From 2010, the "Intersolar" Trade Fair Will be Known as "Intersolar Europe"

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On June 9, 2010, Intersolar, the world’s largest solar technology trade fair, will once again get underway in Munich. The trade fair, previously known as “Intersolar”, will this year take place under the new name “Intersolar Europe”. The change of name reflects the continuing internationalization of the trade fair, which is now represented in many locations around the world. The newly titled international solar technology trade fair has already set a new record for exhibition space. Just under six months before the trade fair is due to begin, 90 percent of the planned exhibition space of 120,000 square meters, spread across eleven halls, has been booked up. This means last year’s total has already been surpassed. Around 1,500 exhibitors are expected to attend the event at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in June.

On June 9, 2010, Intersolar Europe will open its doors in Munich. Intersolar, the world’s leading trade fair, is now represented in North America, India and China, as well as in Europe. Intersolar Europe is the largest of the four events. 90 percent of the planned exhibition space of 120,000 square meters, spread across eleven halls, has already been booked up. This represents a further increase on last year’s total, which itself had risen by 37 percent on the previous year to 104,000 square meters across nine halls.

Exhibitor numbers will also surpass last year’s total. Around 1,500 exhibitors from around the world will be presenting their products and services at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in June, and the number of registered exhibitors has already exceeded expectations. The organizers are also optimistic as far as visitor numbers are concerned, and are expecting over 60,000 visitors from all over the world to attend the 2010 event. Last year, 50 percent of exhibitors and 39 percent of visitors to the exhibition grounds of the New Munich Trade Fair Center came from outside Germany. “We are very excited about Intersolar Europe 2010. The trade fair’s continuing growth is a clear indication that the significance of Intersolar as a meeting point for the international solar industry is still increasing. The figures so far suggest that this year’s exhibition will be another resounding success,” says Horst Dufner, Intersolar Project Manager at Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, co-organizer of Intersolar Europe.

Industry-specific sections

The clear division of the trade fair into photovoltaics and solar thermal sections makes it easier for exhibitors and visitors to find their way around. As in 2009, a hall will be dedicated exclusively to the area of “photovoltaics production”. The organizers of Intersolar Europe – Solar Promotion GmbH and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) – will be once again cooperating in this area with the PV Group, an initiative of the international semiconductor association SEMI specializing in photovoltaics. The clear thematic structure of Intersolar Europe received a very positive response from all who attended last year’s event. It helps participants find their way around and offers visitors the perfect framework for a structured tour of the exhibition,” says Klaus W. Seilnacht, CEO of FWTM.

“Intersolar” becomes “Intersolar Europe”

In 2010, Intersolar will take place for the first time under the name of Intersolar Europe. Since 2008, the organizers have been able to establish the trade fair internationally, setting up Intersolar North America in San Francisco, Intersolar India in Hyderabad, and the first collaboration between Intersolar Asia and SOLARCON China in Shanghai. “The new, clear system of our international trade fairs ensures ease of communication and orientation for our exhibitors and visitors around the world. At the same time, it also allows us to deliver a clear brand promise to the industry worldwide; that of optimized networking for the global solar industry and all related industries at an international trade fair,” comments Horst Dufner.

Intersolar Europe will take place between June 9 and 11 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Center.

You can find further information on Intersolar at http://www.intersolar.de.

Supporters of Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe is supported by the leading solar industry associations: the German Solar Industry Association (BSW), as exclusive partner of Intersolar Europe, the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). With the support of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

About Intersolar

With over 1,800 exhibitors and 77,000 visitors on three continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading trade fair for the entire solar industry. In 2010, Intersolar, which takes place in Munich, will be renamed “Intersolar Europe”. This change of name sends a clear message about the continuing internationalization of Intersolar, which is now established on several continents. With over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 58,000 visitors in 2009, Intersolar Europe is the largest individual Intersolar event. It focuses on the areas of photovoltaics and solar thermal technology and has established itself as the leading international trade fair, attracting manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and service providers alike.

In addition to Intersolar Europe, Intersolar North America was launched in San Francisco in 2008. 2009 then saw the premiere of Intersolar India in Hyderabad. This year Intersolar Asia is represented for the first time with its own pavilion at SOLARCON China in Shanghai. Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. The trade fairs in North America, India and China are organized by the subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management und Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).

You can find further information on Intersolar Europe at http://www.intersolar.de.

    Contact:

Solar Promotion GmbH, Postfach 100 170, 75101 Pforzheim
Horst Dufner, Tel.: +49-(0)7231-58598-0, Fax: +49-(0)7231-58598-28,
info@intersolar.de

Press contact:

fischerAppelt Kommunikation Munchen GmbH, Infanteriestrasse 11a, 80797
Munchen

Robert Schwarzenbock, Tel. +49-(0)89-747466-23, Fax +49-(0)89-747466-66,
rs@fischerAppelt-relations.de

Iris Funke, Tel. +49-(0)89-747466-221, Fax +49-(0)89-747466-66,
ifu@fischerAppelt-relations.de


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