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  • Wind Energy Check out the website Register Update www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore early, save money! see inside for details OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN COASTAL NORTH AMERICA AND THE GREAT LAKES october 21st – 22nd 2009 • delta toronto east • toronto, canada HANDS-ON STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT MAKING POTENTIAL IN THE BOOMING OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR CONFERENCE • EXHIBITION • ROUNDTABLES • NETWORKING LOOK INSIDE NOW! Get a handle on the real challenges and PARTNERING WITH opportunities for offshore wind in the USA & Canada… and find out what you need to be doing now to grab a real piece of the action! • REAL MARKET FACTS & FIGURES: Take out the guesswork and get an THE BEST QUALIFIED accurate picture of where the true offshore wind investment opportunities are right now for SPEAKERS SHARING your business THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH YOU! • NAVIGATING THE LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES: Hear from the top legal minds in offshore energy on how to get your offshore wind plant application through first time • MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO MAXIMIZE SUCCESS: Unique insight from leading agencies on the pitfalls you need to avoid… and how to take into account fish, birds and other marine life to give your proposal the best chance of acceptance • IDENTIFYING AND SECURING THE RIGHT SITES: Discover the latest strategies and techniques in wind resource assessment and get expert opinion on where production estimates are at their highest • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Understand the real timelines for offshore wind planning and deployment and see how state of the art forecasting models will keep your turbines reliably turning for longer • UNRAVELLING THE OFFSHORE SUPPLY CHAIN: Identify the practicalities of bringing a skilled workforce to market… how to avoid bottlenecks and reduce costs… and how to turn your installation vision into a reality • WHAT ABOUT FINANCING? Understand how Obama’s stimulus package will play out for offshore wind… plus expert advice on why achieving a true balance between the economic vs. environmental impact of an offshore wind farm is vital to project success • DEEP WATER TURBINE UPDATE: Direct insight on how existing deep sea oil & gas pHONE NOW tO REsERvE YOuR plAcE! technologies are being primed for offshore wind and exclusive insight on the real prospects for deep water turbine deployment 1800 814 3459 OPEN NOW for the full conference program!
  • “Applications are expected for dozens of proposed offshore wind projects, many off the north and central Atlantic in the coming months” Ken Salazar, US Interior Secretary in an interview with The Associated Press, April 2009 High renewable demands are driving Learn from experts and pioneers Choosing the right offshore offshore farms as part of the rise of from right across the North American location: wind energy across North America offshore wind industry: Get insight on the latest research from Toronto The facts are there for all to see. The wind The Offshore Wind Energy in North America and the Hydro Corporation on where their studies energy industry seeks a national 25% renewable Great Lakes Summit is delivered by key professionals show to be the best offshore wind farm electricity standard by the year 2025 in the US. with in depth industry knowledge. They’ll guide you locations in the Great Lakes and why. CanWEA argues that Canada must ensure that through the all the crucial areas you need to be on Also hear from forecasting specialists AWS wind energy supplies 20 per cent of the country’s top of in order to guarantee the most successful Truewind on the latest marine models and demand by 2025, bringing total Canadian wind power plant applications and construction projects. techniques that give the most accurate energy capacity to 55 GW. In short, you’ll get all the vital information to ensure assessment of offshore wind Land based wind turbines are prevalent in the that you can make the most out of the lucrative market coming online now. “The National Renewable Energy American state of Texas and reaching up through Lab (NREL) has identified more Mid-West, but a strong wind resource has been Getting to grips with practical offshore than 1,000 GW of wind potential off identified in a region that previously held too wind development: the Atlantic Coast, and more than many challenges to develop. With Trillium Power Hear from Trillium Power’s President and CAO, 900 GW of wind potential off the now moving from planning to initial construction the first company to begin construction of an Pacific Coast” in The Great Lakes and with the Cape Wind farm rapidly reaching operational status on the offshore wind farm in North America, about the North American Windpower, Eastern Seaboard both coastal and inland waters vital importance of working collaboratively and April 2009 are finally reaching their true potential. It’s clear what needs to be done to advance the economic now that these offshore areas are becoming development of the offshore wind industry In short, from addressing legislation to prime candidates to deliver on the huge wind delivering better forecast analysis this event Raising finance for offshore wind: has offshore wind covered. With close energy investments laid out in President Obama’s Find out from RBC Capital and Dexia about the partnership from the Great Lakes Wind stimulus package. options available to you when it comes to securing Collaborative