Global Clean Economy Summit to Come to Boston in October 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 event for the clean economy will be held in Boston from October 10 to 11, 2018. Horizon18 will bring together clean economy solutions providers, customers, innovators and investors to connect on projects to translate climate goals into solutions, innovations, new markets and partnerships.
“The Commonwealth is home to an innovative business community, world-class academic institutions, and a thriving clean energy sector that supports Massachusetts’ position as a national leader on climate action,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Massachusetts looks forward to hosting national and international leaders to work on developing solutions and partnerships on climate change as part of Horizon18.”
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 and large-scale collaborations and business events for almost a decade.
"Boston is the ideal place to host those focused on solving tough, real-world challenges like climate change while building innovative solutions and creating new economic opportunities," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "That's why we're leading the country in energy efficiency. We're eager to share and learn from others who can help us create a healthy, thriving future for Boston and others around the world."
“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 and Convention Center and will include:
- An international conference with keynotes, plenaries, and discussions;
- A showcase of innovative solutions and initiatives in a large networking area;
- A unique business matchmaking platform online and on-site for organized private meetings;
- Co-located side events providing interactive workshops, master classes, solutions launches and much more
The global event will cover sectors and industries such as energy, waste and 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 their goals into cutting-edge projects and partnerships to 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.
Visit horizon18.org or contact the organizing partners – MassCEC, NECEC and World Climate Ltd. – to find out more about Horizon18 and sponsorship opportunities.
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.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) 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.