Cleantech Forum XX Shanghai, China December 3 5, 2008 Grand Hyatt Shanghai

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Cleantech Forum

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XX – Shanghai, China

December 3–5, 2008 Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Recipes for Success: Capitalizing on China’s Industrial Growth

Acting on the Unique Cleantech Opportunity in China

Over December 3-5, 2008 more than 300 of the world’s leading investors at the forefront of the cleantech investment category – representing over $3 trillion in capital – together with entrepreneurs, scientists and policy–makers, will convene in Shanghai for Cleantech Forum® XX.

As we move toward the conclusion of the first decade of the 21st Century, the economic engine in China continues to accelerate at a remarkable pace. The standard of living, for hundreds of millions, continues to improve. Exports enabling many of the world economies continue to increase. The energy, water, and resource consumption required to feed these trends are growing much faster than ever predicted, while resource constraints and pollution concerns are escalating rapidly.

As environmental requirements and related government and economic incentives expand in China, an unprecedented opportunity for clean technology products and services is unfolding – for both local and international companies. In order to successfully capitalize on this significant cleantech opportunity, stakeholders must understand the unique market dynamics in China and be equipped with the tools and knowledge to effectively navigate the space. The Cleantech Forum XX - Shanghai will explore what distinguishes a “recipe for success” in China by convening the most involved and influential local and global leaders in cleantech.

Cleantech Forum XX is one in a series of five of the world’s annual premier investment intelligence platforms occurring across North America, Europe, China and India, providing insight, investment opportunities and unparalleled networking for the world’s leading investors, growth companies, policy- makers, scientists and enterprises.

Join us at Cleantech Forum XX - Shanghai in order to create the industry alliances and deals that will help China achieve sustainable growth and help your company capitalize on the cleantech opportunities from China’s escalating industrial growth.

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Conference Chair: Keith Raab, Co–Founder and Managing Partner, Cleantech Group, LLC

At Cleantech Forum XX, among many other topics, we will be exploring:

For cleantech investors:

• What are the best ingredients for success for both local and multinational investors seeking to do cleantech business in this complex market?

• How do both local and international companies put these recipes for success into action?

• The most effective ways to foster cross–border cooperation, public private partnerships, and accelerate the adoption of clean technology in China?

For cleantech entrepreneurs and vendors:

• What do cleantech companies need to know in order to obtain funding and launch and commercialize their products in China?

• What are the unique IP business development issues faced when expanding my business into China?

For corporations looking for cleantech solutions:

• How can corporations doing business in China accelerate the adoption of cleantech into their China based operations and supply chains?

• What are the prospects for innovative financing models for cleantech purchases, standards development, and public private partnerships?

For service providers in cleantech:

• What unique policy, government, and market factors affect how cleantech financing transactions and projects occur in China?

• What are the important differences in IPO exits in foreign capital markets vs. local Chinese exchanges?

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Tuesday–– December 2, 2008

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION

12:00PM – 5:00PM Optional Pre–Forum Event:

Field Trip to Cleantech Company, Innovation Site, and/or Research Labs (Note: event is an optional add-on to the forum at an additional cost - separate registration is required)

Join fellow cleantech industry players on an innovation Tour of Yangtze River Delta Cleantech Innovation. We will tour cutting edge cleantech companies, leading research institution(s), or an innovation site. Tour possibilities include the Solar Valley at Yixing Industrial Park, Sunteck Factory, Shanghai Jiading International Auto Park, or the Dongtan Eco–city, the world’s first eco–city, which is located in the mouth of the Yangtze River.

Wednesday –– December 3, 2008

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION

12:00PM – 5:00PM Optional Pre–Forum Event:

Cleantech in China Research Lab Showcase

(Note: event is an optional add-on to the forum at an additional cost - separate registration is required)

The Cleantech Research Lab Showcase™ brings together China’s leading researchers to explore concepts and technologies with the potential to change the way we create, deliver or use clean technologies. In a fast–paced format, scientific thought–leaders outline the latest technologies and demonstrate their breakthrough ideas.