and expert speakers from the Why build offshore? Isn’t there finance for your wind farm including financing options pioneering North American offshore wind enough land in Canada and the USA? on a non-recourse basis. Exclusively find out about installation, Trillium Power, this is the only the interest that investors see in offshore wind and summit dedicated to making offshore wind It’s not about just land being available for how to access their funds energy a successful reality in the USA and construction. As we all know, the formula for a Canada. What separates Wind Energy Update successful renewable energy power plant relies Building an unbreakable chain: conferences from other events is the time we on a large wealth of criteria being met. A strong, Learn how to make each supply chain link dedicate to networking to allow you to build the reliable wind resource is vital to take advantage of stronger than the last from the extensive R&D work great personal relationships with key strategic the economies of scale that a utility sized, multi- undertaken by Natural Resources Canada and partners you need for long term business megawatt turbine is capable of. Offshore winds understand the practicalities and timescales of success. Whether you need to get guidance on are long proven to provide just that. bringing a skilled workforce to market and what how to begin your application process, meet And it’s not only wind resource that is appealing needs to be done to get your turbines ready for environmental and legislative criteria or find to developers; grid connection has been and installation specialist business contacts, there is no better continues to be a problem both on and offshore. place than this summit. The additional costs associated with transmission Addressing environmental concerns: of the generated renewable energy can turn a Navigate your way through the minefield of potential Is this you? potentially profitable site into a white elephant. environmental objections; learn how to minimize The smartest investors and developers know to impacts on marine life, the migratory path of birds, Wind farm developers locate their wind farms in areas with great grid fish spawning points and others and hear why the Ensure that you get the information you need connection, which are usually close to major governing bodies for all these areas are actually to increase the success of your permits being cities. Just check the Eastern Seaboard, Pacific keen to work with you and see offshore wind grow. approved, and get your wind farm under Rim and Great Lakes for prime examples! Get crucial insight from Lake Erie’s Management construction and operational is the most Unit and ESS on how to comply with the various efficient manner. This summit will explore how the Atlantic and criteria to ensure smooth harmony throughout the Pacific coastal regions and the Great Lakes have Service providers to offshore based application and installation processes. many if not all the required factors necessary energy industries to succeed. It will tackle not only the positives Deepwater turbines: What’s possible? With money pouring into the offshore wind of taking the turbines offshore out of site, What’s profitable? industry, don’t miss out by taking a back seat. and removing the chance of noise complaints Hear all about the latest developments in Raising the finance for projects and getting from nearby residents but also explore the floating turbines designed to minimize pitch & roll approval requires contracts to be in place performance optimization, O&M, environmental, to ensure optimal performance. The Blue H Group between developers and service providers to supply chain and legal aspects to ensure that will stress the realities of the cost of deepwater the wind farms. Act now to identify how your your project is a success from the start. installations and provide you with workable time business fits into the chain you can fill your frames for their deployment. order books with lucrative contracts now! Phone now! 1800 814 3459
  • Visit the website – www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore EVENT AT A GLANCE DATE MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING Get the advance look on how the event is scheduled to run over DAY 1 MARKET REALITY CHECK ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT NETWORKING the two days, and get a October 21st & FINANCING OPTIONS ASSESSMENT & GRID CONNECTION DRINKS PARTY preview of the headline topics. See which ones grab your interest now so that you can best plan your time to get LEGISLATIVE UPDATES AND the most value out of DAY 2 OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCE END OF NEW DEVELOPEMENTS IN CONFERENCE the summit for your October 22nd ASSESSMENT & INSURANCE OFFSHORE WIND business. WHO HAS ATTENDED OUR PREVIOUS A BREAKDOWN OF THE TYPES NORTH AMERICAN WIND EVENTS? OF COMPANIES YOU’LL MEET Below is just a small sample of the industry leading companies that attended our Wind Energy O&M Summit in Dallas in April 2009: Delegate Breakdown in 2009 • AES Corporation • Mesalands • National • Dantec Dynamics Community College Switchgear • Fred Stocking - • Precision Roll • Run Energy Consulting Services Grinders • TSTC Corporate • Gurit • Texas Air College • Lucintel Composites • Wind Access 40% Operator • Northwind • Wave Wind Engineering 20% Lead Contractor Solutions • Berkshire Partners • Composites One 10% Sub Contractor • SmartSignal • e for energy • Evans Wind Energy Delegate Breakdown in 2009 Specialist Service 10% • Vertical Access • GE Wind • Glynn Electric 40% Operator 8% Public Sector • APM Industrial • IQ Wind • LM Glasfiber 