Feltre -- Verona, Italy, May 9-11 2012
The global solar industry, particularly in Europe, is facing in these months the challenges of a reduction of the excess capacity visible worldwide in a market which is slowing down, with remarkable economic and social consequences.
In addition to this difficult international scenario Italy is feeling the effects of the uncertainty on the future of the incentive schemes for all the renewable energies and the energy efficiency technologies. A situation weighing on the business, employment, and investment strategies. This uncertainty has been only partially lessened by the presentation of the new FiT (feed-in tariff) scheme for the solar PV and the incentive bill for the other electric renewable sources.
In a crucial transition period like this, the role of Solarexpo – the gathering event of the national and international business community, among the three main industry exhibitions worldwide – is especially highlighted as the ‘strategic guide’ to navigate the markets and face the new challenges.
“Just when the barometer of the solar sector and of the other innovative energy technologies could indicate bad weather – said Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo - Solarexpo launches a clear sign of the strong vitality of the industry and of many young companies, of the capacity to generate economic wealth, of the visibility towards the Italian technical government and the policy-makers, of the will to continue to grow”.
The proof is in the numbers: up to now more than 1,000 exhibitors, 40% of which coming from 30 European and non-European countries, have confirmed their presence; over 100,000 square meters of exhibition space distributed in 11 halls; 60 conferences and workshops with the participation of more than 300 experts from all over the world and 70,000 professional visitors expected.
The developments towards the increase of the efficiency and the economic competitiveness with the fossil sources, all the innovative technological applications, the new business models, the M&As and business partnerships, the supply of fresh capitals, the success stories in the conquest of solar emerging markets are the key points of the green economy.
Solarexpo does not disappoint the expectations as the showcase of innovations and the fixed date in the agenda for establishing relations in the B2B market, as well as for professional training and high level scientific debates, starting with the ITALIAN PV SUMMIT on May 7-8, and the “Stati Generali - The Convention of the renewable and energy efficiency in Italy”, the opening event of the exhibition on May 9th.
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Solarexpo is the top trade fair in Italy devoted to renewable energies sources. Solarexpo 2012 covers a total exhibition area of over 100,000 square meters, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, 40% of which coming from 30 European and non-European countries, over 70,000 qualified professional visitors. The extensive calendar of conferences and seminars covers 60 events, with more than 6,000 participants and 300 national and international speakers. 40 industry associations are involved.
Solarexpo will be complemented by the sixth edition of Greenbuilding, the international exhibition and conference on energy efficiency and sustainable architecture. Two events, one strategic vision and a strong synergy for presenting the most complete range of products, technologies and solutions in the renewable and sustainable architecture industries.