Blog & Opinion: Must visit trade shows and events in 2019

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Apologies for the delay in posting this blog. We have all been working tirelessly behind the scenes to finalise the merger between WREA (was) and World of Renewables to form your new body – WoREA. Our name, The World Renewable Energy Association, remains the same but our website and new home has changed:

As the Chairman of an association of 300,000+ members, I am often asked which events they should attend for the coming year. This is a broad topic and mostly subjectional, none-the-less, based on my personal experiences, particularly during 2018 I have listed below some key trade shows and conferences that have rewarded our association and our members most in recent years.


EVENT: Global Offshore Wind 2019
DATE: 25-26 June 2019

RenewableUK Says: Uniting 2800 offshore wind experts, 150 exhibitors and 200 speakers from over 40 countries, Global Offshore Wind 2019 offers unparalleled networking opportunities to grow your business.
WoREA says: GOW 2019 is a must attend event for offshore wind professionals, providing good networking opportunities with industry experts and power supply businesses. Good level of interactive sessions to attend for those looking to get more involved.

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EVENT: Solar Power International 2019
DATE: 23-26 September 2019
VENUE: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

SPI Says: Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network
WoREA Says: Solar Power International is THE global leader when it comes to solar pv. Add to the mix ‘Energy Storage International’ that is co-hosted as part of their ‘North America Smart Energy Week’ and you have all of the ingredients of a big-hitting, content packed, industry leading event. The show also has a large delegation of Chinese visitors, making up 25% of overseas attendees.
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EVENT: International Biomass Congress & Expo
DATE: 18-20 March 2019
VENUE: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, GA, USA

BBI Says: This event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.
WoREA Says: This conference covers all aspects of the biomass industry. Biomass power & heat, biogas, pellets, advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals and has a truly global audience. The event fosters public and private partnerships that help bioenergy producers and large-scale waste generators identify and assess available production resources.
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I will be updating this list again in the coming days with events from the other major industry sectors. If you are interested in becoming a Media Partner with WoREA and World Of Renewables, please contact our team via email:

Your sincerely,
David J. Barclay
Chairman & Assistant Chief Editor
WoREA – The World Renewable Energy Association