20% Lead Contractor 7% Consultant Services • Moventas • Nextera Energy 10% Sub Contractor 5% Other • DKRW Wind • Ritbearing Resources 10% Specialist Services • Frontier Pro • The Pennsylvania • Sandia National 8% Public Sector Services State University Laboratories 7% Consultant Delegate Breakdown in 2009 • Turn Energy 5% Other • Honeywell • M4 Wind Services • WellEz • Cielo Wind Services Maintenance TESTIMONIALS • NRG Systems • Edison Mission • WindGuard North • Standardaero Energy America • Vertigo High Delegate Breakdown in• 2009 • Gexpro Composotech Structures " The presentations were very detailed and informative" Access Services • Knight & Carver Rick Birch, APM Industrial Services • AWS Truewind • NAES Corporation • Exxon Mobil • Douglas-Westwood • Rope Partner • Great White Energy • Garrad Hassan • The Timken Services • Hydrotex • Mesalands Company • Westar Energy " Excellent choice of topics, good presentations and great opportunity to meet industry colleagues and experts in • Performance • Cloud County " the field. Looking forward to the next summit! Composites Community College Nenad Keseric, Statoil Hydro • Telesis Consulting • enXco Service Group Corporation • Warren CAT • Global Environment • Bartlett Holdings Fund • DXP Enterprises • KR Wind " Very well organized, excellent speakers and • GDF Suez • International presentations. Will recommend to my colleagues Herwig Mlaker, E.ON Engineering " Power America Check the website for who you'll be joining at the offshore summit in October... The earlier you register, the bigger the discount!
  • GET UNIQUE INSIGHT FROM LEADING WIND ENERGY COMPANIES MARKEt REAlItY cHEcK AND FINANcING OptIONs ENvIRONMENtAl IMpAct AssEssMENt & GRID cONNEctION Where are we now? A How to best raise finance for your comprehensive update on offshore offshore wind power plant Minimizing the environmental wind farm development in • Learn how to secure finance for your offshore impact of your wind farm on fish North America wind farm - even without the support of a large PANEL SESSION balance sheet - so that you’re certain to start your and fisheries • Evaluate the impact of the US • Hear expert views on the fish and fisheries of project from the strongest financial position government stimulus package: what Lake Erie and Ontario, the current environmental • Discover what the investor’s perspective is does this mean for offshore wind industry ecosystem of the Great Lakes and what impact and match up your economic, legislative and development in the next an offshore wind farm could impose technology scenarios with their expectations to 12 months? • Listen to a case study on the latest GIS mapping secure the top investment possible • Find out how wind conditions on inland lakes available for Lake Erie, showing you the least • Hear about the range of offshore options available compare to wind conditions at sea – and what sensitive sites to construction and the greatest to the North American market; find out which are this means for your project siting going forward wind resource that’s available to you most appealing to investors and where the risk is • Assess the benefits of deep water vs. shallow • Find the best site locations that minimize lowest water construction and review the long term damage to substrata, fish spawning points implications of each opportunity on your business Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, RBC Capital and fishery disruption to give your plans the • Market realities: understand how long it will be best chance of avoiding objections as you before large-scale installation begins and exactly Real world financing on a non- move forward what investors are looking for to release funds for Geoff Yunker, Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist, Ontario Ministry of development recourse basis: what are your Natural Resources, Lake Erie Management Unit Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind, LLC options? Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, • A four point plan: understand the permitting and Environmental legislation: meeting Energy Group, RBC Capital regulatory framework, the construction options, – and beating - the requirements Steve Dever, Executive Director, Great Lakes Energy operations and maintenance considerations and • Get the insight on what’s needed from an Development Task Force how finance plays out in all these areas environmental assessment standpoint to find Horia Hangan, Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel • Discover how to take all of this into account for –and secure - the optimal site for your offshore the successful financing of your wind farm Moderator: wind farm John Kourtoff, President and Chief Administrative Officer, • Get the latest info on the current funding situation • See how you can best obtain all the Trillium Power and what you need to do to access investment necessary planning permits and licences that going forward – whatever stage you’re at in your you must have to construct and operate in the From theory to practice: taking wind farm development offshore environment the next steps in North American • Expert knowledge on what needs to be done • Learn about the special environmental to source the right suppliers and other service offshore wind development providers to ensure your project stays on track considerations that are going to aid both your submarine cable system planning and • Hear from the pioneers in offshore wind in Canada and on budget installation and get unique insight into the drivers for industry Jérôme Guillet, Head of Energy, Dexia Crédit Local development • Discover why incorporating a strong focus on environment early in your planning will enable • Get expert opinion on the importance of cross Q&A Panel Session: Assessing you to optimise your site development and industry collaboration to offshore wind going strategies to secure finance power plan connection forward • Understand what needs to be done to advance for offshore wind energy Q&A PANEL Chris Rein, Senior Vice President, ESS Group the market economics and create a sustainable • Get a detailed overview of the wind SESSION and profitable business sector for years to come energy market across the United States Get connected: find out what it • Real world data on the economic impact and Canada and where the best finance takes to plug into the grid and get vs. environmental impact of the offshore options lie your power to the people wind industry • Understand why improving the underlying • Effectively and efficiently transmitting your • Unique insight on offshore wind opportunities financial security of your project will lead to power will maximize your farm’s revenues. Get coming on line specifically in the Great Lakes greater investments and opportunities for you in foolproof guidance on what is needed to get region the future connected fast • Pose questions and engage in debate on the John Kourtoff, President and Chief Administrative Officer, • Utilize tried and tested methods of energy Trillium Power future of the wind energy industry and why distribution and forecasting to turn your project financing will remain a key challenge as the into a state of the art energy generation system industry evolves ADvANcED Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, • Find out how to best work with utility companies, energy forecasters and your OEM to ROuNDtABlE sEssIONs Energy Group, RBC Capital connect your turbines in the most effective and Jérôme Guillet, Head of Energy, Dexia Crédit Local demand responsive manner With subject specific tables such as: Eric Roblin, Partner, Securities Law Group, Fogler Rubinoff LLP • Get insight on where – and how - to secure the • Identifying and securing the most profitable Panel Moderator: best rates for your energy once it’s in production offshore sites Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind Steven Kopitts, Managing Director, Douglas Westwood • Design challenges for offshore turbines • Predicting offshore wind power output • Streamlining the permitting process for offshore wind CHECK FOR REGULAR • Developing the offshore wind supply chain AGENDA UPDATES ON SEE WHAT ELSE • Grid connection & transmission for offshore wind YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT! • Digging deep – moving towards deep water www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore deployment Visit www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore for the latest agenda & speakers
  • A TWO-DAY ROADMAP TO PROFITABLE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT lEGIslAtIvE upDAtEs AND NEW OFFsHORE WIND REsOuRcE DEvElOpMENts IN OFFsHORE WIND AssEssMENt & INsuRANcE 5 GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND Ongoing state planning and development How assessing offshore wind initiatives: a state by state conditions differs to onshore… and THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT! discussion PANEL SESSION why it matters to you • Understand what benefits the leading states • See what importance a multidisciplinary plan of study The Offshore NA Summit is a in the US and Canada hold for offshore wind has to you when carrying out the most accurate unique event for the wind industry energy industry and how you can take advantage measurement of offshore wind forecasting We’re aware that there are other offshore wind • Raise the questions on wind energy integration into state • Benefit from the latest forecasting models designed events out there, but there is nothing in North policy to those who make the decisions and understand specifically for offshore weather prediction and to America that focuses exclusively on the specific how to work together to achieve the national targets simulate sea coast boundary layer transition development and deployment challenges in • Hear a complete analysis on the full picture of North • Get the knowledge and tools you need to carry out coastal regions and the Great Lakes. Not only will America’s environmental, legislative, grid integration the best preliminary assessment of wind resource in you hear case study presentations from industry challenges and how each state is proposing to tackle marine areas the issues leading companies with first-hand experience of Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind LLC getting projects approved and online, but you With participation from several of the following: Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel will also get unique insight on emerging market Jeff Peterson, Program Manager, NYSERDA Jack Nasca, Chief, Bureau of Energy Projects, assessment results opportunities across the continent. NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation • Capitalize on the latest research and development Expert speakers, fresh material, results from the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Tom Maves, Ohio Energy Office, Ohio Department of Development innovative thinking • Learn how to translate the results to your plans Paul Zeph, Office of Water Management, using mathematical modelling and wind tunnel test This event is your opportunity to learn about Pennsylvania Dept. Environment Protection the latest in offshore wind development. analysis… and what this means for the development John Sarver, Michigan Energy Office of your project