Your Northern European Offshore Wind Hub

Business Opportunities in Germany

Germany Trade & Invest

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
15:30 - 17:00, followed by reception
Emerald Room
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre

Organised by: Germany Trade & Invest 


Why Germany?

What business opportunities lie in the German offshore wind market? How can Germany be utilized as a hub to serve northern European offshore wind markets? The economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany Trade & Invest, and its partners from the federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein know the answers. Our teams of industry experts support international companies from market entry to business start-up in Germany.

This workshop and networking event brought together company decision makers, local business players and policy makers to discuss:

  • The political framework for offshore wind development in Germany
  • Opportunities in the northern European offshore wind market and industry;
  • German port locations – ready to serve the complete northern European offshore wind industry;
  • Industry player best market practices.

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Welcome note
Dr. Jürgen Friedrich, Chief Executive, Germany Trade & Invest


Keynote - Political framework for offshore wind development in Germany
Laure Kaelble, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany


Offshore wind market and industry - new opportunities and challenges
Dirk Briese, Managing Director, wind:research


German port locations for the northern European offshore wind industry
Thomas Grigoleit, Director Renewable Energies & Resources, Germany Trade & Invest


Energy utilities' perspectives on German offshore wind farms - hands-on experience and lessons to be learned for the industry
Wilfried Hube, Overall Project Director Riffgat, EWE AG

For further information about this event please visit: or contact: Christina Haeussler, Industry Promotion Manager, Germany Trade and Invest christina.haeussler[at]

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