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. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - 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. 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. 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 an application for accreditation. Members of the press
may apply for accreditation at:

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

    To view event webcast, visit the English or French URL's below:



    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

For further information:

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

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