Industry awaits Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) 2017

Global Interest, International Investments & Technology breakthroughs to mark the 11th epic edition of Asia’s leading Renewable Energy Expo by UBM India

REI 2017 at a glance:

  • Asia’s leading Renewable Energy Expo by UBM India from September 20-22;
    45 participating countries, over 750 exhibitors, 1,500 Delegates and estimated to attract over 30,000 Trade visitors
  • 3 – Day power packed conference – ‘Accelerating Momentum…From Ambition to Action’. Conference to highlight innovations, challenges and way forward
  • 3rd edition of Renewable Energy India Awards on 19th September: To recognize Innovation & Excellence in the Renewable Energy Industry

Mumbai, After completing a successful decade of existence, the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), hosted by UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2017 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. A flagship event, REI is the most reputed global platform where India’s green economy community including overseas participants will congregate to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase product launches, innovations and augment the forethought through the international exhibitions and conference platform.

In its 11th edition, REI will see active participation from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Poland, USA, Korea, China and Taiwan amongst host of other countries. It is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), NEDO Japan, Indo German Energy Forum ( IGEF ), Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Mercom Capital to name a few.

REI Expo
Photo Caption (Left to Right):
Mr. Ritesh Pothan, SVP Business Development, Chroma Energy
Mr. Mukund Shendge, Head of Sales, Fronius India Private Limited
Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India
Mr. Pujan Doshi, WARREE
Mr. Rajneesh Khattar, Group Director, UBM India

The expo, certified by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry and will see the presence of key dignitaries – Shri Anand Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India; Shri Amitabh Kant, IAS, CEO, NITI AYOG, Government of India; Shri Upendra Tripathy, IAS, Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA); Mr. Justin Wu, Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore;  Mr. Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group (EWG) & Former Member of German Parliament; Mr. Naoki Tomotake, Director General International Affairs, NEDO, Japan; Mr. René Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative in India and Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water(CEEW )  during the high profile Opening Ceremony of 20 September.

Bringing together Manufacturers, EPC, and Service Provides, the expo will have over 750 exhibitors including companies like — Adani Solar, Tata Power Solar, Azure Power, Sky Power, Canadian Solar, Huawei, Trina Solar, Jinko Solar, Siemens Gamesa, Vikram Solar, Waaree Energies, Mitsubishi, Delta Electronics, Panasonic, SMA, ABB, Kyocera, Sterling & Wilson, Mahindra Sustain, Applied Materials, POSCO, Fronious. amongst others. The show will feature country pavilions from Japan, China, Poland, France, Korea, Taiwan to name a few.

A power packed three-day conference themed ‘Accelerating Momentum…From Ambition to Action’ will take place encompassing knowledge -rich sessions by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, International Solar Alliance ( ISA ) , UNIDO, Indo-German Energy Forum, MNRE – EU Technical Cell, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, PV Magazine, Skill Council for Green Jobs, and Mercom Capital .  The highlights of the conference are ‘India: A Poster Child of Renewable Energy Sector’ which aims to outline key policy initiatives; ‘Skilling by Nations’ which will highlight how skilling is being integrated in the industry, impact of skilling and best practises; Sessions by Skill Council for Green Jobs and CEEW; ‘Surya Namaskar: Earn from the Sun’; ‘Rooftop PV Market Development in India’; ‘Winds of Tomorrow: Make in India’; ‘Driving operational excellence in solar and wind asset management’;  ‘Micro Grids: Localising Utilities and maximising opportunities’; ‘Neighbourhood Energy: The role of block chain in the electricity system; ‘Smart Power for Smart Cities: Pushing the envelope and ‘The Circular Economy: Finding convergence among the Swach Bharat and the Smart Cities Mission for waste to energy

At this year’s REI Expo 2017 we will see new innovation’s like India’s first Mobile PV test lab on display by Mahindra Susten; Quality Round Table – An  interactive forum by PV Magazine, Germany; Solar Super Heroes by PV Magazine, Germany; Skill Competition for Solar Installers; Solar Design Challenge for EPCs and Developers; Master class by Enphase Energy, USA: To provide Installers and Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) with knowledge on innovations behind micro-inverter technologies and how micro-inverters are best suited for the Indian rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) market; CEO Roundtable and Finance Roundtable; ‘Advantage Telangana’, a seminar by the state of Telangana to attract potential investors and developers; ‘Advantage Rajasthan’ a seminar by the state of Rajasthan to attract potential investors, manufacturers and developers and Workshop on ‘Driving operational excellence in Solar & Wind asset management’ by 3E, Belgium and Wise Energy, UK.

Speaking on the announcement of the 11th anniversary of Renewable Energy India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, The Indian solar sector is growing rapidly with a capacity addition of 4,765MW during H1 of 2017, according to a recent report. Rooftop solar is also showing a robust growth as solar power becomes increasingly more attractive with falling costs. Besides, India has recently moved up to the second spot from third position in this year’s ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’, nudging past US.  All this is acting as a huge pull for international investors and equipment suppliers. UBM India’s objective for the 2017 edition of REI Expo is “Accelerating the Momentum…….From Ambition to Action” being the theme of the show this year, and to bridge the gap between industry, Government & Investors.”

He added,In a nutshell, REI 2017 is a marquee event in this sector with multiple country participation, best of technology, cost effective solutions, participation of Industry leaders, various country delegation, top global brands exhibiting their product and solution offerings, and a content rich conference.”

The trade show will also be preceded by the 3rd Renewable Energy India Awards, slated for 19th September, 2017 that aims to recognise the efforts, innovation, and excellence and promote the talent in the industry. The Awards will have an august audience of industry stalwarts competing under various categories from both manufacturing & implementing communities.