Subvention funding from local councils and the VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund helped Aberdeen secure the 6th annual International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE). Organisers expect it to attract 500 delegates to the city in August 2017.
The conference will take place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), 14-17 August and will cover themes including the impact of clean energy on the environment and developments in clean energy processes.
Associate dean for research at Aberdeen Business School and local conference chair, professor David Gray, worked alongside Team Aberdeen, a collaboration of expertise from Aberdeen City and Shire Councils, The University of Aberdeen, AECC, Aberdeen International Airport, Robert Gordon University (RGU) and VisitAberdeenshire, to secure the conference for the city.
Subvention funding from Aberdeen City Council and VisitAberdeenshire was match funded by VisitScotland’s Conference Bid Fund.
Professor Gray said: “To bring such a prestigious international event to Aberdeen is a real coup for the city and for RGU and I am extremely proud that the events team will be playing host to several hundred academics who are experts in the field of alternative energy.”
Aberdeen City Council Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The city is already capitalising on its world-renowned engineering expertise by moving into clean and sustainable energy and the City Council has furthered that knowledge base by investing in hydrogen-powered buses and vehicles.”
Sales manager at AECC, Steven Daun added: “Having the International Conference on Clean Energy in Aberdeen is a fantastic achievement for the local ambassador, professor Gray and TeamAberdeen, as it allows us to showcase the fantastic research and work which is currently happening in Aberdeen within this sector.”