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. Program specifics were not available at the time of this writing, but offshore wind farms are expected to be a major topic of the exhibition.
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 able to enter freely into all concurrent shows.
The WIND EXPO opening ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on February 27 at 9:30 local time. This ceremony is open to all participants. However, pre-registration is required. A technical conference will also be held during the event. The program for the conference has yet to be announced. All of the seminars are free to attend. Participants must apply for attendance at the technical conference.