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Presentations and dialogue with experts from companies, embassies and institutions

Wind energy is Denmark’s largest energy export area and Danish exporters have strong presence and commercial positions both onshore and offshore in our European home markets and in a range of global markets.

More recently, offshore wind energy has picked up dramatically, both in European, Asian and US markets with Danish expertise and technology in high demand from all sides. Danish enterprises, organizations and institutions are aggressively pursuing the opportunities, and a number of Danish experts are placed in strategic markets sharing Danish experience and paving the way for more Danish exports.

We take a closer look at opportunities and commercial activities in Asia, Europe and the United States.

The wind workshops are organized by Green Power Denmark, Danish Export Association and Danish Wind Export.


Wind energy in Asia

Market workshop #1 from 11.00-12.00

Strict Corona lockdowns in large parts of Asia, with the consequence that many Danish companies have not been in the region for several years have led to a lack of overview in many companies. In this light, the session will look at the Asian markets and create a debate about the opportunities for Danish companies and how we can best exploit these opportunities. And at the same time perhaps also cast a few critical eyes on the situation: What is the role of Danish companies in the region in competition with Chinese and other more local companies? What challenges exist for Danish companies working to establish sales and production in Asia?


Market and supply chain overview
Steen Broust Nielsen, Senior Vice President Sales, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Supply chain perspectives in East Asia
Einar Jensen, Ambassador, South Korea

Opportunities and the barriers in the Asian region – what to do?
Morten Dyrholm, Group SVP, Vestas

Summing up: Panel conversation between the presenters

Moderator: Halldor Halldorsson, Head of Branding & Relations, Danish Export Association

Wind energy in Europe

Market workshop #2 from 13.30-14.30

Is the Esbjerg Declaration on offshore wind the land of milk and honey for the wind industry?

We take a deep dive into what is in the essentials in the Esbjerg Declaration and what are the first steps that we will see in the process towards becoming a reality and what market opportunities does it represent for the Danish wind sector and what are the challenges?

The session will investigate among others: Market opportunities, timeframes, actions taken already by the four countries and partnership opportunities both public / private and industry partnerships.


The Esbjerg Declaration - introduction
Jan Hylleberg, Deputy Managing Director, Green Power Denmark

What are the Dutch doing and can we create new business opportunities?
Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Ambassador to the Netherlands

Panel debate
Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted
Thomas Thomsen, Senior Vice President, Semco Maritime
Dennis Jul Pedersen, Port Director, Port of Esbjerg
Mikkel Buhl, Senior Key Account Manager, NKT

Moderator: Jan Hylleberg, Viceadm. direktør, Green Power Denmark

Wind energy in USA

Market workshop #3 from 15.00-16.00

The aim of the session is to look at the American offshore market and create a debate concentrating on the opportunities for Danish companies and how we make the best possible use of these opportunities. And at the same time perhaps also cast a few critical eyes on the situation – has the new administration delivered the green fairy tale that was expected and what challenges are there for Danish companies that want to establish themselves in the American market?

State-of-affairs in the US offshore wind business (federal and state OSW targets and pipeline)
Peter Esmann, Trade Council North America

The Energy Governance Partnership (EGP) US-DK – Government-to-government collaboration on offshore wind spearheaded by the Danish Energy Agency
Jeppe Lundbæk, Chief Advisor Danish Energy Agency
Nick Damgaard Jensen, Advisor, Danish Embassy in Washington DC

Panel-debate: Opportunities and the barriers of entering the US offshore wind market for Danish medium-sized and small companies - what role can EGP and the Trade Council play?
Lars Vesth, COO, FORCE Technology
Nils Overgaard, Head of Special Projects – Commercial Advisor, ESVAGT
John Winther, Director, Gexpro Global Services
Peter Esmann, Senior Commercial Advisor, Trade Council North America

Moderator: Søren Rasmussen, Managing Director, Danish Wind Export and Matthew Delany, Danish Energy Agency