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The Global Solar Council is international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations. Founded in 2015, we offer programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training.  We aim to enable solar energy to deliver on the promise of clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity.

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    When: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 09:00 AM through May 30, 2018
    Where: Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai , China

    SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2018 is a 3 day Conference and Exhibition featuring numerous opportunities among which the SNEC Scientific Conference, Global PV Financial Summit, Industry Workshop on Global PV Market and several interesting side events. 


    Global Associations Meeting at SNEC

    When: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 01:30 PM
    Where: Kerry Hotel Pudong Shnaghai in Shanghai, China


    Dear representatives of Solar Community worldwide

    The future of the solar photovoltaic industry is unlimited. To achieve that we can share the benefits generated from PV, we plan to innovate the cooperation mechanism to achieve a win-win result. We are pleased to invite you to attend the Global Solar Associations Meeting, with the theme of “Cooperation, innovation and win-win”, which will take place on Sunday 27 May in the frame of the SNEC 2018 in Shanghai, China.

    The meeting will be co-hosted by Global Solar Council (GSC), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA). The meeting participants will be different national industry associations and a great number of leading enterprises from various regions including Asia, Europe and America, etc. and many countries. We will get together to communicate on market news, share market information, discuss on market issues. And the specific arrangements for the meeting are as follows:
    Time: 13:30-17:30, 27 May 2018

    Venue: Pudong Ballroom, 3/F, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
    1) All association and corporate members of GSC;
    All members of the associations under GSC;
    2) All association and corporate members of APVIA;
    All members of the associations of APVIA Steering Committee;

    This conference is a great gathering of solar energy and other clean energy families. It is jointly launched by Global Solar Council (GSC), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA). The main attendees will be the main responsible people in the related industrial organizations, those who are in charge of solar scientific research, production, application in Asia, Europe, North America, etc., as well as “China Africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance ", and many trans-regional industrial coordinating organizations such as "Int’l (Shanghai) Green Energy Innovation Center” and so on. The large number of organizations, representatives and solar leading companies, will communicate about the great changes happening in different solar and new energy market, after the signature of the "Paris Agreement" in 2015, under the incentive policy encouragement launched by many national and regional governments, will also discuss the existing problems in the development of new energy market and how to solve these problems. In terms of mechanism innovation, technological innovation, financial innovation, etc., we should clarify our goals, coordinate our actions, strengthen our cooperation, resolve the differences and improve the efficiency to accelerate the development, popularize and apply the clean, economical and sustainable solar energy, finally make it become the mainstream energy of the earth, thus can completely replace the traditional fossil energy. And on this base, we will create and seek more new opportunities for multi-wins together.

    Attendees of this meeting including Mr.Gongshan Zhu, The chairman of Global Solar Council (GSC) and the chairman of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA); Mr. Pranav R. Mehta, the next chairman of the Global Solar Council (GSC) and the chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), and the co-chairmen of Global Solar Council (GSC) including Mr. Jifan Gao, president of China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA); Mr.Gianni Chianetta of Italia Solare; Mr. Bruce Douglas of Solar Power Europe; Mr. Jose Donoso of Union Espanola Fotovoltaica(UNEF); Mr. Rodrigo Sauaia of Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR),etc. Under the common support of many global associations, China Africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance will launch a declaration " Say Farewell to Darkness, Enjoy the Sunlight! ", on behalf of the global solar energy companies to send a strong signal to the world, call on governments in different countries and regions and their people to further strengthen their support to the solar and new energy and then we can move into the new era of sharing clean energy. The declaration will be announced during the meeting.

    We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai!