All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy and clean growth exhibition and conference, has confirmed that it is to return to Glasgow for a fifth consecutive year in May 2019.
The event has so far boosted Glasgow’s economy by £19.2m, with next year’s conference expected to contribute a further £4.7m.
The conference has been held annually since 2001, relocating from Aberdeen to Glasgow in 2015. This resulted in attendee numbers increasing by 20 per cent with the event now attracting 7,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors each year.
This year, All-Energy and co-located Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS 2018) showcased nearly 500 speakers and a record 46 academic posters. This brought delegates from 50 countries to Glasgow to discover the latest trends and solutions, including developers, utilities, investors, local government, energy end users, academia and representatives from the full supply chain.
Aileen Crawford, head of conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau said: “Glasgow is working towards becoming one of the world’s most sustainable cities by 2020 and thanks to its world-class academic and research infrastructure, offers a culture of innovation to renewable energy companies. Attracting conferences and exhibitions like All-Energy demonstrates the strength of the city’s credentials in this sector and provides a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and academics to meet with like-minded innovators, investors and suppliers from across the globe.”
“We are looking forward to being in Glasgow next year on 15-16 May,” All-Energy’s event director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions said: “We have been made to feel supremely welcome by Glasgow Convention Bureau, by the local authority, by SEC and a great many of their partners and key organisations in Glasgow.”