First Energy North Conference 2014 aims to share Scots oil, gas and renewables best practice

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Energy North Conference 2014 – being held in Inverness on 10-11 February – is the first its kind in the North.

Encompassing oil, gas and renewables, the conference will examine ways in which the industry can work together to improve as a whole, looking at best practise in each of these areas across the whole industry.

Examining technology and innovation, manufacturing and installation as well as expertise, skills, resources and infrastructure, the Energy North Conference 2014 will consider how industry can share knowledge and collaborate to create a legacy for the North of Scotland and Islands for generations to come.

Energy North is a “not-for-profit” trade group of over 200 members in the Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Nuclear markets. Its area of operation covers Aberdeen City & Shire, Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness, Moray, Argyll, Lochaber and the Outer Hebrides. This confirms the Energy North as the voice of Energy in the North of Scotland and Islands.
The North of Scotland and Islands are rich in Oil & Gas reserves, but also have excellent resources for the energies of the future – onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and hydro.

As a consequence, it is therefore rich in expertise and experienced supply chain contractors, some of whom operate successfully and competitively worldwide. Many of these contractors are members of Energy North.


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The Energy North exhibition will take place within the One Touch Theatre which is where the refreshments and lunch will be served to ensure the best exposure for the exhibitors and to maximise the networking opportunities for all attendees.

The morning sessions will be delivered in the La Scala theatre and the workshops will take place in the Bishop’s Palace. The full programme is:


Monday 10 February 2014

19.00 Civic Reception, Inverness Townhouse


Tuesday 11 February 2014

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

8.00am     Business Breakfast

9.30am    Conference Registration 

10.00am   Welcome and introduction: Ian Couper, Chief Executive, Energy North

10.05am   Keynote speech 

10.15am   Setting the scene: Nicky Marr

10.30am   Coffee break

11.00am   Topic 1 – Safety & Environment 

11.40am   Topic 2- Technology & Innovation 

12.20pm   Topic 3 – Skills & Education 

(Two to three industry experts at each session deliver a short presentation, which is followed by a facilitated Q&A)


1.00pm   Lunch, exhibition, networking


2.00pm  Workshops

  • Intro to Social Media – Rene Looper, Tuminds

  • Crisis Management – Natalie Buxton, Weber Shandwick

  • Access to Finance – Stuart Brown, Bank of Scotland 

  • Business Efficiency – David Howie, SMAS

  • HR – Gillian Shaw- Harper Macleod

3.00pm   Coffee and exhibition

3.30pm   Plenary session with panel to discuss findings & recommendations

4.00pm   Conference close


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