13th Economic Forum Offshore Wind

+++ The WFO 2024 will take place on Helgoland again! From 29.08.24 to 30.08.24.+++

Meeting place for all captains of the offshore wind industry

Top-class speakers, clear dialog in an authentic ambience are the ingredients with which we can also help you to achieve your goals. 13th edition of the WFO on 29.8. and 30.8.2024 want to score points.

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The top leaders of the offshore industry in one place

Like every year, we asked ourselves, is there anything more? In fact, there are two points that are close to our hearts: less CO₂ – more time for networking.

Industry meeting place for the offshore wind industry since 2012

In-depth presentations and panel discussions will be held in a small setting of max. 130 C-level representatives from business, science and politics were held, providing important impetus for the further development of the offshore wind industry.

In addition, a small setting enables effective networking and collaboration between participants, which also helps to promote partnerships and business development.

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Nordseehalle

This year’s conference will be held in the Nordseehalle on Helgoland, the venue that many long-time WFO guests already know from 2020. This venue is located directly on the North Sea. The Nordseehalle not only offers sufficient space for all participants, but also a special atmosphere that is ideal for productive discussions and the exchange of ideas.

Evening location

MS Helgoland

The environmentally friendly LNG ship MS “Helgoland” sails the route between Cuxhaven and Helgoland all year round.

This year the MS “Helgoland” will be the place where we will spend our evening. Weather permitting, we will also make a short detour to the Meerwind wind farm.

Speakers & Speakers

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), RWE Offshore Wind GmbH
Jürgen Trittin
Jürgen Trittin
Former Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
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Prof. Helge Heegewaldt
President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Joschka Knuth, Staatssekretär Ministerium für Energiewende, Klimaschutz, Umwelt und Natur
Joschka Knuth
State Secretary at the Ministry for Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature
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Bernd Westphal
Spokesman for the Economy and Energy working group of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag
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Oliver Grundmann
Member of the CDU parliamentary group
Philippe Kavafyan
Philippe Kavafyan
CEO Venterra Group
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Kerstin Andreae
Chairwoman of the Executive Board and member of the BDEW Executive Committee
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Martin Neubert
CIO of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
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Tim Meyerjürgens
COO on the Management Board of TenneT Holding B.V.
December 2022, Berlin, Hertie School, Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth is Professor of Energy Policy at the Hertie School. His research interests lie in the economics of wind and solar power, energy policy instruments and electricity market design, as well as open data and open-source modelling. Lion is also Research Fellow at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Director of the consulting firm Neon, and Secretary of Strommarkttreffen, a network of energy professionals. His academic publications on the market value of wind energy and on the integration of renewable energy into power systems have won several awards. He holds a PhD in Energy Economics, and Diploma in Economics, and a Magister in Political Science.
Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth
Professor of Energy Policy at Hertie School
Stefan-Kansy
Stefan Kansy
Director Business Development Offshore Wind
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Mathias Verkest
CEO of OTARY OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY
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Dr. Christoph von dem Bussche
CEO Gascade
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Jörg Singer
Former Mayor of Helgoland & Chairman AquaVentus Association
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Prof. Dr. Martin Skiba
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Henryk Ibe-Meinhardt
Owner Agency IBE

Daily program

29 August 2024
10:00
15:00
Accreditation in the Nordseehalle
until 13:00
Arrival to the island
13:30
14:00
Reception at the Museumplatz by Jörg Singer
with welcoming address by Joschka Knuth, State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitization of Schleswig-Holstein
14:00
14:45
Maritime lunch in the North Sea Hall
14:50
15:10
Opening speech from
16:10
16:45
Coffee break
16:45
17:15
Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth, Professor of Energy Policy at the Hertie School, Berlin
"Electricity market design: status quo of the discussion and outlook"
18:00
18:30
"Energy policy through the ages", Jürgen Trittin, former Environment Minister
in a "fireside chat" with Prof. Dr. Martin Skiba on the MS Helgoland
18:45
20:00
Captain's Dinner on the MS Helgoland

during the trip to the offshore wind farms off Heligoland

20:00
approx. 21:00
Return to Heligoland
30 August 2024
09:15
09:30
Welcome by Geert Muylle, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium (requested)
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
11:45
12:00
Prof. Dr. Martin Skiba, Vice Chairman World Forum Offshore Wind,
12:00
12:30
Andrew Yardley(Ore Catapult) and press

"Best offshore wind power plant in operation 2023" award ceremony

12:30
13:35
Lunch
from 13:45
Open Harbor" on Heligoland (optional):
  • Tour of EnBW CTV "Impulse" (Wallaby Boats) (requested)
  • Sneak preview: New tour through Heligoland's underworld
15:00
17:00
Return journey to the mainland

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