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The 2009 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition will take place in Marseille - delivering energy and climate solutions

05.11.2007

The 2009 edition of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC) will be held in Marseille, France, from 16 to 19 March 2009. "France has one of Europe's strongest wind energy resources and is now experiencing dramatic development, both in wind energy implementation but also in political understanding and support for wind energy. It is therefore no coincidence that the European Wind Energy Association has selected France to host the 2009 European Wind Energy Conference, Europe's premier wind event”, said Arthouros Zervos, EWEA President.

5,000 key players from the European wind energy sector - from decision makers to industry leaders and technical experts - will meet in Marseille for four days of constructive exchange about the forthcoming challenges the European wind industry wants to tackle and the energy and climate solutions wind power brings to Europe. The French Agency for Energy and Environment (ADEME), partner of the event, is “delighted that the European wind industry has selected France for its annual conference in 2009. This prestigious event will focus attention on the abundant, yet largely untapped, wind energy potential in France and facilitate a discussion on the main barriers and challenges to the mainstream exploitation of this indigenous resource. The EWEC 2009 event will also help deliver sustainable solutions to energy markets across Europe."

For the French Wind Energy Association - France Energie Eolienne (FEE) – “EWEC will provide an opportunity to engage political decision makers in France in understanding the positive role that wind energy can play in supporting climate change, and in the set up of regulatory frameworks which will allow us to reach the objective of 20% of renewable energy by 2020”.

The Convention Centre, the Parc Chanot, will welcome 200 speakers from across Europe, who will take part in 40 political, technical and scientific sessions. More than 200 exhibitors are expected to showcase their latest technologies across 12,000 square metres of floor space.

EWEC is the only annual event which covers every key aspect of the wind market – from the technical and theoretical to the political and practical. At a time when Europe has to meet the 20% renewable objective by 2020, EWEC 2009 is already shaping up to be one of the most important ‘rendez-vous’ for helping to meet this target.

For more information, please contact Isabelle Valentiny or Paolo Berrino on tel. +32 2 400 10 55, email [email protected] or see www.ewec2009.info 
For information on the exhibition or for booking a stand, please email Jonathan Collings, [email protected]

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