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Presented by Humber Marine and Renewables

Offshore Wind Connections is back for 2023 at The Doubletree by Hilton, Hull,  a fantastic venue that has proved hugely popular in previous years.

The conference and exhibition has grown in stature to become one of the leading and best known UK offshore wind events, and OWC2023 will be its tenth anniversary year!

It attracts hundreds of regional, national and international delegates, and provides invaluable information and contacts for companies that are well-established in the sector and for those looking to enter or diversify into the market. It is supported by a stellar cast of businesses.

OWC’s 10th anniversary sees greater involvement from the Humber Offshore Wind Cluster, which will ensure highly relevant content and speakers to help support innovation, the supply chain and skills development.

The two-day event commences on the evening of May 3 with opening speeches from high profile guest speakers and the customary and enjoyable RenewableUK Connect event.

May 4 will continue with speakers, presentations and networking. Experts and industry figures including OEMs, government organisations, manufacturers, port operators, vessel owners and operations and maintenance service providers, will discuss the latest developments and provide updates on key projects. Full details will be released over the coming weeks, so please check the website from time to time for updates.

Why get involved?

With the Humber’s freeport status and significant new investments announced over the last 12 months, OWC2023 will see many of the key players and supply chain companies getting together to reflect on the ten year journey so far and to discuss the opportunities for the next few years.

  • High profile event which attracts regional, national and international delegates
  • Auditorium specifically for exhibitors and networking
  • Key industry speakers in the conference and theatre spaces
  • Network with hundreds of delegates from the UK and abroad

Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull and celebrate the past, present and future of offshore wind!



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Event Overview

This two-day event commences on the evening of Wednesday, 3 May with opening speeches and a RenewableUK Connect networking event. Thursday, 4 May will be a packed day of speakers, exhibiting and networking. As each speaker is announced, the itinerary will be updated!

If you need any further information, please contact Mary Green, operations manager at Humber Marine and Renewables on +44 (0) 1482 485271 marygreen@humber-marine-renewables.co.uk


Who's Attending

  • Orsted
  • Hull City Council
  • RWE
  • RenewableUK
  • Department for Business and Trade
  • HOTA
  • Petzl
  • Comtec International
  • Torque Solutions
  • Eastern Airways
  • University of Lincoln
  • Advance Northumberland
  • Cargostore Worldwide
  • RSM
  • Propeller Fuels
  • Semco Maritime
  • Sievi
  • Skanwear
  • HFR Solutions CIC Limited
  • Mindmap Productions
  • Eazy Rooms
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  • Solis Marine Consultants Limited
  • MMS Offshore Renewable Services Limited
  • Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
  • Corrocoat
  • SES (Specialist Equipment Solutions)
  • Boston Air Group
  • Atlantas Marine
  • NOF
  • Dron Dickson
  • Windpower Support
  • Clarksons Port Services
  • Acta Marine BV
  • Hampton by Hilton Humberside Airport
  • Hytorc (East) Limited
  • Hydrosphere UK Limited
  • RES
  • Flender Ltd - Moventas Gears
  • Propeller Fuels Limited
  • HeliPPE Limited
  • N-ERGISE Limited
  • Arthur Smith (Grimsby) Limited
  • Bacon Engineering
  • Cleethorpes Lettings
  • Marine Rescue Technologies Limited
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Van Ameyde McAuslands Limited
  • Mapa PR
  • Wind Energy Network
  • Best-Service (Europe) Limited
  • Reach PLC
  • HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Centre)
  • GUH (Global Underwater Hub)
  • ORE Catapult
  • Carlbom Shipping
  • TSCN (The Supply Chain Network) led by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Klüber Lubrication
  • Portakabin
  • Francis Brown Limited
  • Humber Marine and Renewables
  • Aura/University of Hull

Day 1 : 3rd May

  • Time Details
  • 16.00-18.00 REGISTRATION 3rd May Day 1 Offshore Wind Connections Connections Conference & Exhibition 2023 - 3 May

    The event opens at 18.00 with opening speeches from high profile guest speakers and the customary and enjoyable RenewableUK Connect event.

    The exhibition will also be open, allowing exhibitors, delegates and guests to mix and mingle.

    Networking drinks and a buffet supper will be available.  The bar(s) will be serving drinks and further networking will take place until late!  A very convivial evening is anticipated.


    All speakers will be announced soon.

