2018 has been a historic year as wind power surpassed 90,000MW installed, and the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference grew 10%, making it the largest show in the past five years. The wind industry’s growth is poised to continue in 2019, with over 37,700MW of wind capacity under construction or in advanced development.

The wind industry was founded by visionaries, and continues to embody an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. The industry has always recognised the value of working together with partners that help drive its agenda forward, and as the 2020s approach, wind energy will continue to thrive through collaboration with technology, other sources of clean and traditional energy, policymakers, innovators, farmers and ranchers, rural communities, big cities, and many other areas.

On 20–23 May 2019, that future begins in Houston, the energy capital of the world, where leaders from the wind industry and across energy sectors will gather at AWEA WINDPOWER 2019. It is the place to be for anyone invested in US wind energy or looking to enter the market, and where professionals from across the globe find top-tier speakers, world-class education, cutting-edge technology and premium networking. This complete conference experience cannot be found anywhere else.

By meeting face-to-face with thousands of industry professionals, developing relationships with leading wind energy companies, exploring potential with new or growing small businesses and participating in forward-thinking sessions, any needs can be met at the largest annual conference for the US wind energy industry.

Over 7,500 wind industry professionals will gather on 20–23 May at the largest annual wind energy conference in the western hemisphere. Given the industry’s growth, the event is expected to be an amazing opportunity for garnering relationships and developing business.

Each year, AWEA WINDPOWER hosts a variety of networking events to help attendees foster positive business relationships in engaging environments; the 2019 event will be no different, offering ample networking opportunities, including meet-ups in the evening, morning runs and a unique ‘choose your own ending’, where attendees can participate in Houston activities after the exhibit hall closes.

Businesses can expand by connecting with over 400 exhibiting companies and organisations, and can take part in premier educational and informational sessions led by over 100 expert speakers and panellists, including top CEOs and presidents.

Exhibit and learn

A booth gives companies virtually limitless opportunities to increase sales, reach new buyers, close deals and strengthen their brand. Businesses are able to gain unmatched access to thousands of qualified buyers, from every corner of the wind energy industry, seeking solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.

It is essential for everyone in the wind energy industry, regardless of expertise, to know what’s on the horizon for the US wind energy market, and thereby knowing how to influence it and ensure success across the industry. That’s why the education program at WINDPOWER 2019 is vital to any serious professional in wind energy.

There is no better time for AWEA WINDPOWER to head to Houston. The wind industry has momentum in the push to expand its lead as the largest renewable energy source in the US. This event is the place to turn that momentum into action – to make the connections, get the training and learn about the innovative technologies that will drive the industry forward.