The event will go ahead as planned
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2017/06/05 15:47 CET
Statement from ExCeL London
Following the tragic events in recent weeks, we would like to reassure anyone coming to ExCeL London that additional security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all our visitors.
At ExCeL, the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes to the venue is our top priority. Our security plans are always under careful review and are adapted whenever necessary in light of any new intelligence. We are unable to discuss specific security details, as doing so is potentially detrimental to these measures.
If you are attending an event, please be aware that additional screening checks have been put in place and therefore queue times are likely to be longer than normal. We would advise allowing extra time to travel to the venue and access your event.
Visitors, exhibitors and delegates can rest assured that London as a whole is functioning as normal and is largely undisrupted by the incident that occurred on Saturday.
Business at ExCeL continues as normal. In line with national guidance, we ask that all customers, visitors and staff remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to a member of the ExCeL team or our security suite.
We look forward to welcoming you to our venue.
2017/06/05 10:25 CET
From Matthew Wright, Managing Director of DONG Energy UK
“Our thoughts are with the people of London and Manchester, and we send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those affected by the recent incidents. We are still very much participating at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 and our plans for the event are unchanged.”
2017/06/04 21:39 CET
From Keith Anderson, CEO ScottishPower
“We will be at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 to show our support for the people of London. The thoughts of everyone in our team are with the people affected by the recent attacks and their family and friends”
2017/06/04 17:58 CET
From Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
“We at Siemens Gamesa stand together with our British friends, colleagues and all those people living and working in London who have been affected by the recent attacks. Our thoughts are particularly with those killed or injured and their families. It remains important at times like this to unite against every form of terrorism and to stand shoulder by shoulder with each other. We still anticipate Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will be an important show for our industry and we will be there with our British colleagues.”
2017/06/04 17:42 CET
Participants notified via email that the event will go ahead as planned.
2017/06/04 12:40 CET
The organising team is in constant contact with the ExCeL London, the Head of Security and the local authorities.
The latest advice is to keep the event going and extra security measures will be put in place. People entering the venue will need to go through extra checks and additional security patrols are foreseen.
If the general threat level in the UK is increased, then the situation will be evaluated again. Any changes will be communicated via this web page and through an email to registered participants.
2017/06/04 12:19 CET
From Stewart Mullin, MHI Vestas Director of Public Affairs, Communication and Marketing
“Our condolences go out to the people of London and all of those who have been affected by this incident. At MHI Vestas, safety is of the utmost importance. In cases like this where there are no official travel restrictions from foreign affairs departments, we leave it up to the individual to decide if they feel safe travelling under the circumstances. We anticipate that we will continue to have a strong presence at the show and we look forward to the show continuing unchanged, as we are confident with the extra security measures that WindEurope has in place.”
2017/06/04 11:05 CET
Following the tragic events in London last night, we would like to express our deepest sympathy with those affected and reassure you that the WindEurope team is already in London and, with RenewableUK, working closely with the ExCel London, local police and relevant authorities.
The event will go ahead as planned. We had already enhanced the security measures at the venue after the Manchester attack and will follow any additional advice we are given by the local police and authorities.
The 2015 WindEurope Conference and Exhibition took place in Paris just 3 days after the November terrorist attacks. It is difficult to believe that we are facing a similar situation again. But, as it was back 2015, it is today our strong will “to stand together in face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life”.
Please rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and will give you all the information we have on this page.
In the meantime, our team is on the phone to respond to any questions you may have. Please call Garth Halliday at +44 7815550969