North America To Be Big at World Wind Energy Trade-Fair

John Davis

Mark your calendar, and check your passport because the town of Husum, Germany is set to host the world’s largest and longest-running wind energy industry trade show, HUSUM WindEnergy.

A press release from HUSUM’s web site says the five-day event, September 9-13, 2008, will have 700 exhibitors from 35 countries, with an expected record for North American participation… 17 from the United States and 13 from Canada.

More than 20,000 visitors from 40 countries will participate in the 2008 trade show in the North Frisian coastal town, located in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The accompanying congress will feature nearly 60 seminars relevant to the international wind energy industry, including sessions regarding recent innovations in the industry, presentations by leaders of countries new to wind energy development, and an international conference on wind energy in North America. The North American conference will include discussions of financing models for U.S. and Canadian wind farms.

“HUSUM WindEnergy is both a showcase and market place in what truly has become a global discussion for clean energy development and transmission,” said Managing Director Hanno Fecke. “We provide the ideal environment for making and expanding international contacts, as well as a forum for enhancing multinational dialog exchange.”

Governors from 22 wind-rich states have been invited to participate in the event.