DELHI, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
UBM India today flagged off the 8th edition of the Renewable Energy India Exhibition and Conference (REI), (3rd - 5th September 2014) at the Indian Exposition Mart Ltd., Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida (NCR of Delhi). The inaugural session was graced by Shri Anil Jain, IAS, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission, Government Of India, amongst international guests, Mr. Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan, Mr. Dillon Banerjee, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, US Commercial Services, US Embassy, New Delhi, Mr. Luigi Estero, First Counsellor, Head of Economic and Commercial Section, Ms. Rosaline Kwan, Acting Minister (Commercial), High Commission of Canada, Mr. Phil Marker, Counsellor & Head - Energy, Climate & Growth Unit, British High Commission and Ms. Henriette Faergemann, Environment, Climate and Energy Counsellor in the European Union Delegation to India.
REI, an annual event that aims to accelerate growth of the Indian Renewable Energy sector by offering sustainable development opportunities to businesses in this industry, has over the years, established itself as the must-attend event in this sector in the Asia-Pacific region. Regarded as Asia's most influential event in the renewable energy sector, the 8th edition is expected to attract over the next three days, more than 500 exhibitors, 12,000 trade visitors and 1000 conference delegates across 35 countries.
The REI Expo has a three-day conference featuring insightful sessions covering all segments, ranging from future prospects of bioenergy in India to geothermal energy (ground and water-source) for energy security to innovative technology solutions in wind wrojects to understand the matrix of grid connections. The event today witnessed decision makers, influencers as well as technical experts and professionals from leading companies involved in the renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution within India and across the globe.
The key highlight of the show this year is the 'Start-up' Pavilion, to encourage budding entrepreneurs with a limited budget to build their business portfolio. There are multiple conference sessions deliberating upon the challenges and solutions that exist in the renewable energy sector. The CEO Conclave, Firestarter session by Bloomberg, Smart Grid sessions, Bioenergy session by VTT Finland are other highlights of the conference and workshop. The Planning Commission of India is also hosting a session 'India Energy Security Scenario 2047'.
The event showcases country pavilions from Japan, Italy, USA, Taiwan, Canada, Belgium and Catalonia besides a European Pavilion. Renewable Energy India Expo 2014 is supported by leading associations like National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), Solar Energy Association of Gujarat (SEAG), Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), UK Trade and Investment, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance as Strategic partner. Also significant participation from international bodies are Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce, ACCIO (Government of Catalonia), European Business and Technology Centre, Piemonte: Agency for Investment, Export and Tourism, marks the 2014 edition of REI.
Elaborating on the focus of this year's edition, Mr. Joji George, Managing Director, UBM India, said, "The good news is that the stage is set with the new government coming in. The budget allocation makes for a realistically tangible setting for the renewable industry to hope and expect considerable momentum in the sector. And now the onus lies on the industry to step up innovations and leverage on the multiple investment opportunities being created by the Indian government. Again this is where a well-coordinated and close cooperation across stakeholders will determine a coherent and outcome led policy and vision. And the industry associations have to align and chart their roadmap accordingly. UBM India's focus for REI Expo 2014 is to provide the much needed 'Magnified visibility' to the government's initiative by creating a platform for dialogue and action amongst industry players, associations and policy makers, for the way forward."
The exhibitors at the event are primarily from solar energy, wind energy, bioenergy and energy efficiency, who through their innovations and product launches, are showcasing cutting edge technologies which in turn help highlight the needs and shape the trends of the industry. The key industry players participating in this event include Refex Energy, Borg Energy, Rolta Power, Tata Power Solar, Enerparc Energy, Proinso, Zeversolar, Dupont, DNV GL, C Sun, Bonfiglioli, Phocos, Waaree, Chemtrols Solar, Emmvee Solar, Juwi India, Mahindra EPC, RRB Energy, Inox Wind, LTi REEnergy, Kosol Hiramrut, Sova Power, Harsha Abakus Solar, ABB, SAPA Group, Schneider Electric India, Fronius, Canadian Solar, Delta Energy, Moser Baer, JA Solar, Vikram Solar, Premier Solar, Yingli Solar, GE India, Centrotherm.
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