Speaker Calvin Say exchanges business cards with China executives.
On Sunday, November 13, 2011, as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism coordinated a major energy forum with participants from top business leaders from China and the United States. The event started with a reception at Washington Place, hosted by Governor Abercrombie, and then a formal program at the State Capitol in the House of Representatives chamber.
Here is the agenda:
Emcee: Mark Glick, Administrator, DBEDT, State Energy Office
Welcome remarks by The Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say, Speaker, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Opening remarks by The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawaii
Session 1: China Go-global Strategies on Clean Energy
Speaker: Han Meiquing, Deputy Director General, China Council for Promotion of International Trade
Session 2: U.S. Department of Defense in Hawaii: Transforming to Clean Energy
Speaker: Dr. George Kailiwai, U.S. Pacific Command, Director, Resources and Assessment
Session 3: Hawaii Clean Energy Progress: Leading the Way
Speaker: Richard C. Lim, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Session 4: China's Energy Market & Practices
Speaker: Wang Donghai, Chairman, Bestsun Energy Group
Closing Remarks by The Honorable J. Kalani English, Senator, Hawaii State Senate
UPDATE: As a result of the forum, DBEDT reports that "Governor Abercrombie signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). This commitment is the beginning of furthering our efforts toward mutally beneficial initiatives in renewable energy programs between Hawaii and China."