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OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN COASTAL NORTH AMERICA AND THE GREAT LAKES
october 21st – 22nd 2009 • delta toronto east • toronto, canada

HANDS-ON STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT MAKING POTENTIAL IN THE BOOMING OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR
CONFERENCE • EXHIBITION • ROUNDTABLES • NETWORKING
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Get a handle on the real challenges and opportunities for offshore wind in the USA & Canada… and find out what you need to be doing now to grab a real piece of the action!
• REAL MARKET FACTS & FIGURES: Take out the guesswork and get an
accurate picture of where the true offshore wind investment opportunities are right now for your business

PARTNERING WITH

• NAVIGATING THE LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES: Hear from the top legal minds in
offshore energy on how to get your offshore wind plant application through first time

THE BEST QUALIFIED SPEAKERS SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH YOU!

• MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO MAXIMIZE SUCCESS: Unique
insight from leading agencies on the pitfalls you need to avoid… and how to take into account fish, birds and other marine life to give your proposal the best chance of acceptance

• IDENTIFYING AND SECURING THE RIGHT SITES: Discover the latest strategies
and techniques in wind resource assessment and get expert opinion on where production estimates are at their highest

• HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Understand the real timelines for offshore wind planning
and deployment and see how state of the art forecasting models will keep your turbines reliably turning for longer

• UNRAVELLING THE OFFSHORE SUPPLY CHAIN: Identify the practicalities of
bringing a skilled workforce to market… how to avoid bottlenecks and reduce costs… and how to turn your installation vision into a reality

• WHAT ABOUT FINANCING? Understand how Obama’s stimulus package will play
out for offshore wind… plus expert advice on why achieving a true balance between the economic vs. environmental impact of an offshore wind farm is vital to project success

• DEEP WATER TURBINE UPDATE: Direct insight on how existing deep sea oil & gas
technologies are being primed for offshore wind and exclusive insight on the real prospects for deep water turbine deployment

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“Applications are expected for dozens of proposed offshore wind projects, many off the north and central Atlantic in the coming months” Ken Salazar, US Interior Secretary in an interview with The Associated Press, April 2009
High renewable demands are driving offshore farms as part of the rise of wind energy across North America
The facts are there for all to see. The wind energy industry seeks a national 25% renewable electricity standard by the year 2025 in the US. CanWEA argues that Canada must ensure that wind energy supplies 20 per cent of the country’s demand by 2025, bringing total Canadian wind energy capacity to 55 GW. Land based wind turbines are prevalent in the American state of Texas and reaching up through Mid-West, but a strong wind resource has been identified in a region that previously held too many challenges to develop. With Trillium Power now moving from planning to initial construction in The Great Lakes and with the Cape Wind farm rapidly reaching operational status on the Eastern Seaboard both coastal and inland waters are finally reaching their true potential. It’s clear now that these offshore areas are becoming prime candidates to deliver on the huge wind energy investments laid out in President Obama’s stimulus package.

Learn from experts and pioneers from right across the North American offshore wind industry:
The Offshore Wind Energy in North America and the Great Lakes Summit is delivered by key professionals with in depth industry knowledge. They’ll guide you through the all the crucial areas you need to be on top of in order to guarantee the most successful power plant applications and construction projects. In short, you’ll get all the vital information to ensure that you can make the most out of the lucrative market coming online now.

