Frequently Asked Questions
Registration to SPI gives you access to ESI exhibitors and expo education.
Registration to SPI gives you access to the Smart Energy Migrogrid Marketplace exhibitors and expo education.
The Solar Power International 2017 is the perfect platform for the first Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA. Hydrogen + Fuel Cell exhibitors profit from several synergy effects between the solar industry and more than 115 exhibitors at Energy Storage International.
Registration to SPI gives you access to Hydrogen + Fuel Cells exhibitors and expo education.
What is suitcasing? Suitcasing is a business practice in which unethical companies will gain access to an event by obtaining some type of event credential (attendee badge, expo-only badge, etc.) and then solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. This practice skirts the support of the organizer and the industry.
What can you do? Please report any violations you observe to the exhibits manager, other SPI staff, or conference security. The exhibits manager will investigate all complaints of suitcasing. SPI recognizes that suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to our event. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. It is for this reason SPI must be informed of any hospitality suites, and expressed consent must be given prior to the event.
Registration costs vary. Please review the registration webpage for member/non-member costs, and what's included in each registration type.
Join SEIA via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 202-682-0556.
Join SEPA via the online form: Membership Form or by phone: 202-857-0898.
Yes, we do offer a special student rate, but please note that we do not have any student scholarships available.
Before an invitation letter can be provided, you must register for the conference and payment must be received via credit card, check (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) or wire transfer. At that point, an invitation letter will be provided through the online registration system or the Registration Resource Center. Once an invitation letter has been provided, the remaining requirements of VISA application, necessary documentation, embassy or consulate interviews, etc... are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Should the VISA application be denied or not approved in time to attend the event, SETS will refund the full registration fee back to the original credit card or by check if the original payment was provided by check or wire transfer. Simply email email@example.com should you not be able to attend the event due to VISA application related issues.
Government Elected Officials interested in attending Solar Power International are eligible to register at no cost. This complimentary pass includes everything that is included in full Conference Registration. Please note that to qualify as a Government Elected Official you must be an Elected Official in government, through election. Employees working in the office of an elected official do not qualify. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain the promotional code.
Solar Power International has negotiated discounted hotel rates to help you save money while you are in Las Vegas for the event. The official housing vendor is Orchid. Please refer to our housing page to see rates and secure a reservation.
The mobile app will be live one week before SPI. All attendees will receive an email with information about downloading the app.
Only Full Conference attendees will be able to receive the education slides. In order to gain access to the education slides, you need to download the mobile app. Full Conference attendees will receive special access to download the slides in the app, and can opt to have the presentation slides emailed as well.
Solar Power International no longer offers bulk badge pickup, in order to pick up any badge onsite you will need to have a copy of the confirmation email for that specific registration. Please keep in mind there is a $50 reprint fee for each badge if lost, and networking event tickets (such as for the Block Party or Opening Reception) will not be reprinted for any reason. If you pick up a badge for another member of your company, it will be your sole responsibility to get the badge to that individual, Solar Energy Trade Shows is not liable for any badges or tickets after they have been printed.
Show Management: The service kit includes important show management information such as the Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, Important Dates and Deadlines, and Exhibitor Liability Insurance Requirements. It also includes required show management forms such as the Booth Diagram Approval Form, Hanging Sign Approval Form, and Certificate of Insurance Form.
General Service Contractor (currently GES): The service kit includes information and order forms for the services provided by the show’s general service contractor, such as shipping, material handling, labor and equipment, and booth furnishings. It also includes required general service contractor forms such as the Notice of Intent to Hire an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) and the Freight Questionnaire.
Vendors: The service kit includes the ordering forms for our vendors such as catering, floral, telecommunications, and lead retrieval.