October 27-29, 2014 | Palais des Congrès de Montréal | Montréal, Québec

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Wind Energy Webinar


“Export Opportunities in the Canadian Wind Energy Market”



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The U.S. Commercial Service, Canadian Wind Energy Conference Partnership and the Canadian Wind Energy Association hosted a webinar on Wednesday, July 9th to teach  U.S. companies how they can take advantage of business/export opportunities in the Canadian Wind Energy market.




Introductory Remarks 

Connie Irrera, Commercial Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Montreal.

Ulli Hammer, Director, Energy Events, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.


A Status Report on Canada’s Wind Energy Market 

Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association


What U.S. companies need to know to succeed in Canada 

Frits de Kiewit, Director of Business Development, Invenergy Canada


An overview of resources available to U.S. exporters 

Connie Irrera, Commercial Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Montreal.


U.S. Delegation to CanWEA 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition 

Connie Irrera, Commercial Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Montreal.


Questions & Answers 


Organized by:

US Commercial Service


Speaker Bios


-Mr. de Kiewit has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector. His experience varies from facilities management and managing large industrial corporate energy portfolios in a number of North American jurisdictions to the development of thermal, wind and solar generation facilities across North America and the Caribbean.

He joined Invenergy Canada, a leading clean and renewable energy company, in 2006 and is responsible for business development in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Prior to joining Invenergy, he was corporate director, energy for a large Canadian pulp and paper manufacturing company at its Montreal head office.  He is a graduate of the Marine Engineering College of the Hague in the Netherlands.



-Mr. Hornung has been President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) since August 2003. He represents the interests of CanWEA’s more than 250 members who are Canada’s leading wind farm owners/operators, wind turbine and component manufacturers, wind energy project developers, and consultants and service providers to the wind energy industry.

Mr. Hornung has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Political Studies from Trent University, as well as an International Baccalaureate from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific. He was named an Honorable Member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2009.  Mr Hornung is also a Board Member and member of the Executive Committee of the Global Wind Energy Council.