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EV event at Keizai in NorCal 10/7

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    Register for Livecast free.

    KEIZAI SOCIETY: US - JAPAN Business Forum

    INDUSTRY SPEAKERS PANEL INCLUDE:
    Kurt Kelty: Director Energy Storage Technologies, Tesla Motors
    Priscilla M. Lu: Chair of the Board of Directors, Zap Electric Vehicles
    Naoki “Nick” Sugimoto: Principal of Honda Strategic Venturing
    Jason Wolf: VP Business Development N.A., Better Place
    (Speakers Panel is subject to change)

    WHEN:
    5:30p.m.-8p.m., October 7, 2009 (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)
    Registration and Networking: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (PDT)
    Program: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (PDT)

    WHERE:
    Location: 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
    Bldg 950 (brick building)
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

    FEES:
    $20 for early registration by 10/2/09
    $35 for registration between 10/3-10/6/09 5:00 p.m. (PDT)
    $50 for walk-in registration on 10/7/09
    FREE for those who rsvp before 10/6/2009 5:00p.m. (PDT)


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    Dear Friends of Keizai Society,

    Keizai Society is happy to announce our "Who's Ready for the Electric
    Car?" forum on 10/7 (Wed) at the office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
    Rosati in Palo Alto. Electric cars are a very hot subject in the US
    now, since federal stimulus funds will be spent on this industry.
    Please sign up at KEIZAI SOCIETY: US - JAPAN Business Forum now since seats are limited. Also,
    thanks to MonetizeMedia, Keizai Society will be webcasting this event
    globally via the internet
    , so pass this message on to your friends who
    would enjoy listening to this event, but are located remotely in
    Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere.
    This first webcast will be free of charge.


    Best regards,

    Keizai Society

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    KEIZAI SOCIETY U.S. - JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM

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    WHO’S READY FOR THE ELECTRIC CAR?



    Industry Speakers Panel include:

    Kurt Kelty: Director Energy Storage Technologies, Tesla Motors

    Priscilla M. Lu: Chair of the Board of Directors, Zap Electric Vehicles

    Naoki "Nick" Sugimoto: Principal of Honda Strategic Venturing

    Jason Wolf: VP Business Development N.A., Better Place

    Speakers Panel is subject to change

    5:30p.m.-8p.m., October 7, 2009 (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)



    Registration and Networking: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (PDT)

    Program: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (PDT)

    Location: 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA

    Bldg 950 (brick building)

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC



    Hors d'oeuvres

    FEES:

    $20 for early registration by 10/2/09

    $35 for registration between 10/3-10/6/09 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

    $50 for walk-in registration on 10/7/09

    DRESS: Business casual

    Registration at KEIZAI SOCIETY: US - JAPAN Business Forum

    Please Bring Business Cards for Networking



    Online live cast sponsored by: MonetizeMedia

    FEES: FREE for those who rsvp before 10/6/2009 5:00p.m. (PDT)

    Log-in instruction for live cast will be sent later to those whom registered





    Event Overview

    President Obama wants $2.4 billion to simulate the electric vehicle
    industry With this federal funding, he projects one million electric
    vehicles on the road by 2015. That's over five years away. Will this
    plan help revitalize the economy?

    Meanwhile, increased concerns over the environmental impact of
    gasoline cars, along with reduced consumer ability to pay for fuel for
    gasoline cars, is revitalizing consumer interest in electric cars,
    which are perceived to be more environmentally friendly and cheaper to
    maintain in a long run, despite high initial costs. Electric cars
    currently enjoy relative popularity in countries around the world,
    though they are notably absent from the roads of the United States,
    where electric cars briefly re-appeared in the late 90s as a response
    to changing government regulations.

    So who’s ready for the electric car in the marketplace?

    About the Industry Speakers Panel:

    Kurt Kelty: Director Energy Storage Technologies, Tesla Motors

    Kurt Kelty manages the battery cell and pack advanced development
    group, as Director of Energy Storage Technologies at Tesla Motors.
    This team is responsible for setting and implementing Tesla’s battery
    usage strategy as well as the module and pack engineering strategy.
    His group is particularly focused on developing modules and battery
    packs that are economical, but also have high performance and safety.

