All-Energy 2014, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference


The countdown to All-Energy 2014 (Aberdeen, 21-22 May), the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, has begun in earnest; with online registration now open at allowing free-of-charge entry to the major exhibition, world-class multi-stream conference, Giant Networking Evening and a host of other features.

Once again the exhibition and conference feature all sources of renewable energy, and business energy efficiency; and the conference will also look at the opportunities and challenges facing the various sectors. Sector specific trails will guide visitors around the exhibition and ensure that exhibitors can expect to see relevant visitors. There are a dozen in all – bioenergy, energy efficiency, hydropower, investment, jobs, low carbon transport, offshore maintenance, offshore wind, onshore wind, renewable heat, solar, and wave and tidal.

The show-floor also features sector-specific seminar theatres – offshore wind and operations and maintenance; wave and tidal; community energy (new for 2014); and business energy efficiency; and there is also a specific energy storage zone' within the exhibition.

New All-Energy features

New features for 2014 include a share fair that runs throughout the two days of the show, this will combine presentations on tendering processes with a series of one-to-one timed meetings in a specially designated area on the show floor; and the Power Club – an invitation-only networking facility incorporating a concierge service for key stakeholders in the renewables industry.

There will once again also be the opportunity to find out, thanks to UK Trade and Investment, about the opportunities open in other countries for UK suppliers, for renewable and sustainable energy is indeed a global market.

"The two-day show has often been referred to as the AGM of renewables," says Event Director, Jonathan Heastie, of Reed Exhibitions. "We design it with four key objectives in mind – to help visitors and exhibitors to connect; to enable them to build their knowledge; to help enable them, by means of practical technological and financial solutions, to meet their renewable energy needs; and by these means help them grow, evolve and transform their businesses, inspired by what they see and hear about."

Looking back to All-Energy 2013

The statistics from All-Energy 2013 tell an interesting tale – total attendance of 7,687 from 48 countries; over 600 exhibiting organisations; 350 speakers, including Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy, DECC, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism in The Scottish Government, in 56 conference sessions; and show-floor seminars on offshore wind, wave and tidal; and business energy efficiency. With attendance of over a thousand at the now traditional Giant Networking Evening.

"What makes All-Energy stand out is its size and inclusivity, the superb level of involvement and discussion at an event that is free of charge to attend," says Jonathan Heastie. "There's no charge for visiting the exhibition, no charge for attending the conference or for sitting in on the seminar theatre quick fire' sessions; and attendance at the Giant Networking Evening is free of charge too. We look forward to welcoming you to Aberdeen in May!"

Conference planning in progress

The conference call for papers has now closed with an exceptional response seeing up to 400 suggestions for entire sessions and individual presentations.

Work is going on behind the scenes to formulate the ideally balanced conference – once again it will feature sessions on offshore wind; wave and tidal; onshore wind; bioenergy in all its guises; solar; microgeneration and onsite solutions; community energy; renewables for the farming community; renewable heat and heat from unconventional sources including geothermal; hydropower; hydrogen and fuel cells; carbon capture and storage; nuclear; energy storage; grid issues and solutions; sustainable transport; finance and funding (including crowdfunding); skills; business energy efficiency …. The full conference programme will be available during February.

Associated events

Traditionally All-Energy attracts various associated events that take place the day before All-Energy itself opens, and as exhibitors and visitors alike start arriving for the show. Programmed so far are the Atlantic Power Cluster Transnational Seminar; and a Free Root Cause Analysis Seminar. More will be added to the programme and Tuesday 20 May will also include the now-traditional RenewableUK Connect networking event held in the heart of Aberdeen.

Strong support

The event is held in association with RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables, UK Trade and Investment, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise; The Society for Underwater Technology is the show's Learned Society Patron, and it has support from over 30 government departments, professional bodies and trade associations.

Full information on all aspects of All-Energy, and online registration, is on the show's website at

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