WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the entire value chain of wind power: turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, power utilities, project developers, financial institutions and research institutes. As the industry association WindEurope actively promotes wind power in Europe. It engages Governments on policy and regulation that affect wind power and its integration in the energy system. It coordinates research and development for the wind industry in Europe and manages the European Technology Innovation Platform for wind on behalf of the EU Commission. It also organizes industry exhibitions, conferences and technical workshops and serves as a platform for networking across the industry and between the industry and other stakeholders. WindEurope has over 450 members from more than 50 countries and a staff of over 50 based in Brussels. In February 2017 WindEurope was awarded the prize for the Best European Association. Prior to joining WindEurope, Mr. Dickson was Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom. Before that he was a civil servant in the UK Government for over 15 years.