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The 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US is taking place on December 1-2 in San Francisco. …

The 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US is taking place on December 1-2 in San Francisco.

www.thinfilmtoday.com/us

Unlike other general solar events, this is completely focussed on technological advances of thin-film manufacturing. Speakers already confirmed includes the DOE (to talk about securing finance for thin-film projects), First Solar, Uni-Solar, Kaneka, Ersol, Moser Baer, Solyndra ... the list goes on. All major players will be brought under one roof this December in San Francisco, make sure you secure your ticket if you don't want to miss thin-film's most important meeting this year.

Here's the link for the event website www.thinfilmtoday.com/us

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  • 1. ThE mOST ImPOrTanT ThIn-fIlm EvEnT In nOrTh amErIca ThIS yEar! 2 nd Annual THiN Film SolAr SUmmiT U.S. December 1-2 2009, HoTel Nikko, SAN FrANciSco Win big in the thin-film solar market - Register Today! Your blueprint to cutting costs, securing Save investment and boosting your profit margins $400! • Secure Finance • Increase Efficiencies • Cutting-Edge Technology • Reduce Costs • Scale Up IndUSTry • Your finance roadmap: Get advice directly from the DOE OUr EXPErT SPEakErS lEadErS SPEakIng and leading banks and take away your own step-by-step InclUdE: DOE guide on exactly what you need to do to secure investment John Bartlett Financial Analyst, • Top TipS for a-Si, cdTe and ciGS TecHnoLoGY: Find out Solar Energy how to achieve dramatic operational improvements through Technologies ensuring uniformity in substrates, raising module efficiencies Program and roll-to-roll manufacturing First Solar, • THin-fiLm coST cuT crackdown: Get the latest on cost Benny Buller reducing capabilities of new technological advances and Director of Device Improvement discover how scaling up your production capacity can significantly reduce costs by 40-50% • How To Become a markeT Leader: Learn how to make United Solar your product stand out from the PV crowd and hear unique Ovonic Subhendu Guha tactics on differentiation for turnkey manufacturers Senior VP, ECD & Chairman • face up To THin-fiLm facTS: Understand exactly what falling silicon prices and an oversupplied PV market means to your business and how best to focus your efforts now to give Kaneka you the best chance of success Koshiro Kawaguchi Marketing Manager • Become THe nexT Gw producer: Hear real life lessons from manufacturers who have scaled up successfully and use this insider information to plan your plant upgrade • idenTifY THe moST promiSinG opporTuniTY in THin- Solyndra Kelly Truman fiLm: Gain expert analysis on the latest thin-film market VP of Marketing trends and forecasts for 2010 and be a thin-film winner! and Business Development Are you serious about Thin-Film? Sponsors: 6 excellent reasons why you must attend this event! Over 250 thin-film industry Over 12 hours of networking and experts set to attend business building opportunities The density of information was Top case studies from US and Industry networking phenomenal. Even with my 20+ international thin-film projects drinks party pages of handwritten notes, I will Thin-film focused Exhibition Panel sessions, discussion need those PDFs of presentation groups, key note speakers to fully review and digest …the biggest and best thin-film event FTL Solar, Richard Schoen, of the year… simply unmissable! Director Solar Technology NOW OPEN visit The Summit Website at www.thinfilmtoday.com/us
  • 2. ensure You Power into 2010 With The Strongest Thin-Film business You Have ever Had! • Secure Finance • Increase Efficiencies • Cutting-Edge Technology • Reduce Costs • Scale Up THiN-Film’S FUTUre YoUr billioN $ FormUlA For THiN-Film iS ASSUreD PV SUcceSS It’s been a tricky year for the There is no gain without pain – 2009 has presented some brand new industry challenges thin-film industry for sure. But hasn’t Here’s and critical finance issues that you need to address now! This is why it is crucial that you it been for everybody? You believe in your business, and you believe in the concentrate on strengthening your position as a leading thin-film manufacturer now, to make the thin-film industry. And you know proof! sure that you’re the first to enjoy the payback the second market conditions improve. why… take a look at thIs naIled on battle Plan for your busIness! Each of these vital steps have their own section in our world leading agenda - providing you 1 By 2015, thin-film will account for 30% of with a clear cut roadmap to success! the global PV market and grow to $14 billion, according to a report by NanoMarket. Thin-film Secure finance by getting > No Money = No Project! already holds a significant portion of total PV You don’t need us to tell you that the credit markets advice directly from the production, accumulating a 15% share in 2008. are tight right now. That’s why the Thin Film Summit dOE and leading banks will give you the inside track on how you can attract 2Over-supply in the PV market is expected to investment, how you can get your hands on some of ease as demand recovers in 2010 and takes off the $476m from the stimulus package and – best of again in 2011 and beyond, according to a report all - we’ll even have the DOE speaking to you about published by DisplaySearch in August 2009. the loan guarantee program, tax credits and future 3The European Photovoltaic Industry Association legislation! (EPIA) expects 4GW of thin-film production capacity to be operational in 2010, concentrated get the latest on cutting- > Critical Thin-Film Technology in the regions of Europe, China, Taiwan, Japan and edge technology to Considerations You’ll be given the very latest the USA, this figure will represent 20% of total PV help you stay ahead of (sales pitch free!) updates on a-Si, CdTe and CIGS, module production – up from just 10% in 2007. ensuring that you leave with solutions to the technical competition challenges that are currently holding you back from The numbers are solid - there is a very real, growing more competitive levels of efficiency. market for thin-film that in the long-term is only going in one direction. Up. This is why now is the perfect time to attend the 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US Pinpoint exactly how you > Driving Down Costs organized by global leaders in solar conference can rigorously drive costs Strengthen your margins and pinpoint exactly how production – New Solar Today and Thin Film Today. down you can rigorously drive costs down – streamline At this event you will discover what you can do now your supply chain and factory production to lower to strengthen your position as a leading thin-film spend while you increase output. Plus! Hear how manufacturer and how to drive your business forward to significantly reduce your costs by up to 40-50% into 2010 and take a significant piece of the action! by scaling up your production. guarantee your success by > Seize Thin-Film’s Most Promising The US alone produced 499 MW grasping where the most Opportunities of solar panels in 2008 – promising opportunities lie Seize the most promising opportunities ahead as 70% of which were thin-film! for TfPv you hear how you can create a competitive advantage even when your competitors are using the same turnkey line as you are. Thin-Film Technology lowdown: • IncreasIng cell unIformIty – Discover Turn the page now to see the full agenda for of 2009 with the strongest business you’ve the full potential of ink technology and hear how this year’s summit and you will see how your ever had. monolithic integration reduces the number of bad conference ticket will provide you with invaluable cells unrivaled thin-film information, otherwise information and advice that is critical to your unreachable networking opportunities, business! It would literally take you hundreds • roll to roll manufacturIng – What unsurpassed content quality and unbeatable of hours and thousands of $$$ to secure this are the technological and cost implications for your value for money information anywhere else. Reserve your ticket business and how can you benefit In the past 12 months, our solar events have now to guarantee your place at the summit! been attended by over 6000 leading solar • raIsIng module effIcIencIes – Get Why we are sure we are addressing executives from right across the world. Those the latest on cell and module innovations, capture your needs! executives now have the edge in this industry - technologies and anti-reflective solutions We’ve spoken to hundreds of experts in the make sure you join them and give yourself the • Panel sIze – Analyze the effect panel size has solar industry: Thin-film manufacturers, utilities, best competitive advantage you can! on cost and efficiency thin-film suppliers, investors, advisory bodies and many more industry leaders in order to Our events are industry leading and places • ImProvIng module stabIlIty – Get the create this industry’s most prestigious and invariably run out quickly – make sure you latest information on new techniques that increase important event - our agenda is designed to reserve your ticket today and set yourself the working lifetime of your systems cover everything that you could possibly need on the path to win big in thin-film PV! to help you ensure your company comes out reserve your Place Today – call 1800 814 3459
