Thursday, August 9, 2012

MCC Green Business Committee: Upcoming Events

We are so excited for cleantech opportunities we could not wait until September! Please read below for our next MCC Green Business Committee events.

For those of you interested in global cleantech opportunities, this is the event for you! Please read the description of the event below and hope you will join us. This event is free for MCC members and $15 for non-members. If you have interest in participating in the delegation to India in November and would like to be considered to meet with Mr. Nayar later in the day please let me know.

August 27th: 8:30-10:45AM: Opportunities in India’s Clean Tech Sector: Breakfast with Narinder Nayar, Chairman of Mumbai First

Are you interested in exploring the growing clean technology market in India, but unsure of where to start? Did you know the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce recently signed an MOU with Mumbai First, in an effort to help its members grow via exports? Are you aware of the initiatives taking place between the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy to promote U.S. businesses do business in this important market? If not, please join us for a networking breakfast opportunity with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Chairman Narinder Nayar of Mumbai First.

With the 5th largest energy generation capacity in the world, India is a prime market for U.S. companies interested in exporting their technology or service. During this breakfast, you will have an opportunity to network and learn about the vast opportunities in the Indian Clean Technology Market. A full draft agenda is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 am – Networking

9:00 – 10:15 am – Formal Program

Introduction of the program by Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Discussion of the Indian Market by Ryan Hollowell, International Trade Specialist, New York U.S. Export Assistance Center. U.S. Department of Commerce.
Discussion of the overall market and introduce the trade mission proposal.
Discussion of relevant work taking place at DOE by Vatsal Bhatt, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Discussion of the trade mission and market and DOE’s technical assistance
What the MOU Means for MCC Members
Keynote Address by Narinder Nayar, Mumbai First
Discussion of the Indian Market and the role Mumbai First can play in helping U.S. companies locate foreign partners.

10:15 – 10:45 – Follow Up Questions and Networking

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Don’t forget we are back in September with our MCC Quarterly Green Business Networking Event! Please register with the link below:

September 12th, 8-10AM MCC Quarterly Green Business Networking Event

Here is our line up of speakers!

Peter Insalaco, Eco-Active Media, Inc.

Debra Duneier, Eco-Chi

Jennifer Donahue, New England Clean Energy Council

Lauren Dykes, WeRecycle!

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We thank Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs for sponsoring the MCC Green Business Committee for 2012. We have an exciting year of programming coming up and thank the Green Team and Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs for making this possible. For more information on how you can earn cash rebates and incentives for your buildings' energy efficiency upgrades and transforming your business space into a high-performance building, contact the Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program office at (877) 797-6347 or visit their website

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