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Under Executive Order B-16-2012, Governor Jerry Brown has called for the expansion of “the private sector’s role in the supply chain for zero-emission vehicle component development and manufacturing.” In pursuit of this objective, GO-Biz is working to understand and expand California’s hydrogen refueling station supply chain. It is supported by APEP, which is a sub-recipient of a US Department of Energy grant to facilitate the development and expansion of a robust supply chain for hydrogen and fuel cell systems and components. CHBC seeks to expand the array of component and equipment providers for its members in order promote competition and reduce the cost for commercial products.
When attendees register for the event, they will provide contact information and their company’s profile. After the registration process has closed, the information from this database will be assembled into an aggregate digital booklet that attendees can access before and after the workshop.
The workshop will consist of two categories of attendees: system integrators and participants. “System integrators” refer to those individuals who, on behalf of their respective company, will make a ten-minute presentation. There will be a number of system integrators, each of whom will concisely define what her company’s hydrogen supply chain needs are and the specific products and services that her company wants to acquire in the near- and long-term. “Participants” refer to everyone else at the workshop aside from the system integrators. They will comprise of representatives from companies that are currently engaged or considering participation in California’s hydrogen supply chain.
Once the presentations have concluded, attendees will participate in a “matchmaking” process. Based on an established schedule, each attendee will have nine minutes to speak with a system integrator for a specific timeframe. A survey will be sent out beforehand where attendees, based on the information in the digital booklet, can rank which three system integrators they want to speak with the most. The schedule will be crafted in accordance with these rankings. Within a specific time block, attendees who are currently not talking with a system integrator can network with other unoccupied attendees.
A moderator will help facilitate transitions throughout the workshop. After the closing remarks, attendees can independently network with one another at a location outside of the center.
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