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Mon, 07 Sep, 2015 12:02:57 AM
FTimes Report, Sep 7
The three-day Global Cleantech Summit 2015 with the slogan “Doing. Not just talking. Business” begins at Kalastajatorppa and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Over 500 participants from around the world are expected to join the conference, according to a press release of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of the Environment.
Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland Olli Rehn will open the summit that will offer new viewpoints, contacts, and a possibility for a dialogue on global solutions and technological success stories, which are the keys for sustainable growth.  
The conference is targeted for corporate executives, political decision-makers, investors, researchers, the media, and other stakeholders, said the release issued on 2 September.
The event is organised by the Cleantech Strategic Programme of the Finnish government, in collaboration with front-line players in the Finnish cleantech.
The keynote speakers of the day are Professor Anil K Gupta of the University of Maryland, Hashim Yamani, CEO of K.A. Care (King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy) in Saudi-Arabia and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
In the Ministerial Talks session the keynote speech will be given by the Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar of Iran, on how Iran is responding to the climate challenge. Finland's Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka will take part in the panel discussions.
The summit will be launched on Tuesday with an invitational strategy day. Ministers from the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and Lithuania will join the strategy day. 
About 250 influencers, corporate directors, and researchers from about 25 different countries will arrive in the summit.
The public conference on 9-10 September will feature presentations by the internationally renowned cleantech specialists. It will focus on cleantech business on 9 September.
The global industrial revolution and division of industrial work, key enabling technologies, smart mobility of the future and cleantech success stories will be discussed.
On 10 September, the focus will be on cleantech innovation in the minerals production, discussing the ideas of the future mines, integrated material chains and industrial symbiosis, as well as the role of metals in the circular economy, according to the official release.
The agenda also includes special questions related to the production of minerals in the Arctic and Barents regions.
Alternatively, the conference guests will have an opportunity on the concluding day on 10 September to take part in Smart Visits to see examples on how clean technologies are applied in Finnish companies.  
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