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Realtime updates

[Updated 10:00 3rd December]

Reimbursement information: After having received necessary safety assurances from local authorities and police in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Friday 13 November, EWEA was able to move forward with its annual conference and exhibition taking place in Paris from Tuesday 17 November until Friday 20 November.

Moreover all necessary security and logistical measures were taken to ensure utmost safety and care.

EWEA is however making every possible effort to investigate possibilities for reimbursement of conference fees to those attendants who were eventually prevented from reaching the conference venue for pure force majeure reasons. This process takes time given the fact we have to assess the impact internally and liaise with our broker and insurance company accordingly.

Further information will be communicated in the coming weeks.

[Updated 20:00 18th November]
It has been another successful day in Paris.

Today we received another strong participation and we have doubled the numbers from yesterday, making the exhibition floor busy and buzzing.

We hosted successful B2B matchmaking sessions, we discussed offshore challenges at the intergovernmental workshop gathering policy makers from more than 10 countries and we debated the future of energy with industry, research and scientific leaders.

It’s been an exciting day and we look forward to another successful day tomorrow.

To get an idea of the atmosphere check out our photos from today. You can also visit these links for the events programme and networking activities.

Many of your colleagues and clients are here and business continues with positive energy!

Kind regards,
EWEA team

[Updated 19:00 17th November]
The photos from day one are online.

[Updated 08:16 17th November]
Live streaming of the main plenary sessions are now available.

[Updated 18:10 16th November]
Dear EWEA2015 registered participants,

We very much hope that you will be joining us in Paris tomorrow.

Following close collaboration with the local authorities and the Paris police, EWEA is implementing extraordinary security measures. All participants will undergo a thorough security check at the main entrance (Pavillion 1, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles). All personnel and their belongings (bags, luggage) will be checked and vetted by onsite security.

With this in mind, we ask that you allow for more time to enter the venue – approximately 20 minutes. Rest assured that EWEA is doing everything to ensure that admission to the event is a smooth process.

We thank you for your understanding and forbearance on this matter. We look forward to welcoming you at EWEA 2015 in what we hope will be a successful event.

Kind regards,
EWEA team

[Updated 15:14 16th November]
The exhibition halls are buzzing with activity.

[Updated 11:27 16th November]
Rainer Baake, Maroš Šefčovič, and Marie-Christine Marghem reconfirmed their keynote speeches at the event.
Almost all companies confirmed that they will be in Paris this week.
EWEA/FEE/SER Members’ Reception and other activities will take place as scheduled this evening.

[Updated 00:54 16th November]
Email from the CEO, Giles Dickson, that went out tonight.

[Updated 23:06 15th November]
Your questions on safety and other precautions answered.

[Updated 19:40 15th November]
See additional information on travelling to Paris and increased security in the city and at the venue.

[Updated 11:51 15th November]
Exhibition buildup is going strong!







[Updated 19:01 14th November]
Charles-de-Gaulles airport, Eurostar, SNCF, Thalys services are all operational.

[Updated 16:34 14th November]

EWEA 2015 will take place as planned

Despite the declaration of a state of emergency by President Hollande, all air and rail links are operating, and airports and train stations are open. Furthermore, the French authorities have given a clear signal clarifying that all foreseen activities next week should take place as planned. On the basis of this, plus reassurance from the Paris Police Prefecture, the EWEA management has decided that EWEA 2015 will take place as planned. (Therefore, our terms and conditions with regard to the participation at our event remain applicable in the case of cancellation).

[Updated 15:00 14th November]
Marie-Chistine Marghem, Belgian Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, reconfirmed today to EWEA that she will take part in the opening session of EWEA 2015 in Paris on 17 November.

[Updated 12:10 14th November]
EWEA has just been informed by ViParis and the Paris Police Prefecture that there is no restriction on congresses taking place in Paris for the time being. Therefore, EWEA continues its build-up under enforced security measures.

[Updated 11:55 14th November]
Hotline number established: Please contact Tim Robinson on +32 2 213 1844 if you have questions.

[Updated 11:00 14th November]
Thalys confirms train traffic is running as normal today and additional safety measures are in place in Paris and Brussels.
Eurostar also announces that its trains are currently running on time.

[Updated 10:30 14th November]
EWEA expresses its deepest condolences with those affected by the appalling attacks in Paris last night. Our thoughts go out to all the people of France.

The President of France has declared a state of emergency. This involves the introduction of border controls and heightened security measures at airports, stations and elsewhere.
Air and rail links are operating, and airports and stations are open – but the security checks are of course causing delays.

As of now the instruction to EWEA from the French authorities is to continue the preparations of EWEA 2015 in Paris next week. The build-up of the exhibition at the Porte de Versailles site continues with minor delays.

EWEA is in contact with the relevant authorities and will provide additional information as it becomes available.