The Ocean Energy Race: Winning Local Jobs for the Global Market

08.00-09.00 Registration  

A1: The Government’s Industrial and Clean Growth Strategies: What it Means for Marine Energy in the UK

At the end of 2017 the UK Government launched two landmark papers on Clean Growth and Industrial Strategy. Our Welcome Address and Keynote speakers set out a vision for the UK’s marine energy sectors, what the sector has already achieved, and what the Government’s strategies mean for the future prospects for the sector.

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK

09.45-10.15 Coffee, exhibition & networking  

A2: The Role of Marine Energy in Building Local Economies and Industry

Join us to discuss the potential of the tidal stream and wave energy to support industrial growth in coastal communities from South West England to the northern tip of Scotland. Hear from national political leaders and leading companies to understand their vision and strategy for our industries in the UK and globally.

11.15-12.00 Coffee, exhibition & networking  

A3: The Broader Context: Global Route to Market

Hear from UK companies that are building opportunities to export their business overseas – from France and Ireland, to North America, SE Asia, China and Japan. Discuss the practical experiences and lessons companies have learnt through developing projects, deploying devices and selling knowledge and services in other markets.

Mark Leybourne, Associate Director, ITPEnergised

B3: Taking a Fresh Look at Known Challenges: Being Smarter about O&M

Hear from those who have already delivered, or are planning to deliver innovative O&M Strategies, with a focus on cross-industry collaboration for cross-industry cost reductions. Participate with the panel to understand the challenges, opportunities and lessons.

Andrew Scott,
Chief Executive Officer, Scotrenewables
Gavin McPherson, Nova Innovation
Richard Yemm, Director, Quoceant
Steve Jermy, James Fisher

13.00-14.30  Lunch, exhibition & networking  

A4: The Place of Commercial Marine Energy in a Smart, Flexible System

The energy system is changing fundamentally – with increasingly flexible networks, a changing role for large utilities and generators building their investment case on stacking flexibility services. Join us to discuss where this new world is heading and what it could mean for the future of commercial tidal and wave energy.

Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Development Manager, EMEC
Ross Fairley, Partner - Head of Renewables, Burges Salmon LLP

B4: Critical Cross-Cutting Innovation: What Projects can Benefit the Wave and Tidal Sectors?

Learn from those working on innovative solutions and how they can be applied to benefit the advancement of the wave and tidal energy. Hear from projects involving autonomous systems, composites and resource monitoring.

Simon Cheeseman
, Wave & Tidal Sector Specialist, ORE Catapult
Dr Piing Chen, Engineer, DNV GL
Gino Bawn, Senior, Engineer, ITPEnergised
Claire Cardy, Director, UK, Nortek UK

15.30-16.00  Coffee, exhibition & networking  

A5: A Competitive Market for Energy Innovation?

UK industries excel at innovation, and none more so than the energy industry. Current policy tools have successfully matured onshore and offshore wind to become the cheapest form of large-scale energy. However, with falling renewable energy costs, the Government’s appetite to support other emerging technologies from development to commercialisation is being questioned. Join fellow energy innovators to debate common challenges to reaching commercialisation, whether the UK is still in the market for innovation, and hear from ORE Catapult about their analysis of marine technology and how they can achieve lower costs.

Christoph Harwood, Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd