Diversified Communications has acquired three North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – from German-based organizers Solar Promotion International and FMMI.
Diversified also announced that the next Intersolar, ees and Power2Drive North America events, co-located for the past 11 years in San Francisco in July, will move to San Diego Convention Center for February 4-6, 2020.
Diversified owns and operates a 1.5-MW solar farm in Brunswick, Maine. “Our interest in solar stems from our Board of Directors, and growing our own event series in solar and energy storage is an exciting way to further contribute to the renewable energy industry,” said Theodore Wirth, Diversified Communications’ President and CEO.
“With the strong interest shown by Diversified, and their desire to expand into the solar and storage market, it was an ideal time for us to turn over the next phase of growth to their very capable and experienced team,” said Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International’s Managing Director. “While we’ve created a very strong show in the U.S., we have decided to focus resources on our new The smarter E concept and to grow our presence in the promising markets in Central and South America.”
“We’ve been looking to enter the solar market in a significant way for several years and have been watching Intersolar closely due to their successful worldwide footprint and sterling reputation,” said Oakley Dyer, Diversified Communications’ Corporate Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development. “The time was right for both parties and we are thrilled to bring our depth of expertise in trade show operations to these exciting markets; and perhaps most importantly, bring Diversified’s enthusiasm for solar’s role in the new energy economy.”
Since 2008, Intersolar North America has served as the industry’s go-to source for invaluable information and premier networking opportunities to move the North American market forward. Co-located with ees North America, Intersolar North America’s exhibition and conference sits at the cross-section of solar technology, energy storage, and smart renewable energy.
Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the leading exhibition and conference for the electrical energy storage industry. ees North America connects manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers of stationary and mobile storage products in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market, California.
Power2Drive, the special exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility, reflects the opportunities and the necessity of the energy transition in the transportation sector. The focus is on batteries for electric vehicles as well as charging technologies and infrastructure for clean mobility and distributed storage.
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