Promoting Sustainable Energy Solutions

When: December 1, 2010, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Georgia Pacific Auditorium, Lobby Level (133 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303).

This workshop contrasts the unique French and U.S. renewable energy policies and strategies, focusing on their respective strengths and weaknesses. Expert panelists will highlight the risks and opportunities in their specific renewable energy market areas.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Networking Breakfast sponsored by Morris Manning & Martin.

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. - “Sustainable Energies: the French and U.S. Environments.”
Moderator: Ross Harding, Managing Partner at Energy Launch Partners.
Panelists: Thierry Buttin, Counselor for Sustainable Development at the Embassy of France to the U.S.A.; James Guidera, Group Head at the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power - Crédit Agricole (TBD); Jill Stuckey, Director of Georgia Energy Innovation Center; Dr. John Crittenden, Director of the Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech; and Michael Chriszt, Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - “Business Opportunities for French Companies in the Sustainable Energies Space.”
Moderator: Dr. John McIntyre, Director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research.
Panelists: Laurent Lajoye, President of Metz Electrical Power Plant (UEM); Jean-Claude van Duysen, Director of France’s Energy Company (EDF) - U.S. Bureau; and Jean-Paul Crouzoulon, Senior Vice President at Areva Renewables.

11:15 am - 12:15 p.m. - “Business Opportunities for American Companies in the Sustainable Energies Space.”
Moderator: Mr. Greg Chafee, Attorney-at-Law at Morris Manning & Martin.
Panelists: Anthony Coker, Senior Director Strategic Relationships at Suniva, Inc.; Anthony Maiello, General Manager - Systems Engineering at GE Smart Grid; and Ed Smith, Chief Executive Officer at E3 Greentech Enterprises.

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. - Panel discussion.

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Networking lunch sponsored by Georgia Power Company.

With the support of: