Energy businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk invited to exhibit at largest offshore wind conference in the UK

Businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk are invited to showcase themselves on the East of England Energy Zone stand at the UK’s largest offshore wind conference and exhibition this summer.

Global Offshore Wind 2018 will take place at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex, from June 19 to 20. More than 2,500 professionals from across the UK and Europe are expected to attend, with exhibitors showcasing all sectors of the offshore wind industry.

As part of partnership efforts to drive investment and business in offshore wind across the region, Norfolk County Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council are organising a stand to promote the diverse and experienced supply chain in the area.

Branded as the East of England Energy Zone, the unique, 42sqm custom-built stand has space to accommodate 10 local businesses, who will each have their graphics printed onto custom-built pods with individual lockable cupboards doubling-up as display counters.

This unique business community stand also features a four-metre central tower giving visibility throughout the exhibition hall. A reception desk will be manned throughout the show allowing companies the flexibility to leave their display and visit potential customers. To further attract visitors to the stand, an interactive touch-screen will promote stand sharer presentations and film footage.

Locally-based businesses which have already confirmed their places include Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Proserv, Rhenus Offshore Logistics, OrbisEnergy, SCORE and EEEGR (East of England Energy Group). Four spaces are left on the stand.

Cllr Graham Plant, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “With some of the largest offshore wind farms in the world being planned and built just over the horizon, the sector is vital to the regional economy and offers huge business and job opportunities.

“As England’s offshore energy capital, and a growing offshore wind hub, it is crucial that Great Yarmouth has a high-profile presence at this international event to help capture further growth and jobs for the borough and its communities. For businesses, having a place on our unique, high-profile stand puts you at the forefront of these efforts and helps you to raise your profile with the key people in the world of offshore wind.”

Positions on the stand are priced at £2,500 plus VAT, including an exhibition visitor pass and freight of literature and display items. For further details or to secure your position, please contact Cheryl Stockwell at Waveney District Council on 01502 523219 or