Welcome CGI...

We are delighted to have you on board as an event partner at Windpower Monthly's Wind Data North America Forum.

Please find below all of the information you should need in preparation for the day.

Event Info
> Venue
> Timings
> Accommodation 

Sponsor Info
Sponsor Discount 
Exhibition Stand 

Speaker Brief
> Main Feel Of The Event
> Audience
> Briefings Before / On The Day
> Presentations
> Feedback

VENUE

Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria 
2400 West Loop South
Houston 
Texas, 77027-4204
United States

Map and directions to the venue

TIMINGS

Registration and morning refreshments on Tuesday 14 March will be from 08:30 with opening remarks at 09:00. The conference will conclude on Wednesday 15 March at 16:30.

Registration for the Pre-Forum Workshop on Monday 13 March will begin at 13:00.

View the latest programme

(Please note that timings are subject to change between now and the event date.)

ACCOMMODATION

Sheraton Suites will offer a special group rate of $169 (rate does not include local taxes, currently 17%) until  23rd Feb 2017. The rate includes wifi but it does not include breakfast. Breakfast pastries will be provided at the conference.

To book please call  713 586-2444 or 888 321-4733,  or email  brenda.argueta@sheratonsuiteshouston.com, mentioning the Haymarket Group Booking. An early departure fee of 50% of guestroom rate will apply if you check out prior to the confirmed checkout date.

SPONSOR DISCOUNT

As part of your partner benefits, your clients and contacts are entitled to a  15% discount  off the current prices to attend the conference. All they need to do is quote  SPO38  at the basket page when booking online.

EXHIBITION STAND

Your stand is 3mx2m in size and will consist of a clothed table, 2 chairs and access to power. If you require an internet connection and/or audio visual equipment, please contact Gemma Boyd who will provide you with a contact at the hotel. You will have access to the exhibition area from 20:00 to 22:00 on Monday 13 March for you to set up your stand. We also have access from 07:30 on Tuesday 14 March but please ensure your stand is ready by 08:30 when delegates are due to arrive to register. If you intend on sending any items to the venue, please use the delivery label provided via the link in the right hand column of this page. Please ensure that you provide your own return delivery labels and attach them to all of your items which will need to be collected by 10am on Thursday 16 March.

MAIN FEEL OF THE EVENT

During the research for this latest Wind Data North America edition past delegates requested the most interactive program yet with project case studies, panels and roundtables to keep everyone engaged and interested. The industry has demonstrated that there is a strong need for greater data analysis in the construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms in the past few years. The changing supply chain is a hot issue that needs to be addressed as it will affect everything including data, security and business relationships. Therefore this year's event will focus on making the most of your data in all its facets and possibilities, understanding the supply chain shift and how it will change the owner/operator and service provider relationship and finally, what this will mean for data security as well as the future of sharing accessing and storing data. 

We have a packed agenda this year and lots to fit in so please make the most of the time afforded to you by getting straight to the heart of what message you want to convey to our community of wind data professionals. The event program is a reflection of the research carried out as well as your input as a participant so let us make it the most informative experience yet! 

AUDIENCE

Some of our typical participants and attendees for wind data operate under these job titles;

NERC Compliance, CIP Compliance, Data Performance Management, SCADA, O&M, Condition Monitoring, Fleet Management, Regulatory Compliance, Reporting & Analysis, Diagnostic Intelligence, Operations, Business Development, Performance Assurance Manager, Modelling Analyst, Solutions Engineer, Wind Research Analyst, Engineer, Operations Support Lead, Technical Director, Control Centre Supervisor, Scientific Director, Performance Reliability Engineer, Lead Fleet Engineer, Asset Manager/Technical Analyst, Reliability Engineer, Data Integration Specialist, OCC Services Manager, Manager of IT & SCADA Systems, Wind Energy Assessment Engineer, Principal Consultant, Asset Optimisation Manager, Performance Manager, Security Officers, Cyber Managers.

From mainly these industry sectors:

Offshore Wind Farm Developers & Operators, Utilities, Turbine Manufacturers, Engineering Consultancies, OEMs, Data Service & Solution Platform Providers, Academics & Researchers

BRIEFINGS BEFORE/ON THE DAY

If you would like to discuss your speaking session in more detail before the event, please arrange a convenient time with Dominic Coyne . On the day, the Event Manager and/or Event Producer will meet with you during registration/the break before your session to brief you and ensure you are all set. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time and send us your slides (if applicable) in advance as well as bringing a copy on a USB just in case.

PRESENTATIONS

If you are showing slides in your session, please send them to Gemma Boyd by Monday 6 March. Please ensure that your slides are in 4:3 format ratio. If you wish to use video or audio files, please provide these as separate files for the on-site AV technician. 

FEEDBACK

There will be evaluation forms circulating on the day on which delegates will score and chart their thoughts on your session. You will be sent your scores after the event, once all of the forms have been collated and analysed. Please also complete one yourself to let us know your thoughts on the event.

DEADLINES:

Please send all items to Gemma Boyd  by the deadline date.

Company Logo in EPS format 
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Company Description (100-200 words in third person)
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Advert - 1x A5 portrait document with a 3mm bleed and cut marks, all images must be 300 dpi and all fonts should be embedded
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Delegate Registration Form
DEADLINE: Friday 3 March 2017

Speaker Photo (high resolution headshot) and Biography
(100-200 words written in third person)
DEADLINE: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Completed speaker detail form
DEADLINE: Friday 3 March 2017

Speaker Presentation (if applicable) in Powerpoint format, 4:3 ratio
DEADLINE: Monday 6 March 2017

Key Contacts:

Event Content 

 

Dominic Coyne  
Conference Producer - Energy & Environment 
+44 (0)20 8267 4208
dominic.coyne@haymarket.com


Event Operations 

Gemma Boyd 
Event Manager
+44 (0)20 8267 4920
gemma.boyd@haymarket.com


Commercial Partnerships 

Raihan Chowdhury  
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 8267 4337
raihan.chowdhury@haymarket.com