Pittsburgh – September 2, 2009 – Geospatial Holdings, Inc. announced today that the Company’s CEO, Mark A. Smith, will be speaking as a panelist at the Cleantech Forum XXIII, the longest-running and largest annual assembly of global leaders of the clean technology sector.
More than 600 Expected at Industry’s Premier Networking, Deal-making and Policy Event
Pittsburgh – September 2, 2009 – Geospatial Holdings, Inc. announced today that the Company’s CEO, Mark A. Smith, will be speaking as a panelist at the Cleantech Forum XXIII, the longest-running and largest annual assembly of global leaders of the clean technology sector. The Forum will be held in Boston September 8-10, 2009 as the clean technology market begins its second investment boom with entrepreneurship, innovation and government stimulus at the forefront of the conversations. More than 600 of the world’s clean technology leaders are expected to attend.
Prominent clean technology investors, entrepreneurs, influencers and policy-makers attend the Forum to form partnerships, make strategic investments and engage with peers to share ideas and expertise.
Forging the investment agenda for 2009 and beyond will be attendees from a diverse range of global organizations, including A123Systems, BIOTECanada, Black Coral Capital, Braemar Energy Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Deloitte, Goodrich & Rosati, IFC Carbon Fund, Jane Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New England Clean Energy Council, Nexterra Energy, NYSE Group, Polaris Venture Partners, Project Finance Bank, Rockport Capital, SAIL Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, South Africa Department of Trade & Industry, Spiegel Sohmer and Wheelabrator Group, and many others.
This year’s conference theme, ‘The Second Cleantech Investment Boom: Aligning Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Government Stimulus’, will examine the impact on the clean technology market of governments as strategic investors. Matt C. Rogers, Senior Advisor for Recovery Act Implementation, U.S. Department of Energy, who personally oversees the administration of the U.S. stimulus funding for clean technologies, will keynote the conference.
“I’m very pleased that I have been invited to serve as a panelist at such a prestigious event as the Cleantech Forum,” said Mark Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Geospatial Holdings. “This is a great opportunity to share ideas and introduce Geospatial’s technologies to such a diverse group of investors and key infrastructure and environmental industry leaders.”
The Cleantech Forum XXIII program will be comprised of multiple parallel tracks of panel discussions, small-scale CEO presentations and numerous breaks, lunches and casual receptions, creating many opportunities for attendees to network with hundreds of influencers throughout the three-day industry insider event.
Sessions at the Forum are designed to be interactive and help facilitate roadmaps towards accelerating market adoption of clean technologies. Attendees are able to gain a global perspective, with access to insights from key leaders in North America, Europe, India and China, Israel and the Arab region.
Cleantech Forums are news-breaking events as well, with major investment, policy and scientific initiatives frequently announced.
There will be an expanded slate of screened investment opportunities at the Forum, where competitively selected and institutional grade CEOs from across the clean technology category present and pitch. In addition, more than a dozen CEOs at the forefront of key sectors will present in small-scale sessions, allowing attendees to ask difficult questions, examine sector issues and continue conversations in public or side discussions.
Sessions will cover the most promising opportunities in climate change, energy, carbon, solar, next-generation wind, water, waste management and other innovative technologies. For more information and to secure a place before registration closes, visit the Forum web site, http://cleantech.com/bostonforum/.