February 4-6, 2020 | San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, CA

DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERSOLAR CLOSE MAJOR DEAL: INTERSOLAR, EES AND POWER2DRIVE NORTH AMERICA ACQUIRED BY DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

Portland, Maine, US – Diversified Communications announced today the acquisition of three North American events – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – from German-based organizers, Solar Promotion International and FMMI.

Diversified also announced that the next Intersolar, ees and Power2Drive North America events, co-located for the past eleven years in San Francisco in July, will move to San Diego Convention Center for February 4-6, 2020.

Diversified owns and operates a 1.5 Megawatt solar farm in Brunswick, Maine. “Our interest in solar stems from our Board of Directors; and growing our own event series in solar and energy storage is an exciting way to further contribute to the renewable energy industry,” said Theodore Wirth, Diversified Communications’ President and CEO.

According to Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International’s Managing Director, “With the strong interest shown by Diversified, and their desire to expand into the solar and storage market, it was an ideal time for us to turn over the next phase of growth to their very capable and experienced team.” Wessendorf further explained, “While we’ve created a very strong show in the U.S., we have decided to focus resources on our new The smarter E concept and to grow our presence in the promising markets in Central and South America.”

“We’ve been looking to enter the solar market in a significant way for several years and have been watching Intersolar closely due to their successful worldwide footprint and sterling reputation,” said Diversified Communications’ Corporate Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, Oakley Dyer. “The time was right for both parties and we are thrilled to bring our depth of expertise in trade show operations to these exciting markets; and perhaps most importantly, bring Diversified’s enthusiasm for solar’s role in the new energy economy.”

Mary Larkin, President of Diversified’s US operating division shared, “Our teams are very excited to be a part of the solar and energy storage industries, and for our part in energizing these rapidly growing markets with a world-class event experience. We look forward to meeting all of our new exhibitors and attendees in San Diego in February 2020.”

Since 2008, Intersolar North America has served as the industry’s go-to source for invaluable information and premier networking opportunities to move the North American market forward. Co-located with ees North America, Intersolar North America’s exhibition and conference sits at the cross-section of solar technology, energy storage, and smart renewable energy.

Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the leading exhibition and conference for the electrical energy storage industry. ees North America connects manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers of stationary and mobile storage products in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market, California.

Power2Drive, the special exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility, reflects the opportunities and the necessity of the energy transition in the transportation sector. The focus is on batteries for electric vehicles as well as charging technologies and infrastructure for clean mobility and distributed storage.

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries including: renewable energy, healthcare, natural and organic, food and beverage, and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com

About Intersolar North America

432 exhibitors and 14,000 visitors from over around countries participated in Intersolar North America 2018. The conference and exhibition program featured 35 sessions and 12 educational workshops with more than 190 speakers. For more information on Intersolar North America, please visit: http://www.intersolar.us

With more than 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the energy industry from across the world’s most influential markets and supply chains. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held annually in Munich, Mexico, Mumbai and Bangalore, São Paulo, and Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide. For more information on Intersolar Global, please visit: http://www.intersolarglobal.com

About ees North America
Co-located with Intersolar North America, North America’s premier solar event, ees North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with solar technologies and beyond. In 2018, more than 100 energy storage exhibitors in ees North America and Intersolar North America. For more information on ees North America please visit: https://www.ees-northamerica.com

Launched in 2015 as a special exhibition, ees North America became a standalone exhibition and conference in 2016, and is now part of the ees global exhibition series. Together with ees Europe in Munich, ees South America in São Paulo, and ees India in Mumbai, ees events are represented on four continents. For more information on ees Global, please visit: https://www.electrical-energy-storage.events

Media Contacts:

Oakley Dyer, Corporate Vice President – Strategy & Corporate Development
Diversified Communications HQ
+1.207.842.5633
odyer@divcom.com
www.divcom.com

Michelle Roberts, Executive Assistant
Diversified Communications HQ
+1.207.842.5570
mroberts@divcom.com
www.divcom.com

Solar Promotion International GmbH | P.O. Box 100 170 | 75101 Pforzheim, Germany
Dr. Florian Wessendorf | Tel.: +49 7231 58598-0 | Fax: +49 7231 58598-28 | wessendorf@solarpromotion.com

ANTENNA GROUP | 540 Howard Street | San Francisco, CA 94105-8110
Katy Poniatowski | Tel: +1 415-977-1922 | intersolar@antennagroup.com

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