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Global Wind Summit opens its doors

Senate reception in Hamburg City Hall to mark opening of leading wind energy trade fair

The leading international trade fair “WindEnergy Hamburg” and the “WindEurope Global On & Offshore Conference” opens its doors Tuesday until September 28, 2018 in Hamburg’s fairgrounds. Together, the trade fair and conference form the Global Wind Summit. More than 1,400 exhibitors, over 250 speakers and 35,000 trade visitors are expected this year. The Global Wind Summit is the most important and largest meeting of the wind energy sector worldwide. The senate hosted a reception in Hamburg’s City Hall Monday to mark the opening.

Future of wind energy

Commenting on the significance of the fair and summit, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, noted: “Hamburg backs the energy transition. More than 20,000 people work in the renewable energy sector in the metropolitan region, two thirds of them in the wind sector. Research institutes, start-ups and innovative companies are working together on solutions for high-performance wind turbines, flexible and efficient grids and modern storage and conversion technology. The ‘Global Wind Summit’ brings the entire industry to the Elbe to shape the future of wind energy”.

Reception in senate

Tschentscher was due to give an address at the start of the summit followed by Ivor Catto, Chairman of WindEurope, Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Management Board of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Hermann Albers, President of the German WindEnergy Association, and Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt’s Minister for Electricity and Renewable Energies.

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