Baird Sponsors 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum, May 14-15

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Among Noteworthy Presenters

World Energy ForumPALO ALTO, Calif., March 24, 2014

Baird announced today that it is a lead sponsor of the 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum, which will be held at Tesla Motors Factory in Freemont, Calif. from May 14-15, 2014. The event will convene key players in the energy innovation sector, including leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, policymakers, and other prominent members of the energy ecosystem, to discuss important issues and opportunities. The two-day program includes presentations from several notable leaders, including Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk and former U. S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

“Given our focus on providing clients with in-depth expertise on the energy innovation sector, Baird is proud to sponsor this significant industry event,” said Michael Horwitz, Managing Director and Head of Baird’s Energy Technology Investment Banking team. “This is a unique opportunity to learn and collaborate with other high-caliber players to discuss and advance the next chapter of energy innovation.”

Launched in 2009, Baird’s Energy Technology platform provides a range of advisory and financing capabilities through its team of seasoned investment banking professionals, as well as leading equity research coverage of top companies in the space. For more information and to sign up to attend the Forum, go to www.worldenergyinnovationforum.com

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