Green Connections 2016: Innovations Between Nations

Renewables & smart grid
Smart transport & logistics
5th Annual Green Connections (#greenconnections)

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego is proud to present the fifth annual cleantech conference Green Connections - Innovations Between Nations. The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting the event.
Green Connections is gathering some of the world’s most forward thinking cleantech clusters from Sweden, Finland and San Diego, creating synergies and groundbreaking ideas. As a matter of fact, Green Connections serves as a platform where stronger collaborations can be built, smarter solutions can be found, and success stories can be created. Previous participants include Tesla, IKEA, Orbital systems, Qualcomm, Sempra Energy, The Swedish Consulate and Cleantech San Diego.

This year’s topics are closely related to San Diego’s Climate Action Plan as well as areas where Sweden and Finland are prominent. At Green Connections, exchange of ideas will flourish and possibly lead to even more advanced innovations within these four cutting-edge topics:

Green Buildings
In Sweden and Finland you can find various examples of world-leading green buildings whose companies can contribute with important insights to The City of San Diego’s action plan. Fittingly, one of the action plan’s four strategies includes usage of green buildings as a way of reaching the 2020 and 2035 targets.

Smart Transportation
New ways of transport is the subject on everybody’s lips. Sweden and Finland are in the forefront; electric cars and cities are popping up everywhere throughout the countries. Meanwhile, San Diego has initiated further development of their transportation system and plan on continuing with this.
Zero Waste
When it comes to recyling, San Diego is one of the most forward-thinking states in the U.S. Sweden and Finland however, are among the leading nations worldwide, which is why Swedish and Finnish companies arguably can add much value to this topic.
Clean and Renewable Energy
Clean and renewable energy is another strategy of The City of San Diego’s action plan. Both Sweden and Finland have invested heavily in the search for alternative energy sources, which has led their energy usage to be largly based on renewable energy today.
Energy Innovation Center
We are proud to announce that Green Connections 2016 will be held at SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, one out of ten buildings in the world to have achieved double LEED Platinum® certification. Here you will find the latest in energy and environmental technologies.
Participation fee

 Visitor price: Member: $40 Non-member: $55
 Exhibitor price: Early bird: $350 Normal: $500
 Lunch and parking are included
 For sponsorships, attending as  exhibitor or speaker as well as membership questions please contact

Trade Delegation
In addition to the Green Connections conference, FACC San Diego, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles, is organizing a trade delegation for the Finnish companies. Simultaneously SACC San Diego is organising a trade delegation for the Swedish companies, and these two delegations will be given a networking opportunity. The trade delegations last approximately one week during which participants will be able to meet local cleantech companies and other organisations of interest. This week will be filled with various activities in order to give the visiting companies a deeper insight into the cleantech community of Southern California. FACC San Diego's ambition is to help companies seize the strong synergies that exist between the regions.

Nov 3rd, 2016

8 am-5 pm

San Diego, CA, USA