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Industry defies difficult market environment at HUSUM Wind

Exhibitors report business transactions from the trade fair and draw a positive balance overall / High number of start-ups shows innovation potential in new technologies and business fields Husum | 13 September 2019 – HUSUM Wind 2019 is drawing to an end in Husum. Trade visitors used the four days of the fair to find […]

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Exhibitors report business transactions from the trade fair and draw a positive balance overall / High number of start-ups shows innovation potential in new technologies and business fields

Husum | 13 September 2019 – HUSUM Wind 2019 is drawing to an end in Husum. Trade visitors used the four days of the fair to find out about technical innovations and products from around 600 exhibitors from 25 countries. The focus of the fair was on the German-speaking core market. “We are very satisfied with the number and quality of exhibitors and trade visitors,” said Arne Petersen, Managing Director of Husum & Congress. “Despite the current market situation, visitor numbers are surprisingly stable compared to 2017.” In a difficult time, in which the industry is experiencing strong headwinds, exhibitors along the entire value chain have with their presence at HUSUM Wind demonstrated confidence in the core market.

“The industry has delivered, it is clearly turning around,” Petersen summed up the trade fair. Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association, added: “HUSUM Wind is still very attractive in its thirtieth year. With strong innovations from all areas of the value network, the companies have shown what potential there is in wind energy”. It is also pleasing to see the fair’s popularity with international exhibitors and visitors who have shown interest in the know-how in the German wind energy market. Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems, said that, with a view to the future, it had in the five exhibition halls “become clear what wind power can contribute, far beyond the electricity system, to climate protection and sustainable energy supply”.

The potential for new products and business models was also reflected in the number of participants in the Young Innovative Businesses Forum this year. With 24 participating start-ups, the platform at HUSUM Wind was one of the top ten JiV forums nationwide. HUSUM Wind also confirmed its reputation as a sales fair. Companies reported business transactions directly from the fair as well as good contacts and discussions, especially on the second and third days of the fair. For example, on the very first day a contract was signed for four wind turbines, each with an output of 3.6 MW. By the time the gates of the trade fair close today, it is expected that around 18,000 trade visitors will have visited HUSUM Wind.

The Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, opened the trade fair, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary on Thursday, with a wake-up call. The trade fair sent a clear signal to Berlin from the state government, which was represented at the trade fair by the entire cabinet, and from the industry associations.

The next HUSUM Wind will take place in two years, from 14 to 17 September 2021, when the special themes of this year’s fair, hydrogen, digitalisation and repowering, will be sharpened even further.

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HUSUM Wind from 10 to 13 September 2019

HUSUM Wind mirrors the entire value chain of the onshore and offshore industry in the areas of plant construction, service, planning, financing and operation, plant components as well as raw materials. Located at the heart of Germany’s largest wind farm network between the North and Baltic Seas, the trade fair offers a unique contact platform for the wind industry, characterised by practical relevance, networks that have grown over decades and an extraordinary personal atmosphere. The spectrum at HUSUM Wind is rounded off by the accompanying congress, forums and matchmaking formats for research institutions and companies such as the international cooperation exchange HUSUM Wind Match (organised by WTSH and Enterprise Europe Network), as well as the Windcareer job fair.

We take wind a step further.

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