  • 3. Get Unique insights From leading Thin-Film companies ToP SPeAkerS From AroUND THe Globe ThE brIghTEST mIndS In ThE US Department of Energy, John Bartlett, Applied Materials, Christopher Beitel, MD Navigant Consulting, Paula Mints, ThIn-fIlm Financial Analyst, Solar Energy Technologies Oerlikon, Scott Graybeal, Principal Analyst PV Services IndUSTry Program Head of Global Sales and Marketing Program First Solar, Benny Buller, NREL, Dr Harin Ullal, EUPD Research, Daniela Schrieber, Director of Device Improvement National Centre for Photovoltaics Head of Research Operations Uni-Solar, Subhendu Guha, Senior VP, SCHOTT Solar, (speaker confirmed, MIT-Fraunhofer, (speaker confirmed, ECD & Chairman see website for up to date info) see website for up to date info) Kaneka, Koshiro Kawaguchi, Marketing Manager SoloPower, Mustafa Pinarbasi, Techcet Group, Lita Shon-Roy, Ersol Thin Film, Christian Koitzsch, MD VP of Technology Senior Managing Partner Signet Solar, Rajeeva Lahri, CEO XsunX, Robert Wendt, VP of Engineering Komax Solar, Stefan Kaufmann, Head PM & Technology Moser Baer, Rajeewa Arya, CEO Xunlight, Xunming Deng, CEO Air Products, David Tavianini, Ascent Solar, Farhad Moghadam, CEO Barclays Capital, Vishal Shah, PV Global Marketing Manager Primestar Solar, Brian Murphy, CEO Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Solar Linde Electronics, Anish Tolia, Abound Solar, Russ Kanjorski, VP of Marketing Jane Capital Partners LLC, Neal Dikeman, Head of Market Development - Americas Partner Solyndra, Kelly Truman, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Kenneth Hansen, VP of Marketing and Business Development Lux Research, Ted Sullivan, Senior Analyst Partner cUTTiNG eDGe SeSSioNS YoU NeeD To ATTeND daTE mOrnIng afTErnOOn EvEnIng How To THRIvE and FloURISH In TECHnologY and InnovaTIonS THaT wIll nETwoRkIng day 1 THE THIn-FIlm maRkET EvolUTIon CUT THIn-FIlm CoSTS dRInkS PaRTY InCREaSIng THIn- SCalIng UP THIn-FIlm THIn-FIlm FInanCE and End oF day 2 lEgISlaTIon FIlm manUFaCTURIng manUFaCTURIng and ConFEREnCE EFFICIEnCY InSTallaTIon EXcEllEnT rEvIEWS On OUr ThIn fIlm SUmmIT laST yEar " It was really a very good conference and ideal platform of exchange " The eventand anme a good summary of the finance process in gave overview " of ideas to increase value of the solar thin-film value chain. the US, excellent of the key players. The Bridge Strategy, Sukhveer Singh " networking opportunities were particularly valuable. Leybold Optics, Phil Hatchett, Regional Sales Manager " I wish to thank you and your team for setting up a very informative and interesting Thin Film Solar Summit in San Francisco. I am certainly looking forward to attending your future summits. In " The density of information was phenomenal. Even with my 20+ pages of handwritten notes, I will need those PDFs of addition to the Summit, the “after hours” networking was invaluable " presentation to fully review and digest. and has introduced me to a lot more key players within the industry. " FTL Solar, Richard Schoen, Director Solar Technology Busch Semiconductor Vacuum Group LLC, Derek Shields, Vice President - Sales "Impressive tech attendance. " Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Nolan Browne, Managing Director SEE WHO YOU'LL MEET AT " It was well balanced in terms ofThin Filmdata, producers, financing... market THIS EVENT - GO TO I hope to attend other Today conferences. " Pilkington North America, Fabricio Kameyama www.thinfilmtoday.com/uS group discounts available, Pass This On To your colleagues
