Minnesota Smart Grid Business Roundtable

January 23, 2012

This upcoming meeting is sponsored by Minnesota Trade Office. It will be held on February 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m at Minneapolis. U of M Carlson School of Management, 321-19th Ave. S. Cost is : $55.00 (includes lunch)…

Did you know Ontario is installing smart meters and other advanced technologies throughout the province? Thanks to some of the world’s most progressive policies, Ontario is leading the way on smart grid implementation. Join us for this special Minnesota Smart Grid Business Roundtable and learn how Ontario is doing it — and where the opportunities are for Minnesota exporters of smart grid technologies and services.


- Professor Jatin Nathwani is the Ontario research chair in public policy and sustainable energy, University of Waterloo, and executive director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.
- Andrew Bennett is smart grid industry analyst and international trade specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

Hear technical presentations from Minnesota smart grid companies, some already doing business in Canada. Come to network and compare notes on domestic and international sales strategies.

Steve Riedel, MTO international trade representative for environmental and energy industries, will moderate the discussion and share details of the planned Minnesota Smart Grid Mission to Canada scheduled for September 2012.

Manufacturers and service companies selling to the grid or utility companies, and companies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, information & software relevant to the energy industry will benefit by attending.

Registration and networking start at 8:30 a.m. Participation is reserved for pre-registered participants only, and priority given to Minnesota technology and service companies. Others with a demonstrated stake in the smart grid are welcome on a space available basis. Any questions, contact Steve Riedel at 651-259-7494 or steve.riedel@state.mn.us.

Hosted by Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), in partnership with CIBER and the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.

Register here.

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