Annual IPF conference to take place in person; other events include national job fair, floating, and industry networking
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2020
Media Contact: Melinda Skea | email@example.com | 202-709-9793
Baltimore – The Business Network for Offshore Wind today published its 2021 schedule for offshore wind energy events through April. The line-up also includes the Network’s 2021 International Partnering Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in the western hemisphere, taking place in Richmond, Va., August 24-26. This year, IPF will be guaranteed in-person for the first 1,000 people that register. Other virtual and in-person events include the second national OSW CareerMatch Job Fair, an in-person Floating Frontiers conference in Houston, the member-only State of the States webinar series, networking events, and more. The Network will kick-off the year with Ports & Vessels Livestream and an OSW Market Dashboard launch party happy hour, both taking place January 19, 2021.
“This next year will be an exciting one for offshore wind energy both in the U.S. and globally,” says Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network. “The Network takes our mission to grow the offshore wind industry and it supply chain seriously. These events, as well as products like the OSW Market Dashboard and the Foundation 2 Blade Industry Training, launching in 2021 are all key elements to supporting that growth and paving the way for future industry successes.”
Preview of 2021 Network Events (January – April; August):
January 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
2020 was a newsworthy year for port and vessel developments in the U.S. offshore wind industry. A Jones Act-compliant service operation vessel (SOV) is under contract, a jack up vessel fabricator was selected, states are investing in port developments, and billions of dollars of investment are flowing into offshore wind infrastructure developments. Connect and learn about these opportunities by participating in Ports & Vessels Livestream. The event is taking place January 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST.
January 19, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
The Network’s OSW Market Dashboard is an essential business intelligence tool that tracks the offshore wind energy landscape. It is a one-stop platform for companies to access information on all current and pending U.S. offshore wind energy projects. The Market Dashboard hosts articles, contracts, legislation, specifications on each U.S. project, contractor details, ports and vessel information, and more. Join us virtually on January 19, 2021 for a toast and a Dashboard preview.
January 27, 28, 29
11:00 a.m. – Noon EST
Kick start 2021 with the Network’s annual State of the States webinar series. The three-part webinar features key state representatives and will ensure your company is up to date on U.S. offshore wind activities and opportunities in 2021. For Network members only.
February 3, 2021
9:00 a.m. – noon EST
Member Exchange is a Network member-exclusive networking event that provides individuals a chance to connect one-on-one and make the direct connections they need to thrive in the offshore wind energy industry. The offshore wind energy community fosters tangible connections with other like-minded members. Join the Business Network on February 3 to connect with old colleagues and meet new members. Member Exchange will help you kick off 2021 right, making the key connections you need to meet your company’s 2021 strategic goals.
OSW CareerMatch Job Fair
March 10, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
The Network’s OSW CareerMatch Job Fair is the only national offshore wind job fair. It is designed to assist qualified candidates looking for their next career move and provide companies the chance to showcase current and upcoming jobs (in the next 6-12 months), from internships, port studies project managers, geophysicists, account managers, naval architects, mechanical engineers and more. Stay tuned for more information.
Next Generation Transmission
March 25, 2021
Offshore wind transmission is a key discussion area for the offshore wind industry, the transmission operators, and regulators. The Network is actively engaged in the conversation and invites you to engage in the discussion.
April 22, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Join the Business Network for Offshore Wind for Floating Frontiers in Houston for a discussion-based event that will cover key topic areas including foundation concepts, port infrastructure and vessel requirements, supply chain development, and market entry strategies.
Cost: $275 | $375 non-members
2021 International Partnering Forum
August 24 – 26, 2021
The Business Network’s International Partnering Forum (IPF) is the premier offshore wind industry conference – the largest offshore wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere. This year, the three-day event will take place August 24 -26, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia and will provide you the latest in industry education from regulatory updates to technical knowledge, networking with industry colleagues and decision makers, and platforms to help you grow your business. This year, IPF will be guaranteed in-person for the first 1,000 people that register.
For more information or to arrange an interview with a Network spokesperson, contact Melinda Skea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-779-1362.
About the Business Network for Offshore Wind
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Offshore Wind Partnership Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.