Integrated Exhibition Concept Catches on: The smarter E Europe Was Bigger and More International Than Ever

Press Release – Friday, June 16, 2023

Munich/Pforzheim, June 16, 2023 – After three exhibition days and inspiring conferences and forums, Europe’s largest platform for the energy industry publishes a record success: 2,469 exhibitors from 57 countries showcased products and solutions across 180,000 square meters in 17 exhibition halls and the Outdoor Area. More than 106,000 visitors from 166 countries made their way to Munich to be part of the event this year, and with over 2,000 participants from all over the world, the conferences and side events of the 2023 edition also broke all records. This made The smarter E Europe 2023 the largest and most international event in its history to date, setting the course for a 24/7 renewable energy supply. The date for next year’s The smarter E has already been set: From June 19–21, 2024, Europe’s largest energy industry platform will return to Munich’s exhibition halls.

Both the energy and mobility worlds have been undergoing fundamental change. Whether for electricity, heat or transportation – the demand for renewable energy to provide a sustainable energy supply around the clock is skyrocketing. The smarter E Europe’s integrated approach captures the spirit of the times, and this is reflected in this year’s impressive figures: 2.469 exhibitors from 57 countries, more than 106,000 visitors from 166 nations and over 2,000 attendees at the conferences and side events: The smarter E Europe 2023 broke all records in terms of size and internationality.

Whether in the exhibition halls, at the conferences or at the forums: The last few days’ program focused on innovations, business models and trends in the renewable energy and electromobility industries. The conferences were up to a flying start with a high-caliber line-up, followed by companies presenting their innovative products and solutions for the new energy and mobility world to an international expert audience. The focus was on solutions for the smart connection of the electricity, heat and mobility sectors – for example, through possible combinations of photovoltaics, storage and e-mobility – and their integration into a smart power grid.

Faster transformation of the energy and mobility world
In 2023, The smarter E Europe proved that solutions, products and business models for a secure, 24/7 renewable energy supply exist across all sectors. “I was impressed by the valuable international exchange, the wealth of inspiration and the tangible dynamism. Stakeholders from all sectors took the opportunity to have a dialog across industries and sectors in order to accelerate the transformation of the energy and mobility world,” says Markus Elsässer, CEO of Solar Promotion GmbH, who organizes The smarter E Europe together with Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM). Hanna Böhme, CEO of FWTM, added: “This year’s The smarter E Europe in Munich was a resounding success and increases my excitement for the upcoming The smarter E South America in Sao Paulo. I am proud to be able to follow this dynamic market beyond Europe.”

The smarter E Europe 2024, which encompasses four individual exhibitions (Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power), will take place from June 19–21, 2024, at Messe München.

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