The mood at All-Energy, the UK’s largest annual renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located Dcarbonise is one of optimism. 70% of the exhibition space at Glasgow’s SEC has been reserved by past, and new, exhibitors. This year the two day event being held on 15 and 16 May will be right in the middle of the first Glasgow Climate Week with a programme of associated events around the City taking shape.
With under six months until the duo of shows opens a ‘Call’ has been published for two important component parts of the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference.
The first is a Call for Speakers at www.all-energy.co.uk/Cfp24 for the ever-popular show floor theatres and the second is a Call for Academic Posters. The Call for Speakers embraces eight of the nine show floor theatres that focus on offshore wind, marine renewables, future talent, hydrogen and energy storage, community and local energy, innovation, and decarbonisation of the built environment decarbonisation, heat and transport. The ninth show floor theatre is the Research and Innovation (R&I) Hub organised by ETP which brings academic and industrial collaborative projects together by means of exhibits within pods and presentations in the R&I Hub theatre.
The Call for Academic Posters is also open and covers all topics that come under the banner of the All-Energy and Dcarbonise conference (see www.all-energy.co.uk/conference24). Themes for the major conference are currently being developed and speakers invited, with announcements expected in January of the overall programme and many of the speakers who will be taking part.
Glasgow Climate Week is a COP26 legacy event and will now become an annual event. It was announced in late May by Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council who explained: “I’m delighted to say that next year – and we hope for several years after – we’ll be staging partner events around All-Energy, extending its reach into the city. Timed neatly midway between COPs, the new Glasgow Climate Week will be a staging post and focal point for our shared progress towards our net zero goals.”
“We are excited by the advent of the Glasgow Climate Week an auditorium in our main conference will focus on the topics under the Week’s spotlight. We are also very encouraged by the exceptional take up of exhibition space,” explained Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director Energy & Marine, RX Global who own and organise the duo of co-located events.
“Our online exhibitor list is – quite literally – an A-Z of a wide range of highly relevant organisations who will bring innovation to the show floor and enthuse our visitors, they include Centrica, Ecotricity, EDF Energy, Enercon, Nordex, North Sea Transition Authority, Offshore Energies UK, RES, Siemens Energy, SSE, Statkraft and the University of Strathclyde.
“In 2023 we had total attendance of 9,706 – a 27% increase on the 2022 figure, over 250 exhibitors and over 9,200 badges were scanned as their wearers went into conference sessions and show floor theatres – it all adds to the sense of ‘buzzy-ness’ and of business being done which is the hallmark of the event.”