ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL OF MAINE

E2Tech Expo 2015

  • Thursday, October 01, 2015
  • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04104

Registration

  • Must present student ID at registration table

Registration is closed



Maine's Cleantech Industry and Sustainable Food Production, article written by Kay Mann of GreenEnergyMaine.com

Photos can be found on our facebook page- be sure to check out all three albums! 

AGENDA

7:00am: Registration, Expo & Networking Breakfast

8:00am: Welcome!

  • Jim Katsiaficas, Director – Perkins Thompson & Chair of E2Tech Board of Directors
  • Tony Buxton, Partner and Chair, Energy & Utilities Practice Group Preti Flaherty, E2Tech Expo Commercialization-level Sponsor
  • Glenn Cummings, President – University of Southern Maine

8:15am: Keynote Speaker

Daniel Goldman - Co–founder, Clean Energy Venture Group. Goldman brings 25 years of strategy, corporate and project finance and development, and private equity/asset investment and early stage venture investing to CEVG, whose portfolio companies are seeing explosive growth in revenues (average growth 10x from 2013-14).

Daniel Goldman's Presentation.

9:30am: Expo Exploration Break

10:00am: State of the Sector – Markets, Technologies, and Policies

Cleantech is Maine’s fastest growing technology sector. The Maine Technology Institute recently found job gains of 12% in renewable energy since 2007, and CleanEdge reports that since 2014, the state had the nation's second-highest jump in its national cleantech ranking. Join us to hear from experts on emerging energy and environmental technologies, investment, and market trends, plus state, regional, and national policies accelerating the industry.

  • Robert Gould, Executive Vice President, Principal, and Vice Chairman – Spinnaker Trust (Moderator)
  • David Littell, Principal – Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
  • Matt Nelson, Chief of Staff – U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Neil Veilleux, Director Meister Consulting Group

  • Juliet Browne, Partner and Chair, Environmental Law Group  Verrill Dana, E2Tech Expo Deployment-level Sponsor

11:30am: Senator Angus King – U.S. Senate (video remarks)



11:35am: Boxed lunch by Dutch's


12:00pm: Lunchtime Keynote

John Mandyck serves as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation. A global leader in the aerospace, food refrigeration and commercial building industries, United Technologies provides high-technology systems and services that set the standard for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. John is the co-author of the book Food Foolish, which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change. He has presented energy efficiency, sustainability and future of food strategies to audiences around the world.

John Mandyck's Presentation.


1pm Workshops

“Growing Maine’s Own Power” – A ‘Fishbowl’ Discussion Among Policy Leaders

Maine’s economy is rich in natural resources, and Mainers have deep expertise producing energy products from our woods, waters, wind, sun, and more. As we look to build Maine’s economy in the years to come, what policies can lead to product development and process management that taps into Maine’s indigenous energy resources to develop products and expertise demanded around the world? 

Join us for a spirited, unscripted “fishbowl”-style discussion.

  • Tux Turkel, Reporter – Portland Press Herald (moderator)
  • Representative Sara Gideon – Maine State Legislature
  • Joel Harrington, Government & Community Relations – Central Maine Power
  • Sean Mahoney, Executive Vice President – Conservation Law Foundation
  • Jeremy Payne, Executive Director – Maine Renewable Energy Association
  • Michael Stoddard, Executive Director – Efficiency Maine Trust
  • Jamie Py, President – Maine Energy Marketers Association

Workforce Development & Career Connections

Recent reports show Maine’s energy and environmental sector is growing at rates north of 10%. How can we be sure the industry has the talent it needs to thrive here, both hiring locally and attracting talented people to move to Maine?

  • Commissioner Jeanne Paquette – Maine Department of Labor (Moderator)
  • Ron Cantor, President – Southern Maine Community College
  • David Dvorak, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering - University of Maine
  • Todd Herrman, Assistant Director of Employer Relations – Bowdoin College


2:45pm Workshops

Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Maine companies take sustainability in their supply chains seriously, but it’s complicated.

On the one hand, with increasing consumer demand for sustainably made products and services, companies are not only greening themselves, but demanding greener practices from their partners up and down their supply chains. How are large consumer-oriented companies working with their smaller, B-to-B suppliers to ensure social and environmental responsibility?

And on the other hand, as new products and services like wind farms and efficiency companies expand Maine’s energy and environmental sector, companies in traditional industries like machining and manufacturing, food, construction, and more are gaining new business. How big is the “ripple” effect of Maine’s emerging “energy and environmental” sector into the traditional industries that supply them?

  • John Rooks, CEO – Founder, Rapport (moderator)
  • Representative Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability - GAF; Member - Maine House of Representatives
  • George Parmenter – Manager of Sustainability, Delhaize America / Hannaford
  • Steve Westra, Supply Chain Project Manager – Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership

What a Cluster! Seeding Innovation to Grow Commercialization

The news is full of new Maine companies in the energy, environmental, and cleantech sector, but we’ve already got a long track record seeding this kind of innovation “cluster.” Hear from state and regional experts on both the history and future of Maine’s green business cluster, and how your company can join the rising tide of innovation.


4:15pm: “E2Tech Talks:” Powering Maine’s Local & Global Food Economy

Maine is famous for amazing homegrown food, enjoyed both locally and around the world. And increasingly, clean and efficient energy is powering this food economy. Enjoy exciting  “TED-Talk-style” updates “from the field” by Maine business.


5:30pm: Expo Networking Happy Hour

Enjoy a drink on us! For more, bring cash.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Limited sponsorships may still be available. Contact Bonnie@E2Tech.org if your organization would like to learn more.

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Limited sponsorships may still be available. Contact Bonnie@E2Tech.org if your organization would like to learn more.

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