In 2017, we brought Financing Wind to the Leadenhall Building in London, for our sixth annual conference.
We brought together 150+ of the highest-level professionals from all sides of the industry: investors, owner operators and developers. As one attendee commented, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite the collection of people you manage to bring together!”
The day’s central themes were trends in onshore and offshore, and predictions for the future of technology, with a special focus on UK and European wind.
This event also featured the launch of the Top 100 Power People 2017, our definitive guide to who’s who in global wind.
For a complete overview of the day, download the event programme below:
Financing Wind attracted some of the industry’s most authoritative voices as speakers, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Ray Wood and MUFG’s Carol Gould.
Former Head of Renewable Energy, Allianz Capital Partners
Partner, Augusta & Co
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
MD Global Head of Power, Utilities and Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Head of Energy & Infrastructure, Macquarie Capital Europe
Head of Power and Renewables, MUFG
Director Energy & Infrastructure, BNP Paribas
Managing Director, Amsterdam Capital Partners
Head of Consultancy, Romax InSight UK
CEO, Scottish Power Renewables
Managing Director, Green Giraffe
Head of Debt and Energy, Siemens Bank
President and CEO, Sentient Science
Our speakers are all leaders in their fields, and we arranged panels based on breadth of expertise and range of opinions. For example, Keith Anderson, CEO of Scottish Power Renewables; Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director of Green Giraffe; Siobhan Smyth, Head of Debt and Energy at Siemens Bank; and Ward Thomas, CEO of Sentient Science, joined us for a panel on future trends in technology and finance.
And because we don't invite press, our speakers are always free to share insider views.
We saw our members grow their network of business contacts over breakfast, lunch and drinks. Tickets were limited, so networking was highly focused. And we invited a broad spectrum of companies - such as Augusta & Co, Bird & Bird and the Carbon Trust - which made for a one-off combination of networking opportunities.
We kick-started some great debates about the future of European wind: for example, the move towards competitive tenders and new turbine trends.
Our three panels covered financing trends in onshore and offshore wind, plus insights into the future growth of the global industry, including technology trends and emerging markets. For further details, see the full agenda: