Wind energy personnel from across the globe will descend on Barcelona next month for Europe’s premier wind energy event. Organized and hosted annually by the European Wind Energy Association, the event provides a periodic opportunity for the wind energy sector to meet with decision-makers and define the strategic direction for wind energy activities in Europe.
During the four-day event—to be held March 10-13 at Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain—participants will have numerous opportunities to learn about and discuss the current state of wind power in the European Union; to view and gather information about the industry’s most advanced products and services; and to share and expand their own knowledge about the industry—on both regional and global scales. On a vocational level, the Annual Event fosters unity and collaboration through vast business networking opportunities.
The event’s comprehensive conference program not only delivers cutting-edge technological knowledge, but also lively debates on European policy, markets, and financial issues.
Although the event is geographically aligned with the European region, event organizers are determined not to ignore the global nature of the wind energy industry. The global marketplace is becoming increasingly crowded with new players. To that end, each year EWEA brings together over 60 nationalities from across the world, making the event truly international and a great place to find new suppliers, check out new developments, and build partnerships.
While the majority of business networking is likely to occur in the context of the conference and exhibition themselves, the Association purposefully selects a different host city for each year’s event, with the intent of providing a relaxed environment conducive to building business relationships. With a long-standing reputation for producing fruitful networking events in amazing surroundings, Barcelona will not disappoint.
The conference segment of the Annual Event will open with plenary sessions in which decision makers—from national governments as well as from European and international institutions—will describe how they see the present situation of the energy sector and the solutions they are putting in place to ensure that targets are met.
The conference program is subdivided into four academic tracks: “Business and Policy in Europe and Beyond,” “Hardware Technology,” “Resource Assessment,” and “Science & Research.” Each track consists of six to eight narrowly focused sessions which cover a specific topic related to the track discipline.
More details about the EWEA 2014 Annual Event, including online registration, exhibition floor plan, full conference program, exhibition guidelines, sponsorship opportunities, and much more can be found online at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event website at www.ewea.org/annual2014.