On 15–17 November 2012, the fifth China Wind Power Conference & Exhibition (CWP2012) was held in Beijing. The event was organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in cooperation with the China Wind Energy Association and the China Renewable Energy Industry Association. This year’s theme was ‘New Opportunities and Challenges of the Wind Industry: From Quantity to Quality’. Windtech International joined the event as a media partner. The conference programme offered a range of specialised sessions and side events, attended by 2,500 participants. Presentations and discussions covered, among other things, enhancing the reliability and quality of wind turbines and components, as well as improved resource assessment and forecasting. At the exhibition, nearly 400 companies showcased their products and services to around 27,000 visitors.