SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo 2012 ----- The Event for All Stakeholders in Ontario's Solar PV Market

Powering the Future at Ontario's Leading Event for the Solar PV Industry

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 25-26, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 29, 2012. SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo 2012 is a must attend event for stakeholders in Ontario's emerging solar energy sector; companies involved in the province's FIT program and property owners seeking cost-effective ways to power their buildings with clean energy. The event will be a driving force in advancing the solar business development and creating sustainable jobs in Ontario.

The SSX Summit Program will be conducted by a stellar line up of eighty (80)+ renowned thought leaders in the Solar PV industry and will include a full program of sessions addressing the challenges, issues, and ramifications surrounding Solar PV now and in the future.

The comprehensive program will include keynote addresses, plenary sessions, breakout seminars and forums. June 25th will focus on "Project Execution & Market Expansion." The keynote address will be presented by Paula Mints, Principal Analyst, PV Services Program, Director, Energy Practice at Navigant Consulting. Ms. Mints will speak about "Solar PV & Here in Ontario: What to Expect in the Next Three Years". Closing the day will be a reception where attendees will continue the discussion in an informal networking setting.

June 26th, day two (2) will focus on "Developing A Robust Regional PV Market" and include a full day of sessions concluding with networking on the exhibit hall floor.

SSX eXpo B2B trade show, featuring up to 50 companies, is a leading edge trade show demonstrating innovative solar PV solutions – products, services and initiatives.

Two special events will be taking place on Monday evening, June 25th, beginning at 6:00 pm: The SolarLiving Show! and the SolarVision Awards Gala.

The SolarLiving Show is Ontario's new premier educational showcase of installed solar energy systems and state-of-the-art technologies. The event is open to the public where visitors will experience innovative demonstrations, hands-on workshops and take part in discussions with leading figures in Ontario's emerging clean energy economy. Chris Chopik will host the SolarLiving Show and facilitate a dynamic dialogue between George Smitherman, Ontario's former Minister of Energy and Architect of the Green Energy Act of 2009, and Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets and best-selling author of the newly released, "The End of Growth." Marcelo da Luz, of the X of 1 solar car project will be on hand to talk about going the distance, driving a solar powered car.

The SolarVision Awards Gala will celebrate the visionaries – individuals, organizations, companies – who have made possible the gains in solar energy in Ontario and showcase those who are expected to build upon and continue this progress. Nominations are open until June 8th, 5:00 pm. Submissions are being sought from a wide range of initiatives and projects. All eligible nominees will be recognized and an Awards Committee of members committed to a renewal energy future will determine those deserving special acknowledgment. More information and the nomination form are available at www.solarvisionawards.org.

Registration Is Now Open

The Summit & eXpo
Summit delegate fees include the full Summit program, meals and the eXpo.
Early bird registration by end of day June 1: Save $200. Your investment: $750.
Advanced registration, from June 2-15: Save $100. Your investment: $850.

Pre-show registration, from June 16-24: Save $50. Your investment: $900.

On-site registration - Your investment: $950.

All Summit delegates receive a complimentary eXpo pass. Value $150, and admission to the SolarLiving Show. Value $25.

Registration for the eXpo
Early bird registration, by end of day June 1: Save $75. Your investment: $75.
Advanced registration, from June 2-15: Save $50. Your investment: $100.
Pre-show registration, June 16-24: Save $25. Your investment: $125.

On-site registration - Your investment: $150.

Registration for the SolarLiving Show solarlivingshow.com

On-site registration: $25. Advanced registration: $15. Register before end of day June 24 and save $10.

The SolarVision Awards Gala solarvisionawards.org
The proceeds for the event will be used to fund Ontario Solar Network's Public Education Campaign. For information about registration for the gala please contact Rob Newman, at awards@solarnetwork.org

About SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo 2012

The SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo 2012, held June 25-26, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre explores the challenges and solutions for successfully implementing solar energy. SSX ONTARIO is made up of several events that take place over June 25th and 26th. The two-day Summit is a unique opportunity for frank discussion with industry and government specialists about serious issues concerning the growing clean energy sector.

The B2B Expo will feature up to 50 companies on the leading edge, demonstrating innovative solar PV solutions – products, services and initiatives.

The SolarLiving Show! will educate and inform non-professionals in an engaging experience showcasing how energy from the sun will enhance their lives and those of future generations.

The SolarVision Awards Gala is a public celebration of visionaries - from public early adopters and innovative companies to political leaders and progressive NGOs - who have made possible the advances in solar energy in Ontario.

About Solar Network International

Solar Network International, a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario, is committed to advancing solar energy for all stakeholders. Co-founders Jacob Travis and Graham Fowler, recognized thought leaders in Canada's solar energy field, are dedicated to strengthening key emerging markets in the Americas through events on regional opportunities and challenges.

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