We will be updating the conference schedule regularly as speakers are confirmed and the program finalized.

Offshore Wind: Massachusetts is the most effective trade association I’ve ever been a part of.  We encourage you to join us in our annual effort to convey the value proposition offshore wind here in MA.  As a special thank-you for joining, we would like you offer one free conference admission for signing up as annual member to OSWMA. Jeffrey Grybowski

Chief Executive Officer, Deepwater Wind

DONG Energy is proud to support The 2016 Offshore Wind Leadership Conference.  The conference will provide a valuable update and outlook for the future of offshore wind in the U.S. market and provide a great networking opportunity for utilities, developers, investors, suppliers and policy makers. Thomas Brostrøm

General Manager North America, DONG Energy

The 2016 U.S. Offshore Wind Leadership Conference is a one stop-shop for getting the “on the ground” facts about offshore wind development in the U.S.  I can’t think of any core industry participant that is not planning on attending, or otherwise being represented at the conference.  This is the 2016 conference to be at. Erich Stephens

Executive Vice President, OffshoreMW

Sunday: 2 . 28 . 2016
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Open
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Informal Networking Reception

  • VodkaBa Bar

**Schedule Subject to Change

Monday: 2 . 29 . 2016
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

  • Breakfast Sponsored by Alpine Ocean
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Matt Morrissey, Managing Director, Offshore Wind: Massachusetts
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Block Island Wind Farm: America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

  • Jeffrey Grybowski: CEO Deepwater Wind, OSWMA BOD President
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The European Offshore Wind Experience: Jobs and Cost

  • Moderated: Andreas Reuter, Fraunhofer IWES


  • Charles Nordstrom, BVG Associates
  • David Rowland, New Business Director, Iberdrola
  • Karl Klos-Hein, Managing Director, EEW
  • Matthias Schubert, Wyncon
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee & Networking Break
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM DONG Energy and the United States Market

  • Thomas Brostrøm, General Manager North America, DONG Energy
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Market: Jobs & Cost

  • Moderated by: Stephanie McClellan, Director of Special Initiative on Offshore Wind


  • Dr. Willett Kempton, Professor, University of Delaware
  • Jason Folsom, Sales Director Offshore Wind Americas, Siemens
  • Jim Sandon, Chief Operating Officer, RES Offshore
  • Nancy Sopko, Advocacy & Federal Legislative Affairs Manager, AWEA 
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker

  • U.S. Senator Edward Markey
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote Address: Offshore Wind – a Critical Climate Change Solution

  • Collin O’Mara, President & CEO, National Wildlife Federation
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Perspectives of the Obama Administration on Offshore Wind: “From ‘Smart from the Start’ to the Final Sprint”

  • Brandi Colander, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management at the United States Department of the Interior
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Dialogue with the BOEM Director: A Platform for Discussion to Drive Collective Success

  • Abigail Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM Coffee & Networking Break
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Reflections on the 2015 Offshore Wind Trade Mission: Delegates from the Massachusetts Legislature

  • Moderator: Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad

Legislative Panelists:

  • Senator Marc R. Pacheco, President Pro Tempore
  • Senator Mark C. Montigny, Assistant Majority Leader, Chair, Joint Committee on Rules
  • Representative Ronald Mariano, Majority Leader
  • Representative Thomas A. Golden Jr., Chair, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
  • Representative James J. O’Day, Chair, Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
  • Representative Sarah K. Peake, Division Chair
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Presentation by OffshoreMW

  • Erich Stephens, EVP, OffshoreMW, LLC
4:00 PM – 4:55 PM Offshore Wind: An Investment in America’s Clean Energy Future

  • Moderator: Stephen Pike, Interim CEO of Massachusetts Clean Energy Council


  • Bryan Martin, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Private Equity, D.E. Shaw & Co., LP
  • Ole Kjems Sorensen, Head of Partnership, M&A and Asset Management, DONG Energy
  • Michael Thompson, Northland Power
4:55 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Day Remarks

  • Matt Morrissey, Managing Director, Offshore Wind: Massachusetts
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Conference Reception in Kennedy Foyer

  • Co-sponsored by TetraTech and Smith, Costello & Crawford
8:00 PM Open Evening for Attendees

**Schedule Subject to Change

Tuesday: 3 . 1 . 2016

NOTE: Creating business development opportunities are a priority for the Massachusetts wind energy area leaseholders during this conference. Therefore, Day Two will have parallel tracks. In addition to cutting edge roundtable discussions, there will be two, 2-hour periods where vendors may sign up for 10-minute pitches to each of the Massachusetts wind energy leaseholders: DONG Energy, Deepwater Wind, and OffshoreMW.


Speed Pitch Sessions
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Developer-Vendor Speed Pitch Session I

  • DONG Energy
  • Deepwater Wind
  • OffshoreMW
  • US Wind

Third Floor Rooms: Lexington, Montague, Sessions & Dartmouth

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Developer-Vendor Speed Pitch Session II

  • DONG Energy
  • Deepwater Wind
  • OffshoreMW
  • US Wind

Third Floor Rooms: Lexington, Montague, Sessions & Dartmouth

General Session
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast & Registration

  • Breakfast sponsored by GZA
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Opening Remarks

  • Matt Morrissey, Managing Director, Offshore Wind: Massachusetts
8:35 AM – 9:30 AM    The Offshore Wind Turbine: Technological Breakthroughs and Advances and their Application in the U.S. Market

  • Morten Hjortkjaer, Head of Capex Procurement, DONG Energy


  • Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO Offshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy
  • Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind at Siemens Wind Power
  • Thomas Karst, CSO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Offshore Wind Vessel Strategies for the United States Market

  • Ketil Arvesen, Vice President, Fred. Olsen Ocean Limited
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Revitalizing Industrial Ports and Bolstering the Manufacturing Sector

  • Chair: The Honorable Jon Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford


  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Stietzel, Head of Economic Development for City of Cuxhaven, Germany
  • Mark O’Reilly, Director & Chairman, Team Humber Marine Alliance
  • Edward Anthes-Washburn, Director, Port of New Bedford
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Positive Impacts of Basic & Applied Research of an Emerging Offshore Wind Sector: U.S. Higher Education
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Baker Administration Perspectives on Offshore Wind

  • Matthew A. Beaton – Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Opportunity: U.S. States are Harnessing Offshore Wind

  • Moderator: Bill White, Director of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


  • Paul Rich, Director of Project Development, U.S. Wind, Maryland
  • Marion Gold, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Chris Wissemann, Chief Executive Officer, Fisherman’s Energy
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM U.S. Wind’s Perspective on Maryland and New Jersey Offshore Wind Markets

  • Paolo Sammartino, Executive Vice President, U.S. Wind and COO at Renexia
  • *Introduced by Liz Burdock, Executive Director, Business Network for Offshore Wind, Maryland
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Coffee & Networking Break
3:15PM – 4:15PM Maintaining the Momentum – Next Steps for the U.S. Offshore Wind Market Roundtable Discussion with:

  • Thomas Brostrøm, General Manager North America, DONG Energy
  • Jeffrey Grybowski: CEO, Deepwater Wind & BOD President, OSWMA
  • Erich Stephens, Erich Stephens, EVP, OffshoreMW, LLC
  • Paul Rich, Director of Project Development, U.S. Wind
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks

  • Matt Morrissey, Managing Director, Offshore Wind: Massachusetts

**Schedule Subject to Change

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