GWEC at WindEurope's Conference and Exhibition 2019
2-4 April 2019
Join GWEC at WindEurope’s Conference and Exhibition 2019!
GWEC has many exciting activities planned during WindEurope’s Conference and Exhibition in Bilbao. We’ve organised workshops, press conferences, launches of new GWEC initiatives, conference sessions covering some of the hot-spot markets globally, as well as exclusive B2B meetings with key government stakeholders in emerging markets.
Come to our booth 3-F24 to meet the GWEC team!
GWEC’s team is growing, come to our booth to meet the new members of GWEC’s team and discuss what GWEC can do for your company to open up new markets and opportunities in the wind industry.
Come test out our new Members Area for Market Intelligence, get your copy of the Global Wind Report, or simply come by for a coffee!
Overview of GWEC Activities
Women in Wind Global Leadership Program Launch Event
2 April I 16:30 – 17:15 I GWEC Booth 3-F24
GWEC and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition are launching the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program – join us at the GWEC booth to learn more about the programme, hear from high-profile women in the wind industry, and be part of the movement for greater gender diversity!
- Christine Lins, Co-Founder and Executive Director, GWNET
- Malgosia Bartosik, Deputy CEO, WindEurope
- Tebogo Movundlela, CEO Aurora Wind Power and Chairperson South African Wind Energy Association
- Mary Quaney, CFO Mainstream Renewable Power
- Mary Thorogood, Senior Specialist, Strategy and Business, GSR Business Development, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Africa Task Force Meeting
2 April I 17:15 – 18:00
GWEC is developing an Africa Task Force, and this meeting will serve to gather insights from the industry on what needs to be done in the region.
If you are interested in joining, please contact [email protected].
B2B Breakfast with Sebastian Kind
An exclusive chance to meet with Sebastian Kind, Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Government Secretariat of Energy, Ministry of Treasury of Argentina. Open to GWEC members, this closed-door breakfast meeting will be organized for a limited number of companies. Would you like to make the most of this opportunity, but not yet a member? Contact [email protected].
3 April I 9:00-10:00
B2B Breakfast with Javier Martinez
An exclusive chance to meet with Javier Martínez, Deputy Director of UPME, from Colombia. Open to GWEC members, this closed-door breakfast meeting will be organised for a limited number of companies. Would you like to make the most of this opportunity, but not yet a member? Contact [email protected]
3 April I 9:00-10:00
Global Market Session
This session, chaired by GWEC CEO, Ben Backwell, will look at opportunities for wind energy in markets outside of Europe. It will feature presentations about developments in Argentina, Colombia, Vietnam, South Africa, and the wider sub-Saharan Africa and a panel discussion about global trends and perspectives.
More information here.
3 April I 10:45-12:15 I Auditorium 1
Invest in Vietnam Workshop
Vietnam’s increase of the Feed-in-Tariff in September 2018 has created renewed momentum for the country’s wind market and attracted a rush of development projects, and the country is seen as the leading near-term prospect for wind growth in SE Asia. There is already 228 MW of installed onshore wind capacity in the country, and the Vietnamese government has set a target for wind development at 800 MW by 2020, 2,000 MW by 2025 and at 6,000 MW by 2030. However, there are still a number of regulatory challenges to be addressed in order for project developers to be able create PPAs that are bankable from the point of view of international project finance. This workshop is targeted at companies that have an interest in learning more about opportunities and developments in the wind industry in Vietnam, and challenges they may face when setting up their business. Attendees will hear about the outlook for renewable energy in Vietnam, updates on the latest policy, market and regulatory environment, as well as some case studies from companies already established in the market, who will outline some lessons learnt based on their experience of setting up business in the market.
3 April I 13:30-15:00 I Level 5 Room 7
- H.E. Mr NGO TIEN DUNG – Vietnamese Ambassador to Spain
- Mr Van Thinh Bui – CEO, Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company, and Chairman of Binh Thuan Wind Energy Association
- Adam Bruce, Global Head, Corporate Affairs, Mainstream Renewable Power
- Thibault Desclée de Maredsous, Chief Marketing Officer, GE
- Kresten Ørnbjerg, Head of Global Public Affairs Vestas
- Steffen Brauns, Regional Sales Manager Asia-Pacific Enercon
- Moderator: Liming Qiao, Asia Director, GWEC
Global Wind Report Launch
The Global Wind Report is the flagship publication of GWEC – and this year’s edition contains more exclusive insights, country profiles, and trend analysis than every before.
Join us as we launch the report with a Press Conference followed by a networking reception and pick up your copy and the global wind industry’s most anticipated report!
3 April I 15:15-16:45 I Level 5 Room 1A
- Ben Backwell, CEO, GWEC
- Qin Haiyan, Secretary General, Chinese Wind Energy Association
- Adolfo Rebollo, CEO, Ingeteam
- Karin Ohlenforst, Director of Market Intelligence, GWEC
- Henrik Stiesdal, Global Offshore Wind Ambassador, GWEC
- Feng Zhao, Strategy Director, GWEC