Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP will be delivering a keynote address in the opening plenary conference session on Wednesday 15 May at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located Dcarbonise. The inaugural Dcarbonise is Scotland’s dedicated energy customer-focused event for low-carbon built environment and transport solutions.
The 19th All-Energy, and the co-located Dcarbonise, are being held at the Glasgow Event Campus (SEC) on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May, bringing together some 7,000 participants from home and overseas; up to 250 exhibiting companies; and a packed multi-stream conference and seminar programme with more than 450 speakers. All elements of All-Energy and Dcarbonise – the exhibition, the conference and the Giant Networking Evening – are free to attend for all with relevant professional/business interests. Online registration is open at www.all-energy.co.uk
“We are delighted to be welcoming Scotland’s First Minister back to the show on opening morning,” says All-Energy’s Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of organisers, Reed Exhibitions. “This will be her third visit to All-Energy and is greatly appreciated by all. We know the Lomond Auditorium will be packed to the proverbial gunwales to listen to her.
“All-Energy is an event that buzzes with enthusiasm from exhibitors eager to do business and visitors just as eager to learn and to engage with exhibitors and conference speakers. We have a superb exhibitor list with a broad range of highly relevant exhibits, some very large and dramatic exhibits, and a superb conference line-up. The inaugural Dcarbonise, sponsored by the Scottish Government, the Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland brings an extra dimension to the event. The First Minister’s presence will add to both the topicality and significance of the programme.”
Other speakers in the opening day plenary session will include Lord Provost Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow; Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower (who will also chair the session); Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council; Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change; and Professor Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde.
After both days’ plenary session, the conferences for the two co-located events gets under way. Energy efficiency, low carbon heat and low carbon transport are the three pillars of Dcarbonise. The triumvirate of the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland has a large central pavilion in the exhibition where 1-2-1 advice will be readily on offer, particularly to private sector landlords who face the challenge of ensuring that their property reaches EPC rating E (at least) by 1 April 2020.
All three pillars have full conference programmes, and, in the case of energy efficiency and low carbon heat, these include readily accessed seminar theatres on the exhibition show floor with a rolling programme of presentations. Other relevant conference sessions include those looking at low carbon transport under the Smart Urban Mobility Solutions ‘banner’; sustainable and smart cities; decarbonisation of industry; the ‘net-zero challenge’; and carbon capture and storage.
The All-Energy conference embraces all forms of renewable energy generation (bioenergy, hydropower, marine renewables; on- and offshore wind; and solar) as well as associated topics such as energy systems, energy storage, the grid; hydrogen; and finance and funding. UK Research and Innovation and Innovate UK have an extensive programme of conference sessions, many reflecting the aims of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and an Investors Breakfast running during the two-day event. A POWERful Women networking lunch will be another feature of Day 2.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is All-Energy’s headline sponsor (other All-Energy sponsors include ScottishPower, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, Black & Veatch, Natural Power, Shell, Dieselec Thistle Generators, and Schneider Electric). All-Energy is supported by a long list of trade associations, government departments, professional bodies and learned societies, and is held in association with the Renewable Energy Association; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Scottish Enterprise; Innovate UK; Sustainable Glasgow; and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with Glasgow as its Host City, and the Society for Underwater Technology as Learned Society Patron.
Dcarbonise is sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland, with E.ON as its seminar theatre sponsor.
Full information on exhibiting; sponsorship packages; the Giant Networking evening; the conference; accommodation and travel is available on the show’s website at www.all-energy.co.uk and www.dcarbonise.com.