Top Offshore Wind Seminar & Networking Event

At this occasion, Agoria's Energy Technology Club wants, in collaboration with REBO and the Port of Oostende, to share the vision of the political and industrial players on the future developments of Offshore Wind Energy in Europe.



13.30 Welcome & Registration

14.00 Opening & Welcome words by Pieter-Jan Provoost, Director Energy Technology Club

14.15 Actual status, opportunities and challenges of the offshore wind sector in Belgium by Jaak Rutten, CEO, C-Power & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP)

14.45 Brief overview of key floating offshore wind technologies and ongoing international projects. Wind Europe’s position statement and ambitions for floating offshore wind. by Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, IDEOL

15.15 Market opportunities in offshore wind & key supply chain trends by Stuart Broadley, CEO, Energy Industries Council (EIC)

15.45 Offshore wind in Europe: How it's looking, what we need. by Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe

16.15 Block Island: return of experience on America’s first Offshore Windfarm by Markus Rieck, Sales & Marketing Leader, GE Renewable Energy / Offshore Wind 

16.45 Coffee Break

17.00 Panel discussion with the supply chain:

  • Bart De Poorter, General Manager, GeoSea,
  • Paul Gerard, CEO, REBO
  • Raf Iemants, CEO, Iemants
  • An Stroobandt, CEO Siemens Wind, Belgium
  • Koen Van Peteghem, General Manager, CG Holdings Belgium

17.30 Political view/strategy for the future of Offshore wind & Conclusions by Marie-Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable   Development, Federal  Government of Belgium

18.00 Networking Reception @ Thermae Palace

19.30 Sneak preview of the new movie @ Kinepolis "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" by Al Gore

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this Top Event and register before August 15!


donderdag 14 september 2017, 13:30 - 22:00


  • Seminar: Thermae Palace, Koningin Astridlaan 7, 8400 Oostende
  • Movie: Kinepolis, Koningin Astridlaan 12, 8400 Oostende

More info & registrations via the Agoria webpage