Vision of the political and industrial players on the future developments of Offshore Wind Energy in Europe

On September 14th 2017, Agoria's Energy Technology Club, Port of Oostende and REBO nv joined hands and gathered more than 100 decision-makers from the offshore wind industry. The conference aimed to align the vision of wind energy at sea in Europe with industrial and political players.

Program 

13.30  -  Welcome & Registration @ Thermae Palace Oostende (Koningin Astridlaan 7, Oostende, België)

14.00  -  Opening & Welcome words by Pieter-Jan Provoost, Director Energy Technology Club
14.15  -  Actual status, opportunities and challenges of the offshore wind sector in Belgium by Jaak Rutten, CEO, C-Power & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP)
14.45  -  Brief overview of key floating offshore wind technologies and ongoing international projects. Wind Europe’s position statement and ambitions for floating offshore wind. by Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, IDEOL
15.15  -  Market opportunities in offshore wind & key supply chain trends by Stuart Broadley, CEO, Energy Industries Council (EIC)
15.45  -  Offshore wind in Europe: How it's looking, what we need. by Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe
16.15  -  Block Island: return of experience on America’s first Offshore Windfarm by Markus Rieck, Sales & Marketing Leader, GE Renewable Energy / Offshore Wind 

16.45  -  Coffee Break

17.00  -  Panel discussion with the supply chain: Bart De Poorter, General Manager GeoSea, Paul Gerard, CEO REBO, Raf Iemants, CEO Iemants,  An Stroobandt, CEO Siemens Wind, Belgium Koen Van Peteghem, General Manager CG Holdings Belgium

18.00  -  Networking Reception @ Thermae Palace

20.00  -  Sneak preview of the new movie @ Kinepolis  "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" by Al Gore