Check Out The First Wave of the Speakers Confirmed for 2018, Including:

Project Developers & Owners:

Floating Wind Concept Owners & Developers:

  • Guillaume Ardoise
    Principle Power Inc.
    Guillaume Ardoise Senior Manager for Development, Europe
    Principle Power Inc.
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  • Dominique Roddier
    Principle Power Inc.
    Dominique Roddier Chief Technology Officer and Director
    Principle Power Inc.
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  • Bruno Geschier
    Ideol
    Bruno Geschier Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
    Ideol
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    Educated on both sides of the Atlantic, Bruno Geschier is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Ideol. He serves as Chairman of WindEurope’s Floating Offshore Wind Task Force and as Chairman of FOWT’s Technical & Scientific Committee. Beyond promoting his company’s award winning technology across the globe he is first and foremost recognized as the industry’s leading advocate and driving force behind floating offshore wind’s implementation in the global renewable energy landscape.

  • Marc Guyot
    EOLINK S.A.S.
    Marc Guyot
    Chief Executive Officer
    EOLINK S.A.S.
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  • Pascal Heisel
    ceteal
    Pascal Heisel Structural Engineer and R&D Manager
    Ceteal
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  • David Carrascosa Francis
    Saitec Offshore
    David Carrascosa Francis Chief Technology Officer
    Saitec Offshore
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  • Alex Raventos
    X1 Wind
    Alex Raventos CEO & Co-founder
    X1 Wind
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  • Ole Stobbe
    Ideol
    Ole Stobbe Business Development Manager Northern Europe
    Ideol
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Finance and Advisory

  • Alessandro Boschi
    European Investment Bank
    Alessandro Boschi Head of Renewable Energy Division
    European Investment Bank
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  • Allan Baker
    Societe Generale
    Allan Baker Managing Director - Global Head of Power
    Societe Generale
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    Allan has worked at Société Générale for ten years and has been involved in the power sector for more than 30 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance. During his career he has advised on and/or financed power projects in Europe, the US and Asia, and in sectors ranging from green-field renewable energy, through gas and coal, to the acquisition of large international power portfolios. Allan has acted as financial advisor on a number of offshore wind transactions, including most recently a floating wind project in Europe, the successful Borssele III&IV bid (700MW) in the Netherlands, Dudgeon (400MW) and London Array (630MW) in the UK and. Allan has also been involved in providing debt to a number of offshore wind transactions including Westernmost Rough, Beatrice, Galloper. In the M&A space, Allan has just successfully advised EDF-EN on the acquisition of Neart na Gaoithe in the UK and an Asian company on an acquisition of an equity stake in a 900MW offshore wind transaction in Europe.

    Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.

  • Clement Weber
    Green Giraffe
    Clement Weber Director
    Green Giraffe
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  • Doreen Abeysundra
    Fresco Advisory
    Doreen Abeysundra Managing Director
    Fresco Advisory
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    Doreen Abeysundra is the founder of an independent advisory practice which fosters the development of clean technology in niche sectors and regions, with traditional structures and innovative financing disruptors.

    Her project finance banking experience in renewable energy and fossil-based infrastructure across Europe, the Middle East and Africa has honed a risk-embracing practitioner with a keen aptitude for originating diverse deals, negotiating mandates and securing commitments. She has extensive contacts across developers, sponsors, debt and equity providers, including venture capitalists and angel investors.

    Doreen holds an MSc in Climate Change Management from Birkbeck University of London and recently obtained a first class pass in the Saïd Business School Oxford FinTech Programme.

  • Gavin Smart
    ORE Catapult
    Gavin Smart Head of Analysis & Insights
    ORE Catapult
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    Gavin Smart joined ORE Catapult in April 2014 and holds the post of Head of Analysis & Insights. Gavin is responsible for developing and maintaining ORE Catapult’s financial and economic modelling, which feeds directly into the organisation’s commercial strategy.

    Gavin spent three years as Senior Investment Analyst for a major European utility and offshore wind developer, developing models and analysis tools for UK and European offshore wind and marine projects.

    Prior to this, he worked as a Valuation & Business Modelling consultant in the Middle East for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, engaged in projects covering a variety of industries.

  • Magnus Ebbesen
    DNV GL
    Magnus Ebbesen Senior Consultant
    DNV GL
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    Magnus holds a Master of Science in Engineering Science and ICT from NTNU and has worked in DNV GL since 2009. He is currently the technical lead on offshore wind due diligence for the UK and Benelux region.

    Magnus has since 2013 worked primarily with managing and contributing to technical due diligences and cost- and risk-assessments for offshore wind. Magnus has in this period led technical due diligence for offshore wind projects in UK, Germany and Taiwan. He has also managed several due diligences for floating offshore wind projects.

  • Rhodri James
    The Carbon Trust
    Rhodri James Manager of Policy
    The Carbon Trust
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    Rhodri is a Manager in the Policy & Innovation team at the Carbon Trust, where he leads on activity in floating offshore wind and offshore wind policy development. This has included authoring several industry leading reports and the set up and delivery of a joint industry project involving twelve leading international offshore wind developers. Rhodri has also authored several reports on offshore wind policy in both mature and emerging markets, including a review of international offshore wind policies for the IEA-RETD, and he continues to provide ongoing advisory support to government bodies in the UK, Japan, China, Taiwan, and the US. Beyond offshore wind, Rhodri is active in energy access in developing countries, which has included leading a review of the UK Department for International Development’s portfolio of investment in off-grid energy.