moving ahead Kicking off with our groundbreaking panel, the Panel Moderator: • Discover how the test results will be used to determine summit agenda covers the topics that matter Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission the types of installation barges that will be required for most to you. Stimulating discussion with our the North America offshore wind energy industry and expert speakers will help you understand how Offshore wind research & development how you should plan accordingly to overcome the hurdles you face in getting in Ontario: facts and results Horia Hangan, Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel applications approved, securing finance, • Conclusions from the latest research on how Ontario is assessing wind resource, meeting regulation committed to bringing a skilled workforce to the offshore Great Lakes wind resource and challenges and delivering your projects on time wind energy market in the region development: latest research and and on budget. It is a summit with a sharp focus • Turn the economic downturn to your advantage with conclusions on offshore wind and is built exclusively to give government advice on securing a strong supply chain developers the best tools available to cope with • Understand how recent advancements in wind & manufacturing base to solidify offshore wind industry new moves in this fast growing industry. forecasting technologies have enabled the Great Lakes development to be mapped in the greatest detail and how you can • Get a full government strategic rundown on what you use this to your advantage Offshore wind solutions need to do to get installation barges & 5MW+ turbines exhibition area • Benefit from a detailed turbine availability located in the US and Canada Meet today’s leading solution providers as they assessment and how production estimates vary Cynthia Handler, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Technologies, across the Great Lakes take you through the latest cutting-edge products Natural Resources Canada • Discover why a deeper understanding of wind and services to improve production efficiencies, How deep can we go? And how quickly resource assessment strategies is essential to your reduce costs and increase profits. Find out which planning process and the success of your farm in the products and services are the right fit for you can we get there? long term and see demonstrations of the latest solutions in • Discover if cheap and simple deep-sea oil and gas • Get the insight on how wind shear in the Great Lakes research and production – all under one roof. technologies are suited & transferable to the offshore compares to coastal offshore wind farms and how you wind industry can best prepare your designs to optimize generating Focus on exactly what matters • Assess how close deepwater turbines are to being capacity to you operational… and see how to get the best cost strategies Joyce McLean, Director, Strategies Issues, Our working group discussions, built into the in place now to achieve maximum ROI Toronto Hydro Corporation agenda, offer a unique opportunity to maximize • Get expert advice on advanced underwater tripods & Why insurance is a key consideration networking time and build up your contact list. lattice type structures to get your project build to last with Each table focuses on a very specific challenge or the best technology available for offshore wind farm development opportunity and it gives you the chance to form Ray Dackerman, General Manager, Blue H USA LLC • Hear how insurance companies look for a cradle to critical new relationships and get key insight on grave approach for offshore wind energy… and why it Great Lakes Wind Energy Center makes real business sense for insurers to get involved areas at the top of your agenda; With tables set (Cuyahoga County): Reducing hurdles for a maximum of 12 people, this is an unmissable in the project as early as possible opportunity to stack up the cards and extend to accelerate offshore wind development • Listen to real world experiences covering the insurance your contact portfolio with the who’s who of the on Lake Erie considerations in the quality control of parts from the offshore wind industry. point of manufacture to the point of operation • A comprehensive summary of the feasibility study findings: hear why the project is technically and environmentally • Understand the kind of exposures an owner/developer Relax at our networking sound and the financial model is in progress needs to consider and how choosing the right drinks party insurance options can save them millions in • Understand how public private partnerships are vital Take the opportunity to have a drink and chat uncovered claims to project success and get real insight on who the key with other offshore wind pioneers as you relax stakeholder groups need to be • Get guidance on best practice in covering all aspects of offshore wind farm risk and liability from a European after a day of insightful discussion, strategic • Discover why collaboration is key and how working debates and amazing networking for an evening leader in renewable energy insurance with US regulators on both a federal and state level has of reflection on October 21st. significantly quickened the whole process Dan Johns, National Lead – Construction, Contracting and Renewable Energy, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada David Nash, Partner, McMahon DeGulis LLP Register now at www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities - get your products seen by the right people! So if you have a solution or service that can Ever find yourself VERY LIMITED help offshore wind