Wind of Change

GNO, Inc. will lead a business trip to Rhode Island from June 20-22, 2022. The focus of the visit will be the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind installation, which was largely constructed and serviced by Louisiana companies. Participants will see and understand the role and potential for Louisiana to be the supply chain for offshore wind in America, beginning in Block Island.

The summit will include a visit to Block Island Wind Farm via chartered vessel, visits to industry related innovation hubs, and in-depth discussions with Rhode Island offshore wind & renewable energy companies, economic developers, and elected officials, including the Secretary of Commerce for Rhode Island.



Registration is $1,850 and includes:

  • Group roundtrip airfare from Louis Armstrong International to Rhode Island T.F. Green International
  • Three days and two nights lodging at conference hotel in Providence, Rhode Island
  • All program activities, meals, and transportation

Please contact Rachel Shields, [email protected], for registration information.

Sample Itinerary

*under development – subject to change*

Monday, June 20, 2022

  • Depart MSY, 5:45 AM [connect at BWI] – arrive PVD, 11:25 AM
  • Lunch with Rhode Island officials
  • Dinner reception w/Rhode Island officials & business executives

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • Block Island Wind Farm tour via chartered vessel
  • Lunch with Rhode Island officials & business executives
  • Tour of Providence energy and maritime assets
  • Dinner reception w/Rhode Island officials & business executives

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

  • Tour of Cambridge Innovation Center-Providence, and the Innovation & Design District
  • Depart PVD, 1:45 PM [connect at BWI] – arrive MSY 5:30 PM

Who Should Register?

Anyone interested in understanding the offshore wind industry, and how Louisiana’s experience in offshore oil & gas will translate into opportunities in this growing sector, not only in the Gulf of Mexico, but across America.


An opportunity to advance efforts to embrace offshore wind activity in the Gulf of Mexico, Wind of Change will bring together a cross-section of corporate, government, and economic development leaders. Through curated programming and discussions with industry leaders & lawmakers on the ground in Rhode Island, Wind of Change will create an opportunity for companies to pursue new and innovative ways to engage with the energy industry.

A business summit hosted by Greater New Orleans, Inc., Wind of Change offers a range of sponsorship opportunities. Your involvement in Wind of Change sends a powerful message of leadership and commitment to ensuring that Louisiana is poised to take advantage of the economic opportunities that offshore wind exploration will create.

Sponsorship Packages –

Premiere $15,000

  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the Block Island Wind Farm chartered vessel
  • Speaking opportunities throughout full itinerary
  • Print, web and social media promotion
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items

Executive $10,000

  • One complimentary registration
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the opening dinner reception
  • Print, web and social media promotion
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items

Corporate $2,500

  • Print, web and social media promotion
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional items

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Bradford, Vice President of Advancement, at (504) 527-6943 or [email protected].