The Solar Current: Issue 2, August 2013
The solar industry is growing and evolving and it’s critical to increase your company’s visibility, brand awareness, and market impact. Sponsorship at SPI delivers on all of these goals, and also demonstrates your commitment to advancing our industry, in partnership with SPI, SEIA, and SEPA.
SPI 2013 offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities:
- Elite Sponsorships
- Networking Events
- Advertising Opportunities
- Specialty Items
- Enhanced Web Listings & Sponsorship Packages
- Advertising and Publication Sponsorships
As an SPI sponsor, you will receive year-round logo recognition on the Sponsors web page of this site in addition to the other benefits noted. Non-exhibiting companies are welcome. Stand out from the crowd with an exclusive sponsorship at Solar Power International—the best-attended solar event in the global marketplace!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-738-9460.
Exhibitor Manual and Deadline Checklist
The Exhibitor Manual is now available for download. The Exhibitor Manual includes the following information to help you prepare for the event:
- Rules and Regulations
- Move-in/Move-out Guidelines
- Vendor Forms
- Certificate of Insurance – must be submitted for booth set-up
- And more!
In the manual you will find the exhibitor Deadline Checklist. While this list highlights most major deadlines, please read through the entire service kit to be aware of ALL deadlines.
To place orders directly online, log in to the system using your exhibitor ID and password. If you do not have your ID and password, please email email@example.com. Only fully paid exhibitors can access the online ordering system.
Directory Listing Due September 4, 2013
The Solar Power International online interactive exhibitor list is now live! With only 66 days left until SPI, attendees are beginning to search for exhibitors and plan their time in Chicago. Updating your profile is an easy way to maximize your exposure so attendees can easily find you before, during and after the event.
The deadline to update your exhibitor description and product categories to be included in the onsite Conference and Expo Guide is Wednesday, September 4 at 11:59 PST. All updates made after this date will be listed online and in the event mobile app only.
Log in to your exhibitor console where you will be able to update your listing. Your exhibitor password will gain you access to the system. Your booth space must be paid-in-full to access the console.
Back by popular demand, we’re happy to offer Enhanced Web Listings to those looking for a low cost option that will boost your exposure online and at the show. For more information, contact a member of our exhibits team listed below.
Exhibitor PR Program – Sign Up Your PR Contact For Updates
SPI 2013 will feature a comprehensive exhibitor PR program, designed to help your company maximize its presence by providing you with valuable strategies and tools to assist with pre-conference planning and on site media activities.
Beginning in August, we will be sharing PR tips, social media opportunities, the pre-registered press list and more to help you make the most out of your SPI experience. Please take a moment to complete the PR contact registration form to ensure that you (or the most appropriate person within your company) receive the PR opportunities newsletters and other key show correspondence from the SPI’13 PR team.
If you have any questions, suggestions or general comments throughout the planning process, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the PR team – we are here to help you enhance your show experience.
SPI Wilkinson Shein PR Team
Secure Your Private Meeting Room
Solar Power International is offering exhibitors private meeting rooms for purchase at McCormick Place at this year’s event. Discuss strategy, new market trends, new products and services all in a private setting. Exhibitors will have access to their meeting room(s) for each day of SPI, during show hours.
For more information contact Krista Koberlein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-738-9476
NEW Exhibitor After-Hours Reception
SPI has added a new networking opportunity allowing exhibitors to host an After-Hours Booth Reception on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 pm – 8 pm. This extended time allows attendees to network with specific exhibitors in a more relaxed atmosphere, without the hustle and bustle of an open exhibit hall.
Your private reception must be held in the confines of your exhibiting booth space with limited use of aisle space directly surrounding your booth space. Guests should remain in the area of your exhibit space and not wander throughout the exhibit hall. Important: If you plan to host a reception in your booth during these extended hours please complete and return this form.
ONLY those who submit this form will be allowed to host a reception after hours. Your confirmation is needed for security planning purposes. ****Please return form by COB October 11, 2013 to email@example.com.
Exhibitor Promotional Website Widget Now Live
New to 2013, we’ve added a new tool, the eBooth Promotional Widget!
The ChirpE Attendee Acquisition Widget (AAW) is a powerful, plug-and-play component that enables you to promote your participation at SPI from your website. The widget is deployed to match your event’s branding and colors. The widget offers web visitors single click access to your exhibitor booth profile, event website and the SPI registration page. Watch how the widget can help you!
You can access the widget through your exhibitor console.