Media Advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association - Annual Conference and Trade Show: Fast Forward to wind October 19 - 22, 2008 - Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Coming at an unprecedented time in
British Columbia's power generation history, the Canadian Wind Energy
Association's (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Trade Show - Fast Forward to Wind
- will be held in Vancouver October 19 - 22 at the Vancouver Convention and
Exhibition Centre. The event, which will focus attention on the abundant, yet
largely untapped wind energy potential in British Columbia and Canada, will
open as the province's first wind turbine is set to begin generating
electricity for the grid.
    The Conference represents Canada's premier gathering of wind-energy
industry experts, and brings together all disciplines of the wind industry -
business, policy, science and technology. In total, the Conference and Trade
Show will feature more than 200 domestic and international exhibitors and
2,000 delegates, including the world's largest, most successful and most
respected wind energy producers. Further, this highly anticipated gathering
will set the stage for those involved in the industry to network and promote
possibilities for wind energy, which is poised for rapid growth in British
Columbia after BC Hydro's June issuance of the largest green power call in
provincial history.
    CanWEA will kick off Fast Forward to Wind by unveiling its bold, new
vision for the crucial role wind energy can play in satisfying the country's
increasing electricity demand. Premier Gordon Campbell will open the
conference with a presentation on how wind energy will help B.C. meet its
energy and environmental goals into the future.
    Also on tap are four plenary sessions: one featuring CEOs of some of the
largest wind-energy companies in the world and another with a number of
Canada's provincial energy ministers, including B.C.'s Richard Neufeld,
offering a government perspective on the renewable energy form. And, for the
first time in its 24-year history, the trade show will open up to the public
Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. so it can learn more about wind energy and
its potential for helping to meet the country's energy needs in a sustainable
way.
    In order to have full access to the media centre, plenary sessions,
presentation venues workshops and tradeshow floor, media representatives are
required to complete and application for accreditation. Members of the press
may apply for accreditation at: http://www.canwea.ca/media/index_e.php

    
    Event:     24th Annual CanWEA Conference and Trade Show
    Location:  Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Date:      October 19 - 22, 2008
    

    The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a non-profit trade
association that promotes the appropriate development and application of all
aspects of wind energy in Canada, including the creation of a suitable policy
environment.




For further information:

For further information: CanWEA Ottawa office: Ulrike Kucera, Media
Relations Officer, (613) 234-8716 ext. 228 (office), (613) 867-4433 (mobile),
ulrikekucera@canwea.ca, www.canwea.ca; Media contact in Vancouver: Lara
Gerrits, Media Relations, Laura Ballance Media Group (LBMG), (604) 252-3613
(office), (604) 805-9545 (mobile), laragerrits@LBMG.ca


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