The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Mexican Solar Energy Association (ANES) are hosting the Solar World Congress 2013 which is expected to bring together more than 1,000 participants from throughout the world. The Solar World Congress 2013 will be taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 3 – 7 November 2013. ISES and ANES will work closely to put together a program of high international quality, while integrating relevant topics unique to Mexico and the Latin American world. The ISES Solar World Congress through its extensive scientific programme, keynote presentations, plenary speeches and numerous side-meetings and events will highlight the developments that are accelerating progress to a renewable energy future. The conference will focus on solar energy technologies and aims to explore the hybridization of different renewable energy sources around the world. The event also includes a large commercial exhibition with international companies working in the solar energy field.