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INDUSTRY FOCUS SERIES: ENERGY SECTOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, GROWTH & GLOBALIZATION​


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May 14, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Union League Club of Chicago 
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
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​Global Midwest Alliance, founder of Midwest Clean Tech and the Private Sector Liaison Office to the World Bank Group, invites you to the second program in the 2013 Innovation, Growth and Globalization Industry Program Series. Throughout the year, this series will highlight industry expertise, innovation and technology, and globalization opportunities across growth-oriented industry sectors.

Smart Grid and technologies focused on metering, analysis and storage are revolutionizing the U.S. energy sector. Natural gas is booming. Wind and solar power options continue to expand, while consumer vehicle alternatives and fleet fueling options are gaining traction. There is a growing demand for the energy expertise found in the U.S. as countries around the world experience an ever-increasing need for traditional and alternative energy solutions.

This program will focus on the current developments in the energy sector, including traditional and renewable sources. Innovations and technologies offering opportunities for future growth -- from both large corporates and active entrepreneurs -- will be highlighted, along with global areas of growth and opportunity, in both projects in emerging markets and potential for collaboration here at home. Midwest companies will learn how to apply expertise in multiple sub-sectors of the energy industry, and increase their global participation via partnerships with fellow U.S. firms.

Keynote presenter, Sunil (Sonny) Garg, Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Exelon Corporation will provide an expert overview on "U.S. Innovation for the New Energy Age."  Mr. Garg oversees all aspects of information technology for Exelon, the leading U.S.energy provider, and its operating companies. The innovation panel will focus on exciting innovations and policy developments across the energy subsectors. During the global panel, representatives doing business in global markets will discuss opportunities, investment projects and policy reforms in developing countries, as well as provide cases studies.

Program attendees will include energy, innovation, finance and business leaders, World Bank Private Sector Liaison Office clients and prospects, development and international partners and organizations, and the broader energy community. Participants will learn about specific energy initiatives and innovation, and projects in developing nations through consulting, funding, and private partnerships.

Seats are limited. Please register on or before May 13, 2013.

Innovation, Growth & Globalization Opportunities in the New Energy Age
Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.
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The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 139 business intermediary organizations in 94 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues. The Private Sector Liaison Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 139 business intermediary organizations in 94 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group’s products and services. Private Sector Liaison Offices (PSLOs) facilitate companies’ access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.
2013 Energy Project & Procurement Workshop

Please join Global Midwest Alliance and GTI on their co-initiative with the World Bank. The 2013 Energy Project and Procurement Workshop, which is being held on July 15-16, 2013 will take place at GTI.  This two-day intensive workshop will provide eduction and guidance on natural gas needs around the world, the opportunities available to U.S. companies, and an opportunity for companies to engage with the World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, other multilaterals and the international community.  

SPONSOR A GLOBAL MIDWEST ALLIANCE EVENT

Global Midwest Alliance currently has a limited number of event sponsorships available for 2013. This is an excellent marketing opportunity that provides access and engagement with top decision makers, industry experts, and corporate executives in the manufacturing industry.

Sponsoring an Alliance event is a great way to maximize your marketing investment. Your company will receive prime positioning on Alliance industry promotions throughout the year and premier exposure at the event itself.

Aligning your company with the Global Midwest Alliance will enhance your brand recognition and give you the opportunity to network with leaders in the manufacturing industry. For more information on sponsorships and other opportunities, contact Gail Longmore at 312.286.0688 or  glongmore@globalmidwestalliance.org.
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Registration, Breakfast and Networking

Welcome Remarks & Introductions
Gail Longmore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Global Midwest Alliance
Ed Sitar, Economic and Business Manager, ComEd, an Exelon Company

Keynote Presentation:  “U.S. Innovation for the New Energy Age"
Sunil (Sonny) Garg, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Exelon Corporation

Innovation & Technology Panel
Moderator:  Justin Kaster, President and Co-Founder, Midwest Cleantech Open
Panelists:  
Jason Blumberg, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Energy Foundry
Mike McMahan, Vice President of Smart Grid, ComEd
Archie Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Root 3

Networking Break

Growth and Global Opportunities Panel 
Moderator:  Seth Snyder, Biofuels Technology Manager and Section Leader-Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory
Panelists:  
Jack Lewnard, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Gas Technology Institute
Marguerite Clark, Research and Innovation Director North America, GDF Suez
Josh Milberg, Regional Vice President and Director of Smart Grid, Willdan Energy Solutions 

Q&A/Networking 




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