Network’s annual three-day International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum will convene key federal, state, local, and industry leaders to address critical industry needs and opportunities
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2022
Media Contact: Melinda Skea | [email protected] | 202-709-9793
BALTIMORE – The ninth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, will kick off Tuesday, April 26 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The three-day event is the largest offshore wind energy conferences in North America, bringing together industry leaders, government officials, and companies working to build U.S. offshore wind infrastructure. In a series of firsts, this year’s IPF will feature an U.S.-EU Energy Council offshore wind business forum with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, remarks by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Glick, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who will address more than 2,000 attendees representing the breath of the global offshore wind supply chain.
The annual IPF conference comes amid a booming offshore wind market which saw $2.2 billion in supply chain investments last year. This 2022 event will tackle issues ranging from grid and transmission, manufacturing, port developments, and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. Additional speakers include Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton and industry leaders like Vestas North America CEO Laura Beane, Atlantic Shores’ Joris Veldhoven and Jennifer Daniels, Avangrid Renewables CEO Bill White, Ørsted Offshore North America CEO David Hardy, and more.
IPF Highlights: April 26 – 28
Presented by the Business Network for Offshore Wind
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
For press credentials, register online here. Virtual access will be available for the Plenary, U.S.-EU forum, and the New Jersey governor’s keynote remarks. To request virtual media access, select “virtual” during registration.
New Jersey + New York Meet the Buyer: Supplier Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This inaugural event connects New Jersey and New York companies with offshore wind developers, OEMs, and Tier 1 suppliers to learn about business opportunities related to offshore wind projects in the region and beyond.
What’s New & Spinning
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join the world’s leading offshore wind developers as they share an overview of their current projects and what’s coming down the pipeline.
Opening Plenary (8:30 a.m. – noon)
Keep Leasing, Toss the Process, Change the Market
featuring Business Network for Offshore Wind President & CEO Liz Burdock
Keep Regionality, Toss Individuality, Change the Supply Chain
featuring Aker Solution Executive Vice President of Renewables Stephen Bull
Keep Competitive Pricing While Unlocking the Supply Chain, Toss Business as Usual, Change the World
featuring Avangrid Renewables President & CEO Bill White
$4.37 Billion, 30 GW by 2030. Big Numbers, Big Plans but What Happens After the Bight?
featuring Invenergy’s VP of Offshore Wind Development Joshua Weinstein, Atlantic Shores Commercial and Financial Director Joris Veldhoven, RWE’s EVP of Offshore Development Sam Eaton, New Jersey Governor’s Office on Climate Action Executive Director Jane Cohen, NYSERDA’s President & CEO Doreen Harris
Keep Momentum, Change Minds, Toss Everything: Visions for the U.S. Offshore Wind Market
featuring Ørsted CEO of Offshore North America David Hardy
Change the Market, Unlock Domestic Manufacturing, and Expand Economic Opportunity
featuring Vestas North America CEO Laura Beane
Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Offshore Wind Workforce
featuring National Grid Ventures’ Nabil Hitti, Attentive Energy’s Damien Bednarz, Ørsted’s Allison Ziogas, Boskalis Offshore Energy’s Jamie Lescinski, and NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver (invited)
Visions for the U.S. Offshore Wind Market
featuring Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefto
Keep Reducing Risk, Change to Ecologically Sustainable Components, Toss Transactional Contracting Strategies
featuring Siemens Energy North America President Rich Voorberg
Transitioning to the Grid of the Future: Federal and State Perspectives
featuring Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Glick and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso
Transitioning to the Grid of the Future: Industry Perspectives
featuring Atlantic Power Transmission CEO Andy Geissbuehler, Anbaric’s Clarke Bruno, RWE’s Jennifer Ayers-Brasher, Rise Light and Power’s Clint Plummer and Burns & McDonnel’s Kent Herzog
Embrace the Opportunity, Change the Uncertainty, Toss the Silos
featuring Equinor Wind US President Siri Espedal Kindem
Remarks by European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
WindTV Studio Interviews
9:30am – 2:00 p.m.
The WindTV Studio brings industry and government leaders directly to you. Senior staff at the Business Network for Offshore Wind will interview industry influencers to get their take on the current and future state of the offshore wind industry.
World Market Briefing: What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Means for Global Renewable Energy
featuring RenewableUK CEO Dan McGrail
Lunch Plenary with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
sponsored by RWE
Host sponsors for 2022 IPF are Atlantic Shores, New Jersey Offshore Wind, Ørsted, and Vestas. This year’s event is on track to welcome more than 2,000 industry professionals representing nearly 800 companies, all focused on sharing valuable insights on how to move the emerging U.S. wind industry forward. Attendees will have access to over 250 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, multiple networking opportunities to connect with fellow participants including WindMatch one-on-one appointments, and more than 100 experts speaking on the latest developments, projects, and products moving the offshore wind industry and its supply chain forward.
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.