SOURCE: IBF Conferences

November 13, 2006 09:00 ET

Corporate America Talks Clean Tech at 2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit

Keynotes From GE, Dow Chemical, Applied Materials, and AES Reveal Clean Tech's New Role as Corporate Cornerstone

PORTLAND, OR and MASSAPEQUA, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- An unprecedented group of clean-tech executives will keynote at the 2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit, according to Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF), the conference organizers. Each year the Clean-Tech Investor Summit attracts the influencers that are driving the clean-tech economy. Please join us for the third annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit on January 23-24, 2007 in Palm Springs, CA to interact with the industry influencers shaping clean-tech's new role: corporate cornerstone.

This year's forum will offer its high-level audience of investors, technology innovators, business executives, and policy makers a series of corporate keynotes from industry stalwarts, along with panel presentations from innovative start-ups. These thought leaders will provide a revealing look at their own clean-tech initiatives, from the application of capital to product innovation to demand-meeting R&D. Respected keynote speakers and panelists include:

--  Applied Materials:  Charlie Gay, VP and General Manager, Solar
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--  AES: Bob Hemphill, Executive VP
--  Current Communications:  Richard Goldstein, CEO
--  Dow:  Heinz Haller, VP, Strategic Development
--  GE Water and Process Technologies:  Jeffrey Fulgham, CMO
--  Imperium Renewables: Martin Tobias, CEO
--  Itron: Philip Mezey, Senior VP, Software Solutions
--  Tesla Motors: Martin Eberhard, CEO
Panel primers on budding categories such as biofuels, hybrid electric vehicles, and the smart grid will be balanced with tracks that will focus on the emergence of clean tech, including:
--  IPO Spotlight
--  The View from Wall Street: Exit Strategies
--  Earning Venture Returns in Clean Tech
--  Investing in the Growth Markets of China and India
This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Cowen and Company, Antenna Group, Comerica, Heller Ehrman, Hobbes & Towne, Pacific Growth Equities, PiperJaffray, Orrick, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, Spencer Stuart, and Stoel Rives.

Register Early For Savings

Attendees who purchase their conference passes by December 31, 2006 can save $350 off the regular registration fee of $1495. Purchase your discounted conference pass by visiting or calling IBF registrar Cathy Fenn at 516-765-9005 x21 and using discount code: CEFlyer.

About IBF

International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.

Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. In May 2006, the company launched the NASDAQ Clean Edge US Index® which tracks US-listed clean-energy companies. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit