World Leaders Gather at Green Energy
Summit 2009 to Plug Bailout Scenarios
Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Sustainability as
Sound Engines for Economic Growth
November 14, 2008, Bangalore: Don't wait for a bailout. There is none.
This deepening understanding is bringing together leading green energy experts,
heads of state, top government officials, heads of large international
organisations, policy makers, sustainability experts, environmentalists and
global investors at Green Energy Summit 2009 (GES 2009), March 4-7, 2009 to be
held at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India.
Going green is both a corporate advantage and an opportunity for humanity to
enable change. GES 2009 (www.greenenergysummit.com) will bring together the
government, civil society and private business leaders in a bid to develop and
drive new initiatives, provide insights, showcase sustainable product
development and green business opportunities, and facilitate interaction
between entities from all over the world and India. The summit will also
address policy options and practical applications that have proven successful
in ramping up development of environmentally and economically sound solutions
that truly benefit all stakeholders.
At GES 2009, participants can:
-> Tune in to four focus areas - Green Power, Green Buildings, Green
Fuels & Transportation, Green IT.
-> Discuss solutions to some of humanity's most compelling issues:
energy security, climate change, renewable sources of energy & sustainable
-> Unlock sales opportunities in India: must-attend for International
companies interested in meeting Indian buyers, partners and representatives.
-> Find your match and shortlist potential business partners: the GES
concierge will work away at your shortlist and arrange up to 6 one-on-one
-> Expertise, advice and strategy: benefit from the expertise,
credibility and mandates of a powerhouse team of influential RE and clean
SPEAKERS AT GES 2009
GES 2009 will be a wholly interactive event with accent on the application of
renewable energy and clean technologies in green power, green buildings, green
fuels and transportation and green IT. The program will comprise high-level
keynote sessions, expert case studies on specific themes, awards function,
networking dinner and guided tours of green energy installations, says Dr.
Arcot Ramachandran, chairperson of the organising team.
Speakers include Dr. Hermann Scheer (Member, German Parliament; President
Eurosolar; General Chairman, WCRE), H.E. Corrado Clini (Director General,
Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea, Italy & Chair, G8 Global
Bioenergy Partnership), Dr. Mohamed T. El-Ashry (Chair, REN21), Prof. Arthouros
Zervos (Chairman, GWEC), Dr. R.K. Pachauri (Chairman, IPCC), Dr. Dan Arvizu
(Director, NREL), Dr. Jamshed J. Irani (Director, TATA Sons Limited and
Chairman, Tata Quality Management Services), Michael T. Eckhart (President,
ACORE & Co-chairman, WCRE), Dr. Marianne Osterkorn (International Director,
REEEP), Dr. Yogi Goswami (Former President, ISES), Dr. Pramod Deo (Chairman,
CERC), R Seshasayee (MD, Ashok Leyland), Nitin Desai (Special Adviser to the
Secretary General for the World Summit on the Information Society), David
Bohigian (Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce), Dipal C Barua (MD,
Grameen Shakti), Dr Ajay Mathur (Director General, BEE), Dr. Jose Achache
(Director, Group on Earth Observations) and several other important
ASIA'S LARGEST EXHIBITION FOR RENEWABLE AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Green Energy Expo is spread out over 10,000 sqm and will enjoy a footfall of
more than 100,000. The exhibitions will have separate pavilions for Green
Power, Green IT, Green Buildings, Green Fuels & Transport, Sustainable
Brand Showcase, Nano in Sustainability and Biotech in Sustainability. Featuring
Indian and International exhibitors from the US, Europe, Canada, Middle East
and Asia Pacific, meet manufacturers, builders, vendors and investors of
unconventional energy technology (solar, wind, biofuel, thermal), enterprise
hardware & software technology vendors, semiconductor companies, financial
institutions, venture capitalists and government bodies.
The summit is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government
of India; EUROSOLAR, World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE); Indian
Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE),
Confederation of Real Estate Developer's Associations of India (CREDAI) and
Karnataka Renewable Energy Ltd. (KREDL).
SPONSOR GES 2009 AND JOIN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Climate change and sustainability strategies, renewable, green and clean
technologies are as important for our planet as was perhaps financial
jurisprudence to the current economic downturn. When the chips are down, customers
and prospects will always look up to brands and businesses that are
sustainable, conservative, and willing to assume corporate social
responsibility for a cleaner future, says Dilip Thomas, Steering Committee
Member/Program Chair & CEO of Saltmarch Media, the organizers of GES 2009.
If you have a sustainable brand, product, or service, your presence as a
sponsor at GES 2009 sends out the right signals to your various marketing
initiatives including customer touch points, CSR and branding, besides demonstrating
clear commitment towards a clean, green and sustainable planet. GES 2009 is the
world-class forum for varied stakeholders from the Solar, Wind, Biomass, IT,
Transport, Construction, Aviation, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology, to
showcase your brand, propagate your leadership message, and unlock sales
About Saltmarch Media
GES 2009 is conceived and organised by Saltmarch Media in association with the
Renewable Energy Action Forum (REAF) -- like-minded bodies that believe passionately
in the role of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in national development,
reducing our dependency on fuel imports and protection of the environment.
The organising committee is chaired by Dr. Arcot Ramachandran (Chairman TERI
Governing Council, Former Under Secretary General UN, and Secretary, DST).
Committee members include Dr. J Gururaja (Former Sr Adviser, United Nations and
Adviser, MNRE, GoI), Dr. V Balasubramanian (Former Additional Chief Secretary,
GoK), Dilip Thomas (Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch), A K Vora (Former MD, Tata
BP Solar India, K Jairaj (Principal Secretary, Energy, GoK), Indu Britto (Group
Publisher, Saltmarch Media), Shri. M N Vidyashankar (Ex-officio Principal Secretary,
Govt. of Karnataka), K Subramanya, CEO, Tata BP Solar India Limited, Dr.
Bhaktavatsalam (Former Chairman, IREDA, GoI), and Dr. Harish Hande Founder
& CEO, SELCO India.
For more information on GES contact the GES Hotline:
Mobile: +91 99015 08099, Tel: +91 80 4005 1000