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The First Annual Conference and Expo Promoting Economic Growth in the Orange County Clean Technology Industry () —WHO:Steve Westly, former California State Controller, Managing Partner, the Westly GroupMiguel Pulido, Mayor, City of Santa Ana, Co-Chair CleanTech OCBill Campbell, Supervisor, County of OrangeSukhee Kang, Mayor, City of IrvineDavid Jones, Managing Partner, SAIL... () —

WHO:Steve Westly, former California State Controller, Managing Partner, the Westly Group

Miguel Pulido, Mayor, City of Santa Ana, Co-Chair CleanTech OC

Bill Campbell, Supervisor, County of Orange

Sukhee Kang, Mayor, City of Irvine

David Jones, Managing Partner, SAIL Venture Partners

Dr. Scott Samuelsen, University of California, Irvine

Arnie Klann, CEO, BlueFire Renewables

Joseph Perry, CEO, Flex Energy

Brian Olson, CFO, Quantum Technologies

Greg Trimarche, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Co-Chair CleanTech OC

Brian Kremer, Senior Research Analyst, ROTH Capital Partners

WHAT: Media is invited to attend the forum of more than 300 business leaders, local government officials and private investors who are pushing to create thousands of new southland jobs in the fastest growing industry in the state.

Clean technology is likely to be one of the most significant engines for job growth over the next decade. Clean tech companies include alternative energy producers, alternative fuel vehicles, green building companies, non-polluting product manufacturers and the banks, venture capitalists and other firms that support them.

The CleanTech OC 2010 Conference will provide a symposium for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among clean tech companies, government entities, and academia, including facilitating investment, joint business ventures, and other collaborations.

Sponsors for the Clean Tech OC 2010 Conference & Expo include: Brandman University, Bryan Cave LLP, Disneyland Resort, Gannett Fleming, KPMG, Microsemi, OC Waste & Recycling, ROTH Capital Partners, SAIL Venture Partners, Southern California Edison, Squar Milner, UPS, and US Bank.

WHEN: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 at 12:30 P.M. Media interview opportunities available.

WHERE:Hyatt Regency Irvine 17900 Jamboree Road Irvine, California 92614 949-975-1234 Media check in required

WHY: Green jobs are being created at a rate that far outpaces the rest of the economy, and private capital is pouring into the clean tech sector at levels exceeding all others.

Orange County is at the forefront of the clean tech revolution and is presented with a tremendous opportunity to create jobs, grow the economy and create an economic boon for the region, the state and the nation.

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