Perhaps to the relief of many a hard pressed wind company, there will be one less date in the events calendar from 2008. Germany's two international wind energy trade fairs are to become one. Messe Husum has signed a letter of intent with WindEnergy Hamburg formally agreeing to jointly organise a single trade fair in future, instead of each company alternating to hold its own event in northern Germany every other year. The jointly run event will take place every two years, with the first planned for the autumn in the small seaside resort of Husum. Traditionally, the Husum events are mainly held under canvas. The new Husum trade fair will alternate with a third wind event held every other year in Germany as part of the giant Hanover industry trade fair. The plan results in one international wind power exhibition each year in Germany, alternating between two venues -- Husum and Hanover. It "has the full support of industry and its representatives," say the three trade fair companies.