Solar industry shines at All-Energy Australia
19 Jul 2013
Many of the world’s leading lights in the solar industry have recognised the commercial advantages of attending Australia’s biggest clean and renewable energy show and are coming in record numbers.
All-Energy Australia, now in its fifth year, has always had a healthy solar representation but those figures are continuing to escalate.
In 2012, of 4,700 people from 23 countries attending the free-to-delegate two-day multi-stream conference and exhibition, 2,200 were solar industry professionals.
Organisers expect that total to be trumped at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 9th and 10th this year.
All-Energy Australia 2013 is again supported by the Australian Solar Council, which will present a series of solar workshops as an integrated component of the overall program.
The rapidly expanding exhibitor and sponsor list – which it is anticipated will exceed 250 – includes names such as TDG Solar, Powerark Solar, Eltek Australia, Yingli Solar, SolarMax and Solar Energy Australia.
Others already committed are Solar Inception, Solar 360, Sun-Earth Australia, Radiant Photovoltaic Technology, Latronics Sunpower, Ingenero, CMA Solar Australia, Canadian Solar and Alpha Energy, to name but a few.
All-Energy Australia Exhibition Director Anthony Reed says the conference and exhibition offers significant commercial and networking opportunities for suppliers, buyers, specifiers and installers from the solar PV and solar thermal sectors.
“While the event delivers comprehensive coverage to all sectors of the clean and renewable energy industry, it has proven to be arguably Australia’s largest business to business gathering of solar industry professionals,” Mr Reed says.
Doug Meldrum, National Commercial Manager with Solar 360 is fulsome in his praise of All-Energy.
“As product wholesalers it’s the best show in Australia for attracting the trade and talking to our customer base,” Mr Meldrum says.
His words are echoed by Ronnie Fok, Sun-Earth Australia’s Sales Manager.
“We’ve been very happy. The leads and interest has been strong and it has been most worthwhile exhibiting.”
The response to the All-Energy Australia conference program, which will again have a significant solar focus, has been no less effusive.
Overall, more than 100 leading Australian and international speakers will attend.
Among themes to be covered are the next steps in project development and commercialisation of large scale solar, detailing project developments, hybrid innovation and technological opportunities for solar PV, and reaching the full potential of concentrated solar power in Australia.
Speakers already confirmed include Mark Rayner, Manager of Project Development, Strategy and Business Development at Verve Energy and Mike Hodgkinson, General Manager of Solar Systems.
The full conference program will be announced in coming weeks.
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