In 2015, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to mandate 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Fulfilling this bold mandate will require enacting high-impact solutions now with unprecedented collaboration among government at all levels, military, utilities, solution providers, energy producers and global leaders. To convene the diverse stakeholders required to meet this mandate, the VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit will return to Honolulu, June 20-22, 2017.

Produced in partnership between the Hawaii State Energy Office and GreenBiz Group, VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies, infrastructure and identify immediate actions needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious mandate. The conference and expo also serves as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders from around the world to engage, learn and contribute.

Who should attend:

  • Government and military officials

  • Utility executives

  • Corporate energy buyers and facility executives

  • Real estate portfolio managers

  • Transportation planners

  • Solution providers and technology innovators

  • Leaders from NGOs, Research and Academia

VERGE Hawaii welcomes those seeking to seize the renewable energy opportunity, whether in Hawaii or elsewhere, to learn from the more than 900 leaders and key stakeholders already working to build a sustainable energy future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Click here to register. Please register early—seating is limited!

I can only stay for part of the VERGE Hawaii. Can I transfer my issued registration to someone else for the rest?

No, one registration may not be shared by multiple people.

Is there a group discount?

Yes! When two or more people register from the same organization at the same time, a 20% discount is applied to all registrants. Once you've added all team members and are ready to checkout, the discount will be automatically deducted from your total conference fee.

Are there opportunities to volunteer at the event?

Yes. We offer a limited number of volunteer positions to graduate and undergraduate students. Click here for more information about volunteering and to submit an application. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis, and we highly encourage you to submit your application early as the volunteer positions fill up quickly. The final deadline to submit your volunteer application is Friday, May 19.

What is the refund policy?

Registrations for VERGE Hawaii are non-refundable. However, if you register but are then unable to attend, we are happy to apply the amount you paid to a future GreenBiz event or product within one year, or you can transfer your registration to a colleague. Please email [email protected] if you need to cancel or transfer your registration.

Contact Us


Call for proposals for speaking opportunities is now open. Click here to submit a speaker nomination form, or contact Elaine Hsieh, VERGE Program Director, at (510) 740-2360 or [email protected] for speaking opportunities. Deadline for proposals is January 1, 2017.


Contact Alan Robinson, VP of Sales and Business Development, at [email protected] or (510) 740-2354  to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Contact Liza Boulet, Community Manager, at [email protected] or (510) 740-2362 to learn more about partnership opportunities.


We offer a limited number of complimentary press passes to those who qualify. Click here to submit a request.