Meeting face-to-face is one of the great advantages of attending an exhibition and/or conference. There are more organised 1-2-1 meetings on offer than ever before at All-Energy (Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 May, SECC, Glasgow), the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, which also focuses on business energy efficiency and sustainable cities. Full information on the show is at www.all-energy.co.uk; and free registration is at www.all-energy.co.uk/registration.
“There is a fascinating range of 1-2-1 meetings taking place during this year’s All-Energy, ” says Jonathan Heastie, Event Director of All-Energy. “There is 1-2-1 exporting advice available from Commercial Officers from 17 countries thanks to UK Trade & Industry; and more 1-2-1 sessions with buyers, and those who can link you to the buying community, in our ‘Meet the Buyers’ Share Fair; with the ISLES (Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study) partners and their consultants; with community energy experts who can de-mystify and help with advice on Scottish support and funding organisations – CARES, LECF, LCITP, REIF, and LEIF; and with specialists on energy efficiency from The Carbon Trust, it’s a rich offering.
“We urge you to take advantage of them all! Like all elements of All-Energy they are free of charge, and what a fantastic opportunity to be able to meet face-to-face on ‘neutral territory’. Most meetings can be pre-booked but there is also the opportunity to ‘turn up on the day’.”
Down to detail
The ‘Meet the Buyers’ Share Fair takes place on Wednesday 6 May.Presentations place in the morning of 6 May when speakers will either outline their own procurement policy and tendering process, or give advice on reaching relevant buyers. In the afternoon (from 14:00hrs) there are opportunities for 1-2-1 meetings in the Share Fair area in the exhibition with the following:
- Nolan Miller, Open4Business Project Manager, SSE
- John Andrew, Business Development Director, Balfour Beattie
- David Timmons, Senior Project Buyer, BAM Nuttall
- Paul Lovatt, Project Buyer, ABB
- Geoff Robotham, Diversify Glasgow
- Stuart Deed, Diversify Glasgow
- Andrew McDaniel, Diversify Glasgow
- Mark Smith, Head of Mining and Marine, Trade Group, UK Trade & Investment
- Charlie Jordan, Project Director, EA1, ScottishPower Renewables
- David Sweenie, Project Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power
Appointment can be booked in advance via the All-Energy website, bookings can also be made on the day.
The Community Energy conference session takes place on Thursday 7 May (the Community Energy quick fire Seminar Theatre having run throughout the day on 6 May). Following the session which runs from 10:30-12:15 in Conference 3) there will be a Scottish Local Energy support drop-in clinic on tier two of the Team Scotland Stand (H10) – no booking necessary:
- CARES, LECF and LCITP 12:30-14:30
- REIF, LEIF 14:00-16:00
There are 26 quick fire presentations taking place in the Business Energy Efficiency Seminar Theatreon Thursday 7 May. After the case histories being delivered between 12:15 and 13:45, The Carbon Trust’s specialist staffwill be available in the Share Fair area of the exhibition to provide advice on how you can emulate the speakers and implement ever-more effective energy efficiency measures in your own organisation. No booking necessary.
The Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) project partners are announcing the key emerging findings from the second phase of the ISLES study for the first time. ISLES is a collaboration between the Scottish Government and its counterparts in Ireland and Northern Ireland, that aims to facilitate and stimulate investment in an offshore transmission network to support the integration of renewable energy resources and further interconnection.
The ISLES II outputs are being announced in a dedicated conference session chaired by Chris Stark, The Scottish Government’s Head of Electricity and Deputy Director of Energy and Climate Change (14:00-15:30. 6 May). There will be an opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with the partners and their consultants on the emerging ISLES II findings on the ISLES stand (D14). One-to-ones will last approximately 15 minutes, and can be pre-booked at https://www.smoothbook.co/ap/index.php/smart/home/6110#/service .
- 6 May 09:30-12:30 – Network Regulation & Market Alignment Study Work-stream: Gary Kean, Poyry
- 7 May 09:30-12:30 – Business Plan Work-stream: Cathryn Hooper, Source Low Carbon
- 7 May 14:00-16:30 – Spatial Plan and Sustainability Appraisal Work-stream: David Ritchie, Aecom
Further information on ISLES II project at All-Energy is in the “What They’re Showing” round-up available via the Media Centre at www.all-energy.co.uk; and on the project itself at www.islesproject.eu/
UK Trade & Investment
With Commercial Officers from 17 countries – Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and USA – travelling from around the world to be at All-Energy, UK companies are invited to set up 1-2-1 meetings with them during the show on the UKTI stand. The All-Energy website gives advice on how to book an appointment in advance http://www.all-energy.co.uk/Show-Features/GREAT-Business-Lounge/ .
What’s more, the experts from Algeria, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland and Russia will be giving Market Briefings on the UKTI stand; again there is a link from the All-Energy website to the programme of Market Briefings.
All-Energy comprises a major exhibition with 450+ exhibitors from 20 countries: Austria, Belgium. Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom . Fifteen se3ctor specific trails available in paper form, or on the All-Energy ‘Plan Your Day’ App help visitors find their way to the exhibits they deem of particular interst.
The conference with its compelling plenary sessions and nine parallel streams covers all renewable energy sources and the challenges and opportunities it faces. It also covers sustainable cities, business energy efficiency, the grid and energy storage; skills; finance and funding; renewable heat; CCS; renewables for the farming community; community energy; low carbon economies and much more. The conference programme is at www.all-energy.co.uk/Conference/Timetable/ both as an interactive grid, and also as a pdf of the entire conference and seminar programmes.
This is the fifteenth annual All-Energy and the first to be held in Glasgow – the fourteen previous shows have been held in Aberdeen.
Networking is vital
Networking plays an important role at All-Energy; and at 18:00hrs on Wednesday 6 May visitors and exhibitors will be led by piper Iain Todd across the river from the SECC to the Glasgow Science Centre where Glasgow City Council will host the Civic Receptions, and All-Energy the rest of the networking evening where exhibits can be tired out, and new contacts made in a relaxed atmosphere.
Supporters and sponsors
Shepherd & Wedderburn is sponsoring all the conference and seminar theatres on the showfloor (offshore wind, sustainable cities, and the quick fire seminar theatres); ScottishPower Renewables is sponsoring registration and the banners around Glasgow; Centrica is sponsoring the bags, Gaia Wind the visitor badges and Café, and Element Power is once again sponsoring The Power Club and its executive lounge for those responsible for the management and development of new renewable projects. The hydropower trail is sponsored by the British Hydropower Association and the onshore wind one by Ecocel Renewables.
All-Energy is held in association with UK Trade & Investment, the Renewable Energy Association, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with the Society for Underwater Technology as its Learned Society Patron, and supported by over 30 government departments, professional bodies, learned societies and trade associations.
Admission to the major exhibition, the multi-stream conference, and Giant Networking Evening is free of charge to all with a business/ professional interest in renewable energy, and business energy efficiency, there is no admission to anyone under the age of 16.
Further information on all aspects of All-Energy, including registration, travel and accommodation is available from www.all-energy.co.uk
- Judith Patten is very happy to provide show preview material written to your requirements in terms of content, length and deadline; and/or to supply photographs of the 2014 show, or to work with you in any way on the editorial front – contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)208 241 1912. An ever-growing “What They’re Showing” preview is already in existence and can be sent to you straight away
- Press registration for bona fide editorial journalists is at http://bit.ly/1PQnPmR – there will be a manned press office at the show which you are welcome to use as your office-from-office