European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC)


European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC) organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) had run 16-19 march 2009 in Marseille, France. It's sessions covered political, grid, technical and scientific issues related to wind energy.
Arthouros Zervos (left), president of EWEA, cited the positive political environment as being behind the move, saying: "The agreement on the EU Renewable Energy Directive in December 2008 and its mandatory 2020 renewables targets for the Member States have increased our optimism for the sector's outlook."
"However," he warned, "these targets will only be met if all the Member States implement the Directive swiftly and effectively."

The conference programme at EWEC 2009 offered a unique opportunity for Europe's decision makers and industry leaders to engage in constructive dialogue about the barriers, challenges and benefits of developing and exploiting wind energy. This year’s event attracted over 390 exhibitors, spread across 9,000 m2 in 3 halls. More than 7,500 participants from all over the world were present for the largest ever EWEC exhibition.
As well as the conference and exhibition, numerous extra activities were on offer.

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