“We develop innovative event formats on current topics with leading experts from the fields of economics, politics, technology and environment.”
Since its founding in 2013, THE BLUE has become one of the most successful event concepts in the field of renewable energy. Counting five discrete formats and thousands of visitors since its premiere at the global wind sector trade show, WindEnergy Hamburg 2014, THE BLUE has turned the spotlight on current topics relating to business, politics and technology. What sets the format apart is its independence. That is why renewable energy companies use this platform to present their executive staff to a specialist audience at the leading trade shows and conventions of the German wind industry, in a conscious move to face their competitors, strengthen their market position and sharpen their focus and perception. Since its introduction, THE BLUE has garnered the support of first- and second-tier executives and selected experts from more than fifty renowned enterprises and corporations, who have acted as sponsors, delivered keynote presentations and participated in panel discussions.
THE BLUE® EXCLUSIVE
Events with more than 1,000 guests in a sophisticated evening format under the well-known “THE BLUE” heading. This is what gives the format an extraordinary recognition factor and achieves excellent attendance levels at renewable energy events.
Reference THE BLUE Premier Exibitor’s Party, WindEnergy Hamburg 2014; Fischauktionshalle, Hamburg, Germany / When 23 September 2014 / Attendance 1,400 Gäste / Special 3rd German Renewables Award, presented by the Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster.
THE BLUE® AFTER WORK
Communication and networking for first- and second-tier executives of the renewable energy sector. Events are hosted at unusual venues with a maximum of 40 participants who are treated to a unique, hands-on experience.
Reference THE BLUE New Year’s Reception 2015, Tesla Store Hamburg, Germany, in cooperation with Tesla Deutschland and Marsh GmbH / When 22 January 2015 / Attendance 35 / Special Test driving various Tesla models around Hamburg’s Outer Alster lake.
THE BLUE® EXPERTSTALK
Panel discussion featuring first- and second-tier executives and selected experts exclusively, focusing on topics of financing, the Renewable Energy Act, tenders and investments. The format is embedded within the program of trade shows and industry conventions, raising its visibility and underscoring its significance for speakers and visitors alike. To exhibition corporations and congress organizers, integrating THE BLUE® EXPERTSTALK represents an added incentive for visitors and guests and an enhancement of their own event.
Reference Hannover Messe (Fair) 2015, Exhibition Integrated Energy; 24th Windenergietage 2015; Husum Wind 2017 When 2015 & 2017 / Attendance 450, 1,400, 300 / Special Locations: trade show hall, circus tent, boxing ring
THE BLUE® EXPERTSFORUM
Four to six competing companies of the renewable energy sector consciously pitted against each other in a showcase for a broad professional audience in a one- or two-day forum. The speakers are well-known and acknowledged experts in their fields.
Reference Expert forum for wind power project optimization Attending companies 8.2 Group, ABO Wind, BBB Umwelttechnik und CUBE Engineering – Part of Ramboll, Deutsche Windtechnik, pure. energy, reneco plan consult, VSB Holding / Where 25th, 26th, 27th Windenergietage / When 2016, 2017, 2018 / Attendance 1,600, 2,000, 1,900 / Special Companies have the opportunity to use the 6-month preparation period to actively observe the competition and to integrate this analysis into their own corporate strategy. Moreover, their image and market position are strengthened. This means that a competitive analysis or the development of sales strategy for a company’s own service portfolio or product offering can focus on a unique selling proposition far more efficiently.
THE BLUE® ENERGY & INDUSTRY SUMMIT
Additional information about the new format will be available shortly. If you are interested, please reach out to Nölting GmbH, Agency for Corporate Communication at email@example.com to receive the Quick Guide.
Where Hamburg, Germany / When 24 October 2019 / What coming soon
In all of THE BLUE’s formats, the specialist presentations and panel discussions on relevant topics of the German energy sector feature only first- and second-tier executives and selected industry experts. Since the roll-out of THE BLUE on the renewable energy scene, more than fifty high-profile speakers have appeared on the podium, participated as guest speakers or delivered a keynote address for THE BLUE.
