As the wind industry continues its unprecedented growth, over 8,000 participants are expected to gather this November for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017 in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, November 28th to 30th 2017. PES brings you a taster of the exciting things on offer. Have you got your tickets? We’ll see you there..
This event, organised in partnership between WindEurope and The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), will build on the tremendous momentum achieved in recent years by wind power. “Considerable industry efforts have been made to make renewable energy cheaper than fossil fuels”, says Event Ambassador and Vestas CEO Anders Runevad. “It’s now time that markets, infrastructure and policies reflect this reality.”
The Amsterdam conference and exhibition will build on the wind industry’s emergence as a hotbed of innovation and unprecedented ambition, and will be the ideal occasion for industry insiders to expand their knowledge base, make the contacts they need, and solidify an industry-wide vision for the future of this rapidly expanding sector.
Local impact & global leadership
The event will have two interlocking areas of focus: a macroeconomic overview will demonstrate that wind is powering Europe’s transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, while a microeconomic focus will show the immediate benefits wind brings to specific countries and regions in terms of jobs, industry and innovation.
This two-tiered approach is the core of WindEurope’s flagship report, ‘Local Impact. Global Leadership,’ due to be launched in Amsterdam, on the first day of the event.
“Wind energy is making significant contributions to national and regional economies,” says WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. “Amsterdam will highlight these and set out an agenda for how regions in Europe and elsewhere can reap the economic benefits of wind.”
As detailed in WindEurope’s flagship report, the wind energy industry is now contributing billions to the EU’s GDP and is having a direct and positive impact on numerous other industries, including electrical equipment and machinery, metals, construction, and engineering.
However, Dickson adds, “the jobs and economic growth that wind provides simply cannot be taken for granted. We are in a very competitive global environment and action must be taken if we are to maintain and further the wind industry’s growth.”