After a busy May and June with the General Election and a marginally quieter summer, things are getting busy once again. Our party conference events are already underway, we saw a packed room in The Grand Hotel in Brighton where we heard Lawrence set out his thoughts on the early days of the new Labour leadership team and Alan Whitehead MP give some further details on his priorities as new Shadow Energy Minister. This week we’re up in Manchester to hear from the Conservatives before heading up to see the SNP in Aberdeen in just over a week’s time.
But it’s not all political in our events programme, we have a very exciting Annual Conference coming up on 21 October where we will be hearing from a variety of industry leaders, consumer representatives and NGOs on Choices in Energy. We will be looking at what the future looks like for consumers and investors, what shape our energy mix will take and which technologies will play a role in our energy system. On top of all these questions, Lord Bourne will be speaking for the government and Dermot Nolan will set out the view of the industry from his perspective as CEO of Ofgem. Finishing off the day we will be hosting an evening reception offering a great opportunity for delegates and guests to network.
Our conference activity doesn’t end there; On 5 November we’ll be in Leeds for our second annual Health and Safety conference. Following last year’s success, this time we are heading to the electricity generation hub of West Yorkshire, home to some of the UK’s major plants. Delegates will hear on the day from leading industry practitioners, suppliers, trade unions and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Conferences aside, breakfast briefings continue with the digitalisation of energy utilities, interconnection and market flexibility all on the agenda before Christmas. Check our events pages for further details and registration.
Rounding