K.EY – The Energy Transition Expo

February 28 - March 1 | Rimini, Italy Conferences & Exhibitions , Wind & water works

In 2022 Italy commissioned its first commercial offshore wind project; the 30MW Beleolico offshore wind farm, the first offshore wind project commissioned in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Italian wind energy market is expected to reach wind installation capacity to 22.3 GW in 2030 from  11 GW in 2022. According to the National Energy and Climate plan (NECP), Italy has set a target of contributing 30% to the 2030 European Union (EU) renewable energy target, aiming for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. This, in turn, is expected to have a significant increase in wind power (both onshore and offshore) capacity share in the country’s energy mix, which is likely to provide an opportunity for growth in the deployment of wind energy in the coming future.

With these ambitious targets in Italy, foreign knowledge is needed to set up the supply chain, which offers great opportunities for the Dutch wind sector, both onshore and offshore.

From February 28 – March 1, 2024, the second edition of the K.EY, the Energy Transition Expo will take place in Rimini, Italy. K.EY is Europe’s leading event dedicated to technologies, services and integrated solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The topics to be addressed include the development of renewable energy communities, new developments in wind, solar and photovoltaics, the prospects for offshore parks and large-scale and long-term storage, and the various applications of hydrogen.

The first edition of the K.EY attracted over 35,000 visitors and 603 exhibitors, from all over the world, and provided platform to over 150 conferences, workshops and networking events.

Netherlands Lounge

The Dutch Embassy in Rome and the Consulate General in Milan are organizing, with the support of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), a Netherlands Lounge at K.EY, with room for approximately 10 companies. The focus is on companies active in the offshore wind, hydrogen, and e-mobility sectors.
The NL Lounge is conveniently located at a central point in the wind energy hall, on the border with the e-mobility hall and the hydrogen hall. If over 10 companies will register for participation, a selection of 10 companies will be made by the organizers, based on sector and mutual cohesion.

Next to the NL Lounge, a networking moment will be included in the K.EY program. More information about that will be shared later on.

Participation costs

Participation costs are €1.000 per company, excluding travel and accommodation costs and VAT.

More information

Would you like to present your company at the NL Lounge during K.EY 2024? Please send an email to the Dutch Embassy no later than December 22, 2023 via: