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November 19, 2010

Michigan-China Clean Tech 2010


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Collaboration and Competition in Energy, Smart Grid, Green Cities & Transportation

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Friday December 10, 2010

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With a view to markets, technology development and public policies, this symposium is designed to help technology companies, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and investors understand:
• Business development and entrepreneurship opportunities in China for Michigan firms
• Chinese overseas clean tech investment priorities
• Clean tech research, development and incubation partnerships between Michigan and China
• Best practices and challenges in tech transfer and manufacturing in China
• Public policies, government programs and legal issues at the national and local levels in both China and the US that support or constrain clean tech investment, production and market adoption
With Chinese and US speakers representing governments, companies, investors and academia, this symposium offers business people and others valuable and practical information, and opportunities to make contacts, network and receive mentoring from leaders in the clean tech field.

Agenda - University of Michigan Union Ballroom (2nd Floor)

8:00 am Registration. Continental breakfast.

8:30 am Welcome and overview

8:45 am KEYNOTE: Kenneth DeWoskin (Senior advisor, Deloitte China and Director of Deloitte's China Research and Insight Center). "US-China Clean Tech Trade and Investment Trends"

9:40 am PANEL: U-M Resources and Perspectives
Moderator: U-M Vice President for Research Steve Forrest
with representatives from:
— Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
— Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
— Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
— Center for Chinese Studies
— U-M Center for International Business Education
— U-M Business Engagement Center
— U-M Tech Transfer

10:40 am KEYNOTE: Professor C.S. Kiang (Chair, Beijing University Environment Fund and director, US China Long Term Low Carbon City Initiative)
"The US-China Low Carbon Cities Initiative"

11:45 am PANEL: Brief overview of afternoon concurrent sessions

12:00 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSION I (Ballroom)
Energy Generation, Storage and Smart Grid
Moderator: Professor Tom Lyon, director, Erb Institute
Panelists: Peggy Liu, Founder, Chairperson, JUCCE; Damien Ma, Eurasia Group; Jeff Depew, former CEO, Imara Corp.; Heather Quinley, Duke Energy (invited).

1:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSION II (Pendleton)
Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure
Moderator: Professor Ming Xu, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment
Panelists: Professor Josh Newell, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment; Tim Dekker, Senior Manager, LimnoTech; Ryan Dick, Research Director, GIGA Foundation

3:00pm PLENARY PANEL
"Trade, Investment and Competition: Enabling Factors for Clean Tech."
John Austin, Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative, Brookings Institution and Vice President, Michigan State Board of Education

4:15 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE
Peggy Liu, Founder and Chairperson, Joint US-China Commission
on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)

5:00pm ADJOURN

University of Michigan Sponsors:
• Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
• Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
• Center for International Business Education, Ross School of Business
• Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
• Center for Chinese Studies

Posted by zzhu at November 19, 2010 12:20 PM