AlphabeticallyA – Z
Hermann AlbersPresidentBundesverband WindEnergie e.V. / German Wind Energy Association
Bernd AufderheidePresidentHamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
Klaus BergmannManaging DirectorBBB Umwelttechnik GmbH – Part of Ramboll
Timo BoviDirector Governmental Relations and Public AffairsGP Joule GmbH
Dr. Ruth Brand-SchockDirector Governmental Relations and Public AffairsEnercon GmbH
Matthias BrandtChief Executive OfficerDeutsche Windtechnik AG
David BumbullisDirector Financepure.energy GmbH
Stefan ChunManaging DirectorCUBE Engineering GmbH - Part of Ramboll
Fabian CordesStrategy AnalystRES Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Hermann FalkManaging DirectorBundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. / The German Renewable Energy Federation
Dr. Frank FinzelManaging DirectorRES Deutschland GmbH
Andreas FischerGeneral Manager Technical Wind Farm ManagementABO Wind AG
Jörg-Uwe FischerDirector Renewable EnergyDeutsche Kreditbank AG
Dominik FröhlerManaging Directorrenerco plan consult GmbH
Norbert GieseVice President Agency & Government RelationsSenvion SE
Jan Hinrich GlahrVice PresidentBundesverband WindEnergie e.V. / German Wind Energy Association
Stefan-Jörg GöbelManaging Director and Head of Trading & OriginationStatkraft continental Europe
Roland GrundmannSales DirectorABO Wind AG
Dr. Gunar HeringChief Finance OfficerENERTRAG AG
Eberhard HolsteinManaging DirectorGründgrün Energie GmbH
Jürgen HolzmüllerPresident8.2 Group e.V.
Bernd HöringManaging Director8.2 Monitoring GmbH
Volker Kochauthorised Officerrenerco plan consult GmbH
Manfred LührsFounder8.2 Group
Jochen MagerfleischManaging DirectorSenvion Deutschland GmbH
Prof. Dr. Martin MaslatonManaging DirectorMaslaton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Dr. Klaus MeierFounder and Chairman of supervisory boardwpd AG
Kolja MichelDirector Technologypure. energy GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ing. Seied NasseriHonorary PresidentBundesverband WindEnergie e.V. / German Wind Energy Association
Andreas NauenChief Executive OfficerSenvion SE
Dörte NöltingGeneral Manager Commercial Wind Farm ManagementABO Wind AG
Klaus ÖvermöhleManaging DirectorÖvermöhle Consult & Marketing GmbH
Claudio PapaManaging Directorpure. energy GmbH
Hauke PaulyGlobal Sales Coordination ManagerNordex Energy GmbH
Karl-Heinz RemmersFounder and Chairman of BoardSolarpraxis Neue Energiewelt AG
Dr. Axel RöpkeVice PresidentBundesverband WindEnergie e.V. / German Wind Energy Association
Dr. Christoph SchöpfeDirector ProductionTrianel GmbH
Philipp SchröderManaging Director, Tesla Deutschland GmbH
Lothar SchulzeChief Executive OfficerWindwärts Energie GmbH
Ralf SchürkampHead of Area Management Onshore Wind Germanyinnogy SE
Franc SchützDirector Project Renewable EnergyEnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Torsten SchwarzExecutive Board Strategy & Coporate CustomerBürgerwerke eG
Dr. Fabian SösmannHead of energy industryGP Joule GmbH
Peter SpengemannDirector Repoweringwpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG
Ingrid Spletter-WeißChief Credit Risk Officer – CoporatesCommerzbank AG
Martin StaszewskiExpert Site Assessmentrenerco plan consult GmbH
Günther SteinigerHead of Repowering & ProjectsNordex Energy GmbH
Philipp StukenbrockDivision Manager Sales & Marketing8.2 Consulting AG
Philipp v. TettauPartner Renewable EnergyMüller-Wrede & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Jan TeutManaging DirectorIngenieurbüro Teut
Stefan ThimmDirector Renewable EnergyBundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V.
