Top CEOs will be headlining this year's Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), being held June 21-22, 2006 in New York City.
Michael Eckhart, President of ACORE, said, "In just two years, REFF-Wall Street has become a cutting edge event for the renewable finance industry. It has become the principal venue for lenders, investors, developers, executives, and their advisors to see the major deals of the year, stay current on terms, and network with the ever-expanding group of players."
Speakers in the biofuels finance session will include: Martin Tobias, CEO, Seattle Biodiesel; Brian Foody, CEO Iogen Corporation; Gerry Peters, Senior Vice President, Hudson United Bank; and Scott Brown, CEO, New Energy Capital Corp.
This year's solar finance session will be led by co-chairs Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Dr. Sven Hansen, COO, Good Energies and will include speakers Erik Thorsen, CEO, Renewable Energy Corporation; Tom Werner, CEO, SunPower Corporation; and John Miles, President, Solargenix.
The wind finance session will be co-chaired by Robert L. Pratt, Senior Vice President, Henry P. Kendall Foundation and Theo J. de Wolff, Managing Director, PPM Atlantic Renewables. Top investors and developers speaking in the wind finance session include Michael Garland, Managing Director, Babcock & Brown; Alec G. Dreyer, CEO, Horizon Wind Energy LLC; Michaela Pulkert, Head of Power & Environment, Global Project Finance, HVB; Kevin Walsh, Managing Director, Renewable Energy, GE Energy Financial Services; and James S. Gordon, President, Energy Management, Inc. and Developer, Cape Wind Project.
A session on renewable energy market drivers and policy will be co-chaired by Dan Reicher, President of New Energy Capital Corp. and Nicholas Parker, Chairman of Cleantech Capital Group LLC and will headline Thomas Dorr, Under-secretary for Rural Development, USDA; John Bohn, Commissioner, California PUC and former President of Moody's; Chris Walker, Managing Director of Greenhouse Gas Risk Solutions, Swiss Re; Richard Sandor, Chairman & CEO, Chicago Climate Exchange, and James Cameron, President of Climate Change Capital.
"The finance forum has attracted the top management talent in the renewable energy industry. It is the major event of the year in renewable energy finance," commented Michael Ware, Managing Director, Advance Capital Markets.
Michael Ware, Managing Director, Advance Capital Markets and Ed Feo, Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP lead the project finance session with speakers John Anderson, Head of Power Finance, John Hancock Insurance and Financial Services; Steve Greenwald, Managing Director, CSFB; Brian Daly, Managing Director, Trust Company of the West; Guy Cirincione, Deputy General Manager, Dexia Credit Local; Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
Private equity, co-chaired by Ken Locklin, Principal, Clean Energy Group and Nancy Floyd, Managing Director, Nth Power, will showcase private equity panelists Winston Hickox, Portfolio Manager, Environmental Initiatives, CalPERS; Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners; Peter T. Martenson, Division Director, Macquarie Funds Management; William F. McCalpin, EVP and COO, Rockefeller Brothers Fund;.
Michael Liebreich, President, New Energy Finance and Thomas Van Dyke, Senior Vice-President-Investment, Piper Jaffray & Co. co-chair the public markets and IPOs session with speakers including Per Hornung Pederson, CEO, Suzlon Energy A/S; Dr. Shi Zhengrong, Founder & CEO, Suntech; Bruce M. Usher, CEO, EcoSecurities plc; Jurgen Immhoff, Managing Director, Citigroup Investment Banking; and Daren Morris, Managing Director, UBS London.
Michael Liebreich agreed with the importance of REFF Wall Street, saying, "REFF-Wall Street is the single most significant gathering of top execs and financiers in the clean energy industry. It's the only must-attend event in the space."
REFF-Wall Street 2006 is supported by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Biomass Coordinating Council (BCC), National Hydropower Association (NHA), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and US Energy Association.
Conference co-chairs are Michael Eckhart, President, ACORE; Nancy Floyd, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power; Ken Locklin, Director, Massachusetts Green Energy Fund; Torsten Merkel, Conference Manager, Euromoney PLC; Dan W. Reicher, Founder and President, New Energy Capital; and Michael D. Ware, Managing Director, Advance Capital Markets Inc.
About American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through information and communications programs. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including renewable energy industries, associations, utilities, end users, professional service firms, financial institutions and government agencies. ACORE serves as a forum through which these parties work together on common interests. Membership information is available at: www.acore.org.
About Euromoney Energy Events
Euromoney Energy Events (EEE) is a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the publisher of Institutional Investor, Project Finance & Risk, Renewable Finance and other global publications. EEE's diverse range of conferences address topical issues in the energy sector, with a focus on financial and commercial aspects, in a portfolio that ranges across Renewable Energy, Waste, LNG and Emissions. EEE also is the organizer of the Renewable Energy Finance Forum held every September in London.
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