“We enjoyed the perfectly organized program by GACC Midwest. We made lots of valuable contacts during the course of the trip at the business conference and at the various B2B meetings. The supportive and committed GACC Midwest team was a pleasure to work with”.

Jürgen Ruf, Chairman of the Board, media transfer AG

German American Wind Energy Business Conference and Delegation

The American and German wind industries have shown an impressive growth path in recent years. In 2016, wind power delivered 15% of Germany’s gross electricity consumption. In the US, wind energy represented over 30% of capacity additions in 2016. While current incentives such as the PTC in the US and a revised EEG in Germany will bolster growth until at least 2020, improved technologies and lower overall cost make the industry increasingly subsidy-independent.

As both of these leading global economies continue to shift toward cleaner energy sources, there will no doubt be numerous obstacles as well as opportunities for collaboration along the way. The Wind Energy Business Conference sets the stage for a transatlantic exchange on the future of the wind energy industry. We invite you to join the discussion.


  • Insights on future market developments and policy outlooks
  • Grid integration solutions
  • Innovative technologies for turbines
  • Trends and best practices in the American and German service markets

Up to eight German wind energy companies will participate in this conference and present their products and services. Join us to discover synergies and partnership opportunities and to network with industry peers.

Date & Venue

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Chicago, IL

Venue tbc

Conference Agenda

The agenda is currently in development. Please check back later.

Meet our German company representatives one-on-one

Our delegation participants are interested in meeting their U.S. counterparts in 1-on-1 meetings to discuss potential partnerships. We will post information about the participating German companies as it becomes available.

Be an official delegate

Are you representing a German company with products and solutions relating to wind energy? If so, you might be eligible to participate in this exciting delegation program, fully funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. As a delegate you will benefit from our “business matchmaking service” - individually-arranged business meetings with potential partners, have the opportunity to present at the German American Wind Conference on June 20, and get exclusive access to a market study about wind energy in the US, and much more. For more information please contact Corinna Jess.


Corinna Jess
Senior Manager, Market Entry Programs & Delegations
Tel.: +1 (312) 665-0976
Email: jess(at)gaccmidwest.org

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