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First Solar Conference in India is a great success

100 participants at the “1st Solar Industry Summit India” in Mumbai

At the 1st Solar Industry Summit India in Mumbai, top-class speakers from the solar industry and supply industry as well as from market research and interest groups provided an overview of all aspects concerning solar production, project planning, quality assurance and financing.

As part of the GLASSPEX INDIA trade fair, Solarpraxis AG and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH continued their successful cooperation in the sectors of solar and glass with this new conference, specifically for the Indian solar market.

“For us, GLASSPEX INDIA and the partnership with Messe Düsseldorf offered a very good framework to position a first conference on the very promising Indian solar market. We are very satisfied with the major demand and good feedback from participants and look forward to further projects in India!” summarizes Miriam Hegner, Head of the Conference Department at Solarpraxis AG.

100 representatives from Indian and international solar companies, suppliers and investors took part in the conference. As well as professionally substantiated knowledge, the participants took the opportunity to compare notes and link strategic networks.

The feedback from participants was thoroughly very positive:

“For us, the conference was an outstanding opportunity to find out information about the Indian solar market and make contacts. We had countless very promising discussions with high-quality and interesting companies and anticipate good business in India. For this reason, participation was more than worth it for our company, Roth & Rau AG!” summarizes Karl-Heinz Fischer, Director of Sales & Marketing, Roth & Rau CTF Solar GmbH.

Also Hartmut Gross, Director of Sales & Marketing, centrotherm photovoltaics AG, was very satisfied about how the event had gone: “For us, India is an important future market. The conference was a good opportunity for us to present centrotherm as one of the most important suppliers for the Indian solar industry and to expand our network. In addition, there was up-to-date market information. It was the right decision to be there!”

“The 1st Solar Industry Summit focused on the important issues of the very promising Indian solar market and brought the leading players of the market together. The themes discussed provided good stimuli for the future development of the solar industry in India. For the VDE as a global testing and certification institute, it was great to take part and discuss the requirements of our customers. We will be really keen to take part in another high-quality conference like this in India!” summed up Pankaj Chaudhury, VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH.

“The conference was very helpful for the future of our company. I got exactly the answers I needed to all my questions about the Indian market. The speakers were a really great selection. I would recommend taking part in such a conference to anyone who wants to work on the Indian solar market!” says Nicole Biehler, Public Relations & Marketing, Solarzentrum Allgäu.

"The 1st Solar Industry Summit was a very interesting conference. With the topic of solar production technology, the event covered the important issues to push the development of the solar industry in India. We were glad that we participated and we hope that there will be more of such high-quality conferences in India!" concluded Sanjay Chakrabarti, Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.

The conference took place parallel to the 2nd GLASSPEX INDIA 2011, the leading trade fair for the glass industry on the Indian subcontinent in Mumbai. GLASSPEX, organized by Messe Düsseldorf Indien, could exhibit clear growth rates in 2011, in comparison with 2009. 176 exhibitors from 19 countries could be welcomed to the exhibition grounds in Mumbai. The number of international exhibitors has also developed positively, not least due to the German joint stand promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Economics, increasing by about 65% to 115. The number and quality of the trade visitors could also be increased from 3,200 in 2009 to 4,072. GLASSPEX INDIA is part of the product family of glasstec, the world leading exhibition on the subject of glass, which takes place every two years in Düsseldorf.

The next GLASSPEX INDIA will take place at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India between 20 and 22 March 2013; a continuation of the conference series “Solar Summit India” in cooperation with Solarpraxis AG and Messe Düsseldorf is being planned.

For queries: Miriam Hegner, Solarpraxis AG, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 72 62 96-304,
Email: conferences(at)

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