RenewableUK 2015 brings together the UK’s wind energy industry to the ACC Exhibition Centre in the vibrant city of Liverpool from 6 – 8 October 2015, to celebrate another year of success, innovation, collaboration and - most importantly - resilience.
This flagship event represents the latest in onshore and offshore wind and small and medium wind systems, with a power-packed conference and buzzing exhibition, embodying an optimistic industry eager for the opportunity to deliver the new low carbon generation the UK badly needs.
LESSONS LEARNED AND LOOKING AHEAD
RenewableUK 2015 promises a stimulating conference ranging from top-level debates featuring highly-respected industry leaders to in-depth, sector-based, technical sessions led by experts at the sharp end of the industry. There’s something for everyone with a carefully constructed programme covering the challenges of obtaining consent, the 2015 Feed-in Tariff review, taking leasing forward, investor and business relationships, access to funding, cost-reduction and global market opportunities.
The hugely popular Share Fair will kick-off the event, delegates will hear directly from developers and top tier suppliers about their procurement plans for forthcoming major projects.
Aside from the main conference, delegates enjoy a host of free industry side events and special features including a Networking Hub, allows them to book 1-on-1 meetings using an exclusive online tool; the Speakers’ Spotlight at the centre of the exhibition allows delegates the chance to present to the industry on a variety of different topics; A Media Zone where they can pick up the latest industry reports and journals for free; and much more.
Lastly, there will be several key reports and updates published at RenewableUK 2015 particularly the much awaited State of the Industry 2015 report. Delegates receive free summaries of these reports in addition to being able to consult directly with the authors at the event.
Several sessions at this year’s conference focus on offshore wind; from high-level discussion of leasing and development models across Europe, to a targeted look at risk management practices and how they can help to reduce CAPEX. In addition, any company involved in offshore wind will benefit from learning the latest lessons learnt during the construction phase – directly from developers and contractors themselves. Finally, we have a session dedicated solely to discovering the latest innovations in offshore wind – come along and find out about the long-term future of our technology!
MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE
The extensive exhibition presents a unique opportunity to meet with and address the UK wind industry from within your personalised, branded space. Book your stand and exhibit alongside industry front-runners including, Siemens, Endurance Wind Power, KONA, Senvion, Vestas, CSpeed, Gamesa, Natural Power and RES.
Feedback from RenewableUK’s events consistently shows that the exhibitors generate extremely high quality leads. Events result in more business deals completed and offer a fantastic return on investment as they connect you with the right people, with 75 percent of attendees having final purchasing authority and influence and over 79 percent from senior and middle management.
According to RenewableUK, if you are serious about doing business in the UK wind industry then this event is a must.
GALA DINNER & AWARDS 2015: CELEBRATING SUCCESS
This year’s Gala Dinner and Awards, is described as an unmissable social event in the renewables calendar and will be held in one of the finest neo-classical buildings in world, St George’s Hall. This glittering, formal event will be attended by over four hundred of the wind industry’s movers and shakers, and is an elegant evening of fine dining, networking and entertainment.
RenewableUK is delighted to welcome back to the evening, a selection of awards to celebrate the work you do in the industry. The award categories are Apprentice of the Year, Breakthrough Award and the RenewableUK Award for Excellence.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A NEW CAREER
Held on Day 3 of the main event, the Careers Fair is a platform for potential candidates to meet face-to-face with interested employers, academic and professional institutions, training providers and specialist recruiters. It aims to provide guidance on training and progression pathways, career entry points, and training and re-skilling opportunities that can help delegates get on the career ladder into the renewable energy sector. The event is open to all ages and those at any stage of their career.
In parallel to the Careers Fair, delegates can attend a stream of dedicated careers sessions aimed at graduates, apprenticeship candidates, students and experienced workers looking to retrain or change careers. All sessions are free of charge to attend. Attendees of the Careers Fair also get free entrance to Day 3 of the RenewableUK 2015 Main Exhibition Halls and other free sessions and side events.
SUPPORT YOUR INDUSTRY
When you exhibit, attend or sponsor a RenewableUK event, you do it secure in the knowledge that every pound spent is fed back into supporting and growing the wind energy industry in the UK.
Our industry has always faced short term challenges, but the long term opportunity is clear. RenewableUK 2015 is a fertile breeding ground for such opportunities, offering a central forum for our industry to learn, share and network.