VX2024 Program

17th Annual VerdeXchange VX2024 Marketmakers' Conference 

VX2024 Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet To Accelerate & Scale Investments In The New Energy Economy

May 12-15, 2024

LOS ANGELES—For 17 years VerdeXchange has gathered accomplished clean, green, and blue tech entrepreneurs, energy & water companies, advanced vehicle manufacturers, software & hardware developers, public policymakers as well as: procurers, innovative financiers, and environmental stewards "under-one-roof"  to assess what's in-market, about to be in-market, and what's needed in market to propel the global, multi-trillion dollar verde economy. 

Join global market leaders at VerdeXchange VX2024 on May 12-15, 2024, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, to examine how cities, states, and regions, in collaboration with public and private partners and community stakeholders, should and will leverage the $1.1 trillion in US infrastructure funding now flowing, after decades of neglect, to optimize economic recovery, maximize transformational climate infrastructure investments, and accelerate growth of the global clean energy economy.

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VX 2024 Day 1 Program: Monday, May 13, 2024

7:00 AM 
Registration and Breakfast

7:45 AM
VX2024 Welcome! Stephen Cheung, CE0/President LAEDC, David Abel, Chairman, VerdeXchange 

8:10 AM
Morning Plenary:
No More Demo's - Shovel-Ready & Funded Projects to Equitably Meet the Climate Imperative Moderator: James Kelly Speakers: David Hochschild; New LADWP GM; LACDPW  Mark Pestrella; Ted Bardacke   

8:55 AM
Status Report on Plans to Realize the Grid's Net Zero Promise Moderator: Marybel Batjer 
Panel - SoCalGas' Maryam Brown; CPUC’s Darcie Hauck;  PG&E’s Carla Peterman

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM - Concurrent Panels

California's Gutcheck Moment: Future of Distributed Energy Resources   Moderator: Eliot Abel, Pivot Energy

Our Water's Future: Recycled Water  Moderator David Nahai 

Windows of Opportunity for Clean Transport in US & California

Resiliency &  Preparedness in Extreme Climate Uncertainty..

10:35 AM - 10:45 AM - Break 

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM - Concurrent Panels

-ENERGY- Making Sense of Regulations and Funding Opportunities at the State and Federal Level Moderator: Arnab Pal

Digital Waters: Soft and Hardware to facilitate integrated systems.

Charging Up EV Charging in LA County & California  Moderator: Ruben Aronin

Getting Ready for New Global, National & State  Climate Disclosure Rules Moderator: Ross Zelen 

11:35 AM - 1:20 PM - Concurrent Panels

Water Charrette (By Invitation) Adel Hagekhalil, Mark Pastrella

America’s Strategy to Secure the the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition -
Moderator: James Kelly

Next Generation Investment in Clean Energy & Climate Solutions
Moderator: Kathleen Brown 

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM Room Change Break 

12:45 PM  - 2:00 PM

Luncheon Plenary
Stephen Cheung Intro of /and Remarks by NEDO Chair
Energy Affordability: Yes, We Can Afford to Go Green!                                       

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Post-Luncheon Plenary
Water Resiliency At Scale- Susan Kennedy 

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM - Room Change Break 

2:35 PM - 3:20 PM - Concurrent Panels

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure: Methane Mitigation

Accelerating Water Resilience through Infrastructure Finance in California  Moderator: Matt Horton

Circular Economy 2.0: Market & Policy Solutions California SB1383

India's Climate Agenda:

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM - Concurrent Panels

Delivering Impact beyond Megawatts

The Future of Water at Home – 50L Home LA Pilot Project.

Clean Energy Jobs: Is the Workforce Training Ecosystem for the Clean Future (Jobs)  Evolving to Meet the Challenges

PITCH SESSION LAEDC/WTCLA International. Small Company Cleantech Pitches Moderator: Stephen Cheung

4:20 PM - 4:25 PM - Room Change Break

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM - Concurrent Panels

Status of Pacific Coast Off-Shore Wind:

How Will AI Impact the Energy Transition

Future of Clean Trucks: How to Kickstart the Clean-Truck Market in California & the US

Consul Generals’ Response to Pitch session
Moderated by WTC President Stephen Cheung.


VX 2024 Day 2 Program: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
7:15 AM
Registration and Breakfast

7:45 AM - 7:55 AM 
Welcome: Stephen Cheung/ David Abel 

8:10 AM - 9:00 AM 
Will Metropolitan LA. Be Ready for the '28 Olympics? Moderator: Renata Simril, LA ‘84 President 

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM - Concurrent Panels

VX Hydrogen Tract (All Day) Market Update:
Tyson Eckerle, Angelina Galitiva; Elise Zoli 

Building Decarbonization – A Status Report Moderator: Sara Neff, Lendlease

Upgrading & Greening our Air & Sea Ports - The ROI

Complete & Safe Streets  

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Room Change Break 

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM - Concurrent Panels

Hydrogen Track - Ports

Maximizing Verifiable  Environmental Benefits
  Moderator: Mark Gold 

What is the New Right of Way- Where Digital Impacts the Physical.
Moderator: Jonah Bliss

Revitilizing dead malls to Hubs of Innovation
Moderator Moderator:Cecilia Estolano 

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM - Room Change Break

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM - Concurrent Panels

Olympics Legacy : Parks , Curture & Placemaking:
Moderator: Reneta Simril

What’s Needed to Bring Carbon Capture (CCS) to Scale in Line with California's Goals
Moderator: Virgil Welch 

How is A.I. & Autonomy and A.I. Impacing  Urban Transport.
Moderator: Ken Chawkins

Financing Environment: How New US Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules Impact the Market?   

12:00 PM - 1:35 AM 
Luncheon Plenary
CARB's Low Carbon Fuel Standards 2.0. - CARB’s Liane Randolph                                                                                                                                

1:35 PM - 1:45 PM - Room Change Break

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

Post-Luncheon Plenary 
Game Changers: Meet the Market Makers

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM 
Recognition: Hydrogen Cities: Meeting the Energy Transition Moment

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM - Concurrent Panels

VX Hydrogen Track

Energy Storage Comes of Age: Scaling the North America Battery Industry.

Next Phase in EV Adoption--What Could Derail US EV Adoption?

Housing Affordability: Deconstucted/ Rethinking the Urban Planning Paradigm

Arches Update

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Concurrent Panels

- Sustainability-
HLA Passed: What's Next?

Power Sector / Hydrogen.... ie. Retrofitting of Scattergood Generating Station Hydrogen Conversion.

VX 2024 Day 3 Program: Wednesday, May 15, 2024  (By Invitation Only) 

7:45 AM 

Bus pick up at Omni Hotel to San Pedro Bay Ports 

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 

Boat Tour of San Pendro Bay Ports  Depart from LA Port doc

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
Bus to Alta Sea 

AltaSea Panels.. Hydrogen / Ports/ Alta Sea Incubator