Georgia World Congress Center,Atlanta. Sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Windpower 2012 offers various ways to gain knowledge, exposure and value to all the wind energy segments. This is the largest annual wind-focused exhibition in the world, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. It is the place to see products and services, learn industry brand names, network with leading industry decision makers, and generate numerous high-quality business leads. The conference program features more than 50 educational sessions with topics on community wind, supply chain, development in a seasoned market, state and regional policies and more. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner returns to Windpower 2012 to deliver opening remarks. New to the 2012 exhibition is the Windpower Industry Essentials program. These hybrid educational/networking provide information on the global wind market, operations and maintenance and manufacturing and the supply chain.