Day 2 : 4th May

  • Time Details
  • 07.30-09.00 REGISTRATION 4th May Day 2 Offshore Wind Connections Connections Conference & Exhibition 2023 - 4 May

    Day two commences with a light breakfast and refreshments.  The exhibition will be open and a further opportunity to network with speakers, exhibitors and delegates will be on offer before the conference begins at 09.00!

    Further details shortly.

  • 09.00-9.15 4th May Andrew Oliver - Chair, Humber Marine and Renewables

    Opening plenary.

  • 9.15-9.30 4th May TBC
  • 9.30-9.45 4th May TBC



  • 09.45-10.00 4th May BREAK

    A short comfort and refreshment break between the first and second sessions of the morning.

    An opportunity to visit exhibitors and chat to other delegates.


  • 10.00-10.15 4th May TBC
  • 10.15-10.30 4th May TBC
  • 10.30-10.45 4th May TBC
  • 10.45-11.00 4th May TBC
  • 11.00-11.15 4th May BREAK

    A short comfort break.  Refreshments will be available.

    An opportunity to mix and mingle with speakers and delegates.

    Your video advertisements will be showing on the screens at the venue throughout the event.

  • 11.15-11.30 4th May TBC
  • 11.30-11.45 4th May TBC
  • 11.45-12.00 4th May TBC
  • 12.00-12.15 4th May TBC
  • 12.15-13.15 4th May LUNCH

    A hot lunch with refreshments will be available.

    The lunch break will provide a longer opportunity to network with speakers, colleagues and like-minded professionals from all sectors across the offshore and related industry.


  • 13.15-14.15 4th May Skills Theatre



  • 13.15-14.15 4th May Skills Theatre - Leading speaker - Iain Elliott - Chief Executive - HETA

    OWC2023  has the follow-up to the successful Skills Theatre launched at OWC2022.

    The Skills Theatre is to create a stronger focus on helping prepare for careers in offshore wind.  Indeed by 2030 we will need 100,000 people to work in the offshore industry, at present we have 30,000!

    The Skills Theatre is being led by Iain Elliot of HETA who chairs the Humber Marine and Renewables Maritime Skills Group. Major employers and education providers are taking part along with students from regional schools and colleges.

  • 14.15-15.30 4th May TBC
  • 15.30-Close 4th May TBC


Speakers to be announced shortly.

Exhibition stands and sponsorship opportunities available. More information


To book your place please register here.

Conference and exhibition ticket costs

For Humber Marine and Renewables members Conference and exhibition: £75.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £60.00 + vat until 18 Feb

For non-Humber Marine and Renewables members Conference and exhibition: £110.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £95.00 + vat until 18 Feb

All tickets include access to the conference and exhibition on 3-4 May 2023.

If you or your business are not already members of Humber Marine and Renewables,
please contact HMR Operations Manager, Mary Green on +44 (0) 1482 485271


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How to find the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull

Double Tree by Hilton  Hull,  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 follow signs for Hull City centre, at Myton gate roundabout take A1079 onto Ferensway, pass St Stephen’s Shopping centre, the hotel is on the left down Portland Place.

From North: Take A1 then M62 then A63,follow signs for city centre,at Myton gate roundabout take A1079 onto Ferensway, pass St Stephen’s shopping centre, the hotel is on the left down Portland place.

From the train station:

The train station is very centrally placed and the Double Tree Hilton is a 10 minute walk. Once you have disembarked from the platform, exit the station on the left next to the ticket purchasing office. Head past the St Stephen’s Shopping centre and Hull Truck Theatre and the Double Tree Hilton is on your left.



Humber Marine and Renewables – HMR Operations Manager, Mary Green

+44 (0) 1482 485271



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Humber Marine and Renewables

Humber Marine and Renewables is a driving force in the Humber region’s growth as an offshore wind player. Its influence extends to central government and world-leading OEMs, and it has formed partnerships with areas that are in the earlier development stages of the offshore renewables market – in particular, East Coast USA.

Humber Marine and Renewables works in support of this vast array of skills and expertise, promoting it regionally, nationally and globally and generating major opportunities and business for members. It provides expert advice, brings companies together to collaborate on joint ventures and supply chain opportunities, lobbies the government and represents members at key UK and European conference and exhibitions. It also hosts and organises overseas trade missions and numerous events, including its flagship annual Offshore Wind Connections conference.

To find out more about HMR, click here


Humber Marine and Renewables – HMR Operations Manager, Mary Green

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Became Humber Marine and Renewables in 2022 following the merger with Team Humber Marine Alliance and Grimsby Renewables Partnership