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Green economic recovery will top the agenda at virtual Global Offshore Wind event this summer

09 June 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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The major role which offshore wind is set to play in the green economic recovery after the pandemic will be one of the key themes at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind V-Fest (virtual festival), which will be held on 22nd-24th July.

In the first event of its kind, delegates will see and hear live sessions in which leading decision-makers in the global offshore wind industry will unveil their plans for the future and answer questions from delegates. Other key themes will include how to accelerate the global energy transition to reach net zero emissions, and the latest technological innovations in offshore wind which will help to get us there, working in the new post-virus environment worldwide.

RenewableUK’s Project Intelligence team will present specially-tailored market updates focussing on the UK, the rest of Europe, the USA and Asia. Supply chain presentations on floating wind and cables will offer unique insights into opportunities coming up to secure new multi-million-pound contracts. 

There will be a virtual exhibition which allows delegates to interact online with individual companies who will have booths online at the three-day event. Delegates will also be able to visit a virtual networking longue to attend “meet the buyer” events and B2B roundtables, as well as holding one-to-one meetings. Attendees will be able to save information, reports and videos in a personal digital delegate bag.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Isabel DiVanna said “As we start to emerge from the lockdown, many countries are focussing their efforts on putting green growth at the heart of their plans for kickstarting their country’s economic recovery. That’s one of the key themes at our virtual Global Offshore Wind event next month; we’ll be drilling down into the details of how this can be achieved with international business leaders from across the sector as well as the most insightful independent analysts and senior Government representatives.

“We’ll also be showcasing the full potential of innovative technologies like renewable hydrogen which will be generated at scale by offshore wind in the decades ahead – a key technology in reaching net zero”.

“Our V-Fest won’t be anything like Zoom conferencing or the usual virtual events you’re used to; our unique platform will provide a full conference, exhibition and networking experience – all delivered virtually. It will be an immersive online experience so you’ll feel like you’re actually there, connecting with companies of all different sizes and getting the inside track on where the global sector is heading next”.

The event is being held ahead of RenewableUK’s 19th annual Global Offshore Wind event which will take place on 27th-28th October at Manchester Central, where 200 speakers are being lined up to address 4,500 delegates. 160 exhibitors will attend from 50 countries, making this event, and V-FEST, the most important events in the international wind industry’s calendar.

RenewableUK is grateful to our strategic event partners: innogy, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Ørsted, ScottishPower Renewables, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and SSE Renewables who have made this event possible. 


For further information, and for accredited journalists to register for a media pass, please contact:

·              Robert Norris, Head of Communications 07969 229 913


1.    RenewableUK’s members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity. We bring them together to deliver that future faster; a future which is better for industry, billpayers, and the environment. We support over 400 member companies to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK and to access export markets all over the world. Our members are business leaders, technology innovators, and expert thinkers from right across industry.

           2.    The Global Offshore Wind V-Fest is open for registration here.
                 A video explaining in more detail how GOW V-FEST will work is
available here

           3.    More details of our Global Offshore Wind event in Manchester (27th-28th October) are available here.

           4.    RenewableUK revised events programme is available here.

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