The first ever joint offshore wind conference organized by EWEA and RenewableUK was announced in March. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will take place in London on June 6–8, 2017, and will take the place of RenewableUK’s annual event and the biannual EWEA OFFSHORE event. The announcement was made at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 in Copenhagen.
Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is expected to attract up to 12,000 wind industry players to the UK, with 70 percent of delegates expected to come from outside the UK. It is expected to be the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition.
“We are delighted that Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is coming to London,” said Maria McCaffery, CEO of RenewableUK. “As the UK is the world-leader in the offshore wind industry, it makes sense for RenewableUK and EWEA to collaborate on this first-of-a-kind joint event.”
EWEA CEO Thomas Becker similarly praised the joint effort. “The UK is already the global goliath of the offshore wind industry and there is still so much left to play for. The UK is sitting on a goldmine when it comes to offshore wind and that is why we are very much looking forward to teaming up with RenewableUK for Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London.”
— Source: EWEA