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SRE Makes a Splash at SPI

Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest solar tradeshow in North America, attended by over 20,000 solar professionals over the course of the four-day event. The 2017 event was held on September 10–13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

In past years, the Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) team used the event as an opportunity to meet with clients, vendors, and other partners all in one place, but this year’s SPI also saw a few firsts from SRE. In addition to a full schedule of meetings, the SRE team hosted 200 clients at an evening pool party at Drai’s Beachclub.

The party was held on the evening of the first full day of the tradeshow. Located on a rooftop overlooking the Las Vegas strip, Drai’s provided excellent views of the Bellagio Fountain show as guests networked over cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and gourmet popsicles delivered by Drai’s resident ice cream delivery bicycle. Though few guests came prepared to swim, a few mermaids were spotted splashing poolside. After ending the evening with a Vegas-appropriate raffle, the party received great reviews from SRE clients.

In addition to the party, SRE also had a presence on the showroom floor for the first time. On the busy showroom floor, the SRE booth provided a “poolside” oasis for attendees to sit down and take a much-needed break. The space also served as a convenient meeting location for the SRE team.