Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2011 Solar and Wind Expo plans move ahead

The Maryland show will once again be held indoor and outdoor at the Timonium Fairgrounds in the heart of the state of Maryland and the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan region. The Expo is easily accessible by car via Interstate 83, as well as the Maryland Light Rail and other public transportation, and offers ample free parking. Max Mosner, manager of the Timonium Fairgrounds made us all feel at home and his staff was excellent, next year's event should be even bigger.

This location provides companies and other organizations with a mission to encourage use of green technologies access to the hottest market in the United States. Not only is Maryland the wealthiest state in the union, it is ranked within the top ten greenest states. This market has both the desire to eliminate its carbon foot print and the financial means to do so.

The Solar and Wind Expo has again partnered with WBAL TV in Baltimore, the top ranked local television outlet (Nielsen), to serve as The Expo’s media sponsor. As part of the partnership, WBAL will be promoting The Solar and Wind Expo utilizing a combination of commercials and mentions on daily news programming for two months preceding the event. We have also secured Baltimore Magazine as our print sponsor. This effort will be supplemented by concurrent paid media on WYPR, the local NPR affiliate, and other well targeted media.

Valley Forge Convention Center

We are very excited to be working with Megan Tomlinson of the Valley Forge convention center, and she too, expressed her delight to see the Expo coming to King of Prussia. The Valley Forge Convention Center overlooks the picturesque, rolling hillsides of 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park, a place where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience. The Convention Center offers one of the largest exhibit space in Suburban Philadelphia with over 108,000 gross square feet of space. Great Space, Great location and great amenities.

It is very exciting to see the industry developing into a mature and diverse culture. Please join us at these game changing events devoted to the advancement of renewable energy. Our mission to educate the public will make a positive contribution to this important industry.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The first Maryland Clean Energy Summit was held at the Hilton Baltimore-Inner Harbor on October 4th

 The first Maryland Clean Energy Summit was held at the Hilton Baltimore-Inner Harbor on October 4th. The event was created by the Maryland Clean Energy Center in partnership with The Solar and Wind Expo to give leaders in the clean energy industry a forum to discuss the current status of the industry and recommend to government officials, the public and each other the best way to make Maryland a leader in clean and renewable energy.

"From the beginning we felt that Maryland was ready for this type of event, but we weren’t sure the industry would feel the same way. In late July, we began to reach out to sponsors, and with the first call we knew we had made the right decision: Sponsors were extremely gracious and excited that we were hosting such an event. Sponsor interest was amazing, with major players such as GE, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and the Reznick Group in right from the beginning. We also had over 55 companies and organizations exhibit, and more than 300 enjoyed the conference exhibits and awards banquet. We ended up with a full house a week before the event; these results exceeded our expectations and left us looking eagerly towards the second annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit and Awards." said George Lopez, Executive Director, The Solar and Wind Expo.
"Our next step is to look over this year’s agenda, venue and other components so we can work on perfecting next year’s Summit. Since this event was packed with so many exciting speakers and exhibits, we may stretch the Summit over two days, and we may also change its hours." Mr. Lopez added.