Renewable Energy EVENTS space does not seem to slow down. And companies are confused because each event seems to be different from the other. And then most of the events also clash.
Earlier in March, we had REnergy 2012 at Chennai. This was important event for the wind industry because most of the wind farms are based in Tamil Nadu. Solar companies found this important because Tamil Nadu is expected to come out with its solar policy soon.
Also the event was an initiative from the government. So the industry had to be there.
Now we have Power-Gen in Delhi from 19-21st April. At the same dates, we have Solar Summit 2012 (at Gandhinagar) which has Gujarat State Government’s blessings.
Looks like the solar industry will skip Power-Gen and be at the Solar Summit. Most of the solar developers will be present here. Following them will be the EPC and Module manufacturers. And then the others will follow- consultants, BoS players, etc.
Similarly, at the end of the year, InterSolar and the 6th Renewable Energy Expo are clashing. The latter is at Delhi and the former in Mumbai.
This trend of big events happening at the same time will need to end for events to be successful. Companies have also started focusing on niche and smaller events where they can get good business inquiries instead of using the event only as a brand building exercise.
I am in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar from 18th to 21st April. Reachable on 0091-9820789895.