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Electric Vehicles Conference coming to Greenville

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Greenville has been chosen by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as the site of a conference next year on electric powered cars.

Stogner said the conference would bring together experts from across the globe in technical development, design, manufacturing, and government-related fields of the electric vehicle sector.

Greenville has a significant and growing cluster of electric vehicle companies, including bus-maker Proterra, car-maker CT&T, and JH Global Services Inc., an importer of specialty electric-powered vehicles.

GSA article on Electric Car Conference

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According to the Gville News, there will be 2,000 attendees at the 2012 Conference. Greenville competed against Austin, San Francisco, Washington and Detroit for it.

Also, in 2011 ICAR will host tow other similiar conferences. One will have 100 attendees and the other 150.

Great Stuff!! :thumbsup:

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This ought to be GREAT exposure for Greenville! I can only imagine the possible economic benefits, not only from the conference attendees' expenditures, but also in terms of possible relocation or expansion possibilities...

FANTASTIC WIN, GREENVILLE!!!

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Definitely a big win for Greenville. Excellent exposure! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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This is definitely exciting news, coincidentally announced the same week an impact study regarding the automotive industry in South Carolina was released.

I assume one of the other conferences mentioned is InnoMobility (October 18-20), a branch of InnoVenture Southeast.

I didn't know about InnoMobility. Looks like a great outgrowth of InnoVenture. Is this the first year for InnoMobility?

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Yes, I believe it is the inaugural year for InnoMobility. At least part of the conference will be held at the Carolina First Center.

According to the information at the end of this press release from Clemson University, my earlier assumption was incorrect. There are actually two other important automotive conferences planned for this year.

Leading automotive conferences coming this year to CU-ICAR

* April 5 and 6, CU-ICAR will host the International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies, an event that is expected to attract about 150 representatives from the auto industry, university and non-governmental representatives. The conference is hosted with the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt, Germany, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from Australia. It will mark the first time the conference has taken place in North America.

* Sept. 26 and 27, CU-ICAR hosts the 2nd Annual Transatlantic Summit. The event is co-sponsored with the Automotive Intelligence Center of Bilboa, Spain, and is expected to draw about 100 attendees. The conference is designed for automakers, suppliers, universities, research centers and government officials interested in new business models. CU-ICAR participated in the first transatlantic conference in Spain last year.

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