The 2012 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo will be held at the Hawai'i Convention Center, August 13 - 15.

The event is the preeminent meeting place for international leaders and energy experts at the forefront of the clean energy movement. Securing energy independence and developing a clean energy industry that promotes the vitality of our planet are two reasons why it is critical to reaffirm already established partnerships and build new ones throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo provides a forum for the high-level global networking necessary to advance this emerging clean energy culture. Read our 2011 attendee testimonials at right.

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Keynote Speakers

Neil Abercrombie

State of Hawai‘i

Maryam Ayuni

Director of Energy Conservation
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

David Danielson

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Han Dong-man

Director General of the International Economic Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

Kevin Geiss

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy
U.S. Air Force

Hideo Hato

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan

Thomas Hicks

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy
U.S. Navy

Mazie Hirono

Congresswoman (HI)
U.S. House of Representatives

Hugo Hodge, Jr.

Executive Director
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Daniel Inouye

U.S. Senator
State of Hawai‘i

Gary Jackson

Executive Director
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

George Ka‘iliwai III

Director, Resources and Assessment (J8)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Richard Lim

State of Hawai‘i, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)

Yutaka Saito

President & CEO, Infrastracture Systems Group and Infrastracture Systems Company

Brian Schatz

Lieutenant Governor
State of Hawai‘i

Kurt Tong

Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Department of State

Jooho Whang

Korea Institute of Energy Research

Key Speakers and Panelists Include:

Tarek Abdallah

Lead Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC-CERL

Keith Adams

U.S. Cleantech FAS Leader

Robbie Alm

Executive Vice President
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Mark Anderson

President & CEO
Eurus Energy America Corp

Rouben Azizian

Asian Pacific Center for Security Studies

Xuemei Bai

Principal Scientist

Gregory Barbour

Executive Director
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority

Frederic Berg

Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning

Kevin Berner

Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Phycal, Inc.

Jared Blumenfeld

U.S. EPA, Southwest Region

Joseph Boivin, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets
The Gas Company, LLC

Will Boudra

Vice President, Development
Forest City Hawai‘i

Chris Cassidy

National Business Renewable Energy Advisor

Carty Chang

Chief Engineer
Department of Land and Natural Resources Engineering Division, State of Hawaii

Linda Colburn

Where Talk Works, Inc.

Clay Collier

Akuacom, a Honeywell Company

Jimmie Collins

Senior Energy Advisor
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Kyle Datta

General Partner
Ulupono Initiative

Mark Duda


Elizabeth Echols

Regional Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Fumitoshi (Frank) Emura

Manager, Smart Community Center

Karl Fooks

Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation

Timothy Fuhr

Director, New Ventures and Ocean Energy
Lockheed Martin MS2

Brickwood Galuteria

State Senator
State of Hawaii

Paul Gaynor

First Wind

Brian Gibson

Executive Director
Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization

Patricia (Patti) Glaza

Arsenal Venture Partners

Mark Glick

State Energy Office, DBEDT

Daniel Grabauskas

Executive Director and CEO
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

Jay Griffin

Assistant Specialist
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

Randy Grune

Deputy Director
State Department of Transportation, Harbors Division

Richard Ha

Geothermal Working Group

Christian Hackett

Senior Developer
Pattern Energy Group

Lois Hamaguchi

Information Specialist
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

Phillip Harris

Senior Fellow
PennFuture Center for Energy, Enterprise and the Environment

Robert Harris

Sierra Club, Hawai`i Chapter

Leonard Hoshijo

Education and Political Director
Hawai‘i Regional Council Of Carpenters

Jonathan Jaffrey

Founding Member, Strategic Finance Partner
Renewable Social Benefits Funds, Panasonic Eco Solutions Partner

Terry Jamison Gruver


Suresh Jayanthi

Global Business Development

Mark Jewell


Jay Johnson

Senior Account Executive

Kekoa Kaluhiwa

Director, External Affairs
First Wind

Brian Kealoha

Regional Manager
Chevron Energy Solutions Company

Ken Kelly

Senior Project Leader, Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Darren Kimura

President & CEO
Sopogy, Inc.

Kelly King

Vice President and Marketing Director
Pacific Biodiesel, Inc.

