to develop resiliency solutions for energy systems in our region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and BC. The event will dig deep into some of our most critical topics – from microgrids to cyber resiliency and more. SmartGrid Northwest hosts this event, and confirmed speakers from BPA, WA National Guard, University of Washington, BC Hydro, PNNL, Avista, OR Dept. of Energy, Seattle City Light, WA UTC, SnoPUD and EnergySec. Register today!

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Product Showcase | June 18-20 | Portland, OR

In keeping with the 2018 conference theme, Product Innovation Using Greener Chemistries, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute is inviting companies to participate in a unique event—a green chemistry product innovation showcase.Highlight your innovations to industry and academic scientists and leaders in the green chemistry community at this special event.

Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo | June 19 | Nanaimo, BC 

The VISTA Expo brings together Vancouver Island-based technology students/academic leaders, investors, researchers, innovators and economic development teams focused on accelerating sustainable technology initiatives.

Climate Resilience, Energy Justice and Security: The Renewable Energy Transformation | June 18-20 | Seattle, WA 

Strengthening communities through developing alternative energy sources can contribute to resilience and response to shocks to our systems. This 3-day short course will examine how we can address challenges to resilience on a global scale, by drawing on research from around the world and lessons from recent disasters. It will bring together practitioners from security, emergency management, climate resilience, and energy sector in the public, private and NGO communities.

2018 Taiwan Industry Cluster Procurement Meetings – Green Energy Industry | June 20-21

These meetings will provide opportunities to meet industry related buyers and suppliers, as well as, attend company visits.  TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) will be offering one roundtrip economy class airfare ticket, in addition to, 3 nights of accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel in Taipei, and airport to hotel transportation. Qualifying companies must have an annual revenue of $5 million USD and have not already received any incentives from Taitra so far this year.  Contact Breeze Doner for more information.

Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit | July 22-26 | Spokane, WA

Join over 500 regional business leaders, legislators, and key decision makers at the Annual Summit July 22 – 26 in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel,  to explore shared challenges in the region, discuss best practices, promote regional relationships, and develop an action plan for addressing these challenges in the coming year. PNWER is recognized as the model for regional and bi-national cooperation, providing a platform for collaboration among public, private, academic, and non-profit stakeholders to work together as a region in pursuit of common goals. ​

Breakfast Briefing: Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern German | June 26 | Seattle, WA

Join Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) for a special breakfast briefing to learn more about innovative water technologies for smart cities as well as business opportunities in Germany’s thriving water technologies and cleantech industry. A comprehensive market overview will be complemented by insights into a U.S. company’s experience of investing in Germany. Moreover, this event will facilitate a knowledge exchange between experts from the USA and Germany.

GridFWD 2018 | October 10-11 | Vancouver, BC

Join leaders from regional utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies and governments who are working together to move the region’s energy systems forward. Learn more at and register today atbitly/GridFWD for low early-bird ticket prices.

G-STIC 2018 | November 28-30 | Brussels 

G-STIC, the Global Science, Technology & Innovation Conference series, focuses on integrated technological solutions that help accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its first edition, G-STIC 2017, initiated the process of facilitating the upscaling of integrated technological solutions that can be put in practice in different regions of the world. G-STIC 2018 takes a new leap forward, inviting companies to showcase their engagement towards the implementation of the SDGs and demonstrate their leadership in sustainable development.

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