It’s about the experience.
Attending SolarTech Summit 2018 in person provides an impactful experience that you can’t achieve by reading articles or watching a video about Solar Industry. How many times do we think we’re going to read that article, but never get around to it?
It’s about all the Key Market Leaders and Experts
Summit brings together over 40+ speakers, thought leaders, and experts who will share the latest trends and solutions. It is not usual to find this many key experts together discussing challenges in Solar Market except at Summit.
It’s about the right place.
SolarTech Summit creates atmosphere for innovation of thought and innovation of action. Everybody here is focused on the best ways to provide effective solutions and amazing customer experiences that build loyalty and transparency.
It’s about the real-world experience.
Keynote Speakers from top brands from around the world will share their strategies and their success stories regarding Project Management, Finance, Operation and Technology Impact. You’ll gain plenty of practical takeaways you can bring back to the office.
It’s about the networking.
Talk to other managers and C-Level executives who are experiencing the same challenges you have. Find out what’s really working and update your skills.
B2B Business Meetings
In order to help you save time and establish connections with real-interest business partners, JEC includes in your participation package a top-level matchmaking program.
Based on the pre-registered visitors and exhibiting decision-makers from all departments, the program is an efficient facilitator to connect concrete needs to corresponding offers.
This very qualitative program brings together every year more than 500 local and international decision-makers from Large Groups, SMEs, academics and investors.
The SolarTech matchmaking program represents:
- A unique opportunity to meet the buyers interested in your offer, the correct suppliers, and the reliable R&D and consultancy partners.
- Fast and qualitative meetings: an average of 10 meetings per day, with pre-targeted interlocutors
- Participation fee waived by SolarTech and included in all exhibitors’ and visitors packages.
How does it work?
You fill in the on-line registration form describing your offer and/ or your needs.
In a few clicks, you address business meeting requests to the companies you would like to meet.
You accept or decline, according to your interests, the meeting requests received.
One week before the event you receive your personal agenda including the bilaterally approved business meetings.
On the days of the event, you just follow your updated schedule.
- Top level managers from R&D, Purchasing, Technical, Methods, Process, Design, etc.
- Leader Large groups, SMEs and start-ups represented by their CEOs, technical, sales, export managers, engineers, etc.
- Public and private solar companies, research centers, consultancy & engineering firms, distributors, etc.
Make the most of your meetings!
- Respect the deadlines for completing your presentation and making your meeting requests
- Emphasis in your presentation the advantages of all nature to be gained from your offer
- Carefully read over your interlocutors’ presentation and prepare your speech accordingly
- During the meeting, go to the point: your interlocutors have read your technical form and have accepted the meeting, so the detailed company presentation is not necessary.
SolarTech Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony 2018
What is a Gala Dinner?
Gala Dinner will held on 1st Day – 15th October Evening. The evening event will generally feature a three of four course meal where guests are seated. Gala dinners also involve the presentation of awards such as Most Innovative Solar Service Provider, Solar Project of the of the year, etc.
The standard dress for gala events is black-tie. A Gala Dinner event or function will often feature entertainment, speakers and formalities, which could form a key part of the event’s theme. If the Gala Dinner is an award night recognising excellence and achievements, it’s paramount to create and Award night event experience that reflects the quality, imagination and excellence of your brand, nominees and winners.
What are the benefits?
- Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony is perfect environment for ice-breaking and getting know each other more than B2B meetings.
- During Gala Dinner Companies have chance to have more friendly atmosphere with luxury drinks.
- It is more friendly environment to reach C-Level Management
The EXPONOR precinct is the largest exhibition area in Portugal. It hosts about 30 specialised trade fairs each year and hundreds of other events of various kinds.
The exhibition ground is in Leça da Palmeira – Matosinhos. It is five minutes from the urban centre of Porto, 10 minutes from the Francisco Sá Carneiro international airport and adjoins the port of Leixões, and also has excellent access by road to the main urban centres in Portugal and Galicia.
How to get to Exponor
EXPONOR is located within the Metropolitan Area of Porto, more specifically in the parish of Leça da Palmeira, municipality of Matosinhos.
EXPONOR is close to Porto International Airport and is served by a modern road and dual carriage network and efficient public transport.
How to get to Exponor by plane
EXPONOR is just 10 minutes away from Francisco Sá Carneiro – Porto International Airport that has frequent flights to the main cities in Europe and America.
How to get to Exponor by taxi
There are taxi ranks at the airport and the train stations. There is a taxi rank at EXPONOR next to the East Gate.
How to get to Exponor by car
EXPONOR is located next to the A28 highway, 5 km North of the city of Porto.
Approaching from the South on Motorway A1
Enter Porto across the Arrabida or Freixo bridges. On the ring road of Porto (Via de Cintura Interna – VCI), take the Francos exit, following signs to Valença, Viana and the Leixões sea harbour. Take the A28 northwards for about 4.5 km until you pass a flyover with the Leixões harbour on your left. Exit immediately after the flyover, following signs to Leça da Palmeira. Follow the signs to EXPONOR.
Approaching from the North on Motorway A3
Immediately after the toll, exit onto the A41 road following signs for Maia and “Aeroporto” (Airport). Continue straight on, driving eastwards, for several kilometres following signs to Matosinhos until you join the A28 road. A further 3 km south you will see the EXPONOR buildings on your right. Take the next exit, following the sign to Leça da Palmeira. Follow the signs to EXPONOR.
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SolarTech Summit 2017 will be held at the Europarque located at Interior Street of the “EUROPARQUE” Section 160 4520-153 Santa Maria da Feira, View Map.
Getting around Europarque is easy! Soon we will provide helpful links with discounts rates by our Transport Partners.
For the benefit of attendees, special room blocks have been negotiated at hotels near the convention center, for the duration of SolarTech Summit 2018. The room block guarantees availability at a quality hotel for a discounted rate. Book your hotel room when you register. If you are unsure of your arrival/ departure dates enter tentative dates and call +44 20 3286 7071 or email Emily Adams when you have updates.
Please note that SolarTech 2018 is not affiliated with any third-party services or re-sellers of hotel rooms. It is highly recommended attendees do not register for accommodations with any third-party services and to only book through our proper and official housing channels.