Vessels and Access forum 2018

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum

Speaker Welcome...

We are delighted to have you on board as a speaker at Windpower Monthly's 7th Annual Vessels & Access Forum.

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

Event Info
> Venue
> Timings
> Speaker Discount
> Accommodation

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


Novotel Amsterdam City

Europaboulevard 10

1083 AD Amsterdam


For a map and directions to the venue please go to: Map and directions to the venue


Registration and morning refreshments on Wednessday 10 May will be from 08:30 with opening remarks at 09:00. The conference will conclude on Thursday 11 May at 16:15.

View the latest programme

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


As part of the speaker faculty, your contacts and colleagues are entitled to a 15% discount off the current prices to attend the conference. All they need to do is quote SPK53 at the basket page when booking online.


Novotel will offer a special group rate of €169 per night until  27 April 2017 (rate does not include local taxes, currently 5%) . The rate includes wifi and breakfast. The supplement for a hotel room, double use is €20 per room, per night.

To book a room, please visit the booking webpage


During the research, the delegates requested a mixture of detailed presentations from industry experts using real examples, mixed with opportunities for discussion and debate. There was a strong message from the industry that they wanted to hear what’s new rather than a rehashing of debates and information that has been previously presented at other forums so please bear this in mind when you prepare for your talk. Please also keep information about your company background to a bare minimum and get straight into the detail of your talk so both you and the delegates can get the most out of your time with them.

The producer of the event has spent months speaking directly with professionals from the Offshore Wind Industry to identify the most pertinent issues involved in vessels and access strategies and developments. The event programme is a reflection of that research combined with your input as a speaker and industry expert.


Based on the history of the Vessels and Access event, we expect the event to mainly attract delegates with the following specialties/roles within their organisations: Marine Operations Manager, Project Manager/Engineer, Operations and Maintenance Manager/Director, Offshore Manager, Fleet Manager, Senior Engineer, Safety Manager, Technical Advisor, Naval Architect 

From mainly these industry sectors:Offshore Wind Farm Developers, Installation Vessel Companies, Work Boat/Yacht Companies,Ship Yards, Vessel Design Companies, Turbine Manufacturers, Foundations Manufacturers, BOP/Array Cable Contractors, Tier 2 and 3 Contractors, Engineering Consultancies, Access SolutionProviders, Weather Services Companies


If you would like to discuss your speaking session in more detail before the event, please arrange a convenient time with  Irene Cerquaglia . 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.


If you are showing slides in your session, please send them to Abbie Bowden by Tuesday 2 May . Please ensure that your slides are in 16:9 format ratio. If you wish to use video or audio files, please provide these as separate files for the on-site AV technician. 


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.