With confirmed bookings and space reservations already taking up as much space as the entire 2012 show in the annual All-Energy series, the latest iteration of the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, organised by Reed Exhibitions, and taking place in six months’ time, is shaping up well.
All-Energy 2013 will be held Wednesday 22- Thursday 23 May at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen, Scotland and certainly promises to be the largest yet in the 13-show history.
“We know that the industry is poised ready to react to next week’s publication of the Energy Bill, but are delighted by the strength of commitment to All-Energy,” says Jonathan Heastie, Exhibition Director, Renewables & Alternative Energy Global Group. “Our bookings and reservations come from 17 countries, and we are certainly ahead of where we were in terms of sales at this time last year for All-Energy 2012. Indeed we are getting to the stage where we are urging potential exhibitors to book their space fast as every day brings more and more sales and more people taking options on space – indeed this month has seen more than 1,200m2 reserved. Prime positions are selling like those proverbial ‘hot cakes’”
All-Energy covers the entire gamut of the sectors that make up the renewables industry. “It’s no wonder the show has been described as ‘the AGM of the industry’,” says Jonathan Heastie. “Some fascinating statistics emerge from All-Energy 2012, at which we had some 580 exhibitors from 19 countries and total attendance of 8,322 from 49 countries. The facts and figures make interesting reading – some we gathered thanks to our newly introduced ‘sector trails’ to help visitors pre-plan their route around the exhibition (or do so when they arrived) and helped to ensure that exhibitors got footfall that was relevant to their exhibits. 457 of the 580 exhibiting companies joined the eleven trails –
• Wave and tidal – 219 exhibiting companies
• Onshore wind – 209 exhibiting companies
• Offshore maintenance – 170 exhibiting companies
• Offshore wind – 60 exhibiting companies
• Bioenergy - 112 exhibiting companies
• Renewable heat – 107 exhibiting companies
• Solar – 110 exhibiting companies
• Smart Energy (Energy Efficiency Business Zone in 2013) – 88 exhibiting companies
• Investment – 64 exhibiting companies
• Low carbon transport – 50 exhibiting companies
• Jobs – 35 exhibiting companies
“There will be a twelfth trail, for hydropower, at the 2013 show.
“Then we can look at the level of interest from visitors and see just how much the ‘all under one roof’ nature of All-Energy appeals to them,” adds Jonathan Heastie. “It’s certainly where busy people come to do business, to buy and sell, and to network.”
• 40% of attendees were interested in offshore wind; and 18% in operating and maintaining offshore wind farms
• 36% were interested in small onshore wind (up to 500kW)
• 34% were interested in large onshore wind
• 34% were interested in wave and tidal
• 24% were interested in energy efficiency (and 20% in energy management)
• 22% were interested in biomass; 17% in energy from waste; 15% in biofuels; and 10% in biogas
• 22% were interested in solar PV; and 15% in solar
• 18% were interested in onsite renewables, and 16% in microrenewables
• 15% were interested in hydropower • 15% were interested in CHP
• When it came to various forms of transport 15% were interested in vessels; 10% in low carbon transport/electric vehicles; and 4% in air transport
• 14% were interested in CCS
• 13% were interested in air/ ground source heat pumps
• 12% were interested in hydrogen and fuel cells
• 12% were interested in nuclear
• 11% were interested in low carbon buildinhgs
• 11% were interested in geothermal
• 7% were interested in recruitment
Both exhibitors on the trails and visitors expressing their interests could select more than one category.
Information on exhibiting is available from www.all-energy.co.uk and from email@example.com or from Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 5560.
Call for Papers closing date extended
All-Energy 2012 featured more than 300 speakers in the main conference and on-exhibition-floor seminar areas, and all sessions are free-to-attend for visitors and exhibitors alike. The Call for Papers has been open since the late summer and was scheduled to close on 30 November, but due to the delay in the launch of The Energy Bill the closing date has been extended until Thursday 20 December.
“This seems only sensible,” says Judith Patten Project Director (Conference and Marketing). “So many people have expressed interest in speaking, but said ‘I can’t send you my abstract until after the Energy Bill has been published as that will have an effect on what I want to talk about”. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘All-Energy Conference’ in the subject line, plus an indication of the topic heading it best suits.
Further information and the full list of 2012 topics, which acts as a useful guide, is at www.all-energy.co.uk/Conference/. Those who respond to the call will hear during January whether or not their submission has been successful.
All-Energy an overview
All-Energy is where the sectors of which the renewable energy industry is comprised have the opportunity to speak with one voice. It is where all renewables come under the conference spotlight, and are represented in the major exhibition. On an annual basis the show promotes the advancement of renewable energy, and associated clean technology, in all its forms (with energy management added to the mix most recently) by engaging the political, business, industry, finance communities and academia to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.
Each year All-Energy provides an unparalleled opportunity to see the latest cutting edge solutions, hear about policy and technology developments, source new partners and suppliers, participate in networking events and keep up-to-date with this rapidly evolving and increasingly important sector.
Scotland is the ideal place for the show, with its aim to generate the equivalent of 100% of its electricity needs from renewables by 2020; and Aberdeen ‘The Energy City’ helps to demonstrate not only the enthusiasm for and commitment to renewable energy, but the synergy between its long associated oil and gas sector and newer energy forms.
All-Energy is held in association with RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables, AREG (Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group), and UKTI, with the Society for Underwater Technology as its Learned Society Patron. Additionally it is supported by nearly 30 government departments, economic and community development agencies, trade associations and professional bodies. The full list can be seen on the All-Energy website at www.all-energy.co.uk
All-Energy, held in Aberdeen since 2001, has two ‘sister events’ – All-Energy Australia (Melbourne, 10-11 October 2012), and the newly launched All-Energy Canada scheduled to take place for the first time in Toronto in October 2013.
Further information on all aspects of All-Energy is available at www.all-energy.co.uk.
Note to Editors: Further press information, photographs taken at All-Energy 2012, etc available from email@example.com – and it is never too early to start talking about the concept of specially prepared show previews to your word count, content requirement and – of course, deadline!