About

Why attend BizMDOSW's International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum?

Learn about MD’s OSW project

Here's your chance to explore the biggest OSW ideas and learn from the most experienced people in the OSW industry. Get inspired and educated by thoughtful keynotes and workshops that cover everything from new technologies to managing risk in the OSW industry.

We give you the knowledge and tools that result in better business conversations, more informed business decisions and determine your niche in the OSW industry.

Generate new business

Experience unrivaled networking opportunities, from the two WindMatch sessions to Thursday's Networking Happy Hour. We'll introduce you to the leaders in the OSW industry and help you find new regional and global partners and customers.

Our focus on innovation fosters partnerships between academia and business that create new technologies and lower the cost of energy. Register now! Two- and three-day registrations close on Thursday, November 6!



Partner

Let us introduce you to the leaders in the OSW industry and help you find new global partners and customers.
Below are some of the companies you can meet. Click here for a complete list of Forum participants.


U.S. Wind
Lincoln Electric
Siemens Wind Power
BLADT Industries
A2Sea
Abell Foundation

Advanced Energy Economy
Alpha Energy
Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey
Aluwind
Amerigo-Green
Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp
Apex Companies
Arcadia Wind
Arcon Welding Equipment
Atlantic Lift Truck
Atlantic Wind Connection

Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Dev.
Bank of America
Bass Machining
Bechtel Corporation
BITHGROUP Technologies
Blount Boats

Blue Water Shipping
BMT
Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Business Economic & Community Outreach Network at Salisbury University
BVG Associates

BWI Sparrows Point
C-Bed
Cape & Islands Self‐Reliance Corp.
Cianbro
City of Norfolk Dept. of Development
Clean Energy Group

Cobham Advance Electronic Solutions
Cohn-Reznick
Community College of Baltimore County
Cowi Consult
Danish Energy Ministry

Danko Arlington
D&T Welding
Dept. of Energy, State of Schleswig-Holstein
Deugro
DNV GL
DOI-BSEE

DONG Energy
DHI
EDF
EKF
Energinet.dk
Fisherman's Energy

GEOmatx
Green Sail Energy
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein
Humanim
IHK Flensburg, Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Innovative Services & Solutions, LLC

Institute for Energy & Environmental Research
John S. Connor, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University
K2 Management
Kaye Scholer, LLP
Kearns & West, Inc

Kuzma Technical Enterprises
LM Wind Power
LORC
Levitan & Associates, Inc.
Liggon-Scott
M&T Bank

Mammoet Wind
Marine Solutions
Maritime Applied Physics Corp
MD Dept. of Business & Economic Development
MD Energy Administration
Leaders in the MD General Assembly

MD Governor's Office of Minority Affairs
MD Higher Education Commission
MD League of Conservation Voters
MD Manufacturing Extension Partnership
MD Public Service Commission
MD Small Business & Technology Development Center

McAllister Towing
McLean Contracting Company
McNeilan & Associates
Messe Husum
Mid-Atlantic Industrial Construction
Miller Electric

Miller/Hobart
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein
Moffett and Nichol
Morgan State University
Moss Marine USA
MSI Marine Solution

MSU PEARL
Navigant
Niras
North Atlantic Offshore Training & Development Center
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Ode

Offshoreenergy.dk
OffTEC Base GmbH & Co. KG
OGOS Energy
Phoenix International
Pioneer Engineering Solutions
Prime Manufacturing Technologies
RES-Offshore

Saul Ewing, LLP
Seatower
Semco Maritime
Semmes
SNC-Lavalin T&D
Strum Contracting Company

The ESS Group
Tradewind New Energy Advisors
TÜV SÜD PMSS America
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
UK Trade & Investment
US Small Business Administration

US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of MD-Baltimore County
University of MD-Baltimore County/JCET
University of MD-College Park
University of MD-Eastern Shore
Ventower Industries

Vestas
Vulcan Materials Company
Watershed Marine Services
Wicomico County, MD
Wind Energy Technology Institute, Flensburg Univ.

Agenda

It's a jam-packed three days. Get a copy of the updated schedule here.

Speakers

We've gathered the movers & shakers of the offshore wind industry to enlighten us.


Featured Speakers



Governor Martin O'Malley headshot

Governor Martin O'Malley

Governor of Maryland
(Invited)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake headshot

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Baltimore Mayor
Biography

Georg Becker-Birck headshot

Georg Becker-Birck

Senior Consultant & Project Manager
K2 Management
Biography

Jay Borkland headshot

Jay A. Borkland, PG

Director Waterways and Alternative Energy Services
Apex Companies
Biography

Liz Burdock headshot

Liz Burdock

Executive Director
Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind (BizMDOSW)
Biography

Walter Cruickshank headshot

Walter Cruickshank, Ph.D.

