NOF Energy’s March conference will be opened by energy minister Charles Hendry, the organisation has announced.
The business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewable sectors, said Mr Hendry will discuss government energy policy for the coming year and beyond.
He will also take the opportunity to meet members of the supply chain operating across the energy sectors, said NOF.
The event, Energy: a Balanced Future, will highlight the importance of securing a balanced energy mix in the UK to meet future targets through a supportive and effective cross-sector supply chain.
George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy, said: “If the European Union and the UK Government are to achieve their energy targets through the implementation of a balanced energy mix, they will require the support of an effective and cross-sector supply chain.
“It is essential relatively new sectors such as offshore renewables and the re-emergence of new nuclear can call upon a supply chain that contains companies as effective and globally-respected as those operating in the oil and gas sector.”
He added: “We are delighted that the energy minister is taking part in the conference as it will provide him with further evidence that the UK is home to a robust and innovative supply chain that can ensure our energy targets are met.”
The event will take place on March 7 at the Gateshead Hilton, in north-east England.
It will include a panel of speakers, exhibitors and leading executives from organisations including EDF Energy, Areva, Seimens, Wood Group PSN and AMEC, who will discuss the future of the energy sectors served by a multi-skilled, adaptable, integrated supply chain.
A pre-conference networking reception at the Hilton is open to all delegates attending the conference on the evening of March 6.