Presented by
The World Wind Energy Association
The African Wind Energy Association

In association with

SBS Conferences
Supported by
- The South African Minister for Minerals and Energy
- The Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy
- The South African Wind Energy Association
- Danish International Development Assistance
- InWEnt — Capacity Building International, Germany
- German Federal Ministry for Environment,
--Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
- The International Solar Energy Society
- More than 60 national, international and global --organisations

Under the patronage of Mrs Margot Wallström Member of the European Commission Responsible for the Environment, who has agreed to host the Secretariat of the Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition

May I welcome you to join us and participate in the second World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable Energy
taking place from 23 — 26 November 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wind energy has become widely recognised as a source of energy that can contribute substantially to a clean, affordable and sustainable energy supply system. The world community has set wind energy — like all renewable energies — on the agenda for sustainable development. The concluding statement of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg 2002 placed renewable energy as the future high priority obligation for the international community in the transition from fossil fuels and atomic energy to clean energies, particularly benefiting the many millions living in the unserved areas in developing countries.

Astonishing technological progress is being made by way of constantly improved, economically efficient, ulti–megawatt wind turbines as well as new, off–shore applications. This has given wind energy a status as a future primary energy carrier which nobody could anticipate just a few years ago.

The WWEC 2003 will tackle the full range of wind energy subjects and will especially focus on developing strategies and instruments for wind energy in less– and non–industrialised countries. The adaptation of successful technologies and strategies to specific regional and local conditions will be the central theme of our conference. We invite the world wind community to participate in this transfer and dissemination of expertise and bring their
success stories and encouragement.

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Centrally located on Cape Town’s foreshore, the newly opened Cape Town Convention Centre offers state–of–the–art equipment providing a venue above all expectations.

We are looking forward to a conference that will open new windows for the global breakthrough of wind energy in all your countries.

Dr Preben Maegaard
President, The World Wind Energy Association



Over six hundred delegates and speakers are expected to attend from both developed and developing countries in order to share their knowledge and experiences in developing clean and
affordable wind energy supplies as one cornerstone of a future energy system completely based on renewable energies.

Delegate profiles include:
government and municipal officials and politicians
entrepreneurs and individuals involved in energy production, distribution, product design and manufacture
researchers and academics
environmental planning and protection agencies


The CTICC is a world class convention centre offering superb facilities, fitted with the latest state of the art technology.

It is ideally situated between the city centre and
the V & A Waterfront, in close proximity to hotels,
restaurants, entertainment and shopping centres.


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