Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Deutsche Messe Announce Long-Term Partnership to grow CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition

Ottawa, Canada – December 5, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Deutsche Messe announced today a long-term partnership to enhance and expand CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. Starting with CanWEA 2014 in Montreal, CanWEA and Deutsche Messe’s North American subsidiary, Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), will jointly work to organize and operate the event.

“Deutsche Messe has a phenomenal track record over many years in producing conferences and exhibitions on wind energy and related themes,” said Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA.  “Partnering with such a globally respected trade event management organization allows CanWEA to enhance the scope of our conference programming, the diversity of our conference exhibitors and delegates, and increase our reach internationally.”

HFUSA President and CEO Larry Turner said that Deutsche Messe’s partnership with CanWEA represents a further investment in HANNOVER MESSE’s growing global energy event platform, as well as an important strategic business initiative. “CanWEA’s strong reputation and wind energy expertise in the Canadian market is a tremendous addition to our North American industrial trade events and another opportunity to leverage HANNOVER MESSE’s extensive global network,” he said.

The new partnership brings together two organizations with complementary sets of skills and experience for the benefit of CanWEA members and all stakeholders with an interest in the wind energy industry in Canada.

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held October 27-29, 2014, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec. This premier event will bring together almost 2,000 delegates and more than 150 exhibiting companies from around the globe to discuss opportunities in Canada’s emerging wind energy industry. The exhibition provides an exclusive opportunity to network with leading industry decision makers and to generate high quality business leads.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ulrike Kucera
Media Relations Officer
Canadian Wind Energy Association
(613) 867-4433
ulrikekucera@canwea.ca.

About the Canadian Wind Energy Association
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible andsustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for insight on industry issues join the conversation at www.windfacts.ca

About HANNOVER MESSE

HANNOVER MESSE has been covering the energy industry for more than 40 years. Its portfolio of energy trade fairs focus on renewable and conventional energy production, supply, transmission and distribution. Besides wind energy topics on display during HANNOVER MESSE, the topics are covered at its portfolio of energy fairs in South America, Turkey and the U.S. All global events showcase exciting ideas and content for energy savings technologies, hardware and software solutions, as well as the entire information and communication technology system for a smart grid response.

About Hannover Fairs USA
Hannover Fairs USA develops and manages marketing programs at Deutsche Messe events in Hannover, Germany and the United States, as well as in such key emerging markets as China, India and Turkey. Working closely with its clients, Hannover Fairs helps them maintain their competitive position on and off the event floor.  The company’s programs reflect the global scope of Deutsche Messe’s activities and include such world-renowned B-to-B trade fairs as CeBIT (information and communications technology), DOMOTEX (floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), and LIGNA HANNOVER (forestry and wood industries).