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Green Technologies and Global Opportunities

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 11:30 AM - Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 01:30 PM
Venue: Don Quixote\'s Restaurant
Address: 6275 Highway Nine
City / State / Country: Felton / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-335-4780
Email: cristina@mbita.org
URL: http://www.mbita.org
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) (www.mbita.org), a non-profit public/private partnership dedicated to promoting small to mid-sized businesses in the global marketplace, , the Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development (SV CITD) (www.svcitd.org ), the U.S. Commercial Service in Monterey (www.export.gov) and the Central Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (www.businessonline.org) cordially invite you to the Santa Cruz Chapter luncheon meeting “Green Technologies and Global Opportunities”

Guest speakers

Reinhold Ziegler of Synergy California L.P. will discuss the value chain of R&D, Manufacturing, Global Marketing & Finance of Green Technologies. Mr. Ziegler will share his experience of developing and deploying green technologies in the last 25 years. He will also explore the relationship of manufacturing, marketing, with the emergence of innovative financing mechanisms.

For Reinhold Ziegler’s bio visit www.mbita.org/ziegler_bio.pdf

Ron Swenson of SolarQuest will discuss challenges and opportunities for Solar Energy in Emerging Markets. Already growing at 40% per year worldwide, solar electricity (photovoltaic) is poised for explosive growth especially in remote markets in emerging economies where other electricity options do not exist. The much discussed \"digital divide\" is not only about information disparities, it is also a power divide. Solar energy offers the possibility of advanced telecommunications in locations previously inaccessible.

For Ron Swenson’s bio visit www.swenson.com/ron/resume.htm

The challenges of exporting Green Technologies including clearing goods through customs, shipping to remote locations where loading and docking facilities are primitive, and resolving licensing issues regarding telecommunications (satellite and wireless) will also be discussed.

Luncheon Partners:

SVCITD Global California Program - The Global California program is an online solution designed to connect California trade communities, helping exporters, importers and service providers to reach new markets and expand business opportunities.

MBITA, managers of TradePort.org, is a partner in Global California. GlobalCalifornia.org, a regional model for the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay regions, is funded through the Chancellor’s office of the California Community Colleges, hosted by the Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development and West Valley College in partnership with the Monterey Bay International Trade Association, the San Jose and Monterey U.S. Export Assistance Centers, the Silicon Valley and Central Coast Small Business Development Centers and the City of San Jose, Office of Economic Development.

The Monterey Bay U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)

The Central Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Place: World Famous Don Quixote’s restaurant
6275 Highway Nine, Felton, CA
Time: Noon lunch to 1:30 pm, 11:30am registration
Reservations required

Register Online:$25 members and $30 non-members
Pay at door: $30 members and $35 non-members
Contact the MBITA office at 831-335-4780

Visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=87811 for online registration

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