Thursday, July 11, 2013

CARIBBEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM (CREF 2013)

October 9-11, 2013/Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
The largest annual gathering of renewable energy stakeholders in the Caribbean, this year’s conference is co-hosted by the Government of Aruba in association with the IDB, OAS, OPIC, Caricom and many of the other leading agencies active in this market.
Information is available at www.caribbeanenergyforum.com.
CREF 2012 gathered 400+ senior participants, including 12 Government Ministers, from 40 countries. CREF has grown year-on-year, as has the region-wide opportunity for renewables development. For senior renewable energy stakeholders active in the Caribbean CREF is, simply, a must-attend event.
Join senior government officials, utility executives, regional and international developers, and providers of capital, technology and expertise for three days of high-level debate, discussion – and exceptional networking.
Underpinning CREF 2013 is a world-class agenda featuring world-class speakers. Brought together in dynamic and interactive panel discussions, this year’s speakers will grapple with the obstacles to, and explore the opportunities for, renewables development across the Caribbean. See our list of confirmed speakers, agenda and more at www.caribbeanenergyforum.com.
Special for 2013: GREEN ARUBA will take place from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on October 9th and will comprise plenary sessions and networking functions.
New for 2013: ISLAND ROADSHOWS - The Island Roadshows will provide developers with clear insight into opportunities for engagement and investment across a series of regional markets. Join us at CREF and learn about opportunities in jurisdictions from Puerto Rico to Jamaica, Dominican Republic to Martinique. This is vital and actionable market intelligence available only at CREF.
New for 2013: THE TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS – The Technology Sessions are designed to provide governments and utilities with a one-stop shop for insight into latest developments in renewable technologies and their application in the Caribbean. On the agenda for 2013: Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biomass, Ocean & Energy Storage.
This year in addition to CREF, New Energy Events will be presenting Caribbean Tourism: The Energy Forum (CTEF) – DECEMBER 2013, dates to be announced shortly. The conference is co-hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of the Dominican Republic.
Launched in response to the crippling energy costs in the Caribbean, CTEF is the first event to focus exclusively on lowering the electricity bill for the region’s hospitality sector. CTEF is aimed squarely at Caribbean hotel and resort owners and operators; international providers of renewable energy and energy savings technology, capital & expertise; development organizations/NGOs.
Preliminary information is available at www.caritourismenergyforum.com.