The international energy trade fair RENEXPO® will continue to build on its strong points in 2012 and expand on them with new innovative topics. The event will focus on sustainable energy systems and solutions for a sustainable and future oriented energy supply. The trade fair, conference and accompanying program offer a showcase for the entire spectrum of regenerative and decentralized energy production, intelligent energy distribution as well as the efficient use of energy. Our national and international trade fair partners help guarantee that valuable first-hand information and advice is presented with a high level of competence and professionalism. As a leading meeting point of the industry, the RENEXPO® offers vital opportunities for generating key contacts and exchanging information on a high quality level.
Issues surrounding energy production and the energy supply were never as vital as they are today. Against the background of Germany's decision to withdraw from atomic energy in 2011 and new negative climate scenarios continuing to increase, the portion of energy produced from regenerative sources must be expanded drastically; new energy saving solutions have to be implemented and the power grid has to be modernized and expanded. All of these key steps require a healthy exchange of information and vital knowledge of the energy market.
The RENEXPO® has developed into one of the most important energy trade fairs in Europe over the last twelve years. In 2011, over 350 exhibitors, 15,000 visitors and around 1,000 conference participants helped make the event a record breaking success. The range of topics presented at the event reflects the current demands and developments of the energy industry and gives a comprehensive overview of regenerative and decentralized energy production, intelligent energy distribution and energy efficiency. The main trade fair themes include wood energy (IHE® WoodEnergy), cogeneration (interCogen®), solar technology and energy efficient construction and renovation.
The RENEXPO® conference will be further expanded in 2012. The new location in the conference hall of the Messe Augsburg will serve to showcase new innovative topics in combination with the accompanying trade conferences. New conference themes for 2012 include intelligent energy storage and the energy efficient renovation of building under historical protection. In addition, the 13th International BBE Conference for Wood Energy, the 6th Conference on Mini and Micro Cogeneration, the 2nd Conference on Carbon Nanotechnology, the 2nd Conference on Large Heat Pumps and Heating Grids and the two successful conferences on small wind turbines and large wind projects in Bavaria will all be part of this year's conference program.
The RENEXPO® will expand its presentation of services in the energy sector, including financing, consulting, contracting, energy management and business matching. Technology transfer will be at the heart of several trade fair forums, collaborative booths and B2B meetings.
In 2012 the RENEXPO® will continue to develop its international character. 14 percent of the exhibitors and 6 percent of the visitors are expected to come from abroad, including several international delegations. The partner nation of this year's event is the Czech Republic. The IBEF® International Business Exchange Forum offers a collaborative booth, seminars and an accompanying program in order to provide for an optimal platform for international contacts.
The RENEXPO® will take place from September 27th-30th, 2012 in the Messe Augsburg. Opening times are Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Further information on the trade fair is available at www.renexpo.de.