Governor Lingle and Lt. Governor Aiona take a test drive at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo. (Photo by Luci Pemoni.) Over 800 attendees from over 19 nations joined the 2nd annual summit and expo to discuss global renewable energy initiatives through the summit’s dynamic program and Hawaii’s testing, pilot, and early technology adoption projects.
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Hawaii is one of the world’s leading incubators for clean technology development through strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 corporations, U.S. military energy programs and the Hawaiian Electric Industries multiple renewable and microgrid pilot programs.
The Hawai`i Convention Center hosted two conferences in September focusing on renewable energy technologies, zero emissions, and sustainability. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo became the platform for the launch of the new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, with Governor Linda Lingle and Lt. Governor Duke Aiona taking it for a test run. Presentations at the summit included keynotes by Senator Daniel K. Inouye, and Governor Luo Baoming of the Hainan Province, People’s Republic of China.
We also hosted the World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives. (Follow the link to read more about that event here on our blog.)
Together, these two first time events for the Hawai`i Convention Center hosted 1,800 off shore and local delegates representing $8,499,217 in visitor spending and $824,424 in tax revenue.