Record visitor numbers for Intersolar Europe

According to the organizers, 72,000 visitors from around 150 nations visited the New Munich Trade Fair Center. Additionally, 1,880 exhibitors presented their products and services.

Markus Elsässer, managing director of Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim, one of the two organizers of Intersolar Europe commented: “The overwhelming success of Intersolar Europe 2010 can be summed up with one word: a world champion! The number of visitors exceeded our wildest expectations. According to the preliminary results we were able to welcome around 72,000 visitors – an increase of around 23 percent of the previous year. Intersolar Europe thus sends a strong signal from Munich to the solar industry around the world.” ??

Exhibitior numbers have also increased by 33 percent from last year. The organizers said this growth was also seen in an expansion of the exhibition area: the exhibiting companies were said to have occupied 29 percent more exhibition space than in 2009.??

Klaus W. Seilnacht, managing director of Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH, the other organizer of the exhibition, added: "Not only did we have more exhibitors, visitors and press than in the previous years; the exhibition has also become even more international. Fifty-three percent of the exhibitors came from outside Germany. Visitors from 150 different countries traveled to Munich for the exhibition.”