EUROSOLAR and Messe Düsseldorf sign cooperation agreement for International Conference on Renewable Energy Storage (IRES) and Energy Storage Europe (ESE)
Today, Messe Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Trade Fair) and the European Association for Renewable Energy, EUROSOLAR, signed a cooperation agreement for the 5th European Energy Storage Conference (ESE 2016) and the 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016). In 2014, the IRES took place parallel to the ESE in Düsseldorf for the first time. The new agreement sees the organisation and programmes of the conferences merged in order to create additional advantages for visitors, exhibitors and speakers. For example, there will be a joint combination ticket for the key aspects of the conference.
The joint programme planning makes it easier for visitors to acquire information on an extensive range of topics at just one conference and trade fair. While Energy Storage focuses on business and finance, IRES is the leading conference for scientific and socio-political aspects of energy storage.
Hans Werner Reinhard, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, says: "Many of those who attended Energy Storage 2015 came to Düsseldorf both for the trade fair and for the presentations on technological, political and market-related topics. It has now become much easier for them to put together for themselves individual visitor programmes that fit whatever they are looking for, with content from all areas."
Irm Scheer-Pontenagel, Managing Director of EUROSOLAR, says: "We are pleased about the better connection between the IRES and the ESE. The partnership-based conference alignment ensures mutual dialogue between researchers, scientists, representatives of industry and business and politicians."
Also new is that German start-ups have the chance to have their participation in the trade fair sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). The "programme for the promotion of the participation of newly founded, innovative companies in leading international trade fairs in Germany" assumes up to 70% of the trade fair participation costs. Both exhibitor registration as well as stand planning have already begun.
A total of approximately 125 international exhibitors are expected to attend. Renowned companies, which have already registered for 2016, are, amongst others, Leclanché, ads-tec GmbH, Frauenhofer ICT, Parker Hannifin Corp., Younicos AG, RES Deutschland GmbH, Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH & Co. KG and Varta Storage GmbH.
About the trade fair as well as the ESE and IRES conferences
Energy Storage Europe 2016 is the trade fair with the world's biggest conference programme on energy storage. The conference parts comprise the 5th Energy Storage Conference (ESE) and the 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016). The areas of focus are business and finance (ESE) as well as science and social policy (IRES). Side events - the 5th OTTI-Conference Power-to-Gas and the 9th Storage Day - will take place at the trade fair site in Düsseldorf at the same time. From 15 to 17 March 2016, a total of around 125 exhibitors and 3,000 participants from more than 45 countries are expected here.