By James Watson, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPower Europe
SolarPower Europe were named the winners of the Best Networking Event at the European Association Awards for the Solar Celebration: 100GW Event. The inaugural European Association Awards took place on Friday 24th February at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels where the 13 winners were revealed.
This is the first award that has ever been won by SolarPower Europe in our 31 years of existence, we are therefore delighted. We put a huge emphasis on the delivery of unique and professional events for networking and are very satisfied that our peers have recognised us for our hard work.
SolarPower Europe was also highly commended in the Best Overall Association category and thus left the event with two awards, symbolising a huge success for the association.
The reward reflects the motivation, inspiration and creativity that went into the event and the credit goes to the team for producing such a great effort.
What the judges said:
Best Networking Event
“The judges said that SolarPower Europe – A Celebration Of Solar was an excellent example of a networking event that clearly engaged delegates. Partnerships with leading industrial and technology companies enabled strong networking conditions, with a great innovative spin!”
Overall Best European Association Award
“Congratulations to SolarPower for all their efforts and the will to evolve into a great association that matches the need of the 21st century”
“SolarPower is very innovative and has seen a spectacular increase of its members in a short period of time, which shows its growing influence and clear added value”
“This is a really strong entry – from a massive turnaround, through a really innovative and responsive membership structure to very impressive results!”