LONDON, 18-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has announced that, for the first time ever, one of the most prestigious global conferences on renewable energy will be held in the UK.
The 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place from 23rd to 25th February 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
It will be organised and hosted by RenewableUK, in place of the trade association’s annual wave and tidal energy conference.
The event will focus on the commercial and industrial development of marine energy, in which the UK leads the world.
The conference programme will be drawn up by an international committee of wave and tidal energy industry leaders, and organisations working in the sector including RenewableUK.
RenewableUK’s Director of Events, Garth Halliday, said “This is a real coup for us – we’re honoured to be hosting this highly prestigious event. It shows how important RenewableUK has become at an international level, as a key player in specialist conferences of this kind.
“As the UK is the world leader in marine energy, with more wave and tidal capacity installed than the rest of the world put together, this country is a fitting choice for one of the highlights of the global renewable energy calendar.
We’ll be working hard between now and February 2016 to ensure that this event will provide an unparalleled opportunity to network and to learn more about the latest technological developments in the dynamic world of wave and tidal energy. You can’t afford to miss this”.
For further information, please contact:
- Garth Halliday, Director of Events, 020 7901 3026 Garth.Halliday@RenewableUK.com
- Sarah Harper, Head of Events, 020 7901 3036 Sarah.Harper@RenewableUK.com
ICOE is a bi-annual event. Details of ICOE2014 can be found here: http://www.icoe2014canada.org/
Details of ICOE 2016 can be found here: www.RenewableUK.com/ICOE2016UK Follow the event at #ICOE16
Details of other RenewableUK events can be found here: http://www.renewableuk.com/en/events/index.cfm
- Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 020 7901 3012 or 07792 463445
- Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 020 7901 3013 or 07969 229913
- Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 020 7901 3038 or 07791 702 702
RenewableUK is the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, specialising in onshore wind, offshore wind and wave & tidal energy. Formed in 1978, we have an established, large corporate membership ranging from small independent companies, to large international corporations and manufacturers. Acting as a central point of information and a united, representative voice for our membership, we conduct research; find solutions; organise events, facilitate business development, and promote wind and marine renewables to government, industry, the media and the public. Our vision is for renewable energy to play a leading role in powering the UK.