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Global Business Council Marketing Forum

Presents its Annual Marketing Forum

“Alternative Energy: Options, Supply Chains, and Industry Trends”

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Chairs: Howard Imhof, Metalor Technologies USA and Arne Knudsen, Kyocera America, Inc.

This GBC-Marketing Forum is a business session for all IMAPS 2008 attendees who wish to participate.  A Networking Reception will follow from 6:50 pm to 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is strongly recommended in order to plan the reception. You must register on-line.

Mr. Richard Chleboski, Evergreen Solar

PV Industry and the Challenges of Rapid Growth

Mr. Richard Chleboski, Strategic Marketing Vice President, Evergreen Solar

Mr. Chleboski will provide an overview of the solar power industry.  The talk will provide a brief overview of the industry’s history, its recent rapid growth and future opportunities.  Particular focus will be on the supply chain challenges for an industry that has been growing over 50% annually and what challenges the industry faces to achieve parity with grid power.

Mr. Chleboski co-founded Evergreen Solar in 1994.  He has served in many leadership positions since then.  Previously, he worked at Mobil Solar Energy Corporation for seven years where he was the Strategic Planner focusing on developing long-range business plans working with strategic partners.  He also served as a Process Engineer responsible for the operation of Mobil Solar’s manufacturing line.  Mr. Chleboski received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Boston College.

About Evergreen Solar Inc.
Evergreen Solar Inc. is a global innovation leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing photovoltaic modules – the engines of solar electric systems.  The company is recognized as one of the brightest rising stars in the solar industry.  Evergreen produces solar panels using the company’s proprietary crystalline silicon technology, known as String Ribbon™.  For more information, see

Ms. Cecilia Aguillon, Kyocera Solar

Policies and Incentives to Develop the Solar Industry

Ms. Cecilia Aguillon, Director, Business Development and Government Relations, Kyocera Solar, Inc.

Ms. Aguillon will speak about the roles of government and the private sector in encouraging the growth of solar energy markets in Asia, Europe, and North America. The presentation will describe policy tools used to create incentive programs that are attracting investment, technology improvements, cost reductions, and how the solar markets are being shaped by those policies.

Cecilia Aguillon works with local, state, and federal governments across the United States, Canada, and Mexico on designing and implementing solar energy policies to create robust and sustainable solar markets. She also works with Solar Energy Industry Association Chapters in several states to develop sustainable solar markets. Cecilia graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Relations/Pacific Studies from the University of California, San Diego, in 1998. 

About Kyocera Solar, Inc.
Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves the widely varying needs of customers for distributed solar electricity through two major market channels. Industrial customers (such as original equipment manufacturers, government organizations, utilities, corporate clients and institutions) are served directly with fully integrated system packages. KSI also serves a global network of Authorized Distributors and Dealers with components, packaged systems, engineering, technical support, and project management. The Company’s expertise is based upon designing, manufacturing, and installing the most technologically advanced solar electric power systems available today. For more information, see



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Natel - Premier Sponsor, Platinum

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Hesse & Knipps - Premier Sponsor, Silver

Contributing Sponsors:

Speaker/Chair Gifts, Session Notepads, Hotel Key Cards:Heraeus - Event Sponsor, Speaker/Chair Gifts, Session Notepads, Hotel Key Cards

Wireless Internet:
Metalor - Event Sponsor, Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet:
Umicore - Event Sponsor, Wireless Internet

Event Sponsors:

Sefar - Event Sponsor, Lanyards

Refreshment Breaks :Teledyne Microelectronics - Event Sponsor, Refreshment Breaks

Final Program:
Ticona Engineering Polymers - Final Program Sponsor

Final Program:Indium Corporation - Final Program Sponsor

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Reactive NanoTechnologies (RNT) - Event Sponsor, Bag Inserts

Golf Sponsors:

VIOX Corporation - Golf Sponsor

Technic - Golf Sponsor

Barry Industries - Golf Sponsor

Gannon & Scott - Golf Sponsor

Colt Refining - Golf Sponsor