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%
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or from Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 8858
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 he 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 email@example.com 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.