Join us and accelerate the U.S. Offshore Wind industry! The U.S. is on the brink of a booming offshore wind industry – is your business ready? The 2017 Offshore Wind Executive Summit: The Parallels of Wind, Oil and Gas will bring together decision makers from wind and offshore oil and gas, both from the U.S. and Europe.   Using many of the same technologies—design, foundations, vessels, cabling and a highly skilled workforce—offshore O&G experts play an important role in the advancement of U.S. offshore wind.   The Offshore Wind Executive Summit will provide the forum to establish new business relationships. Educate yourself on the current market including project development, important policy issues and the complicated supply chain. This event will give attendees the chance to develop what is necessary to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry


Conference Agenda

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Surround yourself with some of the most thoughtful and influential people within the offshore wind and offshore oil and gas industry! Make long lasting connections and build enduring mutually beneficial relationships in order to advance the US offshore wind industry - broaden the conversation beyond “business as usual."

Networking Breakfasts: Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 AM
Networking Reception: Wednesday Night at 5:30 PM



Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30- 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Address
9:00- 10:00 AM Keynote and Fireside Chat: America’s First Offshore Wind Farm
10:00- 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30- 11:30 AM Diversification and the Opportunities That Exist Today (and Tomorrow)
11:45 - 12:45 PM   The Three Pillars of Success: Equipment, Logistics and Installation
12:45- 2:00 PM Networking Lunch
2:00- 3:00 PM Infrastructure, Development and Project Management
3:00- 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15- 4:15 PM The Industry Demands for Offshore Wind Engineering and Design
4:15- 4:30 PM Coffee Break 2
4:30- 5:30 PM Increasing Performance, Managing Risks and Lowering Costs
4:30- 5:30 PM Adapting Oil and Gas Design Technology to Offshore Wind Platforms
5:30- 7:30 PM Networking Reception

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00- 10:30 AM Lessons Learned from Europe  
10:00- 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00- 12:00 PM Successful Operation and Maintenance: Maximizing the Life of an Offshore Wind Farm

Keynote and Fireside Chat:
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in the United States is a 30 megawatt, 5 turbine project off the coast of Rhode Island. This project demonstrates a turning point in power generation in the US and is an example of people and industry coming together. Learn from those that were involved with the project – how they had the vision to go beyond “business as usual” and embrace the opportunities of the booming US offshore wind industry and how they dealt with the challenges of market entry. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Roy Francis, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Gulf Island Fabrication
Jennifer Daniels, Director of Offshore Energy, Tetra Tech
Markus Rieck, Managing Director - Commercial Operation, Sales & Marketing, Offshore Wind, Offshore Wind GE Renewable Energy, GE
Joseph A. Orgeron, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Montco, Inc.

Sarah Parker Musarra, Editor, Offshore Magazine
Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, Renewable Energy World