Germany’s wind trade fair features forums and panels on various topics including the role of the wind industry for a renewable energy system, new value chains and green hydrogen / WindMatch matchmaking programme takes place from 13-17 September

Husum | 12 August 2021 – This year’s HUSUM Wind will take place from 14-17 September as Germany’s first on-site trade fair since outbreak of the pandemic. Over 350 exhibitors will then present product innovations and cutting-edge technology in Husum, Northern Germany. A number of industry associations have now published their forum and panel programmes:


This year, for the first time, the wind industry association and innovation cluster WAB e.V. is inviting visitors to the “Wind Industry & Green Hydrogen Forum” focusing on green hydrogen, wind power and value creation, opposite the WAB booth in hall. Discussions on Tuesday (14 September) and Wednesday (15 September) will focus on the National and the North German Hydrogen Strategy, the importance of offshore wind for the growing hydrogen economy, and potentials and innovations for value creation and employment along the supply chain. WAB member PLARAD – Maschinenfabrik Wagner is organizing the International Wind Energy Forum by PLARAD (IWEF) at the same venue on Thursday (16 September). WAB e. V. is the main sponsor of the trade fair and, with around 250 members, the most important platform for the offshore wind industry in the German-speaking market and offers, this year for the 17th time, the WINDFORCE Conference, a platform for the international offshore wind supply industry.

watt_2.0 Forum: 

The open forum “Economy meets Ecology” will feature an extensive programme of lectures on all four days of the fair with a different focus each day. On Tuesday (14 September) the topic will be “Renewables in all sectors”, on Wednesday (15 September) the H2.0 Forum will focus on “Climate protection and hydrogen” and on Thursday (16 September) the morning will be dedicated to questions of energy law and the afternoon to “Industry meets Renewables”. Friday (17 September) will feature “Profession/Education/Science”. Practical reports will alternate with discussions, technical and impulse lectures. The forums are equally open to trade fair visitors, wind farm operators, project developers, manufacturers, business, industry, institutions, and politicians. Registration for the nationwide H2.0 conference “Green Hydrogen Economy in the Regions”, which will take place on Monday, 13 September 2021 (lecture of the start of the trade fair) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the NCC, is still possible at: www.wattzweipunktnull.de/h20-konferenz

HUSUM H2 and WindMatch: 

The international matchmaking programme Husum H2 and WindMatch 2021 starts one day before the opening of HUSUM Wind. It offers to arrange first meetings with international experts from 13 to 17 September – either on site at the Congress Centre or virtually. The matchmaking forum is organised by the Enterprise Europe Network, whose core tasks include supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in internationalization. Further information and the free registration link can be found here: https://husumwindmatch2021.b2match.io

VDMA panel discussion: 

On Thursday (16 September), the VDMA Wind Industry Working Group will hold a panel discussion with board members on “Challenges in the supply chain – digitalisation, standardisation and sustainability” from 12:50 to 13:45. Together with suppliers and manufacturers of the wind industry, current challenges around post-use concepts will be highlighted and supply chain solutions discussed. With over 140 members, the working group serves as a network and information hub for the entire breadth of the wind industry in mechanical engineering.

More information at https://husumwind.com/en/programme

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