Industry to gather in Chicago for annual WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition


Wind energy industry leaders, academics, and professionals will convene in Chicago on May 5–8 at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition. The 2013 event, which will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center, is expected to draw nearly 600 exhibitors, consisting of manufacturers, developers, contractors, consultants and service providers.

According to the association: AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition is the annual focal point for those who work in the wind energy industry; it’s where serious wind professionals convene to grow their companies, find real solutions to business challenges, learn from industry leaders and experts, discover the latest in industry products and services, and reconnect with colleagues and friends.

The event is built around a three-pronged approach to serving wind energy industry companies and personnel. Areas of focus are: networking; education; and exhibition/sponsorship. The association describes these areas of focus as follows:

• Networking– A unique aspect of WINDPOWER is its focus on networking, and the numerous special events that allow attendees and exhibitors to grow and maintain their personal and professional contacts in fun, casual, and entertaining settings. Each networking event is an excellent networking opportunity, and a great way to spend quality time with staff, colleagues, and industry peers. From receptions in the exhibit hall, to dinners in Chicago’s favorite venues, to golf tournaments… there’s no shortage of ways to connect with your fellow attendees.

• Education– Each year, AWEA collaborates with wind industry leaders to ensure the WINDPOWER Conference Program is relevant and illuminating. And this year, AWEA is making a concerted effort to build a WINDPOWER program that provides attendees with real solutions to today’s serious business challenges. The Conference Program will prepare attendees for facing a changing wind energy future, strengthening our economy, and developing a sound, profitable energy market. As a venue to discuss perspectives, methods, and strategies for maintaining and increasing profitability in an environment of technical, economic, and political change, WINDPOWER is the best place to obtain this knowledge.

• Exhibition and sponsorship– The Exhibition Hall at WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition will be the one place to see the industry’s leading products and services, learn industry brand names, network with top-level industry decision makers, and generate numerous high-quality business leads. WINDPOWER sponsorship generates unmatched exposure that helps establish your company as a market leader. Sponsorship provides a clear platform for company and product promotions, leaving a lasting impression on event attendees.

Regular registration for the WINDPOWER 2013 event is currently open, and will remain open through the conference. Attendees who register prior to the event will not be charged additional fees for on-site registration.

For more information on WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition, including registration information, exhibition, conference schedule, lodging, and special events, visit the event website at For more information about the American Wind Energy Association, please visit

Editor’s note: Wind Systems magazine is a media sponsor for WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition.