EWEA 2013 is just a few weeks away. So what can conference delegates expect to be the main topics up for debate?

Event launch and keynotes

The EWEA 2013 conference will open with a series of high-profile speakers addressing important political and business issues affecting the European wind industry:

  • Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Minister of Economy, Family and Youth;
  • Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources;
  • Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources;
  • Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of IEA;
  • Anni Podimata, Vice-President of the European Parliament;
  • Arthouros Zervos, EWEA President;
  • Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power.

Find out more about the keynote speakers

Energy mix in Europe 2020 - 30 - 50

Which technologies will have their share in delivering affordable energy and moving Europe toward carbon-free power production (nuclear, natural gas and shale gas, hydro power, PV, CSP, CCS and others)? The European Commission's 2050 energy roadmap identifies wind energy as the main electricity provider in all 2050 decarbonisation scenarios. How will these other technologies interact with wind? In this session, find out what the future energy landscape could look like.

Monday, 4 February (16:00 - 17:30)

Funding wind in a finance constrained world

Entitled 'Financing wind in a finance constrained world: challenges and new solutions', the Finance Plenary session will be made up of leaders from the financial and wind energy worlds. As well as discussing the existing challenges facing wind finance today, this session will also look at the emerging sources of finance and how to bridge the growing funding gap.

Monday, 4 February (11:00 - 12:30)

Beyond Europe

This session will explore the various challenges and opportunities available in wind energy development outside of Europe, through a wide range of speakers bringing a global perspective. Participants will be offered an insight into the risks and rewards from operating outside of Europe at a personal, company and national level. Find out more about what's in store in this interview with Nigel Crowe from PMSS and Lead Session Chair for 'Beyond Europe'.

Thursday, 7 February (11:00 - 12:30)

Your future in wind

For employers, recruiters and job seekers alike. Greenfish Recruitment are organising a careers day at EWEA 2013, featuring presentations addressing recruitment challenges, market trends and training needs, as well as a matchmaking event. Do you want to find out what skills and competencies hiring companies are looking for? Then join in the Greenfish survey. The results of the 10 most sought after profiles in the industry will be revealed at the careers day.

Join in the survey