Building Solar China
China Import and Export Fair Complex
Guangzhou, China, 9 – 12 June 2013
Second edition to promote the potential of solar building in Asia achieves excellent feedback
Next Building Solar China takes place from 9 to 12 June 2014 in Guangzhou, China
The second edition of Building Solar China (BSC) - Conference and Exhibition was held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China from 9 – 12 June 2013. Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and WIP, BSC took place concurrently with the 18th annual Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, the largest lighting trade fair in Asia, and with the 10th edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology.
The two-day conference gathered more than 300 experts and professionals from the solar photovoltaic, glass and solar building related industry sectors with government officials, industry association representatives, architects, engineers and university professors. Six specialised conference sessions, full of interaction with the audience, focused on technologies and applications for smart solar building implementation, including building-integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV). In the concluding panel, solar building experts addressed in a lively discussion the potential impact of China’s support for distributed power generation on the large scale implementation of solar building applications.
Through the combination of a professional conference with an industry exhibition, Building Solar China offered a comprehensive platform to present, discuss and get updated on the latest trends and applications of smart solar building solutions. This year, the conference featured discussions chaired by prominent experts, including Mr Meng Xiangan, Vice President of China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and Mr Nikos Fintikakis, Architect and Director of the International Union of Architects (UIA), and Council Member of the Architecture and Renewable Energy Sources (ARES) International Work Programme.
Mr Meng Xiangan stated: “This conference covered the areas of regulation, policy and technology and offered a great networking opportunity. It was also a valuable opportunity for me to share the latest information on PV with industry peers.”
Mr Nikos Fintikakis added: “Building Solar China is an excellent platform for architects and engineers to exchange ideas. This is a crucial occasion for the industry, where our knowledge and experience can be shared with all participants.”
Ms Zhang Nan Nan, Secretary General and Vice President, Shenzhen Solar Energy Society, China: “Building Solar China has brought together a lot of influential experts from all areas of the industry for profound presentations and idea exchange. This is an important platform where future trends can be discovered, and challenges can be discussed.”
For the first time, BSC hosted leading industry players in a dedicated exhibition area to present the latest developments, products and services on solar building technologies and applications. This special industry area was well attended and enjoyed synergies with the BSC Conference and with Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Asia’s largest lighting show. Amongst the exhibiting companies were Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies, Shenzen Yingli New Energy Resources and China South Curtain Wall.
Mr Xu Ning, General Manager, China South Curtain Wall, China, exhibitor and presenter at the conference, summarised his show experience: “Our company primarily focuses on the construction of BIPV systems. We came here to meet people from the real estate sector and design institutes. During the four-day show, we successfully got in touch with visitors who would like to discuss further cooperation with us. We felt very satisfied. The conference was definitely helpful to our business development.”
Further voices from participating solar building industry
Ms Linda Zhang, Deputy Chief Engineer at Singyes Solar, China, added: “The interaction during my speech was great! I was impressed that audience members were very professional and qualified.”
Conference delegate, Ms Selina Law, Senior Engineer at DuPont Apollo, China: “The conference was thought-provoking. Here we were well-informed with examples, current implementations and a forecast on future trends. I came here to learn more about the development of BIPV, which is exactly one of the main areas my company intends to explore in our current business plan.”
Mr Bruce Reid, General contractor, WL Construction, Canada: “The panel discussion at the conference was very interesting to me. From different angles, speakers provided a profound conversation and idea exchange on the issues and possible solutions.”
And Mr Chen Bin, Business Development Manager, Shenzhen Nations Energy, China concluded: “The result of this conference was great. The invited speakers helped attendees solve the various problems they were facing. It was practical and useful for us. I will join next time.”
2014: Next Building Solar China (BSC) - Conference and Exhibition will take place from 9 – 12 June 2014 in Guangzhou, China
Due to strongly positive feedback from participants and the rise of the fast growing BSC network that unites presenters, participants, exhibitors and followers from various industry segments, the organisers are looking forward to the next edition of Building Solar China. It will be held concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology from 9 to 12 June 2014 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The organising committee invites all professionals from industry, research, politics, finance and administration to actively participate at next year’s edition.
Background Building Solar China (BSC) – Conference and Exhibition
Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and WIP, which possess leading experiences in global exhibition networks and renewable energy technologies respectively, Building Solar China – Conference and Exhibition shares synergies and takes place concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT). In 2013, collectively all three shows gathered 2,887 exhibitors from 27 countries, showcasing their products in 21 halls covering 215,000 sqm and attracting 116,983 visitors from around the world. Building Solar China is supported by national and international associations such as SCSB - Special Committee of Solar Buildings, CRES - Chinese Renewable Energy Society, UIA - International Union of Architects, Beijing Qingshang Environmental Art & Architecture Design Institute, SZSES - Shenzhen Solar Energy Society, HKIA - Hong Kong Institute of Architects, AIIB - Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings and HKAEE - Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers.
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