The Business Network for Offshore Wind has announced that offshore wind industry leaders from around the world will headline its sixth annual International Partnering Forum (IPF), to be held April 8-10, 2019, in New York City.
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The IPF will feature presentations from U.S. and global leaders including; Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey; Richard Kauffman, Chairman of the Board, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Alicia Barton, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Gil C. Quiniones, President and CEO of New York Power Authority; Thomas Brostrøm, President, Ørsted North America; Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Baroness Brown of Cambridge, UK Low Carbon Business Ambassador and Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change.
The two-day conference, beginning April 8, 2019, will feature educational programs, top-notch exhibitors and networking opportunities to facilitate partnerships that will help grow the industry and build capacity within the U.S. offshore wind supply chain. Programming and workshops will cover critical issues facing the U.S. offshore wind industry, including supply chain capacity, grid connectivity, big data and long-term outlooks for 100percent renewable energy by 2045. More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the largest IPF conference to date.
In addition, the IPF conference is often the setting for significant announcements, as it was last year when then-Secretary of the Interior Zinke proclaimed his enthusiastic support of the offshore wind industry and highlighted it as a key part of the Trump Administration’s “All of the Above” national energy strategy.
“The IPF will bring together state, federal and international leaders with industry experts to harness the momentum of the U.S. industry and push forward the establishment of a U.S. offshore wind supply chain,” said Liz Burdock, CEO and President of the Network.
“Growing the offshore wind industry in New Jersey has been a boon to both to our economic development goals, as well as the urgent need to improve our environmental stewardship,” said Governor Murphy. “I’m thrilled to speak alongside industry leaders and public officials from around the world who share my commitment to developing this industry and decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.”