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Global Partners
Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 357 billion (EUR 297 billion) in assets under management and custody at June 2012. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 3,200 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Florence, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Gide is a premier international law firm. Founded in Paris in 1920, the firm now operates from 17 offices wordlwide. With 600 lawyers, drawn from 35 different nationalities, Gide offers some of the most respected specialists in all sectors of national and international finance and business law.

In each of its offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, Gide provides its clients with comprehensive knowledge of local markets, regional expertise, and the resources of an international law firm.
Founded in 1988 by Aletta and Peter Stas and driven by passion, Frederique Constant has grown into one of the larger Swiss watch manufacturers. In 2011, production reaches over 120'000 watches, sold in over 2'700 points of sale in 100+ countries around the globe. Frederique Constant positions itself in the Accessible Luxury segment, with most of its watches selling at CHF 1'000-5'000 retail. The company is expected to continue its annual 25% growth, doubling in size every three years. Over the years, we have earned a reputation as a leading maker of Swiss luxury watches despite the relative youth of our brand. The quality of our watches and the detail involved in crafting each watch is only part of our success story; the rest was driven by watch aficionados and lovers of our brand who saw that we had something different and unique to offer. It is by appealing to this same group of people that we hope to make a difference in the lives of many by soliciting for their support to extend the same affection they have for the brand, towards charities and causes we are associated with.
Summit Hosts

Rotterdam Partners is the promoter of the Rotterdam economy. Rotterdam Partners serves all target groups that are relevant to the urban economy and city marketing: businesses, business or leisure visitors, local residents and students. Rotterdam Partners acts as the connecting hub between businesses, institutions and the municipal government of Rotterdam. Launched on 1 January 2014, the foundation is a merger between the Economic Development Board Rotterdam, Rotterdam Investment Agency and Rotterdam Marketing.

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. Rotterdam, Europe’s main port city, is transforming its city centre and port areas into high-quality modern, sustainable living and working environments. And it’s doing it with efficiency, gusto and high levels of innovation. 

Over the next years, an effort will be made to strengthen the economic structure. Rotterdam is therefore making choices. Clean technology, medical technology and nutrition are the three areas in which the city has taken a leading international position. 

Rotterdam welcomes entrepreneurs, corporations and investors who are keen to seize the future. Daring to push the limits, and the longing for growth, are written into the city’s DNA. Rotterdam reinvented itself in the past, and is doing it again. With the emphasis on innovation and a can-do approach, things happen in Rotterdam that can’t happen anywhere else. 

Rotterdam is a valuable partner for the market because it offers a short time-to-market. The city is gearing up to offer you high-level service. Investing in accessibility and the logistical quality of region remains a priority. It  also offers access to relevant networks of business partners and knowledge centres and the public/private innovation and development funds relating to them. 

The improvement of living conditions and social climate is also high on the agenda of the city of Rotterdam. This  is achieved by developing quality housing in extension areas, in the city centre and near the riverbanks.

Rotterdam World Port, World City.


Clean Tech Delta (CTD) is a privately driven cooperation of internationally operating companies, knowledge institutions and local governments. Our private partners take the lead in recognising and developing new clean tech business. Local governments facilitate this cooperation. As a business minded triple helix organisation, officially established in May 2013, we form a new type of public-private partnership in order to realise new business for our members and attract new funding. We believe that clean tech is the key to adapt to and create a new economy. Using the region as an Urban Living Lab, a place where newly applied clean tech solutions can be tested, we can share the solutions and apply them, on a large(r) scale, abroad. Our ambition is to strengthen the clean tech cluster in our region and to make a significant contribution to the regional economy. In 2020 our cluster will count 4.000 companies, SME’s and start-up’s, which will provide 50.000 jobs.

InnovationQuarter is an initiative of the Province of Zuid-Holland, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Dordrecht, Westland, TU Delft, Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Center and the Erasmus Medical Centre. It aims to ensure that innovative businesses in Zuid-Holland get plenty of opportunities for growth and development.”
Local Support Partner

An independent investment and corporate finance boutique company founded in 2008. A team of highly experienced professional having both a comprehensive industrial and finance background. Mainly focused in the global value chain of the natural resources, transport and infrastructure. Based in Geneva with representation in London and Oslo.

PwC Sustainability is a global 700 strong team of sustainability and climate change experts led by Malcolm Preston. We help clients to address specific and immediate issues relating to sustainability. We work with business to understand their impact on the world and help them to mitigate it or adapt it towards a more sustainable future. Our experts also advise governments and policy makers helping them define climate carbon policy. And, we support regulators and provide guidance to the market in sustainability assurance and reporting.
Research Partner
Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation in a resource-constrained world. The company’s i3 platform allows subscribers to discover companies and explore cleantech trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The company’s advisory services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at www.cleantech.com
Media Partner  
Founded in 1998 Going Public Media AG is today one of the leading publishers of magazines on corporate finance, technology, and capital markets. In addition to the monthly issued GoingPublic Magazin and its well known special editions like “Biotechnology” or “Corporate Finance & Private Equity Guide”, the company publishes monthly the VentureCapital Magazin. It stands as a hub for the private equity and venture capital industry in German speaking Europe and addresses investors and entrepreneurs. The monthly issued magazine Smart Investor addresses retail investors. The six times a year published HV Magazin is directed to the GM-responsibles (board members, investor relations managers etc.) of listed companies. The likewise young publication Unternehmeredition, focuses six times a year mediumsized business entrepreneurs. In 2008 DIE STIFTUNG became part of publication programme of GoingPublic Media. The magazine appears with the highest coverage (15.000 recipients) within the foundation and private wealth market in German speaking Europe. In its corporate publishing division “GoingPublic Services” about ten magazines and newsletters are annually produced on behalf of corporate customers as Deutsches Aktieninstitut, the association of German listed companies (“Finanzplatz”). GoingPublic Media is listed in the Open Market of Frankfurt Stock Exchange (WKN 761 210) and in M:access of Munich Stock Exchange. All publications are published in German.

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