Year-round webinars sustain support for All-Energy
Published: December 2020
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is the latest high profile speaker to join All-Energy’s virtual webinar series which is enjoying strong support in the absence of a physical show.
All-Energy has played a key role in the UK renewable and low carbon energy industry since 2001 with its major exhibition and a conference featuring over 600 speakers each year. Once the first announcement was made that it was being postponed from May 2020, a virtual presence was the obvious answer and one suggested by many loyal followers of the annual event held in Scotland at Glasgow’s SEC.
Twenty six webinars have now been held between the original May dates and November 2020 looking at many of the aspects covered by All-Energy with subjects ranging from offshore wind to solar energy generation, and from green investment to hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
Other sessions under the co-located Dcarbonise brand ‒ focussed on the energy end-user rather than the generator – have included stellar speakers on low carbon heat, energy efficiency in the built environment, industrial decarbonisation, smart and sustainable cities and low carbon transport.
Most recently, the events held their first ‘Virtual Summit’ with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse amongst leading speakers taking part. Together, the webinars and summit have attracted nearly 15,650 registrations (the physical show gets 8,000 each year) with well over 11,000 attending sessions either on the day or ‘on-demand’.
“This amazing support from speakers and attendees, added to that of sponsors including Scottish Power, the Scottish Government, SSE, Orsted, Microsoft and a host of others, has proved the worth of the webinar series both to our audience and to RX” says Portfolio Director Jonathan Heastie. “We have clearly demonstrated our determination to continue to satisfy the needs of the industries we serve, and our stakeholders’ insatiable appetite for the five star content we have managed to deliver.”
Further digital event plans for 2021 are being drawn up in the coming weeks with plenty of topics, speakers and sponsors lined up to complement the physical shows.
All Energy will return “live” to the SEC Glasgow on 18-19 August, just three months ahead of the United Nations’ COP26 in the same venue, and similarly sharing strong support from both the Scottish and UK governments as demonstrated by their participation in this month’s summit.