Choosing the right offshore location:
Get insight on the latest research from Toronto Hydro Corporation on where their studies show to be the best offshore wind farm locations in the Great Lakes and why. Also hear from forecasting specialists AWS Truewind on the latest marine models and techniques that give the most accurate assessment of offshore wind

Getting to grips with practical offshore wind development:
Hear from Trillium Power’s President and CAO, the first company to begin construction of an offshore wind farm in North America, about the vital importance of working collaboratively and what needs to be done to advance the economic development of the offshore wind industry

“The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has identified more than 1,000 GW of wind potential off the Atlantic Coast, and more than 900 GW of wind potential off the Pacific Coast” North American Windpower, April 2009
In short, from addressing legislation to delivering better forecast analysis this event has offshore wind covered. With close partnership from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative and expert speakers from the pioneering North American offshore wind installation, Trillium Power, this is the only summit dedicated to making offshore wind energy a successful reality in the USA and Canada. What separates Wind Energy Update conferences from other events is the time we dedicate to networking to allow you to build the great personal relationships with key strategic partners you need for long term business success. Whether you need to get guidance on how to begin your application process, meet environmental and legislative criteria or find specialist business contacts, there is no better place than this summit.

Raising finance for offshore wind:
Find out from RBC Capital and Dexia about the options available to you when it comes to securing finance for your wind farm including financing options on a non-recourse basis. Exclusively find out about the interest that investors see in offshore wind and how to access their funds

Why build offshore? Isn’t there enough land in Canada and the USA?
It’s not about just land being available for construction. As we all know, the formula for a successful renewable energy power plant relies on a large wealth of criteria being met. A strong, reliable wind resource is vital to take advantage of the economies of scale that a utility sized, multimegawatt turbine is capable of. Offshore winds are long proven to provide just that. And it’s not only wind resource that is appealing to developers; grid connection has been and continues to be a problem both on and offshore. The additional costs associated with transmission of the generated renewable energy can turn a potentially profitable site into a white elephant. The smartest investors and developers know to locate their wind farms in areas with great grid connection, which are usually close to major cities. Just check the Eastern Seaboard, Pacific Rim and Great Lakes for prime examples! This summit will explore how the Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions and the Great Lakes have many if not all the required factors necessary to succeed. It will tackle not only the positives of taking the turbines offshore out of site, and removing the chance of noise complaints from nearby residents but also explore the performance optimization, O&M, environmental, supply chain and legal aspects to ensure that your project is a success from the start.

Building an unbreakable chain:
Learn how to make each supply chain link stronger than the last from the extensive R&D work undertaken by Natural Resources Canada and understand the practicalities and timescales of bringing a skilled workforce to market and what needs to be done to get your turbines ready for installation

Addressing environmental concerns:
Navigate your way through the minefield of potential environmental objections; learn how to minimize impacts on marine life, the migratory path of birds, fish spawning points and others and hear why the governing bodies for all these areas are actually keen to work with you and see offshore wind grow. Get crucial insight from Lake Erie’s Management Unit and ESS on how to comply with the various criteria to ensure smooth harmony throughout the application and installation processes.

Is this you? Wind farm developers
Ensure that you get the information you need to increase the success of your permits being approved, and get your wind farm under construction and operational is the most efficient manner.

Deepwater turbines: What’s possible? What’s profitable?
Hear all about the latest developments in floating turbines designed to minimize pitch & roll to ensure optimal performance. The Blue H Group will stress the realities of the cost of deepwater installations and provide you with workable time frames for their deployment.

Service providers to offshore based energy industries
With money pouring into the offshore wind industry, don’t miss out by taking a back seat. Raising the finance for projects and getting approval requires contracts to be in place between developers and service providers to the wind farms. Act now to identify how your business fits into the chain you can fill your order books with lucrative contracts now!

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EVENT AT A GLANCE
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Get the advance look on how the event is scheduled to run over the two days, and get a preview of the headline topics. See which ones grab your interest now so that you can best plan your time to get the most value out of the summit for your business.

