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The Business Network for Offshore Wind is soliciting proposals on workshops for our sixth annual International Partnering Forum (IPF), scheduled from April 8-11th in New York, New York.
Last year, the IPF sold out with more than 800 people attending. The Network has become the hub of the US offshore wind community and the IPF is the place for critical discussions and unprecedented networking opportunities. It is attended by leaders, CEOs, and senior-level and technical participants from leading global and domestic offshore wind companies.

Workshop Proposal Deadline: November 1st, 2018
Proposal Submission Process/Policies:
The Business Network’s IPF program committee invites innovative proposals for the 2019 workshops. The format and content of each workshop is determined by its submitters. However, preference will be given to workshops whose content reflects cutting edge information and present proven practices with a format that facilitates highly interactive discussions with the audience. Examples include panel discussions, debates, interviews, and Q&A.
  • Each workshop should have no more than three presenters and a moderator.
  • You must have at least two presenters to submit a workshop proposal and they should not be from the same company.
  • You do not have to submit a moderator – the Business Network can provide one if you like.
  • To the extent suggested topics and content is comparable, Business Network members are given speaking slot priorities over non-members. 
  • Workshop proposals should be submitted by November 1st, 2018 using our online submission form. Access the online form by entering your email address at the end of this web page and clicking Submit.
  • Accepted, participants must agree to be audio-recorded for sales.
  • Individual presentation proposals will not be accepted.
Required Information:
  1. Presenter Information:
    • Identify one person as the primary contact person
    • Names, affiliations, mailing addresses, office phone and cell numbers and email addresses
    • Short bio for each presenter, describing relevant experience and qualifications (100 words)
    • Photo
  2. Workshop Information:
    1. Workshop title (120 characters with space)
    2. Description of the workshop: objectives, goals, relevance, and expected outcomes  (80 words, 3-4 sentences)
    3. Indication of workshop track category (see below to select one)
    4. 3 key workshop takeaways (50 words)
    5. Target audience
    6. Proposed workshop format - panel, interview/Q&A, expert-led discussion, or paper session
    7. Any differences between the past workshops and the proposed workshop
Workshop Track Categories:
  • Project Strategy & Execution
  • Technology Development
  • Policy & Regulatory
  • Scientific & Technical
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Workforce Development & Local Supply Chain
  • Software Solutions
  • Academic / R&D
Specific Areas of Interests:
  • Energy Storage
  • Secondary Steel
  • Certifications
  • Big Data - Advance Design Tools
  • Procurement Issues and Contracts
  • Grid and Transmission Resiliency Efforts
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Vessel Solutions
  • Floating Offshore Wind
  1. Workshop proposals due: November 1st, 2018
  2. Proposal notifications (no later than): January 3rd, 2019
Conference Registration Information:
All presenters are required to register for the conference to present and attend. Presenters will receive a free admission for the day of their presentation, and are strongly encouraged to stay at the conference hotel, the Grand Hyatt, NYC. They are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations. Please do not suggest presenters who might require travel assistance. If your company would like to include an Academic and would like to sponsor an academic scholarship, please note that in the proposal.

Please enter your email address and click on the SUBMIT button. This will take you to our online form.

Program is subject to change without notice.

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