Top industry CEOs will attend the 2003 European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC) to share their perception of the wind industry future. EWEC, hosted in Madrid June 16 – 19 will be the largest international wind energy conference for the business and research community.Brussels, Belgium – May 12, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The European Wind Energy Association, which is hosting the conference, has unveiled the list of industry CEOs speaking at the session. The wind industry CEOs speaking at the industry session are: Aloys Wobben- Enercon; “Wind Power: Prospects and Visions” Esteban Morrás Andrés – EHN; “The earth, the wind and the economy” Iñaki López Gandasegui – Gamesa; “Growing with the wind” Steve Zwolinski -GE Wind Energy; “Wind power: A GE perspective” Anders Christensen – LM Glasfiber; “Why specialisation is the route to competitiveness” Torben Bjerre-Madsen – NEG Micon; “Globalisation of wind power” David Jones – Shell WindEnergy; “Will wind become the energy for tomorrow’s generation?” Ian Mays- RES; “Realizing the Potential of Wind Energy” Svend Sigaard- Vestas; “Wind’s perspectives” “It is the first time that ten wind industry CEOs meet on the same platform to share their vision for the future. Wind power is the world fastest growing energy technology, and this industry will soon be a leading energy source. Under Wind Force 12 scenarios, this industry could be worth €25 billion (US$28.7 billion) a year. This year we are focusing on the critical interface of markets, policy and technology, which will define our future. In particular, making progress on the policy and regulatory framework at a European and international level is vital for our industry’s fortunes”, said Eddie O’Connor Conference Chairman, Vice President of EWEA and Managing Director of Airtricity, Ireland. The four main themes of the conference are: · Politics and industry drivers · Policy, markets and finance · Industry and technology; the future · Global and environmental perspectives “This conference is the major international wind event on the calendar this year. We have assembled a comprehensive program that provides in-depth focus on business, policy, science and technology, and have attracted many high level external speakers from these fields. Therefore we have a range of external specialists that are at the heart of the debate on wind energy”, said Professor Arthouros Zervos, Conference Co-Chairman and President of EWEA. Participants at the 2003 EWEC will have the opportunity to meet with experts and decision makers, experience all the latest products and services, listen to and debate the most important issues, and network. Attending 2003 EWEC will equip any visitor with the tools, information and contacts necessary to play an efficient role in the wind energy sector.