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Topic leaders

Supply chain

Topic leader – Industry: Thorsten Landau, Sourcing Manager Europe, GE Power & Water, Germany
Topic leader – Science & research: Kirsten Tracht, Director, Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Germany

O&M & logistics

Topic leader – industry: Stefan Schlie, Head of Technology, Siemens Service Wind, Denmark
Topic leader – science & research: Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy, Loughborough University, UK

Turbine technology

Topic leader – industry: Michaela Odonohoe, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Adwen, Spain
Topic leader – science & research: Gerard van Bussel, Chairholder Wind Energy, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Resource assessment

Topic leader – industry: Mike Anderson, Technical Director, RES Ltd, UK
Topic leader – science & research: Jakob Mann, Professor of Wind Energy, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark / President, EAWE

Integrating wind power into the electricity market

Topic leader – industry: Alfredo Parres, Head of Wind Industry Sector Initiative, ABB Group / Chair of EWEA Networks working group
Topic leader – science & research: George Kariniotakis, Professor, Head of Renewable Energies and Smartgrids Group, Centre PERSEE, MINES ParisTech, France

Health & safety

Topic leader – science & research: Athanasios Kolios, Senior Lecturer in Risk Management & Reliability Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

Environmental impacts & social acceptance

Topic leader – science & research: Han Lindeboom, Professor, IMARES, The Netherlands


Topic leader: Norbert Giese, Vice-President, Senvion SE, Germany / Chair of EWEA Finance Working Group

Breakthrough session

Topic leader: Stefan Barth, Managing Director, ForWind – Center for Wind Energy Research, Germany