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Safety & Training Forum 2024

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About the event

Who should Attend?

Last year’s Forum was attended by 150+ representatives of the GWO community including training providers, certification bodies, member representatives from O&M’s, industry associations and suppliers.

GWO knows how important it is for our community to come together, look one another in the eye and work for the good of our industry. It's so important it's written into our non-profit DNA and in our ‘by the industry, for the industry’ ethos.

What to Expect

The GWO Safety & Training Forum is designed with a programme that will activate and engage you on the issues that matter to your community. Secure your place at the Forum and you'll get to meet with partners, colleagues and customers in an environment where open discussion and debate is our priority.

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Safety & Training Forum 2024

Welcome to the Safety & Training Forum 2024 - GWO’s annual event for community learning and dialogue.

The Forum is GWO’s annual event bringing together the world’s largest wind industry manufacturers, owner and operators with our training community for two days of inspiration, industry insight, networking, and dialogue. This year, the event will take place on October 8th & 9th in Orlando, Florida.

Here you can explore the programme, learn about our approach and register your place(s) today!

About the event

Who should Attend?

Last year’s Forum was attended by 150+ representatives of the GWO community including training providers, certification bodies, member representatives from O&M’s, industry associations and suppliers.

GWO knows how important it is for our community to come together, look one another in the eye and work for the good of our industry. It's so important it's written into our non-profit DNA and in our ‘by the industry, for the industry’ ethos.

What to Expect

The GWO Safety & Training Forum is designed with a programme that will activate and engage you on the issues that matter to your community. Secure your place at the Forum and you'll get to meet with partners, colleagues and customers in an environment where open discussion and debate is our priority.

What is the programme?

Programme announcements will start shortly. We don’t want to spoil the surprises, but highlights of the two days will include updates on all major GWO work programmes, workshops and plenary sessions on instructor training, meriting, and digital learning. The daytime events are fully catered. The finale of the two days is the Safety & Training Awards held at 5pm on October 9th.

Register your spot!

Tickets for the Safety & Training Forum 2024 can be purchased through GWO's Eventzilla booking system. You may book up to four tickets per booking for yourself and colleagues.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Location: Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

The Safety & Training Forum 2024, welcome to the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. This modern convention hotel is conveniently located close to Orlando International Airport (MCO) but retaining features you would expect of a hotel in a resort area. To make your stay even more convenient, we have secured a group rate for attendees. However, please note that the GWO promo code is limited. Use this link to the promo code and to make your booking.
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A programme for everyone

The GWO Safety & Training Forum brings together GWO's community for a heavyweight programme of inspiration, industry insight, networking and dialogue across two days of workshops, roundtables as well as plenary sessions. There'll be plenty of opportunities to contribute your experience and understanding about the hot topics in safety and training in the wind industry. While we await our final programme to be announced, we know for sure that the finale for the Forum will be the  Safety & Training Awards Ceremony on the late afternoon of October 9th.

Day 1

// Morning
9:30
Instructor Quality: Meet your Peers
Networking Session. Meet colleagues and organisations that have successfully completed the Instructor Qualification Training and the new Instructor Qualification process and get to know the dedicated training team behind it.
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11:00
Welcome
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11:20
The Board talks Strategy 2024-2026
The Board of Directors Members will present GWO’s new strategy, and what does this mean for training organisations and the industry
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12:00
New Product Development
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// Early afternoon
13:00
Lunch Break
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14:00
Join the Conversation: Training Recognition
Recognition of legacy training and other qualifications will open up GWO training and careers in wind to a new workforce beyond those already covered by GWO merit processes. Join the conversation in this roundtable discussion
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15:30
Break
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// Afternoon & Early evening
16:00
Key Note: TBA
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17:00
Happy Hour
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Day 2

// Morning
9:00
Fire Side Chat: John Barrie & Jakob Lau Holst Talk Strategy
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11:15
Break
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11:45
Stepping into Solar
Panel discussion
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// Early afternoon
12:45
Lunch
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13:45
Join the conversation: Solar
Roundtable discussion Session description will be updated shortly
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15:15
Break
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// Afternoon & Early evening
15:45
Safety & Training Awards Ceremony
Join us for the GWO Safety & Training Awards Ceremony, where we celebrate excellence in the safety training community.
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17:00
Happy Hour
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