AlwaysOn Going Green '08 Program


September 10th — 12th

Preparation and Planning – “Perfecting the Pitch”

BSI USA offers you the opportunity to properly prepare yourself, meet and pitch to these heavy hitters during a one week program. This includes an exclusive, three day training session before the show, two 1/2 days of conference and two flex day to visit and enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area. We will help you elevate your pitch to focus on what really matters to potential investors providing you with the greatest likelihood of success. During this intensive training session, you will have the opportunity to give your pitch to our team three times. After each presentation we will review the video tape with you and offer constructive critique to improve your content, delivery and performance. By the time you present at the forum you will be confident you have the right material and be ready to shine.

In addition we bring in industry experts to help you gain new insight into the challenging US Market:

  • An international management consultant that has worked with over 200 Australian companies evaluating the US market

  • Investors who have the money you’re interested in – Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists to tell you what they see being invested in and what they want to invest in, as well as how they go about evaluating investments in companies like yours

  • A Professor from the Berkeley Haas Business School Entrepreneur to give you the US Innovation Cycle Road Map & Developing your Exit Strategy

  • Successful Australian CEO’s who have made it in the in the US tell you their story

  • US/Australia Public Relations firm – how do you prepare for the press, what should you say, what are the hooks reporters are looking for, what should you avoid saying and a tailored press release put out on the international PR wires for your company

  • An immigration attorney to help you navigate the people part of an international operation

  • A business attorney to provide you with an overview of the different types of corporate setups and how they will affect your business strategy

  • An international CPA to show you your options and best practices to reduce your US tax exposure



A tentative schedule will be provided soon.

This is an exclusive program that no other company in Australia currently delivers. It is an extremely intensive week of business and cultural training, pitch preparation and presentations by US and Australian subject matter experts that will leave you more knowledgeable as well as confident about the US market. It will also make you aware of the things you need to work on, to get your entry right the first time in the lucrative but challenging US marketplace.

September 15th – 17th

AlwaysOn GoingGreen Conference San Francisco, California

AlwaysOn GoingGreen is where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are transforming trillion dollar industries - and the solutions they are delivering not only promise to clean up pollution and restore ecosystems, but also to bring abundance and prosperity to everyone on earth. In fundamental areas, water, energy and land, resource abundance is just around the corner, through the power of technology and free markets. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities. At GoingGreen, our editors will also honor the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the GoingGreen 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

Who Participates in GoingGreen Seven hundred greentech CEOs, business development officers, eminent researchers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend GoingGreen. Thousands of webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend GoingGreen to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities.

Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate This year, GoingGreen will be held at Cavallo Point, a brand new green resort and spa located in historic Fort Baker, near Sausalito at the Golden Gate Bridge's north end. Without compromising comfort or luxury, Cavallo Point is committed to the highest standards of historic preservation and sustainability. Overlooking San Francisco, the Bay and Alcatraz, Cavallo Point also offers attendees and their guests an opportunity to explore nature, experience Northern California culture and renew themselves. The signature restaurant Murray Circle showcases a California menu with a French accent, plus exceptional wines. The Healing Arts Center and Spa nurtures with spa treatments and wellness experiences. Cavallo Point offers only 142 guest suites in both contemporary and historic lodging. The spacious rooms — most with views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge — provide guests a soothing space to unwind with the highest quality beds and linens, cozy reading chairs and gas fireplaces. Reserve your accommodations early, so you can be assured to stay on site.

2008_BSI_USA_AlwaysOn_GoingGreen_Registration_Form.pdf (167 KB)

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