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Green Growth Forum 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (GMT)
Green Growth Forum: Fostering and Financing Green Innovation
Hosted by Silicon Republic and the Green IFSC
The Green Growth Forum on January 25 will bring together international experts and Ireland’s leaders in green finance, technology, energy and innovation to look at how Ireland can be a leader in the low carbon economy.
The Green Growth Forum which takes place in Dublin's Convention Centre, will feature high profile international keynotes who will offer a global view, and highlight international best practice, while local experts and leaders in green finance, technology, innovation and policy will take part in mediated panel discussions, and invited delegates will participate in questions and answer sessions, in order to encourage a lively and thoughtful debate on this crucial area.
The Silicon Valley approach has been held up as a model for fostering innovation and developing new global players. In recent years that model has been applied, most visibly, to clean technologies and green innovation. Speakers and delegates will discuss how Ireland, as a tech hub in Europe, can create a model to foster and finance the green innovation that will shape our country's future economic prosperity.
Keynote: Thierry Van Landegem
Confirmed keynote Thierry Van Landegem, is chairman of GreenTouch, a consortium of leading ICT industry stakeholders dedicated to transforming communication to significantly reduce the carbon footprint. It has set the ambitious goal of improving the energy efficiency of ICT networks by a factor of 1,000. Van Landegem is also Head of Global Operations for Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, and is an official member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Sustainability.
Keynote: Dr Eddie O'Connor
Keynote: Dr Paul Nillesen
Dr Paul Nillesen is partner with the Dutch Strategy & Economics team and EU&M advisory leader at PwC. He leads the Global Renewable Energy Practice with 1,000 staff worldwide, and is a member of the IEA's Renewable Energy Working Group. Paul is an energy economist, specialising in regulatory economics, market analyses, business simulation and modelling, and has advised companies, governments, regulators and national and international institutions.
Confirmed Panelists include:
- PJ Rudden, Group Energy & Environment Director, RPS, and RPS Project Director to the EU Commission for the Management of the EU Green Capital City project, as well as Project Director for the Irish Scottish Links Energy Study (ISLES) on Offshore Renewables.
- Paul Lynam, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens (Ireland) who began his career in 1990 with Smurfit Ireland and then joined Smurfit Germany in 1991. He later moved to Kappa Packaging, Germany, and subsequently joined Siemens Ireland as Commercial Manager, Energy & Transportation.
- Paul Harris, Head of Natural Resource Risk Management, Bank of Ireland Global Markets, and one of the key architects of Irelands' Green IFSC initiative, he currently chairs the Carbon & Markets Expert Group. Paul is co-course Director of the DCU Post-graduate Certificate on Sustainable Energy Finance which he designed.
- Steven A. Falci, head of strategy development, sustainable investment, Kleinwort Benson. Steven Falci oversees the development of Kleinwort Benson Investors sustainable investment products and strategic priorities. He is a senior investment professional with over 25 years of broad experience overseeing investment teams and managing assets.
Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer, HSG Zander Ireland and UK (Bilfinger SE) Jeff Smith is CEO at HSG Zander Ireland and UK, part of the Bilfinger Group, the international engineering and services group.
Prof Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC. Patrick Fitzpatrick is also the Chair of the Steering Group of Energy Cork, and Director of UCC's Centre for Global Development.
Mark Bennett, Green Business Officer, Dublin City Council. Mark Bennett is the Green Business Officer for Dublin City Council, working on projects including the Green IFSC, SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities and The Green Way cleantech cluster. He is also involved in Smart City projects and manages Sustainability Reporting for the City.
For further speaker information, check out: www.siliconrepublic.com/greengrowth
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