WindEnergy Conference in Des Moines, IA - November 6, 2007

Governor Chet Culver to speak at WindEnergy Conference promoting cooperation between German and US companies on November 6th in Des Moines, IA


Governor Chet Culver to speak at WindEnergy Conference promoting cooperation between German and US companies on November 6th in Des Moines, IA

Chicago - November 2 - This coming Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) is organizing and hosting a conference in Des Moines, Iowa for wind energy. The primary objective of the conference is to open a dialogue for partnership between companies from two of the world's leading countries in wind energy technologies.

"There are incredible things happening in Iowa related to renewable energy, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to promote our state to renewable energy industry leaders from Germany," said Iowa Governor Chet Culver, one of the keynote speakers at this conference, who also spoke recently at the world's largest wind energy trade show, HusumWind, in Husum, Germany. Additional keynote speakers are Robert Gates, President of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Christine Woerlen, Head of Renewable Energy for the German Energy Agency (DENA). Other leading organizations from the US and Germany will be a part of distinguished speaker panels presenting the US and German wind energy markets. This conference is sponsored by the German Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWI), and organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in coordination with the German Energy Agency (DENA). It is also supported by the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the American Wind Energy Association.

The conference will take place at the Historical Building at 600 East Locust in Des Moines, Iowa. The morning session at 8:30 a.m. will focus on the "Wind Energy Market Today and Tomorrow". The afternoon session at 1:45 p.m. will feature presentations from German companies on "Innovation and Opportunities for Cooperation". The German delegation includes representatives from Germany's leading wind energy companies including developers, financing companies, experts in site selection and testing, suppliers of critical components such as towers, lifts, foundations, and transport systems, software and process control systems, and hybrid energy systems for farms and rural development. A network reception from 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. concludes this one-day conference in one of the leading states for wind energy development.

The mission of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest is to further, promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States. With over 700 members in the Midwest and over 2000 Chamber members throughout the US, the German American Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in renewable energy conferences and other initiatives between the United States and Germany.

For more information on the conference please visit our website at

Janka Pieper, PR & Communications
Tel.: (312) 494-2162

Mark Tomkins, Director, Consulting Services
Tel.: (312) 494-2172

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3330
Chicago, IL 60611-4212
Tel. : (312) 644-2662
Fax : (312) 644-0738
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