Acting Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Biography

John Cushing headshot

John Cushing

Senior Technical Advisor
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Biography

Jason Folsom headshot

Jason Folsom

Commercial Head of Offshore Wind for the Americas
Siemens
Biography

Donald Hairston headshot

Donald Hairston

General Manager, Cobham Advance Electronic Solutions
Board Member & Treasurer, BizMDOSW
Biography

Simon Henriksen headshot

Simon Henriksen

Senior Consultant and Engineer
K2 Management
Biography

Abigail Ross Hopper headshot

Abigail Ross Hopper

Director
Maryland Energy Administration
Biography

Secretary Leonard Howie headshot

Secretary Leonard Howie

MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations
Biography

Morten Mørk headshot

Morten Mørk

Division Manager
Bladt Industries
Biography

Per Hjelmsted Pedersen headshot

Per Hjelmsted Pedersen

Senior Director, Market & Project Development
DONG Energy Wind Power
Biography

Doug Pfeister headshot

Doug Pfeister

Senior Vice President
TÜV SÜD PMSS America
Biography

Robert Rudolf headshot

Robert Rudolf

Researcher, PhD. Candidate
Wind Energy Technology Institute, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Biography

Paolo Sammartino headshot

Paolo Sammartino

Foreign Market Development Manager
Renexia/U.S. Wind
Biography

Henri Schumann headshot

Henri Schumann

Vice President for Commercial
A2Sea
Biography

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff headshot

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff

Head of Department Economic Affairs
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of Land
Biography


Speakers



Megan Amsler headshot

Megan C. Amsler

Executive Director
Self-Reliance
Biography

Niels Brix headshot

Niels Brix

Vice President
Seatower
Biography

Mary Ann Christopher headshot

Mary Ann Christopher

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Green Sail Energy LLC
Biography

Doug Copeland headshot

Doug Copeland

Regional Development Manager
EDF Renewable Energy
Biography

Joe Cote headshot

Joe Cote

Vice President & General Manager
Cianbro Constructors
Biography

William Dotson headshot

William Dotson

Washington DC District Manager
Lincoln Electric Company
Biography

Timothy P. Doyle headshot

Timothy P. Doyle

Program Manager
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Biography

James Ginther headshot

James Ginther

Lender Relations Specialist
Baltimore District Office, SBA
Biography

Andrew Gohn headshot

Andrew Gohn

Senior Clean Energy Program Manager
Maryland Energy Administration
Biography

Bruce Hamilton headshot

Bruce Hamilton, P.E.

Director
Navigant
Biography

Claus Lewinsky headshot

Claus Lewinsky

Senior Advisor, M.Sc.
Danish Energy Ministry
Biography

Carsten Lorleberg headshot

Carsten Lorleberg

Assistant to Managing Director
Brunsbüttel Ports
Biography

Kevin Lucas headshot

Kevin Lucas

Director of Policy, Planning, and Analysis
Maryland Energy Administration
Biography

Arjun Makhijani headshot

Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D.

President
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Biography

Tanjia Maynard headshot

Tanjia Maynard, ASP

Senior EHS Consultant
TÜV SÜD PMSS America
Biography

Rob Mecarini headshot

Rob Mecarini

President
Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc.
Biography

Charles Nordstrom headshot

Charles Nordstrom

Senior Associate
BVG Associates
Biography

Seth G. Parker headshot

Seth G. Parker

Vice President & Principal
Levitan & Associates, Inc.
Biography

Scott Rabenhorst headshot

Scott Rabenhorst

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) at University of MD Baltimore County
Biography

Karla Raettig headshot

Karla Raettig

Executive Director
MD League of Conservation Voters &
MD League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Biography

Mark Rice headshot

Mark Rice

President
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Biography

Wolfgang Schulz headshot

Wolfgang Schulz

Senior Advisor
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology
Biography

Kai Skvarla headshot

Kai Skvarla

Vice President of Operations
BMT
Biography

Brian Sweeney headshot

Brian Sweeney

Executive Director
Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Biography

Charlene Templeton headshot

Charlene Templeton

Assistant Dean of Continuing Education
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Anne Arundel Community College
Biography

Henry J. Turner headshot

Henry J. Turner

Strategic Growth Advisor & Business Management Counselor
Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center Network
Biography

Matthias Volmari headshot

Matthias Volmari

Chief Executive Officer
OffTEC
Biography

Bill Wall headshot

Bill Wall

Director, Marine Operations
Atlantic Wind Connection
Biography

Joel Whitman headshot

Joel Whitman

Founder
Whitman Consulting Group
Biography

Mark Williams headshot

Mark Williams

Lender Relations Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Office
Biography

Malcolm Woolf headshot

Malcolm Woolf

Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs
Advanced Energy Economy
Biography

Sponsors

We love our sponsors! Thank you for supporting this Forum.

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Logistics

Information about the when, the where and the how.

When

The International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum starts at 1:00pm Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and ends at 5:00pm Friday, November 14.

Where

We are lucky to be at the lovely Pier 5 Hotel in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Find out more about Pier 5 Hotel here.

All rooms at the Pier 5 Hotel have now been booked! Please contact Deb Stipa for hotel information.

How

Air: Pier 5 Hotel is closest to Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
Train: Take the train to Baltimore's Penn Station.
Car: Get driving directions to Pier 5 Hotel here.

The three-day registration option includes free parking. If you need information about parking in Baltimore, find it here.

Registration has closed!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.