  • Yuichiro Yamaguchi
    DBJ
    Yuichiro Yamaguchi Head of Renewable Energy Finance Team
    Development Bank of Japan
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Technology and Supply Chain

  • Ranjit Mene
    Senvion
    Ranjit Mene Head of UK Offshore Sales
    Senvion
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    Ranjit has extensive experience in the energy, chemical, and water industries in a variety of management roles. He started his career at Suez Environment where he worked in a number of international leadership roles in the UK, France, Eastern Europe, and South East Asia. He then worked in strategy consulting for Booz & Company in their energy, chemicals, and utilities practice in London where he consulted for a variety of clients in Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. He joined the Carbon Trust in 2009 and led their high-profile Offshore Wind Accelerator programme. He joined Senvion in August 2011 and is currently the Head of UK Offshore Sales. Ranjit is based in London and has an MEng from Imperial College as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

  • James Young
    JDR
    James Young Chief Technology Officer
    JDR Cable Systems
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  • Knut Vassbotn
    Aker Solutions
    Knut Vassbotn Head of Business Development
    Aker Solutions
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  • Stephen Thompson
    Global Energy Group
    Stephen Thompson Sales Manager
    Global Energy Group
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  • Alan Macleay
    Subsea7
    Alan Macleay Engineering Director
    Subsea7
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  • Senol Ozmutlu
    Vryhof
    Senol Ozmutlu Projects Director
    Vryhof
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  • Tom Fulton
    InterMoor Inc.
    Tom Fulton Chief Technology Officer
    InterMoor Inc.
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  • Captain Mike Frampton
    LOC
    Mike Frampton LOC
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  • Antonio Sánchez
    NAVANTIA
    Antonio Sánchez Pérez Head of Offshore Wind
    NAVANTIA (Grupo SEPI)
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  • Tanguy Dennielou
    Jifmar
    Tanguy Dennielou Business Developer Marine Renewable Energy
    Jifmar
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  • Kate Freeman
    BVG Associates
    Kate Freeman Associate
    BVG Associates
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    Kate Freeman primarily focuses on modelling and analysis to generate information for client decision making. Using our internal models, she can help you understand the market, evaluate your technology and uncover hidden insights.

    Her work on cost of energy modelling can help you understand and exploit the impact your business has on the total costs of energy production.

    Kate’s modelling expertise includes:

    • Innovation modelling to enable you to identify the impact on the cost of energy of new technology or supply chain developments
    • User-friendly frameworks for overview cost comparisons
    • Spatial variation (heat maps) for the identification of sites likely to give the best cost of energy and for the assessment of the likely maximum capacity of a region
    • Long term cost of energy estimation, in which the trend in the cost of energy is analysed by comparing different forms of energy or policy scenarios.

    Despite the complexity and rigour of her analysis, Kate always delivers results in a format that you can clearly understand and act on, so the analysis can easily be incorporated into your business plans.

    Kate’s responsibilities cover developing modelling architecture as well as collating and incorporating information from industry.

    She enjoys delving into data and analysing it, both for querying current trends and for discovering new possibilities. This ensures that our models are relevant to the real world as well as being statistically robust.

    Kate joined BVG Associates in February 2015 after completing her PhD with Plymouth University. Her doctoral thesis involved developing a system model of a wave energy converter and optimising its turbine speed for maximum energy. Prior to her doctorate, she graduated from the University of Oxford with an MPhys.

  • Mark Spring
    Lloyds Register
    Mark Spring Principal Engineer - Renewables O&M
    Lloyds Register
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  • Dave Cole
    KBR
    Dave Cole Project Solutions Manager
    KBR
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  • Lionel Jossé
    Chantiers-de-l'Atlantique
    Lionel JosséOffshore Energy Business Unit, Commercial Manager
    Chantiers de l’Atlantique
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If you are interested in Floating Offshore Wind please contact us today:

Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7586 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7586 (Canada)
ben@newenergyupdate.com

Jon Harman

Jon Harman

Portfolio Director &
Head of Renewable Energy Sector
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7577 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7577 (Canada)
jon@newenergyupdate.com

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7231 (Canada)
andre@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • Lloyds Register

Bronze Sponsors

  • ORE
  • KWEA

Sponsors

  • ceteal
  • fotech
  • Romo Wind
  • RSL
  • Siemens PLM
  • Wise-Group

Exhibitors

  • Florida
  • ITH
  • Lockout Tag Out
  • Manor
  • reds
  • Touchwind
  • Wise-Group

Official Event Partner

  • Quest Floating Wind Energy

Media Partners

  • GreenJournal
  • GreenMatch
  • IJGlobal
  • InDepth Wind
  • Offshore Constuction
  • OffshoreWindbiz
  • ospr
  • Renewables-Now
  • renews
  • SCN
  • sparkspread
  • wavec
  • WMN