This is a unique opportunity to receive an advance look at new technologies before they enter the market in areas such as water purification, photovoltaic, revolutionary lighting and building control or breakthroughs in alternative energy and energy efficiency.

This half–day program will be technically focused and will consist of an Interactive Showcase on the future of cleantech research innovation in China, and concludes with a reception with the speakers and participants of Cleantech Forum® XX.

6:00PM – 7:30PM Cleantech Forum™ XX Welcome Reception

Thursday –– December 4, 2008

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION

8:00AM – 6:30PM International and Presenting Company Exhibits

Throughout the day, venture–grade companies will exhibit and be available for in–depth exploration of their products, services and investment opportunities.

7:30AM – 8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:00AM Welcome to Shanghai and Cleantech Forum XX

– Sustainability & Economic Development in the Yangtze Delta Region

The Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta region is a strong force in China’s economic development and sustainability growth. The region has exciting goals and plans to continue its current growth and leadership. The preparations for Shanghai Expo 2010 provide exceptional opportunities for the region to showcase its sustainability efforts to the world. It also provides a lucrative opportunity for leading cleantech investors and companies to participate in this initiative.

9:00AM – 9:15AM Cleantech Trends:

Trends in Cleantech in China and Globally – Today and Tomorrow

How is the cleantech segment evolving globally and in China? What unique factors can translate into successful cleantech growth for investors and companies in China?.

9:15AM – 9:45AM Keynote:

Cleantech Policy and Progress in China

How will government policy and incentives affect the growth of cleantech in China? How can cleantech businesses capitalize on these policy incentives?

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9:45AM – 10:45AM Building a Successful Cleantech Company in China (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

The cleantech landscape in China is evolving quickly with an increasing number of players entering the arena and even more capital allocation. This interactive panel session will explore:

• How has the China investment market changed over the years?

• What are the unique IP issues faced when expanding my business into China?

• What are the challenges investors and companies face?

• What strategies have proven successful in building successful technologies, teams, and companies?

• What do cleantech companies need to know in order to obtain funding and launch and commercialize their products in China?

10:45AM – 11:15AM Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:45PM High–Growth CEOs – Deal Flow Session One

Competitively selected CEOs ready for institutional investments from across the full spectrum of the cleantech category present and pitch. Over the last 6 years, presenting CEOs have secured over $1.1b in growth financing at Cleantech Forums®.

12:45PM – 1:45PM Networking Lunch

1:45PM – 2:45PM Carbon, Coal and Climate Change (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

Coal–fired power, the leading source of power generation and carbon emissions, continues to grow rapidly to help meet China’s energy demands. As newer cleaner coal and other emission reduction technologies are developed, can carbon trading schemes indeed drive greater adoption of

emission cutting technologies? This panel of carbon and coal experts will analyze the effectiveness of China Carbon Credit Markets and growing opportunities for cleantech investors and developers.

2:45PM – 4:15PM High–Growth CEOs – Deal Flow Session Two

Competitively selected CEOs ready for institutional investments from across the full spectrum of the cleantech category present and pitch. Over the last 6 years, presenting CEOs have secured over $1.1b in growth financing at Cleantech Forums®.

4:15PM – 4:45PM Tea Break

4:45PM – 5:30PM The Evolving Renewable Energy Landscape in China (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

The Renewable Energy Industry in China has rapidly increased its output and growth in the last few years. Government policy remains a key driving factor in renewable energy projects. New technologies, both western and local, are increasingly finding investors and customers in the Chinese market. In this session, renewable energy experts will discuss relevant policy and incentives and the challenges and recipes for success in China’s core renewable energy sectors.

5:30PM – 6:30PM Entry and Exit:

Chinese or foreign?

(Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

Domestic funding is increasingly available in China with growing opportunities to tap into China’s RMB Capital. This session will explore the pros and cons of RMB vs. foreign currency investment options. The panel will also discuss the important differences in IPO exits in foreign capital markets vs. local Chinese exchanges.

