Going Smart Green Now – Ecosummit 2011 Happens this Week in Berlin

We have to transform our global economy asap into a Smart Green Economy
87 speakers including 27 Cleantech startups looking for investors have confirmed

Press Release – Berlin, 21 March 2011: Ecosummit 2011 (ECO11) takes place on 24-25 March and gathers 300 investors, founders, managers and visionaries in the eco hotel Scandic at Potsdamer Platz. The international congress focuses on the vital transformation of our global economy into a Smart Green Economy. The motto of ECO11 – Going Smart Green Now – represents our mission: All decision makers have to be motivated to invest in a more sustainable way and develop greener products and services.

87 high-level speakers will be on stage, including 27 Cleantech startups looking for smart green investors. Founders, investors and corporates discuss in detail the art of financing sustainable business ideas, building successful Cleantech companies and bringing Cleantech into the mass market. Key topics are Smart Green City, Future Mobility, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Management.

The ECO11 agenda offers many highlights such as Renate Künast (Alliance 90/The Greens), Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart (EPEA), Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert (DIW), Prof. Dr. Peter Höppe (Munich Re), Salla Ahonen (Nokia), Michael Linse (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Prof. Dr. Meinhard von Gerkan (gmp Architects), Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek (Werner Sobek Engineering & Design), Dr. Franz Alt (Sonnenseite), Gina Domanig (Emerald Technology Ventures), Denis Lucquin (Sofinnova Partners), Rolf Adam (Cisco) and Shimpei Yamashita (Sumitomo Corporation).

How does the smart green utility of the future look like? The big utilities are challenged by innovative startups that offer clean energy, smart meters, new services and transparent tariffs that proactively help business and private customers save energy and money. Who will play the role of Apple, Google and Facebook in the future energy market?

Jan Michael Hess, CEO of Mobile Economy GmbH and Founder of Ecosummit, wants to be a role model: “Building our Smart Green Economy is the task of my lifetime. We must repower our economy with 100% renewable energy. Our future will only be worth living if we balance our economy, ecology and society. Thus we have to invest huge amounts of human and financial capital and coordinate our activities on a global scale.”

Tickets and more information are available online: https://ecosummit.net

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