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networkingThe WindEurope Summit 2016 (formerly EWEA Annual Conference) is attended by thousands of industry professionals from across Europe and beyond. Meet the right people at a range of networking events, including a VIP lunch and the glamorous WindEurope Gala Dinner on Thursday 29 September.

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Social events

Members’ reception

Members-receptionMonday 26 September 2016, 18:30 – 21:00
Location: Panoramadeck, Emporio building, Dammtorwall 15, 20355 Hamburg

Join WindEurope’s annual Members’ reception, an evening of networking prior to the official opening of WindEurope Summit 2016.


Opening Night – WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

© WindEnergy HamburgTuesday 27 September 2016, 18:30
Location: Fish Auction Hall, Hamburg Fish Market

The Opening Night will be held directly after the close of the first day. The ideal setting for discussions and networking in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.


WindEurope stand party

WindEurope-stand-partyWednesday 28 September 2016, 18:00 – 20:00
Location: WindEurope stand, East entrance, HMC

After the closing of the second day at WindEurope Summit, we would like to invite all participants to gather at the WindEurope stand.


Poster award ceremony

poster-awardThursday 29 September 2016, 10:30 – 11:30
Location: Poster area, Level 2, CCH

You can visit the poster area at any time during the conference. This is your chance to be able to meet face to face with the presenters with no queuing required.


VIP finance lunch

DP20150310_0476Thursday 29 September 2016, 12:00 – 14:30
Location: Sidney room (Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg), adjacent to the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg

Join finance and industry experts at an exclusive (on-invite only) seated lunch, and share your opinion with the key leaders of the industry during and after a panel session.


WindEurope Gala Dinner with Fatih Birol

Gala-DinnerThursday 29 September 2016, 19:30
Location: Mehr! Theater, Banksstraße 28, 20097 Hamburg

Join wind energy professionals for an evening of high-level networking, delicious food and a keynote speech from Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.


Side events & workshops

IEA Wind Recommended Practices for Reliability Data

IEA-wind-photoTuesday 27 September 2016, 14:00 – 18:00
Location: A4.4 – First floor, Congress Centre Hamburg

Join IEA Wind and hear about their “Recommended Practices” for the wind industry.


Funding innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects: the NER 300 programme

Offshore wind turbinesTuesday 27 September 2016, 14:30 – 16:00
Location: C4.1 – First floor, Congress Centre Hamburg

The event will provide an overview of the current state of the NER 300 programme and its future. Experiences from funded wind energy projects will be shared with the audience and a panel will discuss challenges and opportunities identified.


Energy Transition after the Paris Agreement: Policy and Corporate Challenges

oecd-pictureThursday 29 September 2016, 9:00 – 13:00

The 34th Round Table on Sustainable Development brings together ministers, senior private sector executives, and high representatives from International Financial Institutions to grapple with environmental and developmental issues at the global level.


New opportunities in the U.S. market

© AWEAThursday 29 September 2016, 10:30 – 11:30
Location: A4.4 – First floor, Congress Centre Hamburg

Stop by and enjoy a coffee while learning about new opportunities in the US Market.

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, will describe major new opportunities in the U.S. market, which topped 75 GW in capacity in August and saw completion of its first offshore turbines.