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Offshore Wind Connections Conference

OFFSHORE WIND CONNECTIONS 2020

OWC2020 is a 'must attend' event for all those interested in this growing market.

The eighth Team Humber Marine Alliance annual offshore wind conference and exhibition will take place at the Aura Innovation Centre and Ergo Business Centre on the 13-14 May. It’s the event for all those interested in the rapidly growing offshore wind sector in the North Sea and beyond.

OWC 2019 was sold out and saw over 350 delegates attend and over 45 companies exhibit with a fantastic speaker line-up! For 2020 the event will be even better with more space for exhibitors and delegates!

OFFSHORE WIND CONNECTIONS 2020 (OWC 2020) will offer the chance to network with key players from across the offshore wind sector.

The Yorkshire & Humber region is rapidly becoming the epicentre of the industry with billions of pounds to be invested in onshore and offshore infrastructure. The region provides the best location to access to all three of the UK’s largest wind farms and 80% of all North Sea offshore wind farms and 60% of the entire European market (2020) are within 12 hours steaming.

Event Overview

Thought leaders and key industry figures will discuss the latest developments in the industry including updates on key projects from developers, government organisations, manufacturers, port operators, marine support, vessel owners and operations and maintenance service providers.

The conference will include contributions from guest speakers which will compliment workshops and panel discussions on specific subjects held throughout both days. On the afternoon of the 13th we will hold a RenewableUK Connect networking event to celebrate and showcase the region as “the” centre for this burgeoning industry. A celebratory dinner will be held at the nearby Hallmark Hotel on the evening of the 13th May.

Why get involved?

  • High profile event which attracts regional, national and international delegates
  • Key industry speakers include
  • Network with hundreds of delegates at the conference, dinner and networking events

OWC2020 EVENT PROGRAMME

Thought leaders and key industry figures will discuss the latest developments in the industry including updates on key projects from developers, government organisations, manufacturers, port operators, marine support, vessel owners and operations and maintenance service providers.

This year’s OWC will have a strong focus on Innovation especially around the important areas of Maritime Support and Operations & Maintenance. This builds on the Humber’s growing leadership in this area not only in the United Kingdom but also internationally.

The conference will also showcase the unique education and talent development initiatives that are preparing our Offshore Wind workforce of the future. Delegates will be inspired by contributions from school students to apprentices to doctoral researchers highlighting the numerous opportunities and pathways in our industry.

The Humber has developed extensive international relationships in Offshore Wind and part of the OWC 2020 programme will be focusing on growing global markets. Our partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry will highlight these key markets whilst also informing delegates about the help available to support smaller and medium-sized businesses to explore these burgeoning opportunities.

Returning for 2020 will see additional activities on Day One of the event including proposed site visits in the morning, the OWC 2020 official launch and reception early afternoon followed the very popular WindMeet 1-2-1 sessions with key industry representatives.

Day Two will have a different format from previous years with contributions from guest speakers throughout the day interspersed with specialist panels on contemporary industry subjects as well as AIC workshop and demo zone tours.

Who's Attending

  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Orsted
  • Ore Catapult
  • Associated British Ports
  • MHI Vestas Offshore
  • Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
  • RSM
  • RenewableUK
  • Aura
  • SubseaUK
  • MaritimeUK
  • Grimsby Renewable Partnership
  • Semco Maritime
  • IT Services Grimsby
  • Peak Earth
  • Mareel
  • Cargo Store
  • Propeller Fuels
  • NOF
  • Sylatech Limited
  • Carlbom Shipping
  • Aero Healthcare
  • Torque Solutions
  • Tranemo Workwear Limited
  • James Fisher Marine Services
  • Rotos 360
  • Engie Fabricom
  • Rix Shipping
  • Durham Energy Institute
  • Wilkin Chapman Solicitors LLP
  • Holiday Inn Hull Marina
  • EDS HV Group
  • SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants)
  • Cleethorpes Lettings
  • Rhenus Offshore Logistics
  • L S Transmission Consultancy
  • Titan Containers
  • Acta Marine
  • HOTA (Humberside Offshore Training Association)
  • Myton Law
  • Boston Energy
  • Hobson & Porter
  • Hydrosphere
  • Wind Power Support
  • Commerce & Industry Magazine
  • ReNews
  • Wind Energy Network

Day 1 : 13th May

  • Time Details
  • 09.00 - 12.00 13th May Day 1 Offshore Wind Connections Connections Conference & Exhibition 2020

    Day one of OWC starts with an organised tour of the outstanding Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Hull Offshore Wind Port Facility.

    The official OWC 2020 launch reception will this year take place at 12.30 at the Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle. The launch coincides as usual with a Member Connect event with our partner RenewableUK.

    The exhibition will be open to delegates at 12.00 and our very popular WindMeet 1-2-1 sessions will commence at the adjacent ergo business centre.

    The evening will see our first OWC 2020 Celebration Dinner which will take place at the nearby Hallmark Hotel in Ferriby.

  • 09.00 - 12.00 13th May Organised tour by Coach of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Hull Port Facility (tbc)

    Organised tour by coach of the outstanding Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Hull Offshore Wind Port Facility. This will be a bookable event and places will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Details on how to reserve a place will be made available.

  • 12.00 13th May OWC 2020 Registration Open (Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle)
  • 12.00 - 14.00 13th May OWC 2020 Launch Reception and RenewableUK Connect Networking event (Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle)
  • 14.00 - 16.30 13th May WindMeet 1-2-1 Session (ergo Centre, Hessle)

    The very popular WindMeet 1-2-1 sessions commence with pre-arranged and bookable slots to meet key representatives from the Offshore Wind industry. We cannot guarantee meeting slots as some of our guest representatives are seeking meetings for specific products and services only.

  • 18.30 - 23.00 13th May OWC 2020 Celebration Dinner (Hallmark Hotel - North Ferriby)

Day 2 : 14th May

  • Time Details
  • 08.00 - 15.30 14th May Day 2 Offshore Wind Connections Connections Conference & Exhibition 2020

    The OWC 2020 Conference sessions start with a full day of key-note speakers, seminars and specialist panels on contemporary Offshore Wind issues.

    The exhibition will be fully open and there will be organised tours of the AIC workshops as well as demo zones showcasing the capabilities of the AURA/University of Hull team.

  • 08.00 14th May OWC 2020 Open & Registration (Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle)
  • 09.15 14th May Blair Jacobs, Event Facilitator - Welcome
  • 09.20 14th May Mark O'Reilly, CEO and Chairman - Team Humber Marine Alliance
  • 09.30 14th May Speaker (tbc)
  • 09.45 14th May Speaker (tbc)
  • 10.00 - 10.45 14th May Panel Session 1 - Skills Showcase (AURA)
  • 10.00 - 10.45 14th May Panel Session 2 - Subsea Innovations (Chair Neil Gordon, Chief Executive, Subsea UK)
  • 10.30 - 11.00 14th May Coffee and Networking
  • 11.00 14th May Speaker (tbc)
  • 11.30 - 12.15 14th May Panel Session 3 - Low Carbon Maritime (Chair Stephen Bolton, Chief Executive, Bibby Marine Services)
  • 11.30 - 12.15 14th May Panel Session 4 - Onshore Connectivity (Chair tbc)
  • 12.15 14th May Buffet Lunch and Networking
  • 12.45 14th May Seminar: ‘Offshore Wind Energy and Other Green Economy Developments: Lessons from across the North Sea’ - Professor Rudi Wurzel & Professor Andy Jonas, University of Hull
  • 13.15 14th May Speaker (tbc)
  • 13.45 14th May Panel Session 5 - Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance (Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult)
  • 14.30 14th May Panel Session 6 - International Offshore Wind Markets (Department for International Trade)
  • 15.30 14th May Thank you and conference close

OWC 2020 SPEAKERS

Blair Jacobs, OWC 2020 Conference Facilitator

Blair Jacobs, OWC 2020 Conference Facilitator

Blair Jacobs is a freelance Broadcaster, producer, voice-over and media-trainer based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Since 1994, Jacobs has been working mainly for the BBC, producing and presenting radio programmes

Mark O'Reilly, CEO & Chairman - Team Humber Marine Alliance

Mark O'Reilly, CEO & Chairman - Team Humber Marine Alliance

Mark, a seasoned Industrialist, has over 35 years experience in the Industrial/Engineering/Marine sector with significant UK, and International expertise of Strategy, Business Development, Marketing and Export. He is a member of the Regional Council for Maritime UK as well as the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Marketing, Energy and Ports Boards and is a contributor to the North Lindsey College Stakeholder Board.

For the past 11 years, Mark has been focused on the Marine, Maritime & Offshore industries, particularly around opportunities in the "Offshore Wind" sector endeavouring to involve local and regional companies in the supply chain. He has grown Team Humber Marine Alliance into a dynamic self-sustaining Business Development organisation with an outstanding national and international reputation.

Stephen Bolton, CEO - Bibby Marine Services

Stephen Bolton, CEO - Bibby Marine Services

Stephen Bolton has a wealth of offshore wind industry experience having been dedicated to the offshore wind industry since 2001. He has worked on wind farms (including North Hoyle, Barrow, Lynn and Inner Dowsing, Thanet, Rhyl Flats and Gwynt y Mor), and in senior roles at electricity companies such as RWE and Centrica.