  • 4. Your Roadmap For Thin-Film Success In 2010 And Beyond DAY 1 - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 hOW TO ThrIvE and flOUrISh The strategies you need to give you TEchnOlOgy and InnOvaTIOnS In ThE ThE ThIn-fIlm markET the edge in today’s highly competitive ThaT WIll cUT ThIn-fIlm cOSTS EvOlUTIOn thin-film market Thin-film technology breakthroughs • Find out what you can do to compete on cost, Giving it to you straight: even if you use the same turnkey production line Get an update on the very latest thin-film efficiency Opening improvements and what developments you can Thin-film market facts and Panel as your competitors expect in the next 12-18 months that will increase realistic predictions for thin-film viability • Stick out from the crowd - Discover what to focus 2010 and beyond on that has real appeal to your customers and can • Roll-to-roll manufacturing - Discover how The PV industry is oversupplied and with much it can cut costs and what technological deliver a real spark to your sales figures silicon and module prices continuing to fall, it implications it will have on your manufacturing may seem like a tough time to be a thin-film • Cut out the middle man - Hear top tips from process manufacturer. That’s why now more than ever companies who have successfully expanded their • Hear about alternative encapsulation techniques you need an honest analysis of the thin-film business by selling directly to the end-user that can side-step the difficulties with thin-film market and discover which markets and flexible substrates • Expanding up and downstream - How you can • Discover the full potential of ink technology that applications are your safest bet. benefit from getting involved with installation and can produce high uniformity for your solar cells • Cut through the various analysts predictions developing close relationships with your suppliers • Benefit from an in-depth look at the latest in cell and get a realistic picture of what the thin- and module innovation, capture technologies, film market can expect in the next 12 to 18 euPd research, Daniela Schrieber, Head of Research Operations anti-reflective solutions and more months nrel, Dr Harin Ullal, National Centre for Photovoltaics • Analyze how the market leaders are dealing Oerlikon, Scott Graybeal, Kaneka, Koshiro Kawaguchi, Marketing Manager with falling silicon prices and take away Head of Global Sales and Marketing soloPower, Mustafa Pinarbasi, VP of Technology best practice examples that you can apply XsunX, Robert Wendt, VP of Engineering to your business winning the Thin-film vs crystalline • Take lessons learned from the renewable battle cutting thin-film costs – How to get energy industry as a whole and hear how it the last digit out of your yield can be applied to the future of thin-film • Thin-film strengths - Learn the most compelling Get the complete picture of cost cutting techniques arguments that will convince your investors from front end specialist Applied Materials, back • Discover where the most promising and customers to choose thin-film PV over end specialist Komax and thin-film manufacturer opportunities lie for your thin-film business crystalline PV Moser Baer. - The applications and regional markets that stand the best chance for success • How low can silicon go? Hear expert opinion on • Kill your bad cells - how integrating monolithically and what you can do to jump on these how far silicon prices will fall and what you can can ensure uniformity across your production line opportunities do to prepare for the impact • Scaling up cost analysis - discover how much you can really expect to save in materials and ascent solar, Farhad Moghadam, CEO • More than just cost - Discover how you can equipment costs by scaling up your project united solar ovonic, Subhendu Guha, capitalize on certain niche applications and • Analyse the pros and cons of different processes Senior VP, ECD & Chairman other circumstances where thin-film has a major and techniques Primestar solar, Brian Murphy, CEO advantage over crystalline technologies applied materials, Christopher Beitel, MD ersol thin film, Christian Koitzsch, MD komax solar, Stefan Kaufmann, solyndra, Kelly Truman, VP of Marketing and mIt-fraunhofer (speaker confirmed, Head PM & Technology Business Development please see website for up to date info) moser baer, Rajeewa Arya, CEO navigant consulting, Paula Mints, Principal Analyst PV Services Program The is not a vague or ill-defined agenda, it is the result of months of primary research and interviews crucial thin-film materials update conducted with over 75 senior executives in the thin-film industry. We would like to express special • Benefit from a comprehensive update on acknowledgement