After 14 highly successful years in Aberdeen, 2015 sees the UK’s largest renewable energy event move to a new home in Glasgow. Like Aberdeen, Glasgow understands and appreciates the strategic importance of renewable energy and is rapidly emerging as a leading international hub for energy expertise, particularly due to its well-developed R&D and technical engineering capabilities.
All-Energy 2015 will be held at the SECC in Glasgow on Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 May 2015.
Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions explained:
“The decision to move the show to Glasgow has been made after long and careful consideration, and through consultation with various industry stakeholders whose valued opinion has been critical in shaping this next step in the evolution of the UK’s largest renewable energy event.
“There were a number of factors to be considered; but there has been one key driver which has dominated the decision-making process and propelled us towards Glasgow… the ability to connect the UK supply chain who participate at All-Energy to new contacts from both national and international trading locations.
“This new event location, and the support we will all receive from the City of Glasgow, will ensure we continue to deliver an exceptional show in terms of content, growth and attendance and, in turn, will provide exhibitors with the return on investment their commitment to the event merits.”
Calum Davidson, Director Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise said:
“We are delighted with the ongoing growth of All-Energy, and we look forward to taking an enhanced Highlands and Islands presence to the 2015 event in Glasgow.”
“We are delighted that All-Energy 2015 will take place in Glasgow. As the UK’s first green energy super-city, Glasgow truly is the perfect home for the UK’s largest renewable energy event.
“Glasgow has strong ambitions for a greener future and as a European leader in environmental sustainability, with our credentials recognised by HSBC’s Future for Business Report, describing the city as ‘a leading international force in the renewable energy sector’.
“We are home to the £50 million Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult at the University of Strathclyde, which is accelerating the commercialisation of green technologies; Europe’s first Power Networks Demonstration Centre, which will drive the adoption of ‘smart’ technologies; the Centres of Excellence for three major energy developers, Scottish & Southern Energy, ScottishPower Renewables and Gamesa, as well as having the largest windfarm in Europe on our doorstep.
“This is just a sample of the green revolution taking place in and around Glasgow. Our commitment to the energy sector is clear and defined through our strategic city-wide initiative, Sustainable Glasgow, which is positioned as one of Glasgow City Council’s five strategic priorities.
“Glasgow is constantly transforming and evolving. It was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and helped transform the world through its engineering skills and innovation. And now it is the city at the forefront of the Green Revolution.
“With all of this in mind, it is apt that we will welcome All-Energy 2015 to Glasgow, as a centrepiece event during Glasgow’s Green Year. Delegates and industry are sure to create dynamic and energising relationships, whilst experiencing a fantastic and memorable conference within our vibrant and welcoming city.”
Pictured is Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow Council.