Steve Kiser

Experimentation and Innovation Division
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Adelheid Kuehnle

President and CEO/Co-Founder
Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc.

James Kurata

State Public Works Administrator
Department of Accounting and General Services, State of Hawai‘i

Howard Lee

VP Corporate Development
Clean Focus

Dawn Lippert

Project Manager
Hawai‘i Renewable Energy Development Venture

Jon Lorentz

Global Managing Director, Geothermal

Michael Lunda

Engineering Program Director
Honeywell UOP

Kathleen Marshall

GFS Energy LLC

Joel Matsunaga

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Hawai‘i BioEnergy

Marc Matsuura

Manager, Smart Grid Planning
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO)

Steve McCain

Senior Director, Defense and Energy Policy Group
K&L Gates LLP

Ryan McCauley

Vice President, Project Development
Hoku Solar

Stephen Meder

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Physical Environment and Long-Range Planning
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Omar Mendoza

Acquisition and RDT&E Policy
U.S. Air Force, DAS Office-Energy

Jeffrey Mikulina

Executive Director
Blue Planet Foundation

Bryan Miller

Consultant / IFT&E Site Plan Lead
BEM International, LLC

McKibbin Mist

Purchasing and Contracts Manager
Gentry Homes, LTD

David Moakley

Senior Project Developer

James Muldoon, Jr.

Science and Technology Advisor
U.S. Army

William Nutting

Energy & Utilities Program Manager
U.S. Marine Corps

Eileen O Rourke

Chief Operating Officer
OTEC International

Goki Otowa

Manager, Smart Energy Division
SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation

Richard Parry

President & CEO
Aloha Petroleum

John Pierce


Scott Rees

Regional Higher Education Executive
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Jim Rekoske

Vice President & General Manager
Honeywell UOP

Heather Richman

Head of External Affairs & Government Relations
TerViva BioEnergy

Andrew Rocheleau

Ocean Engineer, Marine Renewable Energy Project Manager
Sea Engineering, Inc.

Ross Roley

Senior Military Analyst, Energy Office
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Neil Rondorf

Vice President
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Leon Roose


James Rousseau

Encroachment and Sustainability
U.S. Air Force

Joseph Rowley

Vice President-Project Development
Sempra Energy

Andrew Sabin

Navy Geothermal Program Office

Harold Sanborn

Energy Program Manager
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), U.S. Army

Daniel Sandomire

Vice President
Armstrong Builders

Terry Sharp

Project Leader and Building Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pono Shim

President and CEO
Enterprise Honolulu, Oahu Economic Development Board

Bob Shleser

ClearFuels Technology, Inc.

Carilyn O. Shon

Energy Conservation Program Manager, Strategic Industries Division-DBEDT
State Energy Office, DBEDT

Commander Joelle Simonpietri

Senior Analyst
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Daniel Sinaiko

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

James Spaeth

Senior Advisor, Pacific Region
U.S. Department of Energy

Kevin Spitzer

Senior Materials Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory

Eric Stallings

Vice President Business Development
Xtreme Power

Jason Stamp

Distinguished Member, Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

H. Ray Starling

Program Manager, Hawaii Energy
SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC

James Stone

Group 70 International Inc.

Jim Kimo Storke

Managing Partner
KAS Consulting Group

Gerald Sumida

Carlsmith Ball LLP

Chris Tindal

Director for Operational Energy
U.S. Navy

Maria Tome

Renewable Energy Program Manager
State Energy Office, DBEDT

Juan Torres

Manager, Energy Systems Analysis Department
Sandia National Laboratories

Guy Toyama

Executive Director
Friends of NELHA (Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority)

Scott Turn

Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute

Joseph Van Ryzin

Vice President of Engineering
Makai Ocean Engineering

Luis Vega

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kardaya Warnika

Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Douglas Waters

Director Project Execution Teams
U.S. Army, Energy Initiatives Task Force

Mary Werner

Laboratory Program Manager of Integrated Deployment
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Michael Yamane

Chief of Operations
Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)

Peter Yeung

Senior Director, Strategy & Corporate Development
Silver Spring Networks

Hyungkee Yoon

Principal Researcher
Korea Institute of Energy Research

Summit hosted by:

State of Hawaii DBEDT

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