in North America take off and asking these kind SPACE AVAILABLE... live up to its enormous potential, by reducing of questions? Contact us now to secure planning time and costs, or helping in the design, your spot! manufacturing or construction phase make sure Where can I find new you sign up as soon as possible to secure your customers for my offshore position at the summit. There is only limited In Toronto this October, the world leading wind wind energy products and developers, industry pioneers and top legislative space and opportunities available where you services? minds of the region with gather to hear from simply cannot fail to get excellent exposure for those leading the way in the North American your company to nailed on business contacts in Which emerging challenges a target rich environment. will offer my business lucrative offshore wind energy market. opportunities going forward? The Offshore Wind Energy in North America and Your exhibition area gives you an unrivalled the Great Lakes Summit offers an excellent range opportunity to: Which partnerships will allow me to take my solutions of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to • Provide highly targeted exposure for your brand into new markets and add suit every need and budget. Decision-making and market leading solutions significantly to my bottom line? executives from every area of the wind energy • Demonstrate your technology directly to your industry will come together to focus their ongoing target market and get their feedback and advice Well ask no more! Secure an strategies on the most pressing legislative and on other areas and challenges to focus on exhibition space at the Offshore technological issues facing the industry today. If Wind Energy in North America you need our speakers and delegates as partners • Network, hold meetings and have greater Summit and you'll get all the or clients this event is a huge opportunity for you interaction with existing and potential clients, answers you need. to meet, greet and impress them in person. especially at our drinks party on the evening of day one For a quick discussion and to view the specific opportunities we have available for your business, contact Craig Nickeas today: 1800 814 3459 x 273 or craig@windenergyupdate.com CHECK OUT OUR EXPERT SPEAKER LINE-UP! John Kourtoff, President and Chief Geoff Yunker, Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist, Networking Administrative Officer, Trillium Power Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Lake Erie Management Unit Drinks Party Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, Joyce McLean, Director, Strategies Issues, On the evening of October RBC Capital Toronto Hydro Corporation 21st, take advantage of the best opportunity this Jerome Cuilliet, Head of Energy, Dexia Horia Hangan, Director, year to network with your Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind peers and enjoy a relaxed David Nash, Legal Counsel, evening and free drinks Eric Roblin, Partner, Securities Law Group, McMahon DeGulis LLP with wind industry leaders. Fogler Rubinoff LLP Dan Johns, National Lead – Construction, Meet with the cream of Cynthia Handler, Senior Analyst, Contracting and Renewable Energy Head offshore wind energy Renewable Energy Technologies, Office, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance expertise under one roof... Natural Resources Canada Company of Canada for one night only! Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Chris Rein, Senior Vice President Energy & Great Lakes Commission Industrial Services, ESS Group Ray Dackerman, Blue H Group Steven Kopitts, MD, Douglas Westwood Visit Steve Dever, Executive Director, www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore Great Lakes Energy Development for the latest information and Taskforce updates The earlier you register, the bigger the discount!
  • Wind Energy Check out the website Register Update www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore early, save money! see below for details OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN NORTH AMERICA & THE GREAT LAKES SUMMIT IS THIS EVENT RIGHT FOR YOU? WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS YOU HERE 1 This summit will bring together wind energy companies from right across North America who You will be able to benchmark how far – or how close – you are to your are looking to get involved in Offshore Wind Energy. peers across the wind energy industry, both in the US and Canada! This will give you invaluable knowledge and insight into the best ways to TYPES OF COMPANIES: reduce planning time, legal roadblocks and see what technology is at your • Offshore Wind Developers • Legislative Experts disposal right now. You will be your company’s expert on emerging • Manufacturers of wind turbines • Oil & Gas Offshore Installation Experts trends & technologies amongst the industry’s leading players. 2 • Meteorologists • Hardware Inspection Companies The two days spent at this summit will give you more than weeks of • Government & State Experts from the region • Lawyers & Regulatory Insiders training courses. Save your department time and money by attending • Environmental Consultancies • Leading Research Agencies this one stop shop on the latest developments in Offshore Wind Energy TYPES OF DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE: across North America, and give your company the best possible chance to take full advantage of this opportunity! 