The sixth annual International Trade Fair and Conferences for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO® SOUTH-EAST EUROPE once again demonstrated the importance of renewable energy in Eastern Europe. The event was held at the EXPOROM, Pantelimon – Bucharest/Ilfov in Bucharest, the center of Romanian media, culture and art, from 20-22 November, 2013.
Fair Facts & Figures
The 6,000 m² exhibition area provided representatives from 131 companies from Romania and abroad adequate space for introducing products and services for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. Exhibitors from 15 countries in Europe and Asia welcomed more than 3,000 visitors during the 3 days of the fair and parallel conferences addressing renewable energy topics such as wind, solar, biomass, biogas, hydropower, cogeneration, energy efficiency for buildings, electricity and power grid.
Participants from Germany included Schletter GmbH, MWM, ENERCON GmbH, Fronius International GmbH, Dach und Sonne GmbH, Kanne & Joos, Dreyer & Bosse, Herz Energietechnik GmbH. Greece was represented by ALUMIL Solar and Egnatia ROM, and other companies. Italian companies Conergy Italy, Eneria-CAT and Forniture Fotovoltaiche were also present along with Jinko solar from China. Host Romania showed a strong presence with representatives from universities (Technical University of Bucharest), energy research institutes (IPA, ISPE), manufacturers, consultants, insurance companies (Generalii Asigurari), professional associations (National Association of Romanian Electricians), construction companies and developers attending the fair.
Mr. Radu Ion, Councilor Minister for Water, Forests and Fisheries, Mr. Nicolae Matei, President of the Romanian Cities Association, Mrs. Brigitte Eble, Vice Chairman AHK, and Mr. Johan-Georg Röhm, Chief Executive Officer REECO were among officials present for the opening ceremony.
The conferences and forums, running parallel to the trade fair, offered major players in renewable energy a unique opportunity to come together and exchange knowledge and practical experience and discuss the latest progress in technological research and development as well as EU and local legislation issues.
During the three days of conferences, presentations on new innovation theories and technologies were given. World-class speakers from economics and research were on hand to address the challenges within the renewable energy sector and highlight practical experience. Once again, the conferences were an important international meeting place for decision makers and field experts.