to our panel of experts who have really helped us zone into the core topics of the current cost of all the various materials the agenda: used to build thin-film cells deutsche bank, Stephen nanomarkets, Katherine navigant consulting, • Tellurium and indium - Are we or aren’t we O’Rourke, Senior Analyst Derbyshire, Associate Analyst Paula Mints, Principal Analyst going to run out of supply? soloPower, Homayoun Talieh, applied materials, Chris Beitel, PV Services • Getting your materials for less - Hear about co-founder Managing Director united solar ovonic, Subhendu the latest and most effective methods that heliovolt, Louay Eldada, lux research Inc, Ted Sullivan, Guha, Senior VP and Chairman will help lower this significant portion of Chief Technology Officer Solar Program Leader sunPower, Doug Rose, Technology your thin-film manufacturing costs sharp, Paul Wormser, Senior Abound, Mark Chen, Development Director Techcet Group, Lita Shon-Roy, Director of Product Development Director of Marketing schott solar, Casey Gutowski, Senior Managing Partner solar Power, Eric Hafter, President Air Products, Dave Tavianini, Director of Business Development linde electronics, Anish Tolia, Head of Market isuppli, Stefan de Haan, Analyst PV Global Marketing Manager morgan stanley, Nick Allen, Development, Americas solyndra, Kelly Truman, VP Senior Research Analyst Komax, Stefan Kaufmann, Manager PM & Technology Marketing and Business Development Techcet Group, Lita Shon-Roy, linde electronics, Anish Tolia, Chief Editor and Senior daystar technologies, Market Development, Solar Managing Partner Bret Adams Oerlikon, Scott Graybeal, Head of euPd research, Daniela Phoenix solar, Manfred Baechler, Global Sales and Marketing Schreiba, Head of Research Operations CTO reserve your Place Quickly and Securely at www.thinfilmtoday.com/us
  • 5. Unrivalled Choice With All The Issues You Want To Hear About DAY 2 - WEDnESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009 ThIn-fIlm fInancE and lEgISlaTIOn IncrEaSIng ThIn-fIlm ScalIng UP ThIn-fIlm manUfacTUrIng EffIcIEncy manUfacTUrIng & InSTallaTIOn everything you need to know to secure investment for your thin-film business amorphous-silicon: keeping the Think big: Your roadmap to get Private funding: price low and staying competitive from mw to Gw • Make your bank visit painless - Find out exactly If you don’t want to miss the market window, • Evaluate the effectiveness of tandem what your bank needs to hear to secure your loan it’s important to work toward mass production junction technology as it achieves factory including who backs up your warranty and how now. acceptance and promises efficiency liquid the warranty will need to be • Hear real-life lessons from those that are improvements of up to 8% • Equity investor checklist - Understand what they making the jump and take away top tips you need to hear and how to meet their expectations • Hear first hand what innovations are can apply to your plant and be on your way coming from a-Si that will allow it to • Get tips and insights from the CEO of Xunlight, who to become the next GW producer continue competing against CdTe and CIGS have successfully raised more than $40m of investment • From development to production – Hear Public funding: • Ascertain how important panel size is when about ways to effectively scale up your it comes to costs and efficiencies manufacturing facilities with the least • DOE Loan Guarantee program - Get your up-to-the- minute overview of the very latest developments and Xunlight, Xunming Deng, CEO disruption and maximum cost benefit see what kinds of projects are likely to qualify and signet solar, Rajeeva Lahri, CEO • Get an expert view to help you understand why they will do so some of the challenges of scaling thin-film • Hear the requirements for securing funding through The power and potential of cdTe technologies the stimulus package - What you need to do to apply CdTe holds the lead in thin-film. Get an first solar, Benny Buller, and how much the thin-film industry can expect to update on the latest developments on Director of Device Improvement receive this efficient technology, see what the future nrel, Dr Harin Ullal, National Centre for • Painless Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) - See holds and what you can do to maximize Photovoltaics in advance the pitfalls that many companies run into CdTe’s potential signet solar, Rajeeva Lahri, CEO when seeking