3 • C-Level Executives • R&D • Lawyers • Strategy Return to your office armed with critical expert knowledge. It will be your • Manufacturers • Business Development ideas, strategies and contacts that ensure your business leads the way • Project Management • Sales & Marketing when it comes to maximising wind energy output. Date & Venue 3 EASY STEPS TO REGISTER NOW! October 21st – 22nd 2009, Delta Toronto East, Toronto Step 1: Choose Your Registration Package Hotel Discounts We have negotiated special room rates at the hotel. Reservation and ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. Just tick the box next to the package you require below: price details will be sent to you when you register. Super Early Bird Last Chance Developers take note – Huge discounts Early Bird Pass Type Expires on 14th Expires on 25th Expires on 26th August 2009 September 2009 FULL PRICE available! June 2009 Come along with members of your team and take advantage of wind Platinum Pass energy update’s special group discounts. The more attendees you sign up, Full access to all conference sessions the more money your company saves! $995 $1195 $1395 $1495 and exhibition, access to online Visit www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore or call today on sideshows post event, plus CD with 1800 814 3459 x337 full audio presentation slides Step 3: Provide Payment Details Gold Pass ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN DOLLARS Full access to all conference sessions $795 $995 $1195 $1295 Choose one of the following payment options: and exhibition, access to online I enclose a check/draft for: $ _________________________ sideshows post event (payable to First Conferences Ltd) Conference CD $295 Please invoice my company: $ ________________________ Academics & Not for Profit Contact the Wind Energy Update team on 1800 814 3459 on Purchase Order No.:_________________________________ Organizations how to obtain your pass with free conference CD Please charge my credit card: $ _______________________ Step 2: Provide Your Delegate Details Amex Visa Mastercard Priority Code: Credit card number: Please photocopy this form for multiple registrations Expiry date: Security Code: Mr / Mrs / Ms / Dr: First name: Name on card: Last name: Signature: Company: Position/Title: NB: FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE EVENT Cancellation Policy Telephone: Fax: Places are transferable without any charge. If you are unable to attend and want to transfer your place to a colleague, you must notify us of this change in writing at least Email: 7 days prior to the start of the event. There is no penalty for cancellations received on or before August 24th 2009. Cancellations received between August 25th and September 24th 2009 will be subject to a 25% administration fee. If you cancel your Address: registration on or after September 25th 2009 we will be obliged to charge the full fee unless otherwise stated. In all cases, you must inform us in writing by sending an email to info@windenergyupdate.com to cancel your registration. The organizers Zip Code: Country: reserve the right to make changes to the program without notice. Act now for best rates! Fax this form to 1800 814 3460
  • Wind Energy Check out the website Register Update www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore early, save money! see inside for details OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN COASTAL NORTH AMERICA AND THE GREAT LAKES october 21st – 22nd 2009 • delta toronto east • toronto, canada HANDS-ON STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT MAKING POTENTIAL IN THE BOOMING OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR CONFERENCE • EXHIBITION • ROUNDTABLES • NETWORKING LOOK INSIDE NOW! Get a handle on the real challenges and THE BEST QUALIFIED SPEAKERS SHARING opportunities for offshore wind in the USA & THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND Canada… and find out what you need to be doing EXPERIENCE WITH YOU! now to grab a real piece of the action! • REAL MARKET FACTS & FIGURES: Take out the guesswork and get an accurate picture of where the true offshore wind investment opportunities are right now for your business • NAVIGATING THE LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES: Hear from the top legal minds in offshore energy on how to get your offshore wind plant application through first time • MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO MAXIMIZE SUCCESS: Unique insight from leading agencies on the pitfalls you need to avoid… and how to take into account fish, birds and other marine life to give your proposal the best chance of acceptance • IDENTIFYING AND SECURING THE RIGHT SITES: Discover the latest strategies and techniques in wind resource assessment and get expert opinion on where production estimates are at their highest • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Understand the real timelines for offshore wind planning and deployment and see how state of the art forecasting models will keep your turbines reliably turning for longer • UNRAVELLING THE OFFSHORE SUPPLY CHAIN: Identify the practicalities of MEDIA pARtNERs bringing a skilled workforce to market… how to avoid bottlenecks and reduce costs… and how to turn your installation vision into a reality • WHAT ABOUT FINANCING? Understand how Obama’s stimulus package will play out for offshore wind… plus expert advice on why achieving a true balance between the economic vs. environmental impact of an offshore wind farm is vital to project success ORGANIZED BY • DEEP WATER TURBINE UPDATE: Direct insight on how existing deep sea oil & gas technologies are being primed for offshore wind and exclusive insight on the real prospects Wind Energy for deep water turbine deployment Update OPEN NOW for the full conference program!