BOSTON, March 6, 2018 – World Climate Ltd, in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), today announced that Horizon18 – a global solutions platform for the clean economy – will be held in Boston on October 10-11, 2018.
Horizon18 will bring together clean economy solutions providers, customers, innovators, and investors to connect on projects that translate climate goals into solutions, innovations, new markets, and partnerships.
The two-day event will leverage the valuable business leadership and innovation expertise of MassCEC and NECEC – two leading clean energy business organizations in the Northeast U.S – with the international experience of World Climate Ltd, which has worked within stakeholder engagement, large-scale collaborations, and business events for almost a decade.
“The Commonwealth has earned a reputation as a global hub for innovation, and we are looking forward to partnering with World Climate Ltd and NECEC to create a platform for the cleantech sector to explore business opportunities and pursue meaningful action on climate change,” said MassCEC CEO Stephen Pike. “We are proud to support this global summit of leaders and innovators as we continue to build a clean energy economy.”
“NECEC is thrilled to partner on this pivotal event that will showcase the strength of the Northeast clean energy ecosystem to the world’s leading clean energy business leaders and foster meaningful business relationships to advance clean economy solutions throughout many regions of the world,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein.
“World Climate Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of Horizon18 as a new global platform for clean innovations, investments, solutions, and partnerships,” said Jens Nielsen, CEO of World Climate Ltd. “Together with MassCEC and NECEC, we are striving to create a unique opportunity to bring together customers, solution providers, and investors – and there’s nowhere better than Boston to connect clean innovations, projects, and initiatives from around the globe.”
Horizon18 will be located at the Boston Exhibition & Convention Center, and will include:
The global event will cover sectors and industries such as energy, waste, water,production, mobility, and cities, and will bring together state and city public officials, startups, corporations, and investors to enable forward-thinking stakeholders to translate climate goals into cutting-edge projects and partnerships that grow the clean economy.
Horizon18 is ideally located in the middle of a world-class clean economy ecosystem. Boston, Massachusetts and the US Northeast are home to an internationally leading community of innovators who are driving the transition to local, regional, and global clean economies.
World Climate Ltd develops and facilitates large-scale collaborations and transactions between businesses, governments, investors, and philanthropists for local, national, and global solutions in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency, and sustainability.
MassCEC (The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations, creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers. MassCEC constructed and operates the Wind Technology Testing Center and the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton chairs MassCEC’s board of directors
NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council & NECEC Institute) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization), and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.
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