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    EVENT: “5/14 and 5/15 GABI-KIER Clean Energy Programs”
    May 05, 2015




    Dear Colleagues,

    On Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2015, the Global America Business Institute and Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will co-host two special events on clean energy issues:



    Latin America and the Caribbean: Sustainable Energy Development and its Integration into Clean Water, Transportation, Agriculture, and Security


    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    2nd Floor Conference Room (Suite 230)
    1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036


    11:30 am - Registration and Lunch

    12:15 am - Welcoming Remarks

    • Florence Lowe-Lee, President, Global America Business Institute (GABI)

    12:20 am - Introduction of KIER and its Vision

    • Hyunku Joo, Division Director, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)

    12:45 am - 1:30 pm - Panel Presentations

    • Moderator: Job Henning, Chief Executive Officer, Grid Energy
    • "Clean Energy Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean," Kevin de Cuba, Senior Energy and Sustainable Development Specialist at the Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS)
    • "Overview of Aruba's Energy Infrastructure and Policy, " Andy Lee, Minister Plenipotentiary for Aruba, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • "Energy Situation of the Caribbean: New Opportunities and Green Energy Deployment," Christian Gomez, Director of Energy, Council of the Americas

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Group Discussion



    Enabling Clean Energy Deployment: Grid, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Capture, and Other Measures


    Friday, May 15, 2015
    Hunton & Williams LLP
    9th Floor "Foggy Bottom" Conference Room
    2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037


    8:30 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am - Welcoming Remarks

    • Florence Lowe-Lee, President, Global America Business Institute (GABI)
    • Ki-Woo Lee, President, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)

    9:10 am - 9:20 am - Introduction

    • Walter Howes, Managing Partner, Verdigris Capital

    9:20 am - 11:30 am - Panel Presentations

    • Moderator: Andrew Paterson - Principal and Energy Editor, Environmental Business International (EBI)
    • "Overview of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs in Korea," Won-Yong Lee - Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)
    • "Deploying Clean and Reliable Energy: Distributed Generation and Microgrids," Guy Warner - CEO, Pareto Energy
    • "Overview of Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures in the US," R. Neal Elliott - Associate Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
    • "The US DOE National Carbon Capture Facility - Current Status and Developments," Roxann Laird - Director, National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC)

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Q&A/Discussion

    12:00 pm - 12:20 pm - MOU Signing Ceremony

    12:20 pm - 1:30 pm - Luncheon Address

    • Introduction: Risa Edelman - Director for International Programs, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
    • The Honorable Joong-Kyung Choi, Senior Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Former Minister of Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE)



    To RSVP, please click on the following link:

    For questions about either event, please contact Mr. Mark Olson at olson@thegabi.com

    Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you!

    Florence Lowe-Lee
    President, GABI