Offshore wind features heavily in next week’s All-Energy exhibition and conference being held at Glasgow’s SEC on 15 and 16 May, with 7.5 hours devoted to five sessions sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn in the main conference, and six hours (similarly sponsored) in the Offshore Wind Show Floor Seminar Theatre.

The main conference features ‘The Way Forward’ looking primarily at the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and the next steps to be taken;

Chair: Patricia Hawthorn, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP


  • Julia, Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS
  • Benj Sykes, UK Country Manager, Ørsted Offshore
  • Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director UK, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult
  • Jonathan Cole, Managing Director, Iberdrola Global Offshore Wind Business
  • Danielle Lane, Director, Portfolio & Transactions Offshore, Vattenfall
  • Dr Kate Freeman, Managing Consultant, BVG Associates

With SliDo being used, there will be maximum opportunities for those in the audience to air their views.

This is followed by The Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Action:

Chair and introduction: Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director UK, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

  • Allan Taylor, Head of Renewable Supply Chain, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and David Stevenson, Head of Energy Supply Chain, Scottish Government compare notes
  • What next for the Whitmarsh Review now we have a Sector Deal – Claire Canning, Project Development Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult
  • UK offshore wind ‘Clusters’ – Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor UK, Ørsted
  • How we get our supply chain in order and what it results in
    • Charlie Jordan, Project Director, East Anglia ONE, ScottishPower Renewables
    • David Sweenie, Development Manager, Neart na Gaoithe, EDF Renewables
  • ScotWind leasing for offshore wind in Scotland – John Robertson, Senior Manager, Crown Estate Scotland
  • 10 Years of offshore wind R&D collaboration – Dan Kyle Spearman, Manager, Offshore Wind Accelerator, The Carbon Trust
  • Here to help:
    • Isla Robb, Offshore Wind Lead, Scottish Enterprise
    • Gillian Morrison, Senior Development Manager – Large Scale Renewables, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Q&A and panel discussion

The final session on 15 May, ‘Around the World in 90 minutes’, looks at global developments and specifically those in China, Taiwan, USA and Japan. Then floating wind with 17 speakers is in the spotlight on Day 2 in two 90-minute sessions.

In the show floor seminar theatre innovation is very much the name of the game with 20 presentations; two workshops – one on Cross-Industry Approach to Consent & Condition Management’ and the other on Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub (EIRH): Research and collaboration opportunities

Meantime, East Anglia THREE, Neart na Gaoithe and the DeepWind North of Scotland Cluster, feature in the ever-popular ‘Meet the Developer’ Share Fair which runs throughout the two days where 1-2-1 booked meetings can be held.

All elements of All-Energy with its focus on all forms of renewable energy generation and all that goes with that – hydrogen, energy storage, energy systems, grid, finance and funding, etc; and the co-located Dcarbonise (concentrating on energy efficiency, low carbon heat and transport) are free to attend for all with relevant professional/business interests. Free registration is at

 Further information

Shepherd and Wedderburn is All-Energy’s headline sponsor (other All-Energy sponsors include ScottishPower, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, SP Energy Networks, Black & Veatch, CSWind, 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; UKRI and 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 the conference; exhibition, Civic Reception and Giant Networking Evening, accommodation and travel is available on the show’s website at and Register for your free entry badge here.

All-Energy and Dcarbonise is the UK’s leading and only full supply chain renewables and low carbon energy event for the private and public sector energy end users, developers and investors.

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