In the past two weeks, Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) organized two succesful exhibition participations with a NL Netherlands Lounge in Japan and Taiwan. For us in the Netherlands, it might be odd to see physical events proceed as scheduled in Asian countries, but we learnt that participation in hybrid exhibition is definitely recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order for Dutch companies to expand their network and to gain exposure on foreign markets, now traveling is not possible:
Wind Expo Tokyo, Japan
From 3-5 March, 2021, the Smart Energy Week in Japan took place, of which the Wind Expo Tokyo is part. During this exhibition, HHWE organized a NL Netherlands Lounge at both the physical exhibition and the virtual platform. With a total of 16 participants / co-exhibitors, and 28,000 physical visitors and even more virtual visitors, this event was very succesful and offered many network opportunities for our participants and the Dutch sector.
As part of the Japan program, HHWE, together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, organized a Webinar on Japan & the Netherlands: Innovations and Developments in the Offshore Wind Sector. The Webinar attracted around 100 attendees from all over the Japanese and Dutch supply chain and offers attendees to receive contact information of all other participants, to establish new network relations. The Webinar was definitely informative, and included speakers from, among others, the Japan Wind Power Association, TKI Offshore Wind, Mitsubishi Corporation Power Systems, and Dutch-Japanese Maritime Desk (DujamDesk).
Given the fact the participation in a hybrid exhibition like this was experienced as successful by all of our participants, and the upcoming tenders and developments in the Japan offshore wind market, HHWE is considering participating again in the September edition of the Smart Energy Week / Wind Expo Tokyo. We are currently discussing the requirements of our participation with the Expo organizer and will publish more informatino on this event soon.
Are you interested to join the next edition in September? Please sent an email to Eline Timmer (email@example.com) in order to stay informed.
Participants NL Netherlands Lounge Wind Expo Tokyo: 2B Energy, Ampelmann Operations, Amsterdam Capital Partners, Deltares, Eemshaven, GustoMSC, Huisman Equipment, IX Wind, Royal IHC, Safeway, SBM Offshore, SIF Group, SMST, TMS, TNO and TWD.
Wind Energy Asia, Taiwan
A week later, the Wind Energy Asia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, took place from 10-12 March, 2021. HHWE liaison officer Jennifer Chien was on site to represent the Dutch companies who weren't able to travel to Taiwan. It was possible for the Dutch companies to visit the virtual exhibition, and to network with other exhibitors and visitors. In total 16 companies joined the NL Netherlands Lounge at this exhibition.
The next event in Taiwan, the Taiwan Energy Forum, will take place from 27-29 October, 2021. For more information, click here.
All activities on Taiwan take place in the framework of the Partners for International Business (PIB) Offshore Wind Taiwan, which is a public-private program with a multi-annual strategy, that supports Dutch businesses to realize their international ambitions. Want to know more about the PIB Program? Please contact Eline Timmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participants NL Netherlands Lounge Wind Energy Asia: BLIX Consultancy, C-Ventus, DEME Offshore, Eemshaven, GustoMSC, Huisman Equipment, IPS - Powerful People, IX Wind, Marlow Offshore, OAK Offshore, Polarttech, SIF Group, SMST, TNO, Trelleborg and TWD.