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Covid forces UK's biggest green energy conference to cancel 2020 event


By Calum MacLeod

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All-Energy is the UK's largest renewable energy conference.
All-Energy is the UK's largest renewable energy conference.

The UK's largest annual renewable energy conference and exhibition, All-Energy, will not take place in 2020.

Instead, organiser Reed Exhibitions Limited has announced new dates for All-Energy and the co-located Dcarbonise event of Wednesday May 12 and Thursday May 13, 2021

All-Energy and Dcarbonisehad originally been scheduled to take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) earlier this year, but was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the NHS announcement that the venue will continue to be in use as the NHS Louisa Jordan until April 30 2021, event has now been postponed until next year.

All-Energy event director Peter Bloor.
All-Energy event director Peter Bloor.

Peter Bloor, All-Energy and Dcarbonise event director, said: “Naturally, without access to SEC we are unable to hold All-Energy and Dcarbonise in November and we have therefore postponed the duo of events until May 2021 after having consulted our exhibitors and key stakeholders. NHS Louisa Jordan is doing fantastic work both as a centre for outpatients and as a training facility.

“We believe that postponing the show until May, six months before COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Summit (also at SEC), will enable us to deliver the true value of this industry-leading event.

We will be marking the show’s November 2020 dates by holding the first ever All-Energy / Dcarbonise 2020 Virtual Summit, an event which has the support of the Scottish Government.

“This is in addition to the monthly series of free webinars we have been hosting since May 2020, a programme that has now attracted 10,322 registrations for 13 webinars across a broad range of topics. This has resulted in over 6500 unique viewers on the day or using the on-demand service.

“We are delighted by this level of interest and uptake, and thank our chairs, panellists and sponsors for their contributions and enthusiastic support. We have already reached the equivalent commitment in numbers to our usual face-to-face event; and that will be surpassed by the remaining webinars from September onwards."

Mr Bloor added that the health and safety of exhibitors, speakers, visitors and staff will remain Reed Exhibition's number one priority and next May’s show will be staged with their health and safety very much in mind.

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