WIND EXPO added to World Smart Energy Week


World Smart Energy Week, a grouping of eight renewable/smart energy exhibitions, will take place from February 27 – March 1 in Tokyo at Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Newly added this year is WIND EXPO, an exhibition with as many as 300 participating organizations launched by Reed Expositions Japan Ltd. with the support of the Japan Wind Power Association.

The WIND EXPO opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on February 27 at 9:30 a.m. local time. This ceremony is open to all participants. However, pre-registration is required.

The keynote presentation, entitled “Industry Leaders’ Strategies and Outlook on Wind Power Generation,” will be held at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 27. Attendees will hear from executives with Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

The keynote address is preceded earlier in the day at 10 a.m. by a special keynote entitled “Toward a New Energy Society System in Japan,” delivered by Hiroaki Niihara, Director General of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The expo will also feature a technical conference, which will feature sessions led by industry specialists on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to): market trends and outlooks, offshore wind power generation, wind simulation, grid integration, and large-scale wind turbines. Registration is required for the technical conference. Visit the expo website for a full list of topics, registration, and pricing.

Other exhibitions scheduled for the week focus on related smart energy technologies, including: fuel cells, photovoltaics, smart grids, and rechargeable batteries. This will provide wind-specific visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to connect with wind and other energy sector professionals. As many as 125,000 visitors and nearly 1,900 exhibitors are expected to participate in World Smart Energy Week. Visitors are encouraged to enter freely into all concurrent shows.

For more information, including a list of exhibitors, e-Guidebook, and seminar navigator, visit the following: Reed Expositions Japan website  (; WIND EXPO website ( or