ACORE Member Day
March 3, 2008

To celebrate the launch of the largest, all-renewables conference, ACORE invited all members that are registered for any portion of the conference to participate in ACORE Member Day.

12:00-2:00 pm — Luncheon hosted by the ACORE Host Committee – Room 147A

To provide an opportunity for our members to meet and network, The ACORE Host Committee held a lunch to recognize all ACORE members that have made WIREC a success.

Committee Meetings

As an opportunity to further develop and progress the ACORE committees, the following committee meetings were also held:

Biomass Coordinating Council    9:00am – 12:00 pm – Room 145A

Higher Education Committee      2:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 154A

Communications Committee      2:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 153

Utility Committee                      2:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 149B

5:00-7:00pm – ACORE Member Happy Hour

Directly following the Committee Meetings, ACORE held a Member Happy Hour at the adjacent Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The Global Business Conference at the Tradeshow at WIREC 2008 is designed to complement the the Official WIREC 2008 ministerial-level event. The Business Conference will seek to address one major topic : the status and outlook on renewable energy, organized by technology:

  • Wind Power
  • Solar Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydropower and Ocean Energy
  • Biomass Power and Waste-to-Energy
  • Biofuels

The purpose of the Global Business Conference is to educate: to educate industry professionals, the customers, the facilitators in professional services and government about:

  • Systems and equipment available today and soon for commercial projects
  • New technology on the horizon that should be in our planning
  • Economics of renewable energy options now and future
  • Status and outlook on renewable energy investment and financing
  • Status and outlook on market demand around the world
  • Status of industry development and competition
  • Public policy that affects the condition of the renewable energy field

The Business Conference will have two receptions where are open to all participants

Trade Show at WIREC 2008: March 3 – 7, 2008, Washington, DC

  • Energy ministers from over 80 countries
  • 250 speakers on wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass and biofuels
  • 246 exhibitors
  • 40+ sponsoring companies
  • 11 international pavilions
  • Two major receptions
  • 80+ Official Side Events
  • Over 150+ media reporters
  • Multiple product launches

Overview

The U.S. Government hosted the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008) at the Washington, DC Convention Center on March 4-6, 2008. The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), and the leading U.S. renewable energy trade associations hosted the Trade Show co-located with WIREC 2008.

The Trade Show at WIREC 2008 was the largest business to business and business to government conference and exposition ever held on all-renewable energies in the U.S. It was be global in scope, hosting exhibitors, speakers and delegates from more than 70+ countries from around the world.

“The worldwide renewable energy community assembled for WIREC 2008, which uniquely brought together thousands of key people in government, industry, finance, and civil society,” said Michael Eckhart, ACORE president.