UK: Influential Speakers Announced at All-Energy 2013
With 16 weeks before the opening of All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, key component parts are all in place. Some of the influential speakers taking part in the multi-stream conference have been announced, as has a new and invaluable feature – The Energy Hub – sponsored by The Crown Estate.
Amongst the speakers confirmed to be taking part in the All-Energy 2013 conference at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2013 are Rt Hon Ed Davey MP the UK’s Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC); Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scottish Government; Lady Susan Rice CBE, Managing Director, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland; Ian Marchant, Chief Executive, SSE; Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind Energy; The Crown Estate; Adam Bruce, Chairman of the Offshore Wind Programme Board; Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult; David Blunt Member of the Norstec Steering Committee, and Gamesa’s Director Public Policy UK & EU Institutions; and Benj Sykes, UK Country Manager, Wind Power, DONG Energy.
“All-Energy 2013 is well set to be the largest ever in the event’s thirteen-show history,” says Jonathan Heastie, Exhibition Director, Global Group Renewables and Alternative Energy of Reed Exhibitions Ltd. “The exhibition is now 75% sold out and stand space continues to sell, at a record level with exhibitors encompassing all sectors of the renewable energy industry , enthusiastically booking their space, and signing up for our dozen sector-specific trails designed to benefit exhibitors by ensuring relevant footfall on their stands, and to help visitors easily find their way around the show.”
Announcing ‘The Energy Hub’
“I am particularly delighted to be able to announce an important new feature, The Energy Hub, sponsored by The Crown Estate,” Jonathan Heastie adds. “This is a centrally placed business lounge on the exhibition floor where the key stakeholders in the renewable energy industry will be able to network and conduct business meetings. We are similarly appreciative that The Crown Estate is once again sponsoring the offshore wind stream of the conference, which will run throughout the two days, and also the offshore wind trail around the exhibition.”
Rob Hastings, Director of Energy and Infrastructure, The Crown Estate said: “We welcome this opportunity to sponsor this year’s All-Energy conference and exhibition and are please to support both the offshore wind stream and the offshore wind trail – enabling attendees to easily navigate their way round the exhibition to the offshore wind exhibitors.
“We are particularly excited to be extending our sponsorship to include ‘The Energy Hub’. This offers visitors a dedicated business lounge to hold meetings and network. So, All-Energy will find The Crown Estate at the heart of the industry. We look forward to welcoming you there.”
Other sponsors confirmed for All-Energy 2013 include EDP Renewables, Houlder and Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe – and the growing exhibitor list can be found online, where many exhibitors are already taking advantage of enhanced web options that enable them to post full information on their exhibits and range of products or services, videos, social networking links, press releases and brochures as a 24/7 guide to potential visitors to the show.
Over 400 session ideas and synopses of proposed presentations were submitted to the organisers of All-Energy for consideration in the multi-stream conference, session and on-exhibition floor seminar theatres. Session ‘champions’ and steering groups are now poring over these submissions and an outline conference programme will be available during February. Admission to all conference sessions, in addition to the major exhibition and the Giant Networking Evening (on 22 May at AECC) is free of charge to all with a business/professional interest in renewable and sustainable energy.
All-Energy is held in association with RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables, AREG – Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, and UKTI – UK Trade and Investment, with The Society for Underwater Technology as its learned society patron. It is supported by nearly 30 government departments, development agencies, professional bodies and trade associations.
Press release, January 31, 2013; Image: decc