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With Adam Bergman (SVP, Wells Fargo CleanTech Banking), Dirk van Ouwerkerk (Partner Microgrids, Anbaric), Robert Lurie (CFO, NY Power Authority), Rhys Marsh (Dir., CIT), Bryan Garcia (CEO, Connecticut Green Bank), Mark Barnett (Co-Chair, Energy & Cleantech @ NECEC).
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM    Cost: $200
Wells Fargo, 150 E 42nd St

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Join NECEC for the 2nd annual Cleantech Financial Innovation Summit. As the Northeast US clean energy market accelerates, new financial innovations are essential to unlocking new markets & models & continuing the regions clean energy growth.

This years Cleantech Financial Innovation Summit will highlight the new & potential financial innovations with the power to unlock solutions for the 21st-century energy system & clean transportation markets. Leaders in the finance community & clean energy industry will come together to discuss the latest investing models, capital sources, & approaches to syndicate investments & public/private partnerships, as well as new energy services business models & solutions that create the need for financial products.

The Summit will include short vision talks from leading experts in cleantech finance, discussion panels, & collaborative breakout sessions for a day that aims to foster partnering opportunities to accelerate the Northeasts clean energy economy.


9:00 am - 9:30 am: Registration & Coffee

9:30 am - 9:50 am: Welcoming Remarks

  • Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC
  • Alistair Pim, Corporate Development Executive, NECEC
  • Adam Bergman, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo CleanTech Banking

9:50 am - 11:05 am:Morning Session: Public & Private Capital Combinations To Scale the Build Out of a 21st Century Energy System & a Clean Transportation Network. The session will include short 'Vision Talks' from industry leaders with innovative projects in this space. The Vision Talks will be followed by a panel discussion & breakouts to discuss topics that arose during the previous activities.

Vision Talk speakers:

  • MicrogridDevelopment & Financing Models:Dirk van Ouwerkerk, Partner for Microgrids, Anbaric
  • Finance & Partnership Models for Grid Modernization:Robert F. Lurie,Executive Vice President,CFO & Chief Strategy Officer,New York Power Authority
  • Energy Storage Value Streams & Financial Innovations,Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT

Panelists in addition to Vision Talk speakers:

  • Bryan Garcia, President & CEO, Connecticut Green Bank
  • Mark Barnett, Co-Chair, Energy & Cleantech Group, Foley Hoag
  • Alistair Pim, Corporate Development Executive, NECEC (Moderator)

11:05 am -11:30 am: Networking Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Interactive Problem Solving Breakout Session on Themes from Vision Talks & Panel: Envisioning & Applying Financial Innovation for New Clean Energy Solutions

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch & Networking

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Afternoon Session:Financial Innovation Unlocking New Investors & Growth. Our afternoon session will alsoinclude short 'Vision Talks' from financial leaders, followed by a panel discussion & breakouts.

Vision Talks:

  • Models for Growing Angels, Crowdfunding, & Early-Stage, Value-Added Capital Networks:David Miller, Founder & Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group

  • Philanthropic Catalytic Capital:Rachel M. Wasser,Director of Investment Operations, PRIME Coalition

  • Reimagining Fund Structures & Valleys of Death:Rob Day, Founder, Spring Lane Capital

Panelists in addition to Vision Talk speakers:

    RgineClment, CEO, CREO Syndicate Daniel Hullah, Managing Director, GE Ventures Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC (Moderator)

2:45pm - 3:10pm: Networking Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm:Facilitated Breakout Session: Envisioning Financial Innovations, New Fund Structures, Capital Sources & Investor Networks for Clean Energy Solutions

4:10 pm - 4:45 pm:Panel Topic: Perspectives from Corporate Strategics & Utilities

  • Greg Gorski, EVP Innovation & New Business, ENGIE
  • Henrik Holland, Head of Products, Connected Energy, Shell
  • Mathew Sachs, VP Distributed Energy Development, National Grid
  • Alistair Pim, Corporate Development Executive, NECEC (Moderator)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

  • Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Reception & Networking

Featuring remarks by Chubb & Wells Fargo

Sponsored by:

You should attend the Cleantech Financial Innovation Summit to:

  • Build connections to potential partners in the cleantech finance & investment community

  • Collaborate with NECEC & leaders in the clean energy industry to determine the key investor networks needed to accelerate the new cleantech innovations

  • Identify the best models for clean energy infrastructure scale up

  • Understand the financial products needed to scale up new markets emerging from pilots & demos

  • Explore emerging cleantech markets, their stakeholders, & value streams

NECEC's Cleantech Financial Innovations Summit is free to members of theNECEC Strategic Partner Network.To become a member & for other questions about this event,contact Alistair Pim.

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