This year's IPF was a huge success as 1,386 attendees from around the world came together in New York. The IPF is always a central event for offshore wind news, and this year was no exception:
- During the Opening Plenary, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, announced the agency’s partnership with the Kingdom of The Netherlands. An MOU was signed on Monday April 8 following the Global Offshore Wind Regulators Forum in New York City hosted by BOEM at the IPF.
- The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training awarded the Real Jobs Rhode Island grant to the Business Network for Offshore Wind Partnership. Working with strategic industry partners, the Network will work collaboratively to leverage investment, deliver educational training, conduct outreach and marketing, and foster cooperation with, project developers, Tier 1 suppliers and labor unions.
- The Business Network published its second US Offshore Wind Finance and Insurance Forum White Paper.
- Finally, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry which was developed under the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in partnership with the Business Network. The registry provides a free online portal for businesses in the state to identify themselves as part of the offshore wind supply chain.
RTO Insider covered these developments and much more in its special coverage of IPF, made available at no charge to Network newsletter subscribers.
Thank you to all who attended for sharing your knowledge and expertise to create a great atmosphere and lively event! We look forward to seeing all of you and more at the 2020 IPF in Providence, Rhode Island! To reserve a booth or inquire about sponsorship for next year's event, contact Brandy Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org.