On Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) in coordination with the German Energy Agency (DENA), and sponsored by the German Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWI) will be hosting a Wind Energy conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Innovative German wind energy companies will present their technologies and opportunities for business cooperation in the US. Leading speakers from both the US and Germany, including Iowa Governor Chet Culver, will share their experiences, new technologies, products, and services. Attached you will find more information as well as descriptions of the German delegation.
One-on-one meetings between the German companies and potential U.S. business partners, both before and after the event, are being organized.
The primary objective of the conference is to open a dialog for partnership between two of the world’s leading countries in developing and implementing new Wind Energy technologies. Germany has been at the forefront of new Wind Energy initiatives, both from a technology and a public policy standpoint. This includes being the world’s leading producer of Wind Power. Iowa is the third largest producer of wind energy in the USA, followed closely by its neighbor to the north, Minnesota. Six of Top 10 states ranked by wind potential are also located in the region. Therefore, Iowa is the ideal location to bring the regional wind industry together with a delegation of leading German companies and industry experts.
Attendees will include Wind Energy producers, technology suppliers, system and component manufacturers, investors, public policy makers and other stakeholders that have an interest in a renewable energy future for the Great Plains.
Registration is free to the first 120 participants and available online at: www.gaccom.org/windenergy.html.
The conference is also supported by the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the American Wind Energy Association.
The following companies will be part of a delegation from Germany: