Media Advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition - November 1-3, 2016

OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW/ -

Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs (Canada) proudly welcome Canadian and international wind and renewable energy experts to gather at CanWEA's 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition on November 1-3, 2016 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

What: CanWEA's 2016 Conference and Exhibition is Canada's largest wind energy conference, attracting close to 1,500 attendees and well over 100 exhibiting companies from around the world. It's the place to see wind energy-related products and services, learn industry brand names, network with leading industry decision makers, generate numerous first-rate business leads, and hear from influential utility leaders and policymakers. CanWEA 2016 exhibitors are leaders in the wind industry and are dedicated to supporting CanWEA's efforts to advance wind energy industry policy, communications, and business development objectives. Please see our detailed program.

Where: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 2W1

Why: Today, wind energy plays a significant and growing role in delivering clean, safe and affordable energy as Canada's provinces look to build more diverse, robust, and sustainable electricity systems and position themselves to compete in the rapidly advancing low-carbon economy. Maintaining this momentum will require continued commitments to long-term, aggressive targets for wind energy development and a stable policy framework, along with responsible and sustainable industry practices. This year's conference brings these discussions to the heart of emerging new opportunities for wind in Canada, as the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments make renewable energy a central part of their climate change strategies.

Keynote speakers include:

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta's Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
  • His Worship Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Mayor
  • Mr. Guy Bruce, Vice-President, Planning, Environment and Sustainable Development, SaskPower
  • Mr. Michael Law, Vice-President, Renewables Development and Sustainability, Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO)
  • And industry leaders representing all segments of the wind energy sector

How: On-line application for media accreditation allows full access to the media centre, plenary sessions, keynote luncheons, presentation venues, exhibition floor and coffee breaks. (Room 100A). Media centre opens at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Please follow the link to register.

About CanWEA 
CanWEA is the voice of Canada's wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. 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 LinkedIn. Learn more at

About the CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition
The CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition is organized by Hannover Fairs Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, in partnership with the Canadian Wind Energy Association. The event is Canada's biggest wind-energy fair. CanWEA 2016 is scheduled for November 1-3, 2016 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

About Hannover Fairs
Hannover Fairs 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).


SOURCE Canadian Wind Energy Association

For further information: Lejla Latifovic, Communications Advisor, Canadian Wind Energy Association, On-site/cell: 613-608-8226, Office: 1-800-922-6932 x 241,


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