Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST
Thursday November 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM PST

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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa 
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

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Lisa Lindskog 
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, San Diego 
858-366 2303 

Welcome to attend Green Connections 2013! 

Are you curious of why President Obama chose to go to Sweden to learn more about cleantech?

Find out at the most exciting cleantech event of the fall!

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce is hosting Green Connections on November 6-7 at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. The focus of this two-day conference is Water, Waste, and Energy (Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy) and the aim is to create business relations between Sweden and the USA, and the San Diego region in particular.

Registration deadline: November 5, 1pm PST


Day One, November 6:

12:30-13:00     Registration and Networking
13:00-13:15     Welcome Remarks: Paul Ragnvaldsson, Vice President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, San Diego
- Gold Sponsor, Southern California Gas Company
- Silver Sponsor, Envix Nord AB
- Bronze Sponsor, car2go and Leidos
13:15-14:00     Lars Ling, CEO at CleanTech Region, and Holly Smithson, President and COO at CleanTECH San Diego
- Why Sweden and San Diego are Outstanding Regions within Cleantech
14:00-14:15    Mingle Break
14:15-14:30    Marie Vasallo, Standard Solutions Group
- Collaborative Networks, the Shareable and Sustainable Future of Companies
14:30-14:45     John C. Sheptor, HydroInfra Technologies
14:45-15:00     Mingle Break
15:00-15:45     Bill Fulton, Director of Planning for the City of San Diego
- How the City of San Diego is Working With the Cleantech Industry to Foster Sustainable Innovations and Economic Development
15:45-16:00     Mingle Break
16:00-17:00     KEYNOTE: Johan Ernst Nilson, Environmental Explorer and Inspirational Speaker
- Impossible vs. Possible - 20 Years of Exploration
17:00-19:00    Networking and Mingle at Hilton's Bayside Bar

Day Two, November 7:

09:15-09:45    Joachim Lindborg, CTO at Sust, Intelligent Energy Services
- Interoperability and Information Sharing: Bridging Between Business Silos When Optimizing Energy Consumption
09:45-10:00     Mingle Break
10:00-10:30     Ron Kent, Technology Development Project Manager at Sempra Utilities/Southern California Gas Company
- The Road to Nirvana: Renewable Natural Gas Pathways
10:30-10:45     Mingle Break
10:45-11:15     Kristina Peterson, CEO at Mayflower Partners
- Trends in the U.S. Solar PV Market and Swedish Applications of Solar
11:15-11:30     Mingle Break
11:30-12:15     Dr. Daniel Ragnvaldsson and Dr. Magnus Bergknut, Envix Nord AB and MTC
- Two Swedish Green Tech Companies on Their Work within Water and Waste, with Examples From Mine Restoration and Pulp and the Paper Industry
12:15-13:15     Lunch
13:15-13.30    Lars Ling, CEO at CleanTech Region
- Merging Swedish and U.S. Models for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability - the Perfect Hybrid for Business Opportunities and Job Creation
13:30-14:30     Clean Energy, Solar Thermal Session with Dr. Jon Guice, and Sweden's Absolicon
- Solar Thermal Energy for Commercial and Industrial Customers in the California Market
14:30-14:45     Mingle Break
14:45-15:15     David Raine, CEO & Founder of DyoCore and Creator of Chatter
- Cultural Change Drives Cleantech: The Swedish King Drives a Bio-Fuel Diesel while the U.S. President Drives a 19mph Chrysler 300
15:15-15:30     Mingle Break
15:30-16:00     Dr. Robert Wilder, Co-Manager for the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX)
16:00-18:00     Networking and Mingle at Hilton's Bayside Bar

Green Connections is sponsored by:
GOLD: Southern California Gas Company      
SILVER: Envix         
BRONZE: car2go, Leidos

Read more about the US' investments in Absolicon's Swedish solar here!

The admission fee (Regular: $70, SACC Member: $35) includes a buffet style lunch for November 7.

Spaces for the conference are limited to 200 people, so register in time to secure your spot.

Join us at the beautiful beachfront Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa! A limited number of reduced priced rooms are available for Green Connections guests at the Hilton, make sure to state your attendance at the conference in order to receive this low price.


Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact marketing@sacc-sandiego.org