The 13th Forum Solarpraxis will, following its well-proven approach, bring the players of the solar industry into contact with representatives from politics, the financial world, the press and the industry's suppliers. One of Europe's leading industry conferences will offer relevant and applicable talks on the current non-technical issues facing the sector, covering all forms of solar energy capture. It will focus on the political environment, market developments, public relations, financing and marketing. High-profile speakers will debate key industry topics such as current legislation, global market trends, component supply and engineering, financing, choice of location, and the current trends in supply and demand. The podium discussions will encourage lively exchanges between speakers and promote active audience participation. In 2011, about 850 international representatives from the solar sector and its component industry, as well as from the financial, political and media worlds attended the 12th Forum Solarpraxis.