Conference – Innovating today, shaping tomorrow

Conference opening hours:

Monday 16 April 2012: 08:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 17 April 2012: 08:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 18 April: 08:00 – 17:30
Thursday 19 April 2012: 08:00 – 12:30

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EWEA networking receptionFocusing on innovation, EWEA 2012 will address future challenges and explore innovative solutions. Led by well-respected industry experts, the conference features over 40 sessions covering a broad range of hot topics, a high-level roundtable between policy-makers and key industry figures, panel debates and informative presentations.

A full conference delegate can benefit from entrance to the exhibition as well as attending any of the sessions available in the 6 conference tracks covering a broad range of topics from policies and markets to financing, hardware technology, resource assessment, grids, and science & research.

Keynote speakers include key political figures and big players in the industry:

Dr Patrick Dixon, international conference keynote speaker, author of 15 books and Chairman of Global Change Ltd. will moderate the debate session on the first day of the event. Patrick Dixon is a management consultant, growth strategist and trends analyst, whose clients include many of the world’s largest multinationals. He has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50 2005).

  • Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
  • Helle Thorning Schmidt, Prime Minister of Demark
  • Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building
  • Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy
  • Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems
  • Felix Ferlemann, CEO of Wind Power at Siemens Energy
  • Stephan Ritter, General Manager, GE Renewable Energy Europe
  • Ian Mays, CEO of RES Group
  • Øystein Løseth, President & CEO of Vattenfall
  • Jan Kjaersgaard, EMEA CEO of Wind Power at Siemens Energy
  • Christina Grumstrup Sorensen, Senior Vice President, DONG Energy
  • Pedro Ruiz, General Manager, Acciona Windpower
  • Ioannis Tsipouridis, CEO, PPC Renewable

EWEA 2012 tracks:

  1. Policies, markets & programmes, chaired by Jan Hylleberg, DWIA
  2. Financing, chaired by Michael Liebreich , Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  3. Hardware technology, chaired by Henning Kruse, TP Wind
  4. Resource assessment, chaired by Jos Beurskens, ECN Wind Energy
  5. Integration in electricity systems and markets, chaired by Frans van Hulle, EWEA
  6. Science & research, chaired by Peter Tavner, EAWE


“Global energy consumption is predicted to increase by a third in the next 25 years. At the same time it is increasingly difficult and expensive to extract oil and gas from known fields. To make ends meet we need to radically change our energy mix. The Danish government has set the course for full independence from fossil fuels for 2050. Wind will play a key role in the transmission. In the next ten years alone, Denmark aim to more than double the share of wind in the power system – up from 19 to 42 pct. – This is a clear World record.
We will pursue our ambition together with the rest of Europe. The European wind industry has a golden opportunity to play lead guitar to the tune “Wind of change”. I believe EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen is an excellent occasion to push on.”
Lykke Friis, former Danish Minister for Climate and Energy and Minister for Gender Equality