The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) is upon us once again and the 2013 show promises an even wider audience, with early registration figures confirming an accelerated trend towards further globalisation. We take a look at the stats and offer an insight into the conference itself.
Advance figures of EU PVSEC registration confirm the expected high demand to attend the Conference and an accelerated trend towards further globalisation in PV business and research.
Deeper analysis of EU PVSEC registrations received to date clearly demonstrate the developments already manifested earlier this year, and observed as well in the entire PV sector:
• A clear trend towards further internationalisation with strong participation from countries outside Europe
• A particularly impressive growth is observed from Asia, including Japan (+52%), China (+28%), Korea (+44%) and Taiwan (+31%)
• France, host country of EU PVSEC 2013, greatly increases its share of Conference Registrations (+67%)
• The largest number of conference registrations to date continues to originate from Germany, followed by Japan, France and the USA
Emerging markets from the MENA region and from Africa are joining in. A large number of newcomers from research, industry and administration attend the EU PVSEC for the first time
The combination of this leading Conference with an international PV Industry Exhibition and additional Parallel Events that offer a deep insight into specific topics, marks the unique character of the EU PVSEC. Participants benefit from multiple synergies and networking opportunities at this Business-to-Business, Business-to-Science and Science-to-Industry platform.
According to the experience of the EU PVSEC organising committee, the trends based on preliminary Conference Registrations are also a very good indicator of the professional structure and geographic origin of trade visitors expected at the PV Industry Exhibition. Given the signals from the global PV markets and from industry of a beginning recovery, do not miss the chance to participate!