MORNING
MARKET REALITY CHECK & FINANCING OPTIONS

AFTERNOON
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT & GRID CONNECTION

EVENING
NETWORKING DRINKS PARTY

DAY 1
October 21st

DAY 2
October 22nd

OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT & INSURANCE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES AND NEW DEVELOPEMENTS IN OFFSHORE WIND

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WHO HAS ATTENDED OUR PREVIOUS NORTH AMERICAN WIND EVENTS?
Below is just a small sample of the industry leading companies that attended our Wind Energy O&M Summit in Dallas in April 2009:

A BREAKDOWN OF THE TYPES OF COMPANIES YOU’LL MEET
Delegate Breakdown in 2009

• National • Mesalands • AES Corporation Switchgear Community College • Dantec Dynamics • Run Energy • Precision Roll • Fred Stocking Grinders • TSTC Corporate Consulting Services College • Texas Air • Gurit Composites • Wind Access • Lucintel 40% Operator Engineering • Wave Wind • Northwind 20% Lead Contractor • Composites One • Berkshire Partners Solutions 10% Sub Contractor • Evans Wind Energy • e for energy • SmartSignal Delegate Breakdown in 2009 Specialist Service 10% 40% Operator • Glynn Electric • GE Wind 8% Public Sector • Vertical Access 20% Lead Contractor 7% Consultant • LM Glasfiber • IQ Wind • APM Industrial 10% Sub Contractor 5% Other • Nextera Energy • Moventas Services 10% Specialist Services Resources • Ritbearing • DKRW Wind 8% Public Sector • Sandia National • The Pennsylvania • Frontier Pro 7% Consultant Laboratories State University Services 5% Other Delegate Breakdown in 2009 • Turn Energy • WellEz • Honeywell Maintenance • Cielo Wind Services • M4 Wind Services • WindGuard North • Edison Mission • NRG Systems America Energy • Standardaero Delegate Breakdown in• 2009 Composotech The presentations were very detailed and informative • Gexpro • Vertigo High Structures • Knight & Carver Access Services Rick Birch, APM Industrial Services • Exxon Mobil • NAES Corporation • AWS Truewind • Great White Energy • Rope Partner • Douglas-Westwood Services • The Timken • Garrad Hassan Company • Hydrotex Excellent choice of topics, good presentations and great • Westar Energy • Mesalands opportunity to meet industry colleagues and experts in • Cloud County • Performance the field. Looking forward to the next summit! Community College Composites Nenad Keseric, Statoil Hydro • enXco Service • Telesis Consulting Corporation Group • Global Environment • Warren CAT Fund • Bartlett Holdings Very well organized, excellent speakers and • KR Wind • DXP Enterprises presentations. Will recommend to my colleagues • GDF Suez Herwig Mlaker, E.ON Engineering • International Check the website for who you'll be joining Power America at the offshore summit in October...

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GET UNIQUE INSIGHT FROM LEADING WIND ENERGY COMPANIES
MARKEt REAlItY cHEcK AND FINANcING OptIONs
Where are we now? A comprehensive update on offshore wind farm development in PANEL North America How to best raise finance for your offshore wind power plant
• Learn how to secure finance for your offshore wind farm - even without the support of a large balance sheet - so that you’re certain to start your project from the strongest financial position • Discover what the investor’s perspective is and match up your economic, legislative and technology scenarios with their expectations to secure the top investment possible • Hear about the range of offshore options available to the North American market; find out which are most appealing to investors and where the risk is lowest Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, RBC Capital

ENvIRONMENtAl IMpAct AssEssMENt & GRID cONNEctION
Minimizing the environmental impact of your wind farm on fish and fisheries
• Hear expert views on the fish and fisheries of Lake Erie and Ontario, the current environmental ecosystem of the Great Lakes and what impact an offshore wind farm could impose • Listen to a case study on the latest GIS mapping available for Lake Erie, showing you the least sensitive sites to construction and the greatest wind resource that’s available to you • Find the best site locations that minimize damage to substrata, fish spawning points and fishery disruption to give your plans the best chance of avoiding objections as you move forward Geoff Yunker, Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Lake Erie Management Unit

