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      May 10, 2016

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      300 East Green Street
      Pasadena, California 91101

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      U.S. China Cleantech Innovation Forum (ChinaWeek 2016)

      The U.S.-China Cleantech Innovation Forum (UCCIF) is an annual conference held in Los Angeles where clean energy and environmental policymakers, thought leaders and stakeholders from California and China meet to share ideas, promote trade and investment, and showcase entrepreneurship and innovation. Hosted by The U.S.-China Cleantech Center (UCCTC), the Forum is the signature event of the ChinaWeek Environment Track and provides a platform to improve mutual knowledge and understanding between the US and China in the areas of environmental policymaking, technology innovation, and trade and investment. The inaugural CHINAWEEK is scheduled for May 7-14, 2016 and will hold a range of events across the Los Angeles region. Draft Agenda: 8:00 – 9:00am | Coffee & Registration 9:00 - 9:20am | Welcome Address & Opening Remarks Dr. Feng An, Executive Director, U.S. China Cleantech Center Terry Tornek, Mayor, City of Pasadena Sun LuShan, Deputy Consul-General, Chinese Consulate General (Los Angeles) Jeffrey Dutton, Acting Director, Office of China and Mongolia, U.S. Department of Commerce 9:20 – 9:50am | Keynote Speeches "Why Clean Technology is a Trillion Dollar Business Opportunity" | Bill Gross, Founder and CEO, Idealab "The Green Industrial Revolution" | Woodrow Clark II, P.h.D., Scholarly Author and Qualitative Economist, Clark Strategic Partners 9:50 – 11:00am | Cleantech Innovation I: Clean Transportation  New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in particular offer the potential to reduce urban smog, achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, reduce petroleum demand, and diversify the transportation energy supply. NEV’s are changing the way we think about the traditional automotive industry.  Join us as we explore the challenges of creating a commercial market for NEVs in California and China, told from the perspective of some of the most promising ermerging global EV companies being bankrolled by Chinese investors.  Moderator Michael Boehm, Executive Director, E4 Advanced Transportation Center Panelists Joshua Cunningham, Branch Chief, Advanced Clean Cars, California Air Resources Board Tedd Abramson, CEO/Chief Visionary Officer, ZeroTruck Dr. Peter Chu, Professor and Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center Kristian Jokinen, MOEV, Inc. 11:00 – 11:20am | Coffee and Networking Break 11:20 – 12:30pm | Cleantech Innovation II: Green "Disruptive" Technologies In this session, you will hear from sustainability researchers and industry leaders developing green 'disruptive' technologies in the areas of energy, water, and air. Panelists will share with the audience why their innovation is the “big play” and what challenges and surprises they’ve faced during development and commercialization as well as tips for successfully navigating the gap between America’s clean-energy know-how and China’s clean technology needs.  Moderator Dr. Mike Giardello, President, Innovative Pasadena (Co-Founder and Sernior Advisor, Materia) Panelists Neil Fromer, Executive Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute (Caltech) Eric Hoek, CEO, WaterPlanet  Kamil Agi, CEO, Sensorcomm Technologies Yang Yang, Professor, UCLA Leo Zhang, Senior Analyst, The Cleantech Group 12:30- 13:30pm | Lunch Break 1:35 - 2:30pm | Following the Money Flow: Trends in Chinese Cleantech Investing Chinese venture capital, particularly into clean-energy technologies, has opened up considerably in recent years. Backed by a mix of Chinese individuals, corporations, and municipal and provincial governments, investors are making huge bets on U.S. clean technologies, investing in U.S. companies to power China’s emerging cleantech revolution —and subsequently paving a clear path to commercialization in the biggest clean-energy market on the planet. The audience will listen to a panel of savvy Chinese VC’s and corporate investors share their insights on China’s clean technology market and ooportunities for Western cleantech companies. This session will be a very practical and interactive discussion on cross-border investment strategies and how China is helping to accelerate the commercialization and early growth of U.S clean technology companies. Moderator David Nahai, President, David Nahai Consulting Services (Partner, Lewis Brisbois Brisgaard & Smith) Panelists Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles Don Ye, Managing Partner, Tsing Capital Dr. James Zhang, Partner, Formation | 8 Lei Qi, Senior Associate, SAIC Capital (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) Andrew McLean, CEO, Invest Green, LLC 2:30 - 3:40pm | Clean Technology Incubation Industry leading incubators will present on what they are doing and why providing a nurturing startup eco-system is so important. Learn about the motivations, insights, challenges, and perspectives behind their respective incubator programs, as well as their roadmap for finding, funding, and fostering the promising cleantech startups of tomorrow. Investors and innovators will hear guidance from these organizations that have successfully set up businesses in the U.S as well as in China to drive cleantech innovation. Moderator Woodrow Clark II, P.h.D., Managing Partner, Clark Strategic Partners, Nobel Peace Prize Co-Recipient (2007) Panelists Michael Swords, VP Strategic Partnerships, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Jeff Horowitz, Cleantech Development Director, U.S. China Cleantech Center (GreenMakerSPACE) Stan Tomsic, Executive Director, PortTechLA Arcady Sosinov, CEO, FreeWire Technologies Dr. Shipeng Li, CTO, Cogobuy Grou, Ing Dan (USA) 3:45 - 4:45pm | Chinese CEO Roundtable: Perspectives on China's Environmental Technology Market Moderator Zhu Yifang, Associate Director, Center for Clean Air (UCLA) Panelists Ye Mingqiang, Chairman, Kaitian Environment Group Yi Li, Vice President, Beijing XiaoQing Environment Engineering Group Eric Li, CEO, BDO Envirotech 4:45 - 5:00pm | Closing Remarks --------------------------------------------------------------------- FAQs: Who Should Attend? Environmental researchers, professionals from industry and non-profit organizations, government officials, educators, students, and members of the general public who wish to learn about the latest developments in U.S. and China cleantech innovation and cooperation. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?  A subterranean 600-car garage is located on the Pasadena Convention Center grounds. The current daily parking rate is $10.00 per car. In addition there are over 2,500 parking spaces (and ample street parking) within a one block radius of the facility.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Maggie Liu at mliu@uschinacleantech.org regarding any questions you might have about the event.    Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No.   Can I update my registration information? Yes.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring a print out of your ticket with you to check-in 

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