The 8th Energy Storage International Conference closed this past May 20th, 2019. Throughout three days of ESIE events, representatives from government, industry associations, power generation groups, and energy storage enterprises from around the world gathered in Beijing to discuss the latest in technology trends, discover opportunities for collaboration, and create a blueprint for energy storage industry development.
CNESA would like to thank all attendees and exhibitors who took part in ESIE 2019. We hope that the event was rewarding and enjoyable for all.
In comparison to other established energy sectors, energy storage is still in an early, yet fast-developing stage. With an exhibition area of over 6000 sq. meters, nearly 100 expo participants from 10 countries, and conference attendees from over 1600 organizations and companies across the industry chain, ESIE 2019 showed just how quickly energy storage is growing. In total, ESIE 2019 achieved a scale 30% larger than the previous year.
In addition to the expo, other ESIE highlights included the conference opening ceremony, 10 forum tracks, an energy storage industry leaders closed-door forum, and many other activities. ESIE organizers invited government leaders, grid companies, domestic and international energy companies, and energy storage company representatives to present on hot topics and challenges in the industry. Attendees heard 170 presentations from experts hailing from 30 different countries, sharing their personal industry experiences and achievements.
This year’s ESIE exceeded expectations. As the energy storage continues to grow, we hope that ESIE can continue to be one of the industry’s yearly highlights.
As CNESA Vice Chairman Johnson Yu said, energy storage companies are still a very small part of the energy industry, with few opportunities to voice their opinions. As development opportunities increase, so do risks and challenges become more prominent. We hope that the industry can unite together to create a true market for energy storage and promote policies that will support industry growth.
ESIE has been a part of the energy storage industry since its inception in 2012. The China Energy Storage Alliance, organizer of ESIE, has served and continues to serve as a bridge linking government, industry consumers, and energy storage enterprises together. Since 2010, CNESA has been supporting the energy storage industry, providing advice to relevant government bodies, promoting policies for the support of the industry, and formulating the creation of energy storage industry standards.
We hope to see you again for ESIE 2020 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. We look forward to an even bigger and better event next year!