(June 18-19, 2013)Berlin. The Conference of the Wind Power Engineering Community will discuss all relevant aspects of the wind energy industry. Wind energy installation operators, component manufacturers as well as energy suppliers and research institutes of international repute will present the full range of topics in technical developments. Organizer of the event is VDI Wissensforum GmbH. With Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reuter of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) and Dr. Andrew Garrad of GL Garrad Hassan as technical co-directors of the conference, more than 80 speakers from 20 countries will share deep insights into all technical aspects of the wind energy industry. Garrad opens the conference with his paper on the subject of “Wind energy: short-term turbulence, long term growth”. This event in five parallel sessions covers topics which include gearbox types, rotor blade designs, maintenance, damages and damage analysis as well as vibrations and the international wind power market.