Blade Manufacturing And Composites - Wind Power Monthly Conference

Blade Manufacturing And Composites - Wind Power Conference

Blade Manufacturing And Composites Forum

Windpower Monthly is delighted to announce the highly anticipated Blade Manufacturing And Composites Forum -  bringing you the latest in cutting-edge materials technology, production processes and cost-effective design solutions for blades.

This forum will cover the intricacies of the construction phase - from concept, through research and development, to volume release. This is the only industry event to focus specifically on the technical and commercial challenges of blade composites manufacturing for both the onshore and offshore markets.

Highlights of the conference will include:

  • Leading manufacturers discuss their composites strategy and production methods, to help drive a competitive supply chain
  • Developing composite blades that will withstand operational requirements and life-cycle expectations
  • How to access the funding mechanisms available for composites R&D
  • Balancing aerodynamic performance with structural integrity, to ensure optimum and efficient performance
  • How automated wind blade development will revolutionise production and supply
  • Structural health monitoring and the separate testing of critical design details to assure reliability and quality control
  1. Sharing knowledge from other industries to help mitigate the challenges of wind blade design
  • Advances in blade technology to increase energy yield


Andrew Bellamy Areva

Project Director, 8MW Rotor


Andrew Kay ORE Catapult

Renewable Technology Engineer

ORE Catapult

John Rimmer

Director of Materials and Process (Blades)

VESTAS Wind Systems UK

Christian Vogl Nordex

Project Manager Rotor Blades


Kirsten Dyer ORE Catapult

Research Materials Engineer

ORE Catapult

Ajay Kapadia Knowledge Transfer Network

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Advanced Composites

Knowledge Transfer Network

Dr. Arnoldus Van Wingerde IWES Fraunhofer Test Facility

Business Leader Research

IWES Fraunhofer Test Facility

Povl Brøndsted

Research Specialist - Composites and Materials

DTU Wind Energy

Jim Platts University of Cambridge

Institute for Manufacturing Lecturer 

Cambridge University

Edgar Suselbeek

Project Manager

PONTIS Engineering

Theo Botha Blade Dynamics

Head of Sales and Marketing

Blade Dynamics

Hans Dekker Knowledge Centre WMC

Software Scientist – 
Wind Turbine Materials and Constructions

Knowledge Centre WMC

Xin Li Adesso Advanced Materials

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Adesso Advanced Materials

John Lin Ansys

FEA Engineer


Gian-Piero Giuffre 

Process Engineer

Alstom Renewables

Mark Hancock Blade Dynamics

Engineering Specialist

Blade Dynamics

who should attend?

Job Title/Function

  • Composite Engineer
  • Head of Blade Design

  • Composite Technology Manager

  • Product Design Manager

  • Head of Materials and Processes

  • Head of Blade Testing

  • R&D Manager

Company Type

  • OEMs
  • Manufacturers
  • Composites/Materials
  • Developers
  • Engineering Firms
  • Universities and Research
  • IT/Software


This event provides a fantastic opportunity to speak to a very focused group about the design solutions or materials technology you provide to improve the composition of blades, which means that every delegate is a potential client.

For more information about the sponsorship packages available, please contact Heather Smith on +44 (0)20 8267 4785 or email .

contact us

Delegate and General Enquiries

To register your place at the conference, or for general enquiries please call +44 (0) 20 8267 4011 or email .

Programme and Speaking Slots

If you are interested in putting yourself forward as a speaker for the event please contact Lucy Shardalow at .

Media Partnerships

If you are interested in joining us as a media partner, please contact Charlotte Stubbing at .

event partners

Blade Dynamics

Testimonials for WPM events

"An informative and interesting event worth visiting."
"Selection of high-competence speakers and well-sorted range of topics - useful."
"An excellent opportunity to mix up networking and the state of the art in wind energy."
"Great event with heaps of interesting talk. Very valuable for a day off work."
"Very useful update on the latest trends in the industry."