PPAs • Take a look at what’s holding you back united solar ovonic, Subhendu Guha, us department of energy, John Bartlett, from scaling up to the big-time benchmark Senior VP, ECD & Chairman Financial Analyst, Solar Energy Technologies Program of 1GW and what you can do to meet and Air Products, David Tavianini, barclays capital, Vishal Shah, Senior Analyst, beat these technical challenges PV Global Marketing Manager Renewable Energy Solar • Understand the flexible manufacturing Xunlight, Xunming Deng, CEO methods that are the true strength of real life thin-film field CdTe and how you can leverage this to Jane capital Partners, Neal Dikeman, Partner your advantage installation data Investors favor crystalline PV since there direct from the doe – Your questions • Find out how to build an efficient recycling isn’t a lot of field data or predictive models answered on upcoming legislations that program to prevent CdTe panels ending up in a landfill and appeasing safety concerns on thin-film performance. Based on thin-film will affect the thin-film industry on cadmium usage performance data that has been gathered from Chadbourne & Parke LLP raises the questions you want the past 15 years, discover: first solar, Benny Buller, answered, leaving no stone unturned and shedding light Director of Device Improvement • What results thin-film modules are getting on exactly how future legislation will affect your business and whether they are meeting or exceeding Primestar solar, Brian Murphy, CEO • Policies in the pipeline - Find out in-depth project expectations abound solar, Russ Kanjorski, information on what new legislation is on the horizon • Insightful data on yield potential and losses VP of Marketing that matters to thin-film of an actual thin-film PV system and how this • Make sure your company is ready to act decisively feeds into site performance assessment and improve operational efficiency and evaluation to upcoming legislation. Hear how to prepare for these changes and know how they will impact on commercialize your ciGS line • Whether predictive model performance is up your business • Understand the challenges CIGS to scratch and whether the results provide an us department of energy, John Bartlett, manufacturers face and how to beat accurate assessment of thin-film Financial Analyst, Solar Energy Technologies Program them - Right from certifying CIGS plate schott solar (speaker confirmed, please see chadbourne & Parke llP, Kenneth Hansen, Partner modules to shipping off the first batch website for up to date info) • Get an insight into how to scale up without compromising the composition capital cost ($/wp) vs Levelized DoN’T GeT DiSTrAcTeD and microstructure that are vital to cost of electricity Lcoe ($/kwh) bY NoTe-TAkiNG CIGS performance • Understand why LCOE should be the metric • Understand how standardized equipment of merit for evaluating thin-film technologies make sure you sign up to receive post conference interfaces will increase yield and product online access to the summit so you can share the • Understand the strategic thinking behind quality learning with your team. It includes: utilities’ purchasing decisions and find out ascent solar, Farhad Moghadam, CEO exactly what you can do to make sure you • omplete audio recordings of every session C fit in seamlessly with what the market needs • Complete set of presentations • Make sure your project is ready for utility • imed program, attendee list, exhibitor and T buy-in as soon as possible - your path to sponsor information maximizing your ROI immediately iT’S a GreaT TooL for TraininG Your Team, lux research, Ted Sullivan, Senior Analyst See THe reGiSTraTion paGe for more deTaiLS! got a Question? give Us a call On 1800 814 3459
  • 6. WHo ATTeNDeD THiN Film SUmmiT US lAST YeAr? Below is a sample list of the more than 200 companies that attended our For information on who you could meet at the 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US, Thin Film Solar Summit USA in San Francisco last year. see the website at www.thinfilmtoday.com/us 3 Score Inc Corporation EuPD Research Heliovolt Corporation Mallinckrodt Baker 3S Industries USA Bystronic Glass Evans Analytical Group i2S LineScan Imaging MIT Fraunhofer Center for ABB Robotics Caerus Systems Evident Technologies Iberdrola Ingenieria y Sustainable Energy Systems Advanced Solar Photonics Capital Projects Finance Constriccion Mitsubishi International GmbH Excico Authority