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  At the Craneway - March 29th Opportunities in China
March 25, 2012

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OPPORTUNITIEs in china Seminar

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Date:                                       Thursday, March 29, 2012

Location:                                 Craneway Pavilion (Old Ford Mfg. Plant)
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Point of Contact:                     Rod Hirsch, Oakland Export Assistance Center, USDOC

Tel:/Cell:                                  510-273-7350/510-604-4187


9:30 am                                   Welcome remarks by Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation for supporting the National Export Initiative (NEI): Port of Richmond and CalStart
Presenter:  Rod Hirsch, U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC

Presentation of Congressman Miller’s Certificate of Recognition: ContainerTrac - India Ports Infrastructure Trade Mission Participant
Presenter:  Latressa Alford, Senior District Aide, Congressman George Miller, CA-7

10:00 am                                 Energy & Environmental Security
Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Invited

10:10 am                                 US-China Clean Truck Forum Presentation John Boesel, CalStart, Richmond, CA

10:30 am                                 Federal Export Promotion & Finance Programs
Moderator:  Rod Hirsch, U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC
Bryan Erwin, Director, Advocacy Center, International Trade Administration, USDOC
Rob Guthrie, U.S. Export Import Bank – Clean Technology Program
Jerry Avila, Small Business Administration (SBA)

11:15 am                                 California’s Hydrogen Highway – A Case Study
Nico Bouwkamp, California Fuel Cell Partnership
– 10 minutes
Private sector presenters: Altairnano and Ian Kaye, UltraCell – 10 minutes

11:35 am                                 Near Term Opportunities for Cleaner/More Efficient Vehicles
Kambiz Salari, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- 10 minutes
Private sector presenters:  Jeff Grossman, AT Dynamics and Brad Edgar, Cleaire – 10 minutes

12:00 pm                                 Lunch – Catering by the Boiler House Restaurant

1:00 pm                                   China Market for Advanced Transportation Technologies
Dr. Yunshi Wang, UC Davis, China Center for Energy and Transportation

1:20 pm                                   Lithium Battery Technology Research & Commercialization
Dr. Vince Battaglia, Advanced Battery Fabrication Laboratory (Batt Fab) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – 10 minutes
Private sector presenters:  John Hackenberg, Farasis Energy Inc. and Mira Inbar, Dow Kokam – 10 minutes

1:40 pm                                   Private Sector Panel – Technology Showcase & China Experiences
Moderator:  Tim McKain, Director of UPS International
Companies:  Summer Pennino, EVI (UPS EVs), Dexter Vizinau, CyberTran, Enova and Jim Castelaz, Motiv

1:60 pm                                   Q & A

2:00 pm                                   End Program – Informal Mixer

Roderick A. Hirsch
Director, Oakland Export Assistance Center
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Tel:  510-273-7350
Fax:  510-273-7352
E-mail:  Rod.Hirsch@trade.gov