Premier networking event held in San Antonio, Texas - 2008 Expo already 50% sold
San Antonio, TX / Alpen, Germany, 29-March-07 - Some 1,500 attendees visited last week's Hydrogen Expo US, this time held in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss the developing hydrogen industry and strategies to bring hydrogen cars and other products to the consumer. The latest in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies was showcased by more than 90 international exhibitors at the premier networking event, which is part of the National Hydrogen Association's (NHA) Annual Hydrogen Conference. The hydrogen vehicle Ride & Drive, which attracted conference degates, media representatives and the public alike, included cars from exhibitors BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Honda and Toyota. In the well-attended Seminar Forum located inside the exhibit hall visitors had the chance to learn more about new products and projects from more than twenty free presentations.
Praise from exhibitors at Hydrogen Expo US:
- NanoLogix, a nano-biotechnology company with a patent on hydrogen production from waste materials:
"NanoLogix was very pleased both with the interest in our renewable hydrogen production method and hydrogen engine conversions", said Senior Vice President William Hartman. "Our booth was swamped with potential customers; in fact, others noted we had the second most popular booth next to BMW's hydrogen car booth. We could not have been more pleased with the market exposure we received and will return next year."
- Pall Corporation, a leading developer of novel materials and products for the purification of hydrogen:
"Hydrogen Expo US is the premier networking event for people and organizations participating in the emerging Hydrogen economy", said Jim Acquaviva, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Pall Corporation. "It is the one place where you can meet with representatives from companies covering the whole supply chain, from production to end use. The expo also gathers together organizations with diverse perspectives from fundamental research through commercial application. Allows me to get a sense of the 'big picture' and the specific steps needed to get there."
- Pdc Machines Inc., a manufacturer of hydrogen compression systems:
"Each year the Hydrogen Expo provides an arena for Pdc Machines to showcase its capabilities and latest innovations to its current and prospective partners. We also have the opportunity to discuss recent projects, such as Pdc'c supply of 800 bar compressor systems, and future projects on the horizon. From the Expo, by collaborating with its partners, Pdc is involved in the supply of its systems to over 61 filling station installations worldwide." said Osama Al-Qasem, Director of Marketing & Sales, Pdc Machines, Inc.
- Structural Composites Industries, a manufacturer of lightweight, high-pressure hydrogen cylinders:
"The venue was very beneficial in providing opportunities to discuss advancements in the market and to meet others involved in this market." said Sheree Johnson, Marketing Services Manager for Structural Composites Industries
2008 event already 50% sold:
The next Hydrogen Expo US will be held on March 30 to April 3, 2008 in Sacramento, CA. Already, 50% of the increased exhibit space for this event has been sold. This is a testament to both the success of this year's show and the high value companies place on their participation at the Expo. Confirmed exhibitors for 2008 include: Air Products, Areva, BMW, Chevron, DaimlerChrysler, Hydrogenics, Linde, NanoLogix, Pdc Machines, Pall, Praxair, Structural Composites Industries, Westinghouse, South Carolina Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Alliance, Toyota, and many others.
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Dr. Ines Freesen
46519 Alpen, Germany