About Us

Solar Promotion GmbH and its international subsidiaries, Solar Promotion International GmbH and Conexio-PSE GmbH, organize conferences and exhibitions in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency around the world. Our portfolio includes events on the topics of photovoltaics, energy storage systems, energy management, integrated energy solutions, charging infrastructure and e-mobility as well as technologies to improve the environmental footprint.

We open markets, promote knowledge exchange and at the same time offer a global stage for innovation. Our vision: a renewable, decentralized, digital energy supply available around the clock.

We, the Solar Promotion Group from Pforzheim, have been working on this vision for almost 30 years. Back then, company founder and CEO Markus Elsässer and a small team developed Intersolar, which has established itself as the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry. Today, with around 60 dedicated employees, we are driving the global energy revolution forward and organize our events on four continents.

How we achieve our goal

The increasing electrification of the mobility and heat sector as well as the use of hydrogen or synthetic gas in the context of Power-to-X require cross-industry and cross-sector solutions. We want to promote these solutions together with the relevant players.

This is why we have created The smarter E, the leading innovation and communication platform, which focuses on the generation, storage, distribution and use of energy and its intelligent and interlinked interaction. We benefit from our many years of experience in the renewable energy sector and are networked worldwide. This has made us the leading exhibition and conference organiser for the new energy world.

The Management

Markus Elsässer is the founder and CEO of the company. In 1991, he developed Intersolar, the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. Since then many additional projects and events have been added to Solar Promotion GmbH’s portfolio.

Dr. Florian Wessendorf joined the management team in January 2016. His primary focus is to continue to expand the company’s current position as a global information and strategy platform for the solar and storage industry in international markets.

Bernd Porzelius is CEO of Conexio-PSE GmbH since 2018 and is responsible for the planning and implementation of the group's conferences. In 2023 he joined the management team of Solar Promotion GmbH as Managing Director.

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