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For the first time in Hamburg in 2016: The world's leading conference of the wind energy industry

For the first time, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) will hold its annual conference in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg in 2016. This international event further strengthens Hamburg's position as Europe's capital of the wind industry. Says Hamburg’s Senator of Commerce, Frank Horch: “This will boost the role of northern Germany as a centre of excellence for wind energy.”

WindEnergy Hamburg will open doors for the second time from 27 to 30 September 2016. After the successful premiere in 2014, Hamburg's fair site will again be the meeting place for experts of the energy business from around the world. WindEnergy Hamburg offers the global wind industry an ideal platform for dialogue and the presentation of innovative products and services – at the location of the technology leader, Germany. It highlights the innovative edge and dynamic energy of the wind industry in both, established markets and the key markets of the future.

For the first time EWEA, the trade conference of the European wind energy association, will be held in parallel with the leading trade fair for wind energy, WindEnergy Hamburg, in 2016. This was announced today by the CEO's of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and EWEA. The world's leading wind industry conference is regarded as the most important meeting place for decision makers of the European wind energy sector where to discuss the strategic direction and the political environment for wind energy in Europe.

Frank Horch, Hamburg's Senator of Commerce, is highly pleased that Hamburg will host both events: "Hamburg has earned a strong international reputation in the wind energy industry. This decision means that next year we will have both, innovative products and services at WindEnergy Hamburg, and an international platform for sharing information about sustainable energy systems. This kind of hands-on networking is key to a successful energy turnaround. I am sure this will further enhance the perception of northern Germany as a centre of excellence for wind energy."

"With WindEnergy Hamburg as the leading global trade fair for wind energy, HUSUM Wind as a trade fair focused on the German market, and the foremost international conference of the wind energy market, northern Germany is definitely becoming the most important source of inspiration for the international wind energy sector," says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. "Being able to attend the leading global industry fair and the European wind industry conference at the same location is an extremely attractive proposition to both, our exhibitors and our visitors."

“We are delighted to be teaming up with WindEnergy Hamburg in 2016. EWEA will organise the leading industry conference alongside the top wind energy trade fair. Combining EWEA’s political and industry know-how with the outstanding business power of the leading trade fair, makes the 2016 collaboration the must attend event for the global wind industry. Hamburg will be a great location to host such a meeting after the 2015 industry gathering in Paris at EWEA 2015 this November” says Malgosia Bartosik, Deputy CEO of EWEA.

WindEnergy Hamburg and HUSUM Wind

WindEnergy Hamburg will take place from 27 to 30 September 2016 at the Hamburg Messe fair site. The world's leading trade fair for onshore and offshore wind energy represents all segments of the global market and its value chain. HUSUM Wind will be held from 12 to 15 September 2017 in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the German North Sea region that pioneered wind energy. The trade fair focuses on the German-speaking market. As a traditional meeting place, it is an important networking event for the industry, delivering real-life added value. For further information please visit and


The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is the world's largest industry association for wind energy. Its membership of more than 600 manufacturers operating in over 50 countries represents 98 per cent of the worldwide wind energy market. As a strong wind energy network and a widely respected voice of the wind industry, EWEA actively promotes wind energy across Europe and the world. For further information please visit

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