Record number of participants at EWEA 2012

EWEA 2012 was held in Copenhagen last week and by Wednesday had already attracted a record number of participants.

EWEA’s annual wind energy event that took place in Copenhagen last week is known for attracting large numbers of participants to the conference sessions and visitors to the exhibition. But by Wednesday, EWEA were already able to report a record attendance.

Since the opening ceremony on Monday, more than 10,000 participants arrived at the Bella Center where the event was being held. The previous record was set last year in Brussels where EWEA attracted just over 9,000 participants. Among the 10,000 participants this year, approximately 2,400 had registered for the conference and the rest were a mixture of visitors to the exhibition and exhibitors at more than 500 stands.

- So far, EWEA 2012 is the biggest event we have ever held with more than 10,000 participants. In terms of political support and the number of politicians coming to the event, it has been amazing, says Malgosia Bartosik, Membership and Events Director at EWEA.

- EWEA expected to attract 10,000 participants in Copenhagen but it is nevertheless overwhelming to get such an attendance and experience such an interest in both the conference and the exhibition, she continues.

When asked why the record should be set in Denmark, she replies:

- You can’t find another country with such great support for and general interest in wind, and I think that is being reflected at the event.

Meet the Danish Wind Industry
Copenhagen Capacity was one of the organizers of EWEA and also participated in “Meet the Danish Wind Industry” – a matchmaking event attended by 70 representatives from the industry.

The event commenced with a presentation from the Danish Wind Industry Association and Copenhagen Capacity about the unique opportunities within the Danish “Wind Power Hub”. Furthermore, the potential and the possibilities of the new energy agreement were presented for the foreign participants.

Read more about EWEA and the Danish Wind Industry Association at windpower.org