Klaus H. UhlRegional Director Sales North-/ East GermanyEnercon GmbH
Vincent van der ValkManaging DirectorValk Deutschland GmbH
Alf Henryk WulfChief Executive OfficerGE Power AG
Heiko WuttkeChief Executive OfficerProkon Regenerative Energien eG
Dr. Sadegh ZadehManaging DirectorIran Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA)
Since 2014, THE BLUE has been supported by more than forty companies that have been instrumental in the energy transition in Germany. At this point, we would like to thank these companies for their monetary and intellectual contributions.
Partial list of supporting companies since 2014
WindEnergy Hamburg 2014
From 23 to 26 September 2014, the premiere of the Global Wind Summit took place in Hamburg, the capital of the wind industry: 1,250 exhibitors from all over the world presented their product innovations and projects to 33,000 visitors at WindEnergy Hamburg. The world's leading wind energy show for the onshore and offshore wind energy industry reflected the global market and the entire value chain. In 2016 and 2018, WindEnergy Hamburg further expanded its position as the most important platform of the global wind industry. Many of the 1,482 exhibitors from 40 different countries at the world's leading trade fair of the onshore and offshore wind industry announced product launches and business deals. The next WindEnergy Hamburg will take place from 22 to 25 September 2020.
Hannover Messe (Fair) 2015
The Hannover trade fair consists of various leading international trade fairs that reflect the entire industrial value chain. Individual leading trade fairs are represented at the fair every two years, so that the image of the Hannover trade fair is always changing. In 2014, the Hannover Fair took place from 7 to 11 April. The host country was India and was opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel under the motto Industry 4.0.
Husum Wind 2017
As the German platform for the cutting-edge technology, variety and the innovative power of the German market and surrounding regions, the exhibition reflects the whole lifecycle of a wind turbine. There are also current political and technical topics on the agenda, like the expiration of the Renewables Resources Act funding. The Husum venue could not be more authentic; situated in the middle of North Frisia, the cradle of the wind industry, HUSUM Wind has always been more than just a trade fair. It is the Husum atmosphere, the congress and special events, all bonded together by the special Husum spirit, that make it so unique. Everyone who has been here senses this mixture of business and meeting-up again, policymaking and energy – and always returns.
The “Windenergietage” convention is the leading specialist conference of the German wind power sector, with an accompanying exposition featuring approximately 300 exhibitors. Organized by Spreewind GmbH, the “Windenergietage” gathering premiered in 1995 and is held in eastern Germany in November of each year. The two-and-a-half-day program features 10 to 25 expert forums per day with about 450 presentations in total. Since 2012, attendance has grown from 650 to some 2,000 visitors, making it one of the most important events for the German wind power industry next to the world’s leading wind energy show, WindEnergy Hamburg, and the national showcase, Husum Wind. To mark the 25th anniversary of the conference, Nölting GmbH was commissioned by the organizers to develop the publication “Windgeschichte erzählen”, which led to the creation of the event magazine “Spreewind-Spiegel”.
In 2015: German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)
The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) is the umbrella organization for German renewable energy associations. The federation was founded in 1991 and represents the overall interests of the renewable energy industry in the political and public sphere. Our 49 member organizations unite the sectors of wind and solar energy, biomass, water power and geothermal energy and represent a total of over 30,000 individual members and companies. BEE is actively promoting renewable energy on an EU level, federal level and state level.
Since 2014: German Wind Energy Association
In reshaping its energy supply system, Germany is a role model for many countries. Since its founding in 1996, the German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. or BWE) has played a major role in that process. With some 20,000 members, it is one of the world’s largest associations in the renewables sector. For years, the BWE has been increasingly successful in efficiently expanding wind power in Germany for the long term. Furthermore, our experts work in such international associations as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) in developing wind energy within Europe and worldwide.