Focus on Offshore Wind



Capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the energy industry

The global offshore wind market continued to grow rapidly in 2018, hitting over 18GW of capacity by the end of the year and showing no signs of slowing down, with estimates that it will reach 115GW by 2030 and 200GW by 2040.

In the UK’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal published on 7 March 2019, the government has committed to boosting the sector, including targeting £2.6bn in global exports to growing markets like Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

Energy Exports Conference 2019 will highlight some of the opportunities available for the UK supply chain overseas, both for existing renewables suppliers and for companies looking to diversify into this lucrative sector.

Where are the opportunities?

The Global Opportunities stream will feature speakers from some of the world’s top offshore wind developers and EPC contractors who will outline where their development and planned opportunities are, as well as how suppliers can get involved.

Hear from and meet the organisations that provide support to exporting companies, including UK Export Finance who can offer lines of credit to ensure payment is always guaranteed and on time when booking orders abroad.

Plus – one-to-one appointments are available with all of our speaker companies and event partners so you can sit down and discuss the specifics around your individual case.

Diversifying into offshore wind from oil and gas

If you’re a supplier in the UK oil and gas, power or nuclear sectors and are looking for new ways to scale up your business, diversifying into the offshore wind sector could be right for you.

Hundreds of companies in the UK have already seen the benefit of entering the sector, with many transferable products, services and skills that can provide you with a more diverse portfolio that’s better enabled to weather the unpredictability of factors like the oil price.

Plus – as well as sharing what went right about their journey, find out what went wrong and what they would do again if they had the chance to start over.

What if I’m an early-stage exporter, or yet to start my exporting journey?

Join the Inspiring Exports stream to find out how you can start exporting into low-risk markets in the global offshore wind sector. Hear the inspiring stories of experienced exporters and a range of experts, who will discuss and share their exporting experiences in offshore wind. Find out about preparing to export to the US and Europe, the importance of research, market entry options, navigation regulations, and identifying international customers.

The Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International will have sector and country experts on hand to offer advice and support, and to connect you to the right information, insights and advisors to help you take the next steps of your exporting journey.



Focus on Offshore Wind

When and where:

This panel session will feature in the Global Opportunities stream on Day 2, Wednesday 19 June at 11:15-12:15.


Karl John

Specialist Renewable Energy – Department for International Trade


Peter Clusky

Senior Supply Chain Development Manager, Global Sourcing, Wind Power

Rhodri James

Leading Business Developer

Dr Bill Scott, OBE


Alan Mortimer

Director of Innovation


Energy Transition – From Black to Green: Opportunities Across the Spectrum

When and where:

This panel session will feature in the Global Opportunities stream on Day 1, Tuesday 18 June at 13:30-14:25.


Rajnish Sharma

Technology Director

Martyn Link

Group Head Strategy & Analysis


Speaker to be announced


Speaker to be announced

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