Top officials and business leaders attending Europe's premier wind energy event in Poland
Journalists are invited to the annual European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition (EWEC 2010), Warsaw, 20-23 April.
Organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), EWEC 2010 - Europe's largest combined wind energy conference and exhibition - brings together business leaders, policy makers and stakeholders from all over Europe to debate key developments in the wind industry.
The opening session will feature speakers at ministerial level, and daily must-attend panels will provide exclusive insights into the current climate and energy debate in Europe.
Conference sessions include:
- WIND POWER IN EUROPE: 50% BY 2050?
- CAPITAL SOURCES, COSTS AND PROSPECTS
- RENEWABLE ENERGY IN EUROPE: ACHIEVING 20% BY 2020?
- WIND VISION: HOW TO REACH 33% WIND IN 2030?
- EUROPEAN WIND INITIATIVE: €6BN FOR 20% IN 2020
Confirmed speakers include:
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Former Prime Minister of Denmark and Chairman, Lindoe Offshore Renewables Centre (LORC), Denmark
José Carlos das Dores Zorrinho, Secretary of State for Energy and Innovation, Portugal
Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy, European Commission
Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament
Arthouros Zervos, President, European Wind Energy Association; CEO, Public Power Corporation, Greece
Christopher Knowles, Head of Energy, Environment and Investment Funds, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
René Umlauft, CEO Renewables, Siemens
Chris Varrone, Chief Strategist, Technology R&D, Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark
Stephan Ritter, General Director of Europe and Offshore Wind, GE Energy, Germany
Michael Lewis, Managing Director for Europe, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Germany
The EWEC 2010 exhibition is sold out: over 200 exhibitors will fill the 5,000m2 of exhibition space. Some 7,000 participants are expected to attend the event.
A press conference will take place on the opening day, at 12:00.
All journalists will have free access to EWEC 2010. A fully equipped press room will be available. A broadcast-standard video highlighting the main activities at EWEC will be made available too.
For more information contact:
Paolo Berrino, EWEA
+32 2 400 10 55