Cleantech LA Global Showcase 2013

The Tseng College looks forward to attending Cleantech LA Global Showcase 2013 Nov. 4-5, where the public and private sectors come together to share ideas for turning Los Angeles into a center of green energy and international trade.

Cleantech Incubator, a nonprofit that collaborates with the city and area business, educational and research organizations to develop clean energy, hosts the event, partly sponsored by California State University, Northridge.

The downtown Los Angeles conference at the JW Marriott will include public officials, entrepreneurs, investment professionals, international companies, and business and academic leaders, who will talk about increasing clean technology for energy and transportation, and shifting energy dependence from fossil fuels.

"In addition to being one of the top start-up friendly cities, in the world, Los Angeles is also one of the most environmentally conscious, said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement for LA Cleantech Incubator. Mayor Garcetti will speak at the event, along with officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Air Resources Board, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Investment firm US Renewables Group echoed a need for alternative energy. "New models that give capital markets renewed confidence to invest in clean tech sectors are emerging and gaining traction, said Jim McDermott, managing partner of US Renewables Group, in a statement for LA Cleantech Incubator. "This global showcase will be a great opportunity to share ideas and examples of what is working and where the market is moving across the globe.

Participants from the Tseng College include dean Joyce Feucht-Haviar, an event panelist; Vanessa Andrade, international programs and outreach manager; and Julia Potter of the Tseng College's employer and partner programs and services.