EIC supports UKTI at International Festival for Business 2016

Next week sees the beginning of world’s biggest business event, the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016. The event, which is expected to attract 30,000 IFB2016_GREAT_Portrait_Logodelegates from across the world, will be a buzzing marketplace for companies and the biggest international business festival in 2016.

Delivered by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the GREAT Britain Campaign, EIC is delighted to support the UKTI’s exciting programme of Energy sector events which will take place during week two 20th – 24th June and will showcase Britain’s energy opportunities.

23rd June 2016:  Industrialisation to Innovation – How UK renewables are delivering global carbon reduction

On 23 June, EIC’s commercial manager, Lois Wiegand, will join 13 speakers including: Chris Chow, OFGEM, Frank Clifton, SSE Power Distribution, Ray Thompson, Wind Power UK – SIEMENS and Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult to share learning about how companies have already advanced technology, supply chains and relationships to deliver in the UK and abroad. The programme will cover:

Electrical Networks: Balancing Future Renewable Generation

Great Britain’s electricity network is poised for transformation into a smart energy system.  With Europe’s largest investment in smart energy Research, Design, Development & Demonstration has confirmed technology capability, come and learn how the RIIO (Revenue= Incentives + Innovation + Outputs) regime incentivises deployment.

Thrive In Offshore Wind – Technology, Supply Chain and Global Opportunities

The UK is currently the largest and most experienced offshore wind market in the world. With capacity growing around the world, come and hear how some of the most successful offshore wind companies have advanced technology, supply chains and relationships to get ahead.

Innovation and Expertise Delivers Energy From Waste In UK And Abroad

Energy from Waste is a significant provider of energy in the UK, currently providing roughly 10% of installed capacity. This session will explore how additional capacity will be delivered in the UK and the extent to which UK companies can use their expertise to deliver renewable energy from waste in other markets.

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Details of other events during that week at UKTI IFB events are as follows:

20th June

Energy Industry Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities:  2017 And Beyond

Inspirational speakers from HSBC, DONG Energy, PwC, EA Technology, Energy Systems Catapult and AMEC will discuss the immediate challenges facing the industry and the long term solutions to the shifting energy landscape.

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21st June

Connecting The Uk’s Oil & Gas Expertise to the World

UKTI predicts that oil companies will spend close to $170 billion across ten high value opportunity markets during 2016-17. Participate in this event to find out more about how you can get involved in these opportunities.

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22nd June

Green Finance: Changing the Colour of Money

Join policy makers to discuss how to increase the number of green bond eligible projects; build investor confidence in green products; and raise awareness of green finance.

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