Bremerhaven, 20 July 2021 – The 17th WINDFORCE Conference will take place on 5 and 6 October 2021 in a maritime industrial location in Bremerhaven’s Fishery Harbour. With this year’s WINDFORCE motto „Offshore Wind: Climate-protecting value creation“ and our Country Partner Scotland we will focus on the international exchange of experts from the offshore wind industry and the emerging green hydrogen economy at the most traditional offshore wind conference in Germany.
“I welcome this partnership between WAB and Scotland as partner country to deliver this year’s WINDFORCE conference. This reinforces the partnership that began last year when WAB and the Scottish DeepWind Cluster signed a cooperation agreement under which the two organisations will work together to create connections between member companies. As a result, Scottish Development International and DeepWind have been invited to become the official country partner this year of WAB’s prestigious annual WINDFORCE conference. It is great to see this partnership delivering action and the relationship between Scotland and Germany strengthened”, says Michael Matheson, Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.
“Our ambitious goal in the expansion of the offshore wind industry in addition to the entry into a hydrogen economy can be reached reliably through an international exchange. This is the mission of the conference. Together with our international partners, like Scotland, because Bremer companies and the North German hydrogen strategy benefit from synergies through international exchange“, says Kristina Vogt, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe.
“Now in its 17th year, the WINDFORCE Conference has developed as one of the leading trade conferences for the offshore wind industry. Since last year it has also been dealing with the topic of green hydrogen and every year attracts national and international companies along the value chain to the coast – to the cradle of the offshore wind industry, which stands for Germany in Bremerhaven,“ says Bremerhaven’s Lord Mayor Melf Grantz.