• Evaluate the impact of the US government stimulus package: what does this mean for offshore wind industry development in the next 12 months? • Find out how wind conditions on inland lakes compare to wind conditions at sea – and what this means for your project siting going forward • Assess the benefits of deep water vs. shallow water construction and review the long term implications of each opportunity on your business • Market realities: understand how long it will be before large-scale installation begins and exactly what investors are looking for to release funds for development Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind, LLC Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, RBC Capital Steve Dever, Executive Director, Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force Horia Hangan, Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Moderator: John Kourtoff, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Trillium Power

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Real world financing on a nonrecourse basis: what are your options?
• A four point plan: understand the permitting and regulatory framework, the construction options, operations and maintenance considerations and how finance plays out in all these areas • Discover how to take all of this into account for the successful financing of your wind farm • Get the latest info on the current funding situation and what you need to do to access investment going forward – whatever stage you’re at in your wind farm development • Expert knowledge on what needs to be done to source the right suppliers and other service providers to ensure your project stays on track and on budget Jérôme Guillet, Head of Energy, Dexia Crédit Local

Environmental legislation: meeting – and beating - the requirements
• Get the insight on what’s needed from an environmental assessment standpoint to find –and secure - the optimal site for your offshore wind farm • See how you can best obtain all the necessary planning permits and licences that you must have to construct and operate in the offshore environment • Learn about the special environmental considerations that are going to aid both your submarine cable system planning and installation • Discover why incorporating a strong focus on environment early in your planning will enable you to optimise your site development and power plan connection Chris Rein, Senior Vice President, ESS Group

From theory to practice: taking the next steps in North American offshore wind development
• Hear from the pioneers in offshore wind in Canada and get unique insight into the drivers for industry development • Get expert opinion on the importance of cross industry collaboration to offshore wind going forward • Understand what needs to be done to advance the market economics and create a sustainable and profitable business sector for years to come • Real world data on the economic impact vs. environmental impact of the offshore wind industry • Unique insight on offshore wind opportunities coming on line specifically in the Great Lakes region John Kourtoff, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Trillium Power

Q&A Panel Session: Assessing strategies to secure finance Q&A for offshore wind energy PANEL

ADvANcED ROuNDtABlE sEssIONs
With subject specific tables such as:
• Identifying and securing the most profitable offshore sites • Design challenges for offshore turbines • Predicting offshore wind power output • Streamlining the permitting process for offshore wind • Developing the offshore wind supply chain • Grid connection & transmission for offshore wind • Digging deep – moving towards deep water deployment

SESSION • Get a detailed overview of the wind energy market across the United States and Canada and where the best finance options lie • Understand why improving the underlying financial security of your project will lead to greater investments and opportunities for you in the future • Pose questions and engage in debate on the future of the wind energy industry and why financing will remain a key challenge as the industry evolves Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, RBC Capital Jérôme Guillet, Head of Energy, Dexia Crédit Local Eric Roblin, Partner, Securities Law Group, Fogler Rubinoff LLP Panel Moderator: Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind

Get connected: find out what it takes to plug into the grid and get your power to the people
• Effectively and efficiently transmitting your power will maximize your farm’s revenues. Get foolproof guidance on what is needed to get connected fast • Utilize tried and tested methods of energy distribution and forecasting to turn your project into a state of the art energy generation system • Find out how to best work with utility companies, energy forecasters and your OEM to connect your turbines in the most effective and demand responsive manner • Get insight on where – and how - to secure the best rates for your energy once it’s in production Steven Kopitts, Managing Director, Douglas Westwood

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A TWO-DAY ROADMAP TO PROFITABLE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
lEGIslAtIvE upDAtEs AND NEW DEvElOpMENts IN OFFsHORE WIND OFFsHORE WIND REsOuRcE AssEssMENt & INsuRANcE