Stephen’s experience comes from having spent significant time in all aspects of an offshore wind farm; development; construction (inc the UK’s first offshore wind farm North Hoyle); O&M and; Asset Management. His passion however lies in developing improved Asset Management strategies where he believes Offshore Wind has the ability to develop significantly especially in regard to fit for purpose strategies that delivered whole wind farm asset management, as opposed to just wind turbine management. Insights gained throughout his career have made him an early proponent of the concept of the Walk to Work SOV which he is now dedicated to delivering whilst keeping an interest on how this technology can have a wider role and impact to cost and safety.

Having provided consultancy support to Bibby to support its Walk to Work market analysis and subsequent market entry, Stephen joined the business as Commercial Director subsequently rising to CEO of Bibby Marine Services and Exec Director of Bibby Marine where he dedicates his efforts to delivering SOV’s that are differentiated to better meet the needs of offshore wind.

Stephen is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (Leeds) with a Master of Business Administration (Henley). He has also published several thought leadership articles on Offshore Wind Asset management and is a co-author of “Offshore Wind” by Kurt E Thomsen (O&M content).

Exhibition stands and sponsorship opportunities available. More information

BOOK TICKETS

To book your place please register here.

Conference and exhibition Ticket Costs

For Team Humber Marine Alliance members Conference and exhibition: £65.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £55.00 + vat until 6 March

For non-Team Humber Marine Alliance members Conference and exhibition: £90.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £75.00 until 6 March

All tickets include access to the conference and exhibition on 9 & 10 September, 2020.

If you or your business are not already members of Team Humber Marine Alliance,
please contact THMA Operations Manager, Mary Green on 01482 485271

Join us for a celebratory dinner

9 September 2020

Click here to book your place for dinner

The evening will commence at 18.30 for networking reception drinks followed by a three-course supper

Venue: Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby HU14 3LG
Dress Code: Lounge Suits/Business Attire
Carriages midnight

Dinner and Pre-Dinner Drinks sponsored by

rsm

GETTING THERE

How to find Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle, the venue for Offshore Wind Connections 2020

Venue address: Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) Bridgehead Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire HU13 0GD

Aura Innovation Centre is easily accessible by both road and rail, with Hull railway station and a host of city centre car parks all within 10 minutes walk from the venue.

Directions by road:

From South or West: Take M1 then M62 then A63. Use the left lane to take the A15 slip road to Beverley/A164. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boothferry Rd/A15 and then take a slight left onto Bridgehead Way. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Bridgehead Way until you reach Bridgehead Business Park.

From North: Take A1 then M62 then A63. Use the left lane to take the A15 slip road to Beverley/A164. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boothferry Rd/A15 and then take a slight left onto Bridgehead Way. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Bridgehead Way until you reach Bridgehead Business Park.

From Hull train station:

A range of bus services from Hull Interchange provide tyransport such as 350 Humber Fastcat and 250 Humber Flyer. Take either bus to Hessle Boothferry Road. From there walk south-west on Boothferry Rd/A1105 for approximately 7 minutes. Take a slight right onto Bridgehead Way and Bridgehead Business Park will be on the right.

VENUE ADDRESS

Aura Innovation Centre,
Bridgehead Business Park,
Meadow Road,
Hessle,
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU13 0GD

CONTACT US

Team Humber Marine Alliance – THMA Operations Manager, Mary Green

01482 485271

marygreen@thma.co.uk

www.thma.co.uk

Team Humber Marine Alliance,
Bridgehead Business Park North,
Meadow Road, Boothferry Road,
Hessle HU13 0GD

@OWC_Humber

Offshore Wind Connections conference

TEAM HUMBER MARINE ALLIANCE

This not-for-profit, privately operated business development organisation has a growing membership of over 200 companies.

THMA has a focus on the marine and offshore energy sectors based in Yorkshire, Humber and Lincolnshire region.

Established in 1996 as one of the main Marine, Maritime & offshore renewables organisations in the UK, THMA works in partnership with five local authorities, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and key academic institutions.

We have facilitated millions of pounds worth of new business for our members whilst organising overseas trade missions, networking events, exhibitions, workshops and conferences.

Team Humber is actively supporting skills development programmes and has an active and successful Maritime & Offshore Skills Group.

To find out more about THMA visit our website (opens in a new window)

KEY FACTS

Team Humber Marine Alliance – THMA Operations Manager, Mary Green

200+ member companies

17,000+ member employees

25 year old as an organisation and 10 year old as a not-for-profit organisation