Energy Storage Conference & Trade Fair expands its cooperation with international partners

It has been possible to gain further strong partners for the conference and trade fair Energy Storage – International Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energies, including international associations such as China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA), Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (Eurobat).

The event takes place on 18 and 19 March in Düsseldorf. At Energy Storage 2013, practical and cost-effective storage technologies will be considered against the backdrop of current developments in the energy sector. Political conditions will be just as important a topic for discussion as questions concerning the financing, cost-effectiveness and integration of the main storage technologies.

Thanks to the new collaborations, Energy Storage is expanding its international orientation. The organisers, Messe Düsseldorf and Solarpraxis AG, are thus bringing together even more countries to exchange technical ideas and establish business contacts in Düsseldorf. The conference participants will benefit from the profound market knowledge of the representatives of international associations, who will be contributing to the session “Global Energy Storage Solutions” among other things. Some of the associations are also represented by their own trade fair stands, so there will be plenty of opportunity for individual discussions.

More than 350 conference guests from 29 countries already took part in the premiere of the Energy Storage Summit in the spring of 2012. Further partners of next year’s event include the EnergieAgentur.NRW, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg (ISE), the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Technology (NOW), the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance, Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion.

The Energy Storage conference and trade fair gathers experts from science, industry and politics around a single table. Keynote speakers include Federal Minister of the Environment Peter Altmaier as well as Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation of Economic Trends. The internationally recognized scientist Prof. Eicke R. Weber, Spokesperson of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance and Director of the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, is the Chairman of the Programme Committee.

In the matter of programme design he will be supported by other renowned experts such as Dr Klaus Bonhoff (NOW), Janice Lin (CESA), Dr Jens Tübke (Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT). In the framework of an accompanying trade fair, companies are presenting marketable applications and new concepts in the field of energy storage. Another new addition is the Production Technology Forum, which will be taking place on the 18th March in the afternoon. Discussions here will focus on current manufacturing technologies, application possibilities, challenges and the economics of battery production.

The current programme and further information on the Energy Storage conference and trade fair can be found at:

Contact: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Heiko M. Stutzinger, Head of Renewable Energy Fairs,

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 4560 273, Fax: +49 (0) 211 4560 87273, E-mail:

Solarpraxis AG, David Gaden, International Project Development Conferences,

Tel.: +49 (0)30/ 726 296 373, Fax: +49 (0)30/ 726 296 309,


About Solarpraxis AG: Solarpraxis AG is one of the leading knowledge service providers in the renewable energy sector. Since 1998 it has been providing expertise and professional service in the areas of engineering, conference organisation and publishing. The engineering department provides support to manufacturers, wholesalers, planners, investors and trade professionals in the markets for photovoltaic, solar heat, combined heat and power stations, heat pumps, pellets and energy efficiency. In addition to the B2B magazines photovoltaic, pv magazine and pv magazine Chinese edition, the publishing division also publishes high-quality industry reports. The international conferences organised by Solarpraxis AG are meeting points for decision makers from all renewable energy sectors. The Solarpraxis forum is known far beyond the German borders. The oldest and most prominent event organized by Solarpraxis AG took place for the 12th time in 2011, with 850 participants. Numerous other conferences, for example in the United Arab Emirates, China, and the USA, continue this success story. About the Messe Düsseldorf group: With a turnover of 373 million euros in 2011, Messe Düsseldorf was able to consolidate its position as one of Germany’s most successful exhibition organisers. Approximately 28,000 exhibitors presented their products to 1.4 million visitors in Düsseldorf this year. The Düsseldorf exhibition centre hosted over 50 trade fairs, including 24 world leading exhibitions, in the five competency fields – machines, plants, and equipment; retail, trades and services; medicine and healthcare; fashion and lifestyle; and leisure time – while the group organised or participated in roughly another 100 events abroad, making the Messe Düsseldorf Group one of the world’s leading export platforms. In this regard, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH holds the number 1 position as far as international exposure for capital equipment trade fairs is concerned. In 2011, 65 per cent of the exhibitors and about 50 per cent of the visitors in Düsseldorf came from abroad, and customers from a total of 151 countries visited the trade fairs in Düsseldorf. Sales bases in 127 countries (68 agencies abroad) and competence centres in nine countries comprise the global network of the corporate group. On a yearly average, the group employs 1,253 staff members.

Media contact: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Press Department

Eva Rugenstein/Desislava Angelova

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Judith Hübner

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