Advance registration exceeding last year for Europe’s premier annual clean technology networking, deal-making and policy event

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2009: The Cleantech Group™, LLC, founders of the cleantech investment category, announced today that more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and policymakers in the rapidly developing clean technology investment marketplace will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark on 28-30 April 2009, for Cleantech Forum® XXII, Europe’s leading global investment forum.

Taking place in Copenhagen, the venue for December’s COP15, the UN’s Climate Change Conference 2009, Cleantech Forum XXII will focus on the likelihood of a global deal on climate change and associated economic benefits and opportunities for the worldwide clean technology sector. The Forum will also examine how the current economic downturn is affecting investment in the sector. Keynote speakers will include the Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark, Lene Espersen; Deutsche Bank Asset Management Global Head, Kevin Parker; and Dimitri Zenghelis, Cisco’s Climate Change Chief Economist and co-author of The Stern Review on the economics of climate change.

“With the eyes of the world looking towards Copenhagen to deliver a global deal on climate change, Cleantech Forum XXII is the ‘must attend’ industry event of the year, bringing together Europe’s key political and economic influencers to capitalize on how an agreement will shape growth in clean technology,” said Nicholas Parker, co-founder and Chairman, Cleantech Group. “Cleantech has a crucial role to play in steering the world out of recession, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth, and that’s reflected in the quantity and quality of the power players attending this event.”

The Forum will also provide a platform for both emerging and market leading companies to present their cleantech innovations in areas such as energy, transportation, building and advanced materials, water recycling and waste. Since the initial Cleantech Forum in 2002, presenting companies have raised over USD1.4 billion in capital. In addition, the Cleantech Group will announce the winners of its annual Cleantech Awards, commending exceptional leadership and actions toward accelerating cleantech adoption around the world. The event will also see the unveiling of two new reports: the Nordic Cleantech 50, detailing the most promising cleantech companies in the region, and a report on the Future of Cleantech in Europe.

Leading global corporations participating in the event include BP, Danfoss, Deloitte, GE, Nokia, Robert Bosche, Shell, Siemens, Total, Unilever and Volvo.

Top-tier venture capital and other investment firms participating include AGF Private Equity, Aloe Private Equity, Alfa Laval, Amadeus Capital Partners, Aquaporin S/A, Atlas Venture Ltd., BankInvest Group A/S, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Bridges Community Ventures, Capricorn Venture Partners NV, Climate Consortium Denmark, Conduit Ventures, Consensus Business Group, Credit Suisse, Demeter Partners, Deutsche Asset Management, DFJ Esprit LLP, Early Bird Venture Capital, Emerald Technology Ventures, Energy Capital Management, Environmental Technologies Fund, European Investment Fund, Frog Capital (formerly Foursome Investments), GDF SUEZ, GIMV NV, Halley Invest Ltd, I2BF Venture Capital, IKEA GreenTech AB, Impax Asset Management, International Finance Corporation, Israel Cleantech Ventures, Kenda Capital, Ludgate Environmental Fund, Northzone Ventures, Riverside Europe, Sardis Capital, SEB Venture Capital, Seed Capital Denmark K/S, SET Venture Partners, SITRA, Stonefund, Sustainable Technology Capital, Tamarix Ventures, The Carbon Trust, Vaekstfonden, Wellington Partners, Wheb Ventures Limited, Wolverine Venture Fund, Xange Private Equity and Zouk Ventures Ltd.

Full information on the Cleantech Forum XXII, including agenda, is available at

The Cleantech Group pioneered the clean technology investment category in 2002. Today, it accelerates the development and market adoption of clean technologies globally. The company’s worldwide network of investors, entrepreneurs, enterprises, service providers and others - representing trillions of dollars in assets - receives access to capital, investment deal flow, networking, market leading research and data, sales leads and promotional opportunities. The Cleantech Group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments, publishes leading cleantech sector industry news coverage and produces the premier Cleantech Forum® events worldwide. Details are available at

Source: Cleantech Group