Looking back at March activities: International Partnering Forum
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

With over 4,000 attendees, more than 1,000 companies and organizations and 375+ global exhibitors from 27 countries, the International Partnering Forum (IPF) 2023 was again a huge success with a high-level attendance and great quality of attending people. For the 4th time, Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) organized a Netherlands Lounge at the IPF, the premier offshore wind energy conference in North America. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) ,this three-day event connects global leaders and businesses in the supply chain, offers unparalleled networking opportunities, and delivers breaking updates on the industry, from technology to policy.

In recent years the IPF has grown enormously, and for us as HHWE the IPF is currently the most important offshore wind event taking place in the US, with a widely interested audience and a lot of opportunities to expand the network, meet important stakeholders and (further) discuss business opportunities. As the offshore wind targets are high, and all the projects currently in the pipeline, the US offers an enormous potential for the Dutch offshore wind companies to export their services and goods to the US.
Not only we, but also the Dutch wind sector is giving the message the IPF is growing and extremely important to attend, since the numbers of participants (co-exhibitors in the Lounge) is increasing rapidly, with this year 25 companies & 43 people participating in the Netherlands Lounge:

  1. Atlas Professionals
  2. CAPE Holland
  3. C-Job Naval Architects
  5. GustoMSC – NOV
  6. Holmatro
  7. Huisman
  8. Hydromaster Propulsion
  9. InterDam
  10. iPS Powerful People
  11. MARIN
  12. Royal IHC
  13. Seaqualize
  14. Sif Group
  15. SMST
  16. SPT Offshore
  17. TealEnergi
  18. Trelleborg
  19. Ulstein Design & Solutions
  20. V&SH Offshore
  21. VDL Klima
  22. Vuyk Engineering
  23. Whiffle
  24. WIND Cable Services
  25. Z-Bridge

Not only did we had this amazing group of participating companies, the content of the IPF conference was highly interesting, with important topics covered such as effective grid strategies to meet U.S. offshore wind targets, XXXL monopiles, recent news & developments, innovative approaches for floating platforms, offshore wind project updates and many more. View the full agenda here.

Next to the official 2023IPF agenda, HHWE, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Consulate General in New York, organized a side program, consisting of a K2K Round Table on silent piling on Tuesday March 28 and a site visit to the General Ship Repair Corporation (GSRC) on Friday March 31. Our co-exhibitors also had the chance to use the separate meeting room to have meetings with (potential) clients. All together, the overall program was extremely interesting and extensive.

Partners for International Business Offshore Wind U.S.A.

Our annual participation in the IPF takes place in the framework of the Partners for International Business Program (PIB) Offshore Wind United States, a multi-annual stategy to further expand export activities in the U.S. Our aim is to share Dutch knowledge and expertise with our US partners. We do that by actively collaborating to develop local supply chain, focusing on teamwork, collaboration and innovation across the board to ensure every wind farm has an economic, safely operating and sustainable future. Together with our US partners, we want to prove that offshore wind is a powerful solution to achieve climate goals while effectively contributing to maximization of economic opportunities from renewable energy. Ultimately this leads to a high level of certainty for project developers, increase investor confidence and drive down overall costs.
We support a growing US offshore wind supply chain, utility and government framework by leveraging our Dutch system of collaborating industry, knowledge institutes and government agencies under the international brand of wind and water works.

Upcoming events in the U.S.

Following the success of the 2023IPF, we already secured participation in the 2024IPF. Registration will open soon. For more information, please see the HHWE event page here.
In 2023 we will also participate in the ACP Offshore WINDPOWER Conference, taking place from October 3-4, 2023. For more information and to express your interest, see here.