Imperbel MK Metalfoils USA Aecom Fidelity Investments CIS Solar Indium Corporation Morgan Stanley Aeolus Renewable Energy Freeport McMoran Private Clairvoyant Energy InnoLas FTL Solar Moser Baer PhotoVoltaic Air Liquide Electronics Dan Predpall Consulting Integrated Power Fuji Electric Device Mugla University Air Products Despatch Industries Technology America Intermolecular NanoMarkets AKT America Discovery Group FUJIFILM Medical Systems ISET Nanosolar Albemarle Dow Corning USA Isofoton National Renewable Energy Albiasa Corporation DPR Construction Gadir Solar Itochu Corporation Laboratory Alcatel Vacuum Products DuPont Company Gamesa Solar-9ren Jane Capital Partners National Semiconductor ALSTOM Power Systems Dynamic Materials Gilder Gagnon & Howe JSR Micro Solar Magic Amelio Solar Eastman Kodak Glaston Kappa Navigant Consulting Amideon Systems Electronic Materials Review Global Solar Energy Komax NAZCA Applied Materials ELMARCO Global Technology Holdings Lasertec New Energy Finance Arizona State University EM2 Associates GPEC Leybold Optics ENN Solar Energy LGI NPCP Arkema Graphic Laminating Entrepreneur.com Lightwave Power NREL ATMI Greenrock Capital EPV Solar Linde Electronics NV Energy Busch GreenTech Media Ernst & Young LPKF SolarQuipment GmbH NY & Partners Border Power Plant Working Hannon Armstrong Group Ersol Solar Energy Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Lux Research Nyland Business Engineering ESI Group Builders, Inc. M+W Zander Performance Roof Systems THiN-Film exHibiTioN zoNe: iS THiS eVeNT For YoU? GeT YoUr ProDUcTS SeeN bY THe riGHT PeoPle! Last December, world beating thin-film companies gathered to hear Ever find yourself asking from those leading the charge and delivering innovative solutions to This summit will bring these kind of questions? improve technology and commercialize thin-film in the solar industry together companies from across the globe. right across the Thin Film Where can I find new customers for my thin-film The 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US offers an excellent range of sponsorship PV value chain. and exhibition opportunities to suit every need and budget. Top thin-film products and services? executives from every area of the industry will come together to focus Which emerging challenges tyPes of comPanIes: their ongoing strategies on the most pressing technological and strategic will offer my business lucrative issues facing the industry today. If you need our speakers and delegates as • PV technology • Installers and opportunities going forward? partners or clients this event is a big opportunity for you to meet, greet and manufacturers of system impress them in person. thin-film cells and integrators Which partnerships will allow modules • Residential and me to take my solutions So, if you have a solution or service that can help thin-film companies • Module assemblers commercial into new markets and add in their quest to reduce manufacturing costs, improve efficiencies and system buyers significantly to my bottom • Distributors sell more thin-film products, make sure you sign up today to secure your line? • EPCs and PV plant • Investors exclusive position at the summit – with very limited space and opportunities Well, ask no more! available, you simply can’t fail to get excellent exposure for your company developers • Utilities secure an exhibition space at and secure real business benefits. tyPes of eXecutIves: the 2nd thin film solar summit your exhibition area gives you an unrivalled opportunity to: C-level / SVP / EVP / VP / Director / us and you’ll get all the answers you need • rovide highly targeted exposure for your brand and market P Senior Manager of: leading solutions • Technology • Project • emonstrate your technology directly to your target market and get D • Strategy Management 50% AlreADY their feedback and advice on other areas and challenges to focus on • Marketing • R&D SolD! • etwork, hold meetings and have greater interaction with existing and N • Business • Sales potential clients, especially at our drinks party on the evening of day one contact us now to • orm relationships with senior level decision makers in the thin-film F Development • Product Development secure your spot! industry For a quick discussion and to view the specific opportunities we have available for your business, contact us today: +44 20 7 3757 177 or mark@newsolartoday.com The Earlier you book, The bigger The discount!
