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Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit Looks to Address Clean Tech, Military, and Island Community Sustainability

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 5.14.27 PMNext month’s Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo will be a showcase of resiliency, specifically for the Asia/Pac region, which includes a lot of island economies, as well as large military infrastructural needs. The event, in Honolulu, Hawaii, will take place August 24-26th, and is a good place for movers and shakers in the clean tech space to sharpen their saw, mingle among the power players in the Asia Pacific region, and potentially even exhibit their technologies. And they’ve offered CleanTechnica readers a discount to attend: get 10% off admission with discount code 15CTECH10.

Key speakers will include Dawn Lippert (Director of Hawaii-based clean tech incubator the Energy Excelerator), US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Eric Gleason (President of NextEra Energy Hawaii, which is set to become Hawaii’s largest utility after its takeover of Hawaiian Electric Company), Hawaii Governor David Ige and US Senator Brian Schatz (a true American hero of climate change legislation), and Henk Rodgers, Chairman and Founder of the Blue Planet Foundation, which recently led the charge that successfully culminated in Hawaii’s passage of a 100% renewable energy goal.

Topics for Monday include talks on clean transportation solutions for Hawaii, diverse technologies in renewable energy, biofuels, community solar, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and Department of Defense (DoD) Operational Energy Initiatives. Day 2 (Tuesday kicks off with a keynote by Senator Schatz, and goes into renewables funding, island grids, and the DoD energy technology challenge. Wednesday, day 3, covers more funding of renewables, corporate energy solutions, grid integration technologies,  and an update on Executive Order 13693, the Federal Sustainability Goals, update and implementation guidance.

The exhibit hall last year was full of great technologies, and promises to once again be a cornucopia of cool, planet-saving, game-changing stuff. expopic1

Register here, and don’t forget the discount code, 15CTECH10, if you want to get 10% off.

CleanTechnica is a proud media partner to the Resilience Summit, and we will likely be interviewing some key people at the event and bringing home news of great new technologies we encounter there. If there is anyone in particular you’d like to see interviewed from the event for a CleanTechnica exclusive, please post it in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to make it happen!


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