Germany: HUSUM WindEnergy 2014 Half Sold-Out
The major companies in the wind industry have decided to go with HUSUM WindEnergy in 2014. Today, a good two years before the leading international wind trade fair in 2014, firm bookings have already been taken for half the exhibition space.
Before the 2012 exhibition opens its doors in almost three months, the organisers are completing a variety of infrastructure projects. In the run-up to the 2012 edition of the international wind industry meeting in September the organisers, Messe Husum & Congress, are taking stock.
“We have long been fully booked for this year, and have firm bookings for 50% of the exhibition space for HUSUM WindEnergy in 2014,” says Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress.
Various major wind industry businesses have already secured their space for 2014, including international turbine manufacturers such as Samsung, Vestas, Enercon, and Vensys, as well as major suppliers like WKN and Beckhoff Automation.
For chairman of the Vensys board, Jürgen Rinck, the advantages of Husum as an exhibition venue are obvious: “HUSUM WindEnergy is the mother of all wind trade fairs. We have been showing here since 2005 and we will be back in Husum in 2014. Husum is the longest established trade fair for our industry and is notable for its high level of internationality. We particularly value the optimistic, happy and infectious atmosphere of HUSUM WindEnergy, which is the best possible foundation for showing successful projects.”
The construction of a new access road, a logistics hall and a car park for an additional 1,000 cars are ongoing, but will be completed in time for the exhibition in September. “We are investing another 450,000 euros in the exhibition grounds, and we will have no problem at all in coping with the expected 36,000 visitors,“ says Peter Becker.
A new radio mast has already been erected at the fairground which will provide glass fibre Internet access to all exhibition halls. Erection of the lightweight exhibition halls will begin in mid-July, all of which will be equipped with effective air-conditioning. Once these are up the real excitement will kick in for the Husum crew.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s show. With 1,200 exhibitors it will be the biggest HUSUM WindEnergy since we started back in 1989,“ adds Becker.
Offshore WIND staff, July 9, 2012; Image: HUSUM WindEnergy/Messe Husum & Congress