Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009: Manager of the City of San Diego’s Cleantech Initiative to deliver opening keynote address

PORTLAND, Maine, February 11, 2009 —IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce Jacques Schirazi, Manager of the City of San Diego’s Cleantech Initiative, is set to deliver the opening night keynote address at the 7th annual Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 set for March 31 – April 2, 2009 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, US.

Recently established in 2007, San Diego’s Cleantech Initiative is an effort to promote the expansion, attraction and retention of businesses that develop products and technologies that provide environmentally sustainable solutions. The city’s goal is to become a leader in clean technology research and development by “sparking a clean technology cluster,” attracting ventures and R&D communities focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and water management technologies. Schirazi’s opening address will cover recent developments and accomplishments with city’s initiative.

Co-Chaired by Richard Smith, ANA Strategic System Group and Andrew Burke of the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 is designed to help current and prospective users, integrators and suppliers of advanced power systems understand modern energy storage and delivery challenges for power intensive applications and identify business opportunities and realities with adopting advanced capacitors and capacitor hybrid systems to solve application energy requirements. Speakers will discuss the latest market trends and developments, power engineering and integration strategies, design and business implications and costs associated with advanced power systems for various applications, including transportation, automotive, power and consumer electronics and renewable energy. Presentations from APowerCap Technologies, Arizona State University, Battery Ventures, Eaton Corporation, General Electric Global Research Center, Gonano Technologies, Ionix Power Systems, Ivus Energy Innovations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Maxwell Technologies, M Cubed Consulting, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Nesscap, PC Krause and Associates Inc., Rockport Capital, Sandia Laboratories, Sigma Technologies International, University of Arizona, University of California Davis and Volvo Technology Corporation will expand upon these topics during the two days of networking.

One pre-conference seminar led by Ionix Power Systems and a plant tour of ISE Corporation will be held prior to the conference on Tuesday, March 31.

As one of the worlds leading forums for discussing the latest technical advances and market trends in the EC industry, IntertechPira’s Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 is a dynamic industry event, providing a unique opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and network with global leaders from around the world. For complete program details and registering options, please visit:

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I’m very excited that the City of San Diego will be delivering the opening keynote address. San Diego is doing great things to help attract and facilitate growth of ventures developing clean energy storage and delivery technologies”

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