Leading International Wind Energy Players to Meet in Hamburg

Leading International Wind Energy Players to Meet in Hamburg

A strong presence of leading international players and key markets makes WindEnergy Hamburg a global meeting point for the industry.

WindEnergy Hamburg, the leading international fair for the wind industry, will be held for the first time in Germany’s second biggest city. From 23 to 26 September, the Hamburg Fair site will be the meeting point for energy industry experts from all parts of the world.

WindEnergy Hamburg gives this global industry the ideal platform for dialogue and presentation of its innovation, new technologies and services. It covers the whole of the value chain, both onshore and offshore. More than 1,200 exhibitors from all over the world are expected at the premiere in September, presenting their products on 65,000 m² of exhibition space. Hamburg is the wind energy capital, making it the perfect international setting with real cosmopolitan flair.

“The main focus of the expo will be the energy transition in Germany as the leading technology location, and above all the key role of wind energy in its realization,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). “This new leading event will be the industry showcase for current and future technology developments, showing how they contribute to innovative solutions for a sustainable energy supply. That is of great interest to any country. And that makes WindEnergy Hamburg the forum this year for major growth stimulus for the industry worldwide.”

Exhibitors from all stages of the value chain

WindEnergy Hamburg is the showcase for all companies active in the international wind power industry for both current and emerging national markets. The great international interest is shown by the presence of global equipment manufacturers such as Alstom, Daewoo, Enercon, Gamesa, GE, Nordex, Senvion, Siemens, Vensys, Vestas and others.

Many of these companies have an office in Hamburg from where they manage major projects. Hamburg has thus become an international wind energy metropolis. What is more, leading companies from all relevant market segments will showcase their products and services at this leading industry fair, which is entirely focused on the specific interests of the wind energy sector, from planners, manufacturers and equipment suppliers to financial service providers, operators, energy supply companies, and service providers.

Alongside the key players, small and medium-sized enterprises from all parts of the value chain will also be exhibiting in Hamburg.

Companies from over 30 countries

Altogether the companies, institutions and industry associations exhibiting in Hamburg come from more than 30 countries. There will be more than 15 national pavilions, each of them bringing together wind energy companies from a specific country for shared activities to provide information on their product portfolio. They include presentations from European markets from Denmark to Turkey. Representatives from outside of Europe will include Canada and the USA, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh and China. In addition, numerous delegations have announced their visit, making use of the extensive information and international networking opportunities at the expo.

Leveraging Synergies 

WindEnergy Hamburg is timed to generate synergies with SMM Hamburg (the leading maritime industry fair) and H2Expo – e-mobility, fuel cells, hydrogen & storage solutions. This constellation will help wind industry experts to make additional contacts in new fields of business. Many companies in the shipbuilding industry exhibiting at SMM Hamburg from 9 to 12 September will also be present at WindEnergy Hamburg. They include shipyards, ports, logistic companies and the maritime equipment industry.

In parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg, H2Expo will also show approaches for integrating renewables in the energy market, with solutions in storage and mobility. A “Storage Tour” will guide visitors to exhibitors from all industry segments who address the issue of energy storage.

Expert forums and Recruiting Day 

At the leading international wind industry fair visitors will find a wide range of information resources and networking opportunities. At the “Forum” in Hall B6, subject-matter experts will give presentations on current developments in the industry. Featured topics will include the “Energiewende”/energy transition, infrastructure, resources as well as offshore safety. On WindEnergy Hamburg’s Recruiting Day on Friday 26 September everything will revolve around jobs, career planning and professional training opportunities in the wind power industry. At many booths of well-known exhibitors human resources managers will be present to answer questions about their companies’ hiring process and career opportunities.

Further information about WindEnergy Hamburg 

WindEnergy Hamburg – The global on- & offshore expo from 23 to 26 September will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will occupy Halls A1 and B1 through to B7 of the Hamburg Messe fair site located in the heart of the metropolis. Information about exhibitors, ticket prices, online booking and travelling directions as well as tips for enjoying the city of Hamburg may be found at www.windenergyhamburg.com This leading international fair for the onshore and offshore wind industry will be held at the Hamburg Fair site every two years.

In addition, the wind exhibition with a focus on the national market, HUSUM Wind, will be held in Husum from 15 to 18 September 2015, likewise organised jointly by HMC and Messe HUSUM, as a biennial event. With its location in the pioneering wind energy area of the German North Sea coast, this traditional meeting point will provide in-depth exchanges within the industry, and generate practical value added.

Press release, August 26, 2014; Image: Bertram Solcher/HMC (BS)

 

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