Hampton Roads Offshore Wind Welcome Weekend
In August 2021, the Hampton Roads Alliance and its offshore wind partners were honored to host a cohort of global players in the offshore wind industry for a weekend visit to the Hampton Roads region.
The Hampton Roads Offshore Wind VIP Welcome Weekend, presented by the Hampton Roads Alliance and Virginia Energy, was planned ahead of the Business Network for Offshore Wind's annual International Partnering Forum (IPF) — the largest offshore wind energy conference in North America that was held in Richmond, VA on August 24-26.
Nineteen company representatives attended the Welcome Weekend, which consisted of several networking receptions, a harbor boat tour, panel discussions with local maritime and workforce development professionals, a supplier matchmaking session and more. A highlight of the weekend was an appearance from Governor Ralph Northam, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and Congressman Bobby Scott at Saturday's evening reception at the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk.
The weekend was a huge success, garnering positive remarks from all parties involved. The collaboration and commitment demonstrated by the Virginia Offshore Wind Partners further solidified why Hampton Roads is an ideal location for the offshore wind industry on the East Coast. The Alliance would like to extend its sincerest thank you to its many partners and sponsors who contributed to the weekend's success.