The 7th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo 2013 will be held from 12 – 14 September, 2013 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida (NCR). Growing in scale and stature with every successive edition, the forthcoming Expo will not only play host to Asia’s largest congregation of the Renewable Energy industry, but will also welcome a high profile business contingent from Japan. For the first time ever, Japan has associated with REI Expo as “Partner Country” and has formalized Country Pavilion for the cause of promoting renewable energy industry. Distinguished dignitaries from Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) Japan and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will be present to facilitate Indo-Japan trade ties and elevate Indian economy on the global map.
REI is an Associate Member of the prestigious Global Solar Alliance and offers unparallel global exposure to the participating companies. Additionally, REI Expo is also certified by US Commercial Service, the esteemed trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Spread over 25,000 sqm, the 7th REI 2013 Expo will provide an unmatched platform to showcase the best technological advancements and innovations in the renewable energy sector. Concurrent to the Exhibition, the 3–day conference sessions will be the hub for technical discussions and an opportunity to deliberate on challenges impeding growth of the Solar, Wind, Bio, Small Hydro, Geothermal and Energy Efficiency.
India’s renewable market is among the largest and the fastest growing market of the world. With power generation from renewable sources on the rise in India, share of renewable energy in country’s total energy mix increased from 7.8 percent in financial year 2008 to 12.1 percent in financial year 2012. India has been consistently ranked among the top five countries (globally) in terms of its market potential for renewable energy. To drive the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s commitment to double the RE capacity to 55 GW by 2017, UBM India will continue to organise world-class REI Expo and bring multi-stakeholders together on a common forum.
As a curtain-raiser, the 7th edition of REI will celebrate “The International Financing Day” on 11 September 2013. The unique forum will host organized networking to connect top funding agencies from around the world with select Indian Project Developers. The opportunity will bring investors face to face with developers to discuss various possibilities of doing business in India.
Promoting a progressive forum, the upcoming REI Expo is estimated to attract more than 550 exhibitors, 12,000 trade visitors and 1000 conference delegates from across the world catering to the solar PV, solar thermal, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro and energy efficiency industry segments.
Large Country Pavilions from Belgium, Canada, Japan and USA will enrich and expand the format further. The Japan Pavilion will feature world’s premium companies like Sony Corporation, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Heavy industries, Hitachi India, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and many more.
Another enormous boost to the development of the renewable energy industry is the participation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) at 7th REI. Whether it is through investment in infrastructure, funding, or sensitizing nations about the impact of climate change, ADB remains proactive in helping developing countries evolve into sustainable economies. At REI 2013, ADB is hosting multiple Workshops to explore various opportunities of investing into the sector in India. Further to the endeavor of disseminating content–rich information, Workshops will also be hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) Japan and KPMG during the three days of the event.
Some of the leading exhibitors at REI Expo 2013 are Azure Power, Bonfiglioli, Bergen Associates, Dupont, Green Brilliance, Inox Wind, Inspira Martifer, Ikaros Solar, Fronius, GE, Gamesa, Godrej & Boyce, LTi REEnergy GmbH, Mahindra EPC, Mondragon, Moser Baer, Proinso, RRB Energy, SMA, Sterling & Wilson, Su-Kam, Schneider Electric, Sun Edison, Tata Solar, Waaree Energy, etc.
In addition, the Business Matching Programme being hosted at the venue during the 3 days will play a crucial role in connecting the exhibitors to potential buyers by means of pre-scheduling appointments. The Business Matching Sessions intend to provide excellent opportunities to network with industry professionals and establish new collaborations.
Continuing the strong legacy of presenting concurrent Conference sessions, the 2013 Show will host a highly informative Conference programme addressing the latest industry trends and challenges pertaining to the solar, wind, biomass and geothermal industry segments. The forum is an exclusive learning centre with various new formats, expert panels and facilitated networking sessions engaging the participants for a better experience. It will provide an in-depth insight into the industry and its challenges.
A host of leading international and domestic trade associations and media have extended their support for the success of the event. Leading associations like Indian Biomass Power Association (IBA), Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA), Solar Power Developers Association, Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Developers Association (TNSEDA) and Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) are supporting REI 2013 to further advancement of sustainable environments. Some more honorable organizations supporting REI are C-WET (Centre for Wind Energy Technology), set up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Panchabuta focused towards renewable energy and clean tech area.
For more information, please visit event website www.ubmindia.in/renewable_energy