    Mr. Kelty is responsible for the technical exchanges and negotiations
    with each of the battery suppliers. He also leads the battery pack
    recycling and regulatory efforts at Tesla. He is a member of SAE
    Hybrid J2464 Task Force concerning Electric Vehicle Battery Abuse
    Testing and IEC/TC21/JWG69-Li Committee to form performance and abuse
    standards for vehicle battery packs. As Tesla grows the battery pack
    and powertrain business, Mr. Kelty is also responsible for relations
    with external non-Tesla customers of the battery pack.

    Before joining Tesla, Mr. Kelty worked for Matsushita (Panasonic) for
    nearly fifteen years, seven of those years in Japan. At Panasonic, Mr.
    Kelty worked in various planning and marketing capacities related to
    Ni-MH and Li-ion batteries. During the last 5 years, he founded and
    led Panasonic’s R&D lab in Silicon Valley and created R&D alliances
    between Panasonic and other battery and fuel cell developers in the
    U.S

    Mr. Kelty received his B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College in 1986
    and his MSc from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
    in 1997.

    Tesla Motors (Tesla Motors - High performance electric vehicles. Available now.)

    Priscilla M. Lu: Chair of the Board of Directors, Zap Electric Vehicles

    Priscilla M. Lu, PhD, is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Zap.
    Dr. Lu is currently the Managing Partner and Founder of Cathaya
    Funds, a private equity fund focusing on international business
    alliances in China such as the Hong Kong-based Better World
    International, Ltd. ZAP recently announced Better World
    International’s $25 million financing arrangement with the company to
    help accelerate a three-part growth strategy on battery systems, wheel
    motor technologies and affordable electric vehicle design and
    production.

    Through her involvement with Cathaya Funds, Dr. Lu also is a principal
    in the foundation of China Broadband Inc., a company heavily invested
    in interactive broadband, wireless and cable media programming in
    China. For the five years prior, Dr. Lu was China Advisor to Mayfield
    Fund, a forty-year old venture capital firm with over $2.8 billion
    under management. Dr. Lu helped found GSR Fund for Mayfield, a venture
    capital fund in China overseeing more that $700 million in
    investments.

    She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from
    Northwestern University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science
    and Mathematics (Honors) from the University of Wisconsin and has over
    50 patents in the area of telecommunications and networking.and was
    recruited to take the helm as CEO in 2002. Since that time he has
    taken ZAP to a whole new level. Zap

    Electric Vehicles (ZAP! Electric Vehicles | ZAP Electric Cars, Trucks, Scooters, ATV's, Alias, 100% electric.)

    Jason Wolf: VP Business Development, Better Place

    Jason Wolf is responsible for business development for Better Place.
    In this role, he strives to form strategic partnerships with energy
    companies, automobile manufacturers, investors, governments and other
    key parties in an effort to create infrastructure for the mass
    adoption of electric vehicles.

    Wolf brings more than 11 years of management experience in the IT
    industry, having held various positions in strategic planning, product
    rollouts, sales and professional services. In his last role, Wolf
    served as president of Sterna Technologies USA, the pioneer of
    Business Positioning Systems software. Prior to joining Sterna, he
    held a number of positions during a 10-year career at SAP AG,
    including senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives and senior
    vice president of New Product Introductions.

    Wolf holds a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of
    Tel-Aviv, and an MBA from San Jose State University. From 1986 to
    1993, he served as an officer in the Israeli military.

    Better Place (Better Place)

    Naoki "Nick" Sugimoto

    Nick Sugimoto is a Principal of Honda Strategic Venturing (HSV), the
    corporate venture capital arm of Honda Motor Corporation based in
    Mountain View, California. HSV seeks investment opportunities in
    technology venture companies to establish the strategic foundation for
    collaborative partnership to excel Honda's innovative R&D and share
    the success together. Nick oversees a broad spectrum of technologies
    including cleantech, advanced materials and information technologies.
    Previously, Nick helped Japanese angel investors identify venture
    investment opportunities and manage portfolios in the US. Also, Nick
    has successful entrepreneurial experience in a series of technology
    start-ups both in the U.S. and in Japan. Nick received his mechanical
    engineering degree from University of Tokyo in 1984 and MBA from Haas
    School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996.

    Honda Strategic Venturing
    (Honda Strategic Venturing)
     

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