About Northern Powerhouse Mission – Offshore Wind, USA

The Department for International Trade is inviting established exporters and high-growth businesses based in the North of England that are active in the offshore wind sector to join a trade mission to North East USA. This is a good opportunity for you to explore and develop trade and collaboration opportunities in the USA, our biggest single partner for trade and investment.

The mission’s primary focus will be attendance at 2022 International Partnering Forum (IPF22) in New Jersey, the premier offshore wind energy conference in North America, from 26-28 April 2022. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, IPF22 connects global leaders and businesses in the offshore wind supply chain, offering networking opportunities and updates on the industry from technology and policy, to safety and siting. The event will provide registered visitors with the opportunity to arrange 1:1 meetings with other visitors and exhibitors through the organiser’s WindMatch program.

What’s included?

  • Single visitor entry pass to IPF22 (normal IPF Member entry fee is $1,595)
  • Access to a series of briefings delivered by specialist speakers, innovation hubs, key players in the market, and in-country experts from:
    • Choose New Jersey
    • Empire State Development
    • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
    • New Jersey Economic Development Authority
    • Rhode Island Commerce
  • Coach/train transfers during the group programme (not individual transfers from airport to hotel or hotel to airport)
  • Some networking breakfasts/lunches
  • Some evening receptions
  • Tours of ports in New Jersey and New Bedford

Grant Funding
Eligible SMEs in the North of England may be eligible to receive financial support towards the cost of their flights and hotel accommodation.

Companies must be based in the Northern Powerhouse region.

The mission will close for applications on Sunday 27th February 2022.

£750 per delegate (includes VAT) – One delegate per company allowed. Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights, accommodation, and other travel costs.

Apply to join the mission here

Event Overview

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The Department for International Trade

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Sunday 24th April 2022

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