Ongoing state planning and development How assessing offshore wind initiatives: a state by state conditions differs to onshore… and PANEL discussion why it matters to you SESSION
• Understand what benefits the leading states in the US and Canada hold for offshore wind energy industry and how you can take advantage • Raise the questions on wind energy integration into state policy to those who make the decisions and understand how to work together to achieve the national targets • Hear a complete analysis on the full picture of North America’s environmental, legislative, grid integration challenges and how each state is proposing to tackle the issues With participation from several of the following: Jeff Peterson, Program Manager, NYSERDA Jack Nasca, Chief, Bureau of Energy Projects, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Tom Maves, Ohio Energy Office, Ohio Department of Development Paul Zeph, Office of Water Management, Pennsylvania Dept. Environment Protection John Sarver, Michigan Energy Office Panel Moderator: Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission

5 GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND
THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT! The Offshore NA Summit is a unique event for the wind industry
We’re aware that there are other offshore wind events out there, but there is nothing in North America that focuses exclusively on the specific development and deployment challenges in coastal regions and the Great Lakes. Not only will you hear case study presentations from industry leading companies with first-hand experience of getting projects approved and online, but you will also get unique insight on emerging market opportunities across the continent.

• See what importance a multidisciplinary plan of study has to you when carrying out the most accurate measurement of offshore wind forecasting • Benefit from the latest forecasting models designed specifically for offshore weather prediction and to simulate sea coast boundary layer transition • Get the knowledge and tools you need to carry out the best preliminary assessment of wind resource in marine areas Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind LLC

Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel assessment results
• Capitalize on the latest research and development results from the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel • Learn how to translate the results to your plans using mathematical modelling and wind tunnel test analysis… and what this means for the development of your project moving ahead • Discover how the test results will be used to determine the types of installation barges that will be required for the North America offshore wind energy industry and how you should plan accordingly Horia Hangan, Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

Expert speakers, fresh material, innovative thinking
This event is your opportunity to learn about the latest in offshore wind development. Kicking off with our groundbreaking panel, the summit agenda covers the topics that matter most to you. Stimulating discussion with our expert speakers will help you understand how to overcome the hurdles you face in getting applications approved, securing finance, assessing wind resource, meeting regulation challenges and delivering your projects on time and on budget. It is a summit with a sharp focus on offshore wind and is built exclusively to give developers the best tools available to cope with new moves in this fast growing industry.

Offshore wind research & development in Ontario: facts and results
• Conclusions from the latest research on how Ontario is committed to bringing a skilled workforce to the offshore wind energy market in the region • Turn the economic downturn to your advantage with government advice on securing a strong supply chain & manufacturing base to solidify offshore wind industry development • Get a full government strategic rundown on what you need to do to get installation barges & 5MW+ turbines located in the US and Canada Cynthia Handler, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Technologies, Natural Resources Canada

Great Lakes wind resource and development: latest research and conclusions
• Understand how recent advancements in wind forecasting technologies have enabled the Great Lakes to be mapped in the greatest detail and how you can use this to your advantage • Benefit from a detailed turbine availability assessment and how production estimates vary across the Great Lakes • Discover why a deeper understanding of wind resource assessment strategies is essential to your planning process and the success of your farm in the long term • Get the insight on how wind shear in the Great Lakes compares to coastal offshore wind farms and how you can best prepare your designs to optimize generating capacity Joyce McLean, Director, Strategies Issues, Toronto Hydro Corporation

Offshore wind solutions exhibition area
Meet today’s leading solution providers as they take you through the latest cutting-edge products and services to improve production efficiencies, reduce costs and increase profits. Find out which products and services are the right fit for you and see demonstrations of the latest solutions in research and production – all under one roof.

How deep can we go? And how quickly can we get there?
• Discover if cheap and simple deep-sea oil and gas technologies are suited & transferable to the offshore wind industry • Assess how close deepwater turbines are to being operational… and see how to get the best cost strategies in place now to achieve maximum ROI • Get expert advice on advanced underwater tripods & lattice type structures to get your project build to last with the best technology available Ray Dackerman, General Manager, Blue H USA LLC

Focus on exactly what matters to you
Our working group discussions, built into the agenda, offer a unique opportunity to maximize networking time and build up your contact list. Each table focuses on a very specific challenge or opportunity and it gives you the chance to form critical new relationships and get key insight on areas at the top of your agenda; With tables set for a maximum of 12 people, this is an unmissable opportunity to stack up the cards and extend your contact portfolio with the who’s who of the offshore wind industry.