6:30PM – 7:15PM Networking Reception

7:15PM – 9:30PM Cleantech Forum® XX Dinner, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Networking reception, light dinner, keynote, and cleantech awards presentation.

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Friday –– December 5, 2008

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION

7:30AM – 3:00PM International and Presenting Company Exhibits

Throughout the day, venture–grade companies will exhibit and be available for in–depth exploration of their products, services and investment opportunities.

7:30AM – 8:30AM Networking Breakfast with Working Discussions

An interactive breakfast session with breakout discussions on key cleantech topics.

8:30AM – 8:45AM Opening Remarks

What is the current and future state of renewable energy development in China? How will current and predicted developments affect the global market for renewable energy?

8:45AM – 9:15AM Keynote Address

A Chinese Cleantech Success Story and the Future of Cleantech Innovation.

9:15AM – 10:15AM Driving Cleantech Inside:

Cleantech Purchases in Industrial Operations and Global Supply Chains (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

The aggressive scaling of cleantech products and services purchased and implemented by industry in their operations often results in reduced operating costs, increased revenues, and better returns for investors. In this session, our panel of corporations dealing with incorporating cleantech into their operations will discuss case studies and on–the–ground experience of successfully driving cleantech into the China supply chain. Topics explored will include innovative financing models for cleantech purchases, standards development, and public private partnerships.

10:15AM – 10:45AM Networking Break 10:45AM – 11:45AM Track A:

Food vs. Fuel: Innovating out of China’s Dilemma (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

Grain and corn–based bio–ethanol growth is unsustainable in China, yet second and third

generation bio–fuels have great potential to reduce dependency on dirtier traditional fuels. Leaders in the science, investment, and commercialization of alternative transportation and electricity fuels will present the issues that biofuel investors and entrepreneurs in this sector must manage. The panel will discuss the challenges involved in the creation of new alternative fuels while also assuring sustainable balance of crops, land use, and water consumption.

Sponsored by Battelle Ventures, LP 10:45AM – 11:45AM Track B:

Business /Government /NGO Cooperation for Adopting Cleantech in China (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

Leaders of industry, government, and non–government organizations will discuss examples of successful cooperation models that effectively promote cleantech and innovative partnerships in China. The session will explore how these partnerships can help the bottom line as well as society – we will discuss what models work, what the pitfalls are, and what are the most achievable benefits from these partnerships.

12:00PM – 12:50PM Track A:

Water Scarcity: Incentives, Solutions, and Deals (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

Demand for water is increasing in China – through urbanization, agriculture needs, and the country’s ever–growing industrial and manufacturing processes. Policy, investment, and development geared towards more efficient water utilization is now seeing the results of more productive treatment technologies and management systems. Our panel of water experts will discuss the direction government policy is moving and where are the major business opportunities in China’s water technology market.

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12:00PM – 12:50PM Track B:

China’s Energy Efficiency Potential: Myth, Mirage or Mega Market (Moderated Panel with Q&A Session)

China’s industrial facilities, and commercial and residential properties are currently far less energy efficient than global averages. China is striving to meet energy efficiency goals in its current five–

year plan. In this session energy efficiency leaders in China will share their views and advice on making a profitable impact by reducing energy consumption. They will discuss where the greatest gains can be found, and what are the best channels for clean technology applications in order to achieve energy efficiency targets?

12:50 PM – 2:00PM Networking Lunch 2:00PM – 2:30PM Market Snapshot

This session will outline a brief report on cleantech data and trends in China, which will lead into a Crystal Ball session with CEOs on the future of Cleantech in China.

2:30PM – 3:30 PM CEO Crystal Ball Session

In this session gain first–hand insights from leading CEO’s who are leading the charge in cleantech investing and adopting cleantech into their products and operations. We will discuss the benefits, challenges, and drivers that impact executives’ cleantech business decisions – along with where they see cleantech making the biggest strides in China going forward.

3:30PM Adjourn

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References

  1. www.cleantech.com
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