THERE are only 30 stands left at the UK’s largest renewable-energy exhibition and conference, though the annual event is still months away.
Organisers of All-Energy, being held in Aberdeen in May, said yesterday that almost 90% of available space had been booked or reserved by companies and organisations from home and overseas.
The 10th show – at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on May 19-20 – is expected to be larger than any other. Event director Jamie Thompson said: “All-Energy has consistently grown in every aspect including numbers of exhibitors, space taken and attendance, so it certainly looks as if All-Energy 2010 will continue this trend.
He said that for the first time, All-Energy was also being held in association with UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) in addition to the British Wind Energy Association and Scottish Renewables, adding: “UKTI has long been an official supporter of the show and in 2009 brought inward missions from 29 countries to the exhibition and conference.
“We are proud of our booking statistics, which see interest from several countries new to All-Energy eager to host pavilions at the 2010 show including France, Latvia, Lithuania, and Italy, as well as regular group pavilions from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Flanders and Norway, Scottish regions and Northern Ireland.”
About 250 speakers are expected to be involved over the two days. The conference will look at all sources of renewable energy, policy, challenges and opportunities.
Project director Judith Patten, who is responsible for the conference, said: “We have received well in excess of 150 abstracts and suggestions for topics. Now the hard work begins for topic steering groups and ‘session champions’ who will pore over submissions, and make suggestions about speakers to be invited for the conference to be highly topical and relevant to all elements of the renewable-energy industry and those interested in embracing all it offers.”
All-Energy 2009 attracted an attendance of 5,500 people from 60 countries, including about 250 speakers and more than 380 exhibiting companies from 14 countries.