Purely coincidentally amongst the recent mini-wave of Asian coverage on this blog comes an invitation to a free half-day conference for professional investors, entrepreneurs and journalists (if there is one word designed to attract the attention of journalists almost as quickly as ‘alcohol’, it is ‘free’).
From 8.30am on Friday May 6 at the London Stock Exchange (far too early for most self-disrespecting journalists, unfortunately) there is a veritable scrum devoted to Asian Cleantech, with speakers including: Asian Development Bank; Aloe Private Equity (Asia-focused venture capital investor; Polygenta (India-based company which produces polyester yarn from waste PET bottles); SinoGreen Venture Capital (launching a Greater China cleantech fund) and Low Carbon Investors (launching an Asian cleantech fund)
Further speakers are to be announced, we are told. Click here for more information.
We are further told that this event will be complemented by a report 'Investor Perspectives on Asian Cleantech' which will feature insights from leading sector specialists.
"[But] Indigenous technology development [in Asia] is still quite young ... there are few regions with the capacity at the moment for true innovation. The model of venture capital ... focuses more on the deployment and commercialisation of technologies that have been proven in other parts of the world. We see the greatest opportunity for returns in the part of the asset class that avoids technology development and incubation risk, but takes commercialisation risk."
The full ADB interview and more will be published in the report. It will be available at www.london-eif.com prior to the event and will be distributed on the day.
To register, use the contact details below. Only registered guests may attend this event.
+44 (0)20 7631 2648