Contest Opens for Canadian Cleantech Companies to Present to Chinese Industrialists and Investors

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Northern Cleantech Showcase China 2011 to bring leading Canadian cleantech companies to Beijing and Shanghai in September

Northern Cleantech Showcase China 2011
The showcase will present up to 10 of the most promising Canadian clean technology companies to Chinese corporations and investors.

Canadian clean technology companies seeking to expand their international business can now apply to join a trade mission to China in the fall of 2011.

Applications are now being accepted for Northern Cleantech Showcase China 2011, which will introduce successful applicants to leading Chinese industrialists and large corporations, joint venture partners, potential licensors and investors in two half-day events in Beijing and Shanghai in late September.

The Northern Cleantech Showcase will present up to 10 of the most promising Canadian clean technology companies specializing in energy efficiency products or services products or services.

Seizing opportunity in China
“With its dramatic economic development, China now represents the world’s largest single market for clean technology products and services. China has allocated more government funding for cleantech than any other country. It is now home to many of the world’s leading global clean energy equipment companies. Chinese demand for domestic and international clean technologies is at an all-time high,” said Dallas Kachan, managing partner of Kachan & Co., the event organizer.

The Northern Cleantech Showcase will bring the most innovative Canadian clean technology companies to help fill this demand.

No charge to apply or present
To be considered, Canadian cleantech companies must fill out an online form at http://www.northerncleantechshowcase.com and agree to the terms and conditions of application. Applications must be received by Friday, August 5th, 23:59p Pacific. An independent selection committee of event partners and prominent Canadian venture capital firms will choose up to 10 presenting companies using criteria such as innovation and differentiation, market opportunity, status of product commercialization and ability to execute.

Companies chosen for the showcase will also receive a one-day workshop and pitch training session in Toronto or Vancouver with Kachan and partners in advance of the event.

There is no charge to apply, nor any fees to participate if chosen. Presenting companies will be required to pay their own travel expenses.

Northern Cleantech Showcase China 2011 is produced by cleantech research and advisory company Kachan & Co., in partnership with the non-profit Greentech Exchange, the Jiaxing Xiuzhou Industrial Park near Shanghai, China and other partners.

About the Northern Cleantech Showcase
The Northern Cleantech Showcase event series introduces leading Canadian clean technology companies to selected corporations, qualified institutional investors and others. It is produced by cleantech consulting and research company Kachan & Co. and is supported by partners. For more information, visit http://www.northerncleantechshowcase.com .

About Kachan & Co.
Kachan & Co. is a cleantech research and advisory firm with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and San Francisco. The company publishes research on emerging clean technology companies and trends, offers consulting services to large corporations and cleantech vendors, and connects cleantech companies with investors through its Hello Cleantech™ and Northern Cleantech Showcase™ programs. Kachan staff has been covering, publishing about and helping propel clean technology since 2006. For more information, visit http://www.kachan.com.

For more information, contact:

Lucia Siplakova, Kachan & Co.
+1-415-390-2080 x6 office
+1-778-855-1674 mobile
lucia(at)kachan(dot)com

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