Vessels and Access forum 2018

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum

Welcome Damen...

We are delighted to have you on board as a sponsor 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
> Accommodation 

Sponsor Info
Sponsor Discount 
Exhibition Stand 

Speaker Info 
Main Feel Of The Event
> Briefings Before/On The Day
> 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 Wednesday 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)


Novotel will offer a special group rate of €169 per night until  14 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


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  SPO53  at the basket page when booking online.


Your stand is 3mx2m in size and will consist of a clothed table, 2 chairs and access to wifi and power. You will have access to the exhibition area from 07:00 on Wednesday 10 May for you to set up your stand. 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. Items can be delivered to the venue 3 working days in advance.  

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 Friday 12 May. 

Main feel of the event

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

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  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.