The confluence between the worlds of energy and sea

The international convention THETIS MRE was created in 2011 to meet the expectations of players involved in this raising sector, to gather and share experiences and to promote the development of  MRE energies as a source of blue economic growth.

Since its first edition in 2012, THETIS MRE has supported the ramp up of the sector by creating a cohesive event with all players of MRE:Public Institutions, Politics, Companies, NGO, Economic agencies, Industrial Clusters, Universities… THETIS MRE aims to pursue the annual convention on two days, always hosted by a dynamic territory, following the evolution of the sector, and anticipating new trends.

THETIS MRE through its programme targets a large audience of professionals from market leaders to new comers.


The name of THETIS is inspired by the Greek mythology. This nymphet with silver feet and long hair is one the fifty Nereid constituent of the Poseidon suite.

THETIS MRE's mission and goals:

  • Be at the service of the MRE industry through the adapted event offer in support of business development
  • Gather decision-makers and industry stakeholders around an international meeting dedicated to renewable ocean energy
  • Promote the role of offshore wind and marine renewable energies within the energy transition policy
  • Unite and gather regions and institutions around this industrial challenge


Keys facts on the 2015 edition of the International Convention THETIS MRE in Nantes:


Exhibitors: 300
Visitors: 4000
International exhibitors: 35%
Conference speakers: 53
Media partners : 22
of satisfaction
BtoB meetings: 808

Report on the 2015 edition


The International Convention THETIS MRE has become an European reference within the marine renewable energies sector.

·Thetis MRE, a political forum:

Thanks to the growth of the event, THETIS MRE has become a political forum and an area of debate for local elected representatives committed in the economic development of their territory.
It is also a meeting point for MPs and member of the central administration, influential actors of the industrial development and the energy transition policy. THETIS MRE is also a rendez-vous for embassies and foreign affairs.

·Thetis MRE, an event with high media visibility:

With more than 50 journalists covering the event, and 365 press releases, messages delivered during Thetis make headlines across all spectrum of media coverage (print and online press, TV, radio, and social media):

  • French local media: France 3, France Bleu, La Manche Libre, Le Parisien
  • French national media: BFM TV, AFP, Liberation, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, Aujourd’hui …
  • French specialised press : Journal de l’environnement, Le Marin, Mer et Marine, Actu Environnement, Green Innovation, Environnement & Technique…
  • International media: Offshore Wind, Offshore Wind Industry, A Word About Wind, ReNews…

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