Why insurance is a key consideration for offshore wind farm development
• Hear how insurance companies look for a cradle to grave approach for offshore wind energy… and why it makes real business sense for insurers to get involved in the project as early as possible • Listen to real world experiences covering the insurance considerations in the quality control of parts from the point of manufacture to the point of operation • Understand the kind of exposures an owner/developer needs to consider and how choosing the right insurance options can save them millions in uncovered claims • Get guidance on best practice in covering all aspects of offshore wind farm risk and liability from a European leader in renewable energy insurance Dan Johns, National Lead – Construction, Contracting and Renewable Energy, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada

Great Lakes Wind Energy Center (Cuyahoga County): Reducing hurdles to accelerate offshore wind development on Lake Erie
• A comprehensive summary of the feasibility study findings: hear why the project is technically and environmentally sound and the financial model is in progress • Understand how public private partnerships are vital to project success and get real insight on who the key stakeholder groups need to be • Discover why collaboration is key and how working with US regulators on both a federal and state level has significantly quickened the whole process David Nash, Partner, McMahon DeGulis LLP

Relax at our networking drinks party
Take the opportunity to have a drink and chat with other offshore wind pioneers as you relax after a day of insightful discussion, strategic debates and amazing networking for an evening of reflection on October 21st.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities - get your products seen by the right people!
Ever find yourself asking these kind of questions?
Where can I find new customers for my offshore wind energy products and services? Which emerging challenges will offer my business lucrative opportunities going forward? Which partnerships will allow me to take my solutions into new markets and add significantly to my bottom line? Well ask no more! Secure an exhibition space at the Offshore Wind Energy in North America Summit and you'll get all the answers you need.

VERY LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE... Contact us now to secure your spot!
In Toronto this October, the world leading wind developers, industry pioneers and top legislative minds of the region with gather to hear from those leading the way in the North American offshore wind energy market. The Offshore Wind Energy in North America and the Great Lakes Summit offers an excellent range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to suit every need and budget. Decision-making executives from every area of the wind energy industry will come together to focus their ongoing strategies on the most pressing legislative and technological issues facing the industry today. If you need our speakers and delegates as partners or clients this event is a huge opportunity for you to meet, greet and impress them in person.

So if you have a solution or service that can help offshore wind in North America take off and live up to its enormous potential, by reducing planning time and costs, or helping in the design, manufacturing or construction phase make sure you sign up as soon as possible to secure your position at the summit. There is only limited space and opportunities available where you simply cannot fail to get excellent exposure for your company to nailed on business contacts in a target rich environment. Your exhibition area gives you an unrivalled opportunity to: • Provide highly targeted exposure for your brand and market leading solutions • Demonstrate your technology directly to your target market and get their feedback and advice on other areas and challenges to focus on • Network, hold meetings and have greater interaction with existing and potential clients, especially at our drinks party on the evening of day one

For a quick discussion and to view the specific opportunities we have available for your business, contact Craig Nickeas today: 1800 814 3459 x 273 or craig@windenergyupdate.com

CHECK OUT OUR EXPERT SPEAKER LINE-UP!
John Kourtoff, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Trillium Power Robert Nicholson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Energy Group, RBC Capital Jerome Cuilliet, Head of Energy, Dexia Bruce Bailey, President, AWS Truewind Eric Roblin, Partner, Securities Law Group, Fogler Rubinoff LLP Cynthia Handler, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Technologies, Natural Resources Canada Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission Ray Dackerman, Blue H Group Steven Kopitts, MD, Douglas Westwood Steve Dever, Executive Director, Great Lakes Energy Development Taskforce Geoff Yunker, Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Lake Erie Management Unit Joyce McLean, Director, Strategies Issues, Toronto Hydro Corporation Horia Hangan, Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel David Nash, Legal Counsel, McMahon DeGulis LLP Dan Johns, National Lead – Construction, Contracting and Renewable Energy Head Office, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada Chris Rein, Senior Vice President Energy & Industrial Services, ESS Group

Networking Drinks Party
On the evening of October 21st, take advantage of the best opportunity this year to network with your peers and enjoy a relaxed evening and free drinks with wind industry leaders. Meet with the cream of offshore wind energy expertise under one roof... for one night only!

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OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN NORTH AMERICA & THE GREAT LAKES SUMMIT
IS THIS EVENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
This summit will bring together wind energy companies from right across North America who are looking to get involved in Offshore Wind Energy. TYPES OF COMPANIES: • Offshore Wind Developers • Manufacturers of wind turbines • Meteorologists • Government & State Experts from the region • Environmental Consultancies • Legislative Experts • Oil & Gas Offshore Installation Experts • Hardware Inspection Companies • Lawyers & Regulatory Insiders • Leading Research Agencies

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WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS YOU HERE
You will be able to benchmark how far – or how close – you are to your peers across the wind energy industry, both in the US and Canada! This will give you invaluable knowledge and insight into the best ways to reduce planning time, legal roadblocks and see what technology is at your disposal right now. You will be your company’s expert on emerging trends & technologies amongst the industry’s leading players. The two days spent at this summit will give you more than weeks of training courses. Save your department time and money by attending this one stop shop on the latest developments in Offshore Wind Energy across North America, and give your company the best possible chance to take full advantage of this opportunity! Return to your office armed with critical expert knowledge. It will be your ideas, strategies and contacts that ensure your business leads the way when it comes to maximising wind energy output.

TYPES OF DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE: • R&D • C-Level Executives • Strategy • Lawyers • Business Development • Manufacturers • Sales & Marketing • Project Management

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OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN COASTAL NORTH AMERICA AND THE GREAT LAKES
october 21st – 22nd 2009 • delta toronto east • toronto, canada

HANDS-ON STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT MAKING POTENTIAL IN THE BOOMING OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR
CONFERENCE • EXHIBITION • ROUNDTABLES • NETWORKING
LOOK INSIDE NOW!

Get a handle on the real challenges and opportunities for offshore wind in the USA & Canada… and find out what you need to be doing now to grab a real piece of the action!
• REAL MARKET FACTS & FIGURES: Take out the guesswork and get an
accurate picture of where the true offshore wind investment opportunities are right now for your business

THE BEST QUALIFIED SPEAKERS SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH YOU!

• NAVIGATING THE LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES: Hear from the top legal minds in
offshore energy on how to get your offshore wind plant application through first time

• MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO MAXIMIZE SUCCESS: Unique
insight from leading agencies on the pitfalls you need to avoid… and how to take into account fish, birds and other marine life to give your proposal the best chance of acceptance

• IDENTIFYING AND SECURING THE RIGHT SITES: Discover the latest strategies
and techniques in wind resource assessment and get expert opinion on where production estimates are at their highest

• HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Understand the real timelines for offshore wind planning
and deployment and see how state of the art forecasting models will keep your turbines reliably turning for longer

• UNRAVELLING THE OFFSHORE SUPPLY CHAIN: Identify the practicalities of
bringing a skilled workforce to market… how to avoid bottlenecks and reduce costs… and how to turn your installation vision into a reality

MEDIA pARtNERs

• WHAT ABOUT FINANCING? Understand how Obama’s stimulus package will play
out for offshore wind… plus expert advice on why achieving a true balance between the economic vs. environmental impact of an offshore wind farm is vital to project success

• DEEP WATER TURBINE UPDATE: Direct insight on how existing deep sea oil & gas
technologies are being primed for offshore wind and exclusive insight on the real prospects for deep water turbine deployment

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