Smart Cities Executive Evening Program

AGRION Smart Cities Executive Evening Program: Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives


World Policy is a proud media partner of AGRION's:
Smart Cities Executive Evening Program:
Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives

When: Thursday, June 14
6 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Desmond Tutu Center
180 Tenth Ave. (20th/21st Streets)
New York, NY

Regular admission: $150 – register online here.
World Policy Member Discount: $75 – members should e-mail for the registration discount code.

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AGRION will host an evening of networking, cocktails and discussion on sustainable approaches to rapid urbanization with select public and private sector professionals who are active in the development of smarter cities. Presentations led by distinguished experts will explore the integration of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in urban spaces and the strategies that dispatch these projects toward lower carbon footprints. Topics will bring to the forefront the financial, building, and transportation challenges presented by smart city development initiatives. Attendees will walk away with practical understanding of where the business and partnership opportunities lie when it comes to strategizing conception, construction and management of such initiatives. The meeting will also feature a selective technology exposition to showcase some of the most promising products and services designed to support the creation of smarter cities.

Opening Remarks – 6:00 PM

  • Paul Polizzoto – President, CBS EcoMedia

Presentation – Renewable Energy in Urban Markets: How to Finance Distributed Generation?
6:30 PM

  • Michel Di Capua, Head of US Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Eric Curry, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, NRG Energy

Presentation – The Costs of Integrating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficicency in Commercial Buildings
7:00 PM

  • Joe Phillips, Director of Smarter Cities / Smart Buildings, IBM
  • Dr. Nikhil Krishnan, Associate Principal (Moderator), McKinsey

7:30 PM

Presentation – Smarter Urban Infrastructure: Moderniing Transportation and the Grid
8:15 PM

  • Mike Calise, Director of Electric Vehicle Business, Schneider Electric
  • Jon Seitler, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development,Zipcar
  • Michael Mahan, Product Manager, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, GE Energy

For more information on the Conference agenda, panelists, partners and registration, visit Smart Cities Executive Evening: Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives

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