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Massive global Offshore Wind conference backed by UK and European Associations announced for London

11.03.2015

The first ever joint offshore wind conference organised by EWEA and RenewableUK was announced today. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will take place in London between 6th and 8th June 2017, and will be instead of the annual event which RenewableUK holds and the biannual EWEA OFFSHORE event. The announcement was made today at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 in Copenhagen.

Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is expected to attract up to 12,000 wind industry players to the UK, with 70% of delegates expected to come from outside the UK. It is expected to be the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition.

Commenting on the announcement, Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive of RenewableUK said: "We are delighted that Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is coming to London. As the UK is the world-leader in the offshore wind industry, it makes sense for RenewableUK and EWEA to collaborate on this first-of-a-kind joint event."

Thomas Becker, Chief Executive Officer of EWEA, said: "The UK is already the global goliath of the offshore wind industry and there is still so much left to play for. The UK is sitting on a goldmine when it comes to offshore wind and that is why we are very much looking forward to teaming up with RenewableUK for Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London."

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