Award-Winning Journalist Dan Gardner will deliver keynote remarks at Oceantic Network’s annual IPF Conference
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2024
Media Contact: Melinda Skea | [email protected] | 202-709-9793
BALTIMORE — Oceantic Network today announced award-winning journalist Dan Gardner, author of How Big Things Get Done, as the keynote speaker for its annual International Partnering Forum (IPF), hosted by Fugro, RWE, and Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions, happening April 22-25 in New Orleans. Gardner will share techniques and strategies for ensuring big projects are completed successfully, and how these lessons can be applied to the U.S. offshore wind industry.
“In 2024, the U.S. offshore wind industry will continue to navigate inflation, supply chain shortages, and external challenges. IPF brings together key stakeholders to tackle these issues for a robust future,” stated Liz Burdock, CEO of Oceantic Network. “Meeting state and federal goals demands intense planning and strong execution. Gardner’s insights at IPF will guide industry players in their decision-making as the industry aims to get projects across the finish line.”
Gardner will be the Keynote Speaker at the Network’s Plenary Session, happening Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. CST. His book How Big Things Get Done contains critical knowledge to help companies, governments, and industries of all kinds manage successful mega projects. Amid industry pressure to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and deliver more power, Gardner’s exploration of why so many mega projects fail will provide important and useful insights on how to improve planning and execution so that projects come in on time and under budget.
The Network also announced a new set of scientific and technical workshops as part of 2024 IPF Week, developed in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), offering a deep dive into technical challenges and scientific topics in the global offshore wind industry. With the inclusion of the Scientific & Technical Track, experts at all levels and specialties can engage in IPF Week’s global information exchange. Other tracks include Ports & Vessels, Finance & Insurance, Operations & Maintenance, and more.
“IPF has served as the essential hub for learning, networking, and collaborating on current bottlenecks, potential solutions, and new technologies in offshore wind for more than a decade,” added Burdock. “Throughout various challenges, including start-up hurdles and the global pandemic, IPF has consistently been the go-to conference for forging business deals, building relationships, and sparking new opportunities in the industry.”
Members of the press interested in covering IPF Week should contact Melinda Skea at [email protected].
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For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-302-8079.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.