Drawing on our knowledge of the value of Forums in expanding technology entrepreneurship, experience IPI formed the PortTech Enterprise Forum upon assuming the responsibilities for PortTechLA. This monthly event connects PortTechLA clean tech entrepreneurs with people who can help them manage, finance their venture, or develop their business and marketing plans. In two years we have grown the Forum from a few people sitting around a conference table to a successful, sponsored monthly event that draws entrepreneurs, service and capital providers from the LA region.
The 2nd annual PortTechExpo and Venture Conference featured maritime industry leaders, technology entrepreneurs and investors for a day-long conference featuring demonstrations, seminars and roundtable discussions of clean technology for ports. In its second year, PortTechExpo2011 drew more than 300 exhibitors and entrepreneurs, corporate and civic leaders, as well as innovators and investors.