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The combination of ‘May’ and ’Glasgow’ means one thing to those involved in renewable energy and low carbon energy – All-Energy, and the co-located Dcarbonise, at Glasgow’s SEC.

This year the duo of events is being held on 10th and 11th May and online registration is now open at Attendance at the major exhibition; the far-ranging conference; and the ever-popular Giant Networking Evening is free of charge to all with relevant business or academic interests.

As Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director Energy & Marine, RX Global who own and organise the duo of co-located events, explained: “The All-Energy and Dcarbonise exhibitions boast a veritable, and constantly growing list of key organisations; and the conference programme will look at the wide range of highly relevant topics affecting, and of interest to, generators and users of all forms of renewable and low carbon energy and play to packed conference halls and show floor theatres.

“Our exhibitor list already resembles a ‘who’s who’ of organisations from throughout the sectors we serve including: our Headline Sponsor Shepherd and Wedderburn (who sponsor our offshore wind and decarbonisation of cities conference streams); 2G Energy, ABB, BayWa r.e; Bosch Rexroth, Centrica, ENERCON, EDF Energy, Innovate UK, Invest Northern Ireland, Natural Power, Nordex, Red Rock Power, RES, Ripple Energy, ScottishPower, Siemens Gamesa, SmartestEnergy, Statkraft UK, SSE, and Vestas; as well as groups from Flanders and Italy.”

The All-Energy and Dcarbonise conference and show floor theatres will see well over 500 speakers taking part. There will be compelling opening plenary sessions on both days; 11 parallel sessions in the main conference discussing and debating the challenges and opportunities currently facing all sectors served by the two events; and in the eight show floor theatres.

“The topics coming under the conference spotlight encapsulate the current situation of the sectors we serve,” said Jonathan Heastie. “Our opening plenary sessions see Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower in the chair on the first day; and Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Strathclyde University and the current President of the Royal Academy of Engineering on the second.

“Our ‘significant speakers’ list doesn’t stop there. Soaking up input from key players throughout the industry has been the first vital step in conference creation; and then having determined themes we have published our overall plan which is online. We plan to publish a full programme during March.”

“Visiting exhibition stands to see learn of the latest innovative solutions; and the conference to learn figure highly on the aims of our visitors, but so too does networking,” explained Jonathan Heastie. “This year our Giant Networking Evening, sponsored by Siemens Energy, will once again be held at the Glasgow Science Centre where the hundreds of interactive exhibits help to provide an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere to ensure productive networking. We are grateful to the Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow for the Civic Reception that forms part of the vital networking experience.