PV industry events organizer Solar Promotion GmbH and Freiburg promotional body FWTM GmbH & Co KG announced the Intersolar Europe solar and energy storage trade show will not take place this year.
“On account of the major impact anticipated across all industries and the uncertainties in planning even for the second half of the year, we have decided to cancel the 2020 event and wait until June 2021 to hold it again,” the two companies said in a message to exhibitors. The next The smarter E Europe [show] is set to take place from June 9-11, 2021.
As of now, the organizers are working hard to determine which parts of the exhibition and conference program can be reproduced online. The smarter awards will be presented to the winners online in order to honor the industry’s innovations on an international stage despite current developments.
As long as the Netherlands does not come into a complete “lock-down” situation, we will make every effort to honour agreements made. If the government decides that all logistics movements will be banned, it will of course end, but this is not yet the case.
As long as we can, we are doing everything in our power to keep serving you. We wish you, your loved ones and employees a lot of health and wisdom during these difficult times.
Due to the spread of the new corona virus (COVID-19) the organization has decided to postpone trade shows Solar Solutions International and Green Heating to Monday 7 September through Wednesday 9 September.
Official statement from the organization:
In the past few weeks we have had frequent consultations with authorities, experts and other relevant parties. An outbreak in the Netherlands has now been officially confirmed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, while a further spread of the virus seems likely. The health of our exhibitors and our 15,000 visitors is our main priority. Therefore we see no alternative to postponing the trade shows.
Together with JinkoSolar, we simply postpone our plans to September. We look forward to seeing you at stand D13.
The Coronavirus is top news for the solar industry for now and the foreseeable future. We will continue to update you on the latest state of affairs.
There are a number of important signals that could affect availability and prices:
In uncertain times like these, it is very important to share your forecast with us. We recommend advising your customers as well about this situation. In most cases this is a force majeure for everyone. You can of course also contact us at any time. We are here to help you through this difficult business situation.
It should come as no surprise that the Coronavirus creates consequences for trade between China and the rest of the world; most certainly for us. We are currently receiving requests from all over Europe for panels and inverters. This indicates an uncertain period and shortage in the market. To be completely honest, we must say there is no concrete answer to the question, “What will the Coronavirus mean for PVO and our valued partners?”
Our intelligence channels are providing information daily. It is not good news. Our commitment is to provide you with updates as quickly as we can. Here is the most recent news:
In short, be advised that we expect a troubled period. Keep talking to us about possibilities in the coming months. We will continue to fight for your orders and positions as always. With the knowledge of today, it is crystal clear that uncertain times are coming. We must work together to minimize the impact as much as possible.