The UK’s largest renewable energy event will move to Glasgow in 2015, following 14 years in Aberdeen.
All-Energy 2015 will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, 6-7 May 2015. The event is expected to bring 7,000 delegates to Glasgow, providing an economic boost of around £5m to the city.
“The decision to move the show to Glasgow has been made after long and careful consideration, and through consultation with various industry stakeholders whose valued opinion has been critical in shaping this next step in the evolution of the UK’s largest renewable energy event,” said Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions.
“There were a number of factors to be considered, but there has been one key driver which has dominated the decision-making process and propelled us towards Glasgow?The ability to connect the UK supply chain who participate at All-Energy to new contacts from both national and international trading locations.
“This new event location, and the support we will receive from the City of Glasgow, will ensure we continue to deliver an exceptional show in terms of content, growth and attendance and, in turn, will provide exhibitors with the return on investment their commitment to the event merits,” Heastie added.
Glasgow will hold its first themed year in 2015 – a Green Year, with All-Energy as one of its showcase events in this programme of city-wide, high profile initiatives all aimed at getting local businesses and communities involved in sustainability.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and Chair of Sustainable Glasgow, said: “We are delighted that All-Energy 2015 will take place in Glasgow. As the UK’s first green energy super-city, Glasgow truly is the perfect home for the UK’s largest renewable energy event.”
All-Energy 2014 is currently taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, with 450-plus exhibiting companies.
Heastie said that “the excitement at a new era for the show is tinged with sadness at leaving Aberdeen, the city where All-Energy was launched in 2011. On behlaf of the All-energy team, I would like to extend our gratitude to all the key stakeholders and industry partners in both Aberdeen City and Shire for their help and support in successfully delivering All-Energy for the past 14 years.
“Their role and influence has been integral to the success of the event and have built strong foundations, and we look forward to finding very positive ways of continuing this invaluable collaboration.”
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