Intersolar North America Opens Doors to International Solar Business Leaders

Solar Exhibition and Conference opens today through July 15 in San Francisco

Jul 13, 2010, 09:05 ET from Intersolar North America

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the premier exhibition for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, today opened their doors to an expected 20,000 attendees in San Francisco. More than 580 exhibitors span the 130,000 net square feet and all three levels of the Moscone West Hall.

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"International solar businesses look to Intersolar North America to provide them with the latest trends, up-to-date market information, and ample opportunities to connect with other businesses across the globe," said Markus Elsaesser, CEO Solar Promotion International GmbH. "Our focus in developing conference tracks and accompanying programs is to address the major discussion topics happening now within the solar industry, which assists solar professionals with the current and expected issues they will face in the market."

Co-located with SEMICON West and co-organized with PV Group, the global photovoltaic initiative of SEMI, Intersolar North America presents more than 700 solar exhibitors at both locations from 26 countries worldwide.

More than 250 conference speakers are participating in over 30 conference tracks. Panel sessions and presentations will be hosted by leading solar professionals covering topics across all aspects of the solar industry. These tracks aim to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and provide critical details on the state of the industry.

Additionally, the accompanying programs featured in the exhibition hall at Moscone West will continue to provide attendees with opportunities to hear about innovative new technologies, best practices and more. Accompanying programs include Innovation Exchange presentations, Intersolar AWARD Hall of Fame exhibit, and the Job & Career Forum.

"Intersolar North America provides companies and individuals with the opportunity to meet and hear about other's experiences across international solar markets," said Klaus W. Seilnacht, CEO of FMMI and Intersolar North America co-organizer. "By learning from other solar professionals across the industry, solar professionals, developing markets and the global solar market as a whole can benefit."

About Intersolar

With over 2,600 exhibitors and 90,000+ visitors spanning three continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition-series for the solar industry.

Intersolar North America takes place annually in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall. Since its establishment in 2008, the exhibition and conference have developed into the premier platform for the solar industry in North America. Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics and solar thermal technology and has quickly established itself among manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and service providers as an international industry meeting point. About 580 international exhibitors, 20,000 trade visitors and 1,600 conference participants are expected to attend in 2010.

Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences spans almost 20 years. Taking place in addition to Intersolar North America are Intersolar India, taking place in Mumbai from 2010, and Intersolar China in Shanghai, launching in 2011. The world's largest exhibition for the solar industry is Intersolar Europe in Munich.

The organizers of Intersolar Europe are Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg WirtschaftTouristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. The exhibitions in North America, India and China are organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).

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