The U.S. Department of Commercial Service recently granted Trade Fair Certification status to Intersolar India, India’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry, and its special exhibition ees India, the main platform for storage technologies reshaping India’s energy sector and enhancing grid reliability. The certification recognizes the capability and experience of the local organizer MMI India Pvt. Ltd. and its international contacts Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) in organizing a valuable, world-class event that connects U.S. companies with business opportunities in the Indian solar market. Intersolar India and ees India will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) from October 19 to 21, 2016.
The country is on pace to increase its installed capacity by 127 percent — the biggest market increase in the world — according to GTM Research. The Indian government plans to install around 40 gigawatts (GW) of commercial and industrial roof-mounted installations by 2022, which is further driving the market.
“There’s an incredible market opportunity in India for U.S. solar companies, as the country is just starting to realize its solar potential,” said Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director of Solar Promotion International GmbH. “We’re pleased the U.S. Commercial Service has recognized Intersolar India as a valuable venue for U.S. companies looking to break into the Indian solar market — this certification speaks to our commitment to creating global solar events that foster the business connections and information exchange that drives the industry forward.” added Daniel Strowitzki, CEO, Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).
Now in its 8th year, Intersolar India continues to grow in popularity. Last year’s event attracted approximately 11,000 international visitors and 680 conference delegates. Leading experts from solar research organizations and the industry discussed the latest developments in the Indian solar market in 49 conference and exhibition sessions. Intersolar India was recently recognized with a Gold Award in the 2016 Exhibition Excellence Awards by the leading Indian tradeshow magazine Indian Showcase.
The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.
The Trade Fair Certification Program is a cooperative arrangement between private sector trade show organizers and the U. S. Government. The program seeks to broaden the base of U.S. exporters, particularly new-to-export and new-to-market companies, by introducing them to key trade fairs where they can meet their export objectives.
The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. businesses, particularly small and mid-sized companies, export by helping them establish international business relationships. The agency’s global network includes domestic locations in more than 100 U.S. cities and American embassies and consulates in nearly 80 countries.