  • 7. ThE mOST ImPOrTanT ThIn-fIlm EvEnT In nOrTh amErIca ThIS yEar! Register Today! 2nd Annual Save THiN Film SolAr SUmmiT U.S. $400! December 1-2, 2009, HoTel Nikko, SAN FrANciSco date & venue group discounts 3 EaSy STEPS TO rEgISTEr nOW! December 1-2, Hotel Nikko, Take advantage of Thin Film Today’s San Francisco, California, USA unique group discounts. The more 1. your choice of registration Package hotel discounts people you bring, the more money your company saves! Thin Film Today has negotiated Please tick the package price box you require below: Contact the Thin Film Today team on a special rate for summit delegates. Full details will be 1800 814 3459 or email SUPER LAST register@thinfilmtoday.com for more details. EARLY BIRd CHANCE FULL sent to you upon registration EARLY BIRd PASS TYPE Expires Expires Expires PRICE 25th Sept 23rd Oct 13th Nov 3. Payment Platinum Pass: Choose one of the following payment options: Full access to all conference sessions, $1595 $1795 $1895 $1995 exhibition and all social and networking I enclose a check/draft for: $ ______________ events on both summit days + full audio (payable to First Conferences Ltd) and summit presentations on CD post conference. Please invoice my company: $ ______________ Gold Pass: Purchase Order No.:_______________________ $1395 $1595 $1695 $1795 Access to all conference sessions, exhibitions and all social networking events Please charge my credit card: $ _____________ on both summit days. Amex Visa Mastercard Academic/Governmental Pass: Credit card number: Available to academics and NGOs only - all $845 $895 $945 $995 will be verified. Access to all conference sessions, exhibitions and all social Expiry date: Security Code: networking events on both summit days. Name on card: Post conference audio, presentations and data Signature: Post conference online access to all audio $300 and summit presentations NB: FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE EVENT (Please note that purchase of post-conference audio, presentations and data does not grant cancellation Policy you any access to the conference, exhibition Terms & Conditions. Places are transferable without any charge. Cancellations before hall or networking events) October 16, 2009 incur an administrative charge of 25%. If you cancel your registration on or after October 16, 2009 we will be obliged to charge you the full fee. All credit card registrations are subject to a 5% administration fee. Please note - you must notify 2. delegate details First Conferences (holding company of Thin-film Today) in writing of a cancellation or we will be obliged to charge you the full fee. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme without notice. All prices displayed are exclusive of vat Please photocopy this form for multiple registrations Priority Code: unless otherwise stated but vat will be charged, where applicable, at the prevailing rate on the invoice date and the relevant details will appear on the invoice. First Conferences takes every care to ensure that prices quoted are correct at time of publishing. However, Mr / Mrs / Ms / Dr: bookings will only be accepted if there is no material error in the price advertised on the website. Designed by The No Nonsense Group: www.tnng.co.uk First name: Last name: THiN Film ToDAY iSN’T JUST Company: Position/Title: AboUT SUmmiTS! Keep in touch via the website & benefit from: Telephone: Fax: • Focused newsletters • Up to date reports & Email: • Interviews from industry studies industry experts • Thin Film Today Address: • Technology updates LinkedIn group Go to www.thinfilmtoday.com to find out more! Zip Code: Country: Simply fax This form back To 1800 814 3460
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