WindEnergy Hamburg: The global on & offshore event
New concept for the world’s leading wind industry gathering
Hamburg, 27 November 2019 – Public pressure to comply with the Paris Agreement is growing. The “Fridays for Future” movement has been drawing crowds to the streets around the world. People demand action to combat the climate crisis. Policymakers ambitiously talk about moving to carbon neutral economies. Meanwhile global energy needs continue to grow. How can we limit global warming to 1.5°C, protecting our environment while ensuring a reliable and competitive energy supply? Wind energy can serve as a backbone of a clean and competitive energy system.
Wind energy is the most competitive energy source, offering high CO2 savings, whether used for buildings, mobility or industrial applications. It creates jobs and boosts local economies. According to the International Energy Agency’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027, overtaking coal, nuclear and then gas in the process.
From 22 to 25 September 2020, WindEnergy Hamburg will once again be the global meeting place for the onshore and offshore wind industry under the theme Climate First. More than 1,400 national and international exhibitors will fill nine exhibition halls displaying the latest products, services and trends. Roughly 35,000 participants from 100 countries will come to Hamburg to see the entire wind industry’s value chain and to get a comprehensive overview of the status, development and future of the global wind market.
For the first time the organisers – Hamburg Messe und Congress and WindEurope – will bring the conference to the exhibition halls to reinforce the expo experience with learnings from the brightest industry and research minds. Three stages will be set-up for keynotes and panel discussions featuring international experts. “We have adapted our concept to the needs of the market. In an industry showing such a dynamic development, WindEnergy Hamburg is the key event where major players, decision-makers and pioneers can get informed, network, and close deals. This is a place where knowledge can be shared globally in a very focused manner. To us this means implementing an open conference concept right in the middle of our exhibition halls that interlinks directly with the exhibits,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress.