Conference programme for Thursday 29 October - Day 2

09:00 - 09:45   

A4: Welcome and keynote: The global race to net zero

The energy transition is facilitating a cleaner environment and enabling renewables to drive wealth and accessible power for communities around the globe. This session will look at the role of offshore wind in the wider global transition, exploring our collective aim to reach net zero across sectors and geographical boundaries. Join our panel of experts to gain an external perspective of how the energy transition is touching on our day to day lives, from the vehicles we drive to the food that we eat and the role of renewables in reaching net zero goals. 

  Chair:  Kate Robertson, Co-Founder, One Young World                        
  Keynote:  Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer, Buhler                        
  Peter Schwarzenbauer                        
  Jan Rabe, CEO, Siemens Management Consulting                         
10:00 - 10:30   

Industry insight: Building a Green Recovery with Offshore Wind:

Following from the opening session of GOW20, our panel of industry leaders continues the conversation on the green recovery and what the offshore wind sector needs in order to maximise investment in projects, supply chain and people that will drive the recovery both in the UK, and in key international growth markets.  

10:30 - 11:00  Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow        
11:00 - 12:00 

A5: Making ambition a reality: how are we overcoming barriers to delivering offshore wind at net zero scale?

As the world’s most advanced offshore wind market, the UK is tackling the barriers to scaling-up for net zero and these solutions will influence markets across the globe.

Our panel will examine how industry is making progress on understanding cumulative impacts, mitigating our environmental footprint, how we co-exist with other marine industries, integrating offshore wind into aviation management and improving how we connect offshore windfarms to the grid.   


B5: Net zero market design – time for a rethink?

The UK’s Contract for Difference model is seen internationally as an example of best practice and it has been crucial in bringing down the costs of offshore wind.  But as we deploy renewables in line with net zero, and with offshore wind prices falling, is it time for a rethink of the way the market is designed?

This session will discuss how we design a market fit for net zero. It will explore where the future value lies in the market and will ask whether merchant models will be viable at scale. It will also consider how rapid electrification and green hydrogen could impact market prices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  Chair: Benj Sykes, Vice President, UK Offshore, Ørsted Chair:  TBC
  Presenter: Alicia Green, Policy Analyst, RenewableUK Presenters: Imogen Brown, Analyst, BloombergNEF
  Panellists: Will Apps, Head of Energy Development, The Crown Estate  Panellists: Doreen Abeysundra, Senior Originator, Sales and Originations Business Area Markets, Vattenfall
  Rachel Furlong, Planning & Environmental Policy Manager, ScottishPower Renewables Finlay McCutcheon, Director of Commercial and Investment, SSE Renewables
  Paul Maile, Partner Planning and Infrastructure Consenting, Eversheds Julian Brown, Vice President and UK Country Manager, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
  Andrew Hedges, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
12:00 - 14:00 Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow      
14:00 - 15:00

A6: The future is floating – is it closer than we think? 

There have been major market developments for floating wind in the last year – from the UK to Norway to Japan. As the global opportunity for floating wind becomes clearer, we will explore how quickly this market can develop and scale up to compete with fixed offshore wind? Is floating wind becoming a mainstream, commercial technology? 

Join this session to hear from a panel of experts discussing the latest developments in floating wind and what’s next for the growth of this technology. 


B6: Local communities and supply networks: is your business making the most of the opportunities?

A substantial and innovative UK supply chain has developed to support the construction and O&M of our offshore wind farms. This UK-wide supply chain is centred around clusters that are leading innovation, manufacturing, operations and training in coastal regions across the UK.

How are these clusters responding and bringing growth to coastal areas and regions up and down the country? Join this session to hear about how the supply chain has taken opportunities to innovate and grow, in the UK and through international exports.                  

  Chair: Stephen Bull, SVP North Sea Region, New Energy Solutions, Equinor Chair: TBC 
  Panellists: Cameron Smith, Head of Offshore, Mainstream Renewable Power Presenters:  Louise Smith, Director, Aura
  Una Brosnan, Business & Strategy Development Manager, Atkins Lindsey Shovlin,  Project Manager, Scottish Economic Development, Scottish Enterprise
  Kenneth Couston, Principal Consultant, Xodus Steve Jermy, Wave Hub
  Ralph Torr, Programme Manager, ORE Catapult
  Pablo Necochea, Lead Developer Floating Segment- Sales, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
15:00 - 15:30 Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow         
15:30 - 17:30                                                                                                                                                          

Futures Forum Day 2

Want a career in the Renewables sector? Join us for sessions focusing on small groups, workshops, CV clinics and career advice clinics:

*  Speed-dating in the sector
*  CV clinics and workshops
*  How to use Linkedin to get noticed workshops
*  Career advice clinics
*  Thinking geography as well as jobs – the hot places to consider
*  National Youth Theatre.

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