2018 in Hamburg: The Global Wind Summit

This September, the Global Wind Summit will be held in Hamburg, Germany. During the summit, Norwegian Energy and Environment Consortium (NEEC), together with Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), China Wind Association (CWEA) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) will co-organize a parallel “Wind Blowing from China” forum at the Hamburg Messe site. The forum will be held on 28 September from 9:30-12:00 in Hamburg Messe und Congress CPH 1. NEEC is now open to sign-ups and further enquires.


The Global Wind Summit is the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide. It combines the world’s leading expo for wind energy – WindEnergy Hamburg and the global conference of WindEurope to create a high-powered, unique platform for business, networking and information – onshore and offshore. These two top events, the expo and the conference, will be held side by side from 25 to 28 September 2018 at the Hamburg Messe site.


WindEnergy Hamburg is the only leading global expo for the onshore and offshore wind industry. This is where all the leading international players and specialist suppliers from some 100 countries, throughout the value chain make their presentations in the 65,000 square metre space. The organizers are expecting some 1,400 exhibitors with their latest products and services for all areas of the wind industry. WindEnergy Hamburg covers all areas of this innovative industry and provides information on trends and international markets. Alongside the big manufacturers of turbines and components, project engineers and service providers, there will be numerous national pavilions featuring countries around the globe and their wind energy expertise.




WindEurope, who’ll be running the global on- and offshore conference in parallel to WindEnergy Hamburg, is the voice of the European wind industry.  It actively promotes wind power in Europe and elsewhere.  The conference will bring together experts from business, government and other stakeholders to assess the challenges and opportunities in different wind markets – and to reflect on developments in policy, technology, finance, and costs.  There’ll be more than 500 presentations, providing a first-class programme on the issues facing the global wind industry for about 2,000 delegates and offering participants a vital insight into the future direction of the industry.




It is said that the 2018 Hamburg Global Wind Summit will focus on three major themes:  Dynamic Market, Cost-Efficiency, and Smart Energy. “These three aspects are the core challenges that the global wind industry facing today”, said Gernot Blanke, CEO of WPD, “At present, a growing number of countries and regions have begun bidding on onshore and offshore wind power to drive down the cost of electricity. The transformation of this model to meet the special requirements of specific project development is one of the key challenges for wind energy enterprises to participate in the international market.”


Cost reduction and efficiency improvement of the power generation equipment remains to be crucial in dealing with either domestic or international competition.


NEEC is now open to sign-ups, and for further enquires please contact:

(Project Manager) Lei QU: lei.qu@innovationnorway.no

(Intern) Fang ZHENG: fang.zheng@innovationnorway.no