Japanese Wind Energy Seeks To Capitalize On Favorable Market Conditions Leading Into Second Annual WIND EXPO 2014

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Fostering growth of the Japanese wind energy industry is the ultimate drive behind the second annual WIND EXPO—Japan’s only trade show dedicated to wind energy. The three-day event is being presented in conjunction with seven other smart/renewable energy exhibitions as part of World Smart Energy Week on February 26-28 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.

The newly implemented feed-in tariff has made Japan one of the most attractive markets for renewable energy. As an organizer of World Smart Energy Week (A group of eight smart/renewable energy trade shows, Reed Exhibitions Japan had received requests from numerous industry leaders, organizations, associations, governmental bodies and show participants to launch an exhibition specialized in wind energy.

To live up to the expectation of the industry, Reed Exhibitions Japan launched WIND EXPO in February 2013 as a new business platform in Japan with the support of Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The first edition was held with 157 exhibitors and 76,328 professional delegates (including concurrent event attendance) and following up to the success of 2013, WIND EXPO 2014 will be a show not to be missed for those who are looking to invest in the market.

As Izumi Ushiyama, president of Ashikaga Institute of Technology mentioned at the previous show, hopes are high for the future of wind energy in Japan, as well as for WIND EXPO.

“Energy policy has been changed, and the importance of wind power as well as other renewables has been increasing in Japan after the earthquake,” Ushiyama said. “From its huge potential and low cost of power generation, Japanese government regards wind power as a leader in the future renewables, and rapid growth is expected in near future. With this circumstance, I believe WIND EXPO will continue to draw attention worldwide.”

As though to reflect Ushiyama’s predictions, WIND EXPO 2014 will be held with more players from both the local and international market making it an even richer venue to find business connections in Japan.

For instance, as well as continual participation of major wind turbine components and equipment manufacturers, in 2014 more offshore related exhibitors such as floating foundation manufacturers, marine cable manufacturers etc. will be showcasing their latest products and technologies.

The show will also see increase in the involvement of firms from overseas. In addition to the Denmark pavilion from the 2013 show, there will be new international pavilions from the UK and Canada, among others.

Major wind turbine manufacturers such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, ENERCON, TECO, Eurus Energy, Zephur have already confirmed their participation.

As many as 170 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors (including concurrent events) are expected at WIND EXPO 2014, including visitors from Japan and all over the world. 

In addition to finding the latest high-quality Japanese products/technologies and new business leads in Japan, WIND EXPO will also be a venue to make connections with top experts in the front line of the business.

Wind energy experts from major industry companies are serving as technical conference advisory committee members to create a world class conference. Experts will be sharing the latest, cutting-edge information at the technical conference.

Conference topics range from industry outlook, to policy hurdles, to global markets.
Full conference details are available online at www.windexpo.jp/en/seminar/. (Conference details subject to change)

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WIND EXPO 2014 – 2nd Int’l Wind Energy Expo & Conference
Dates: February 26 – 28, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. local time (10 a.m.–5 p.m. on February 28)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Website: www.windexpo.jp/en/
Exhibiting inquires: wind@reedexpo.co.jp
Visiting inquiries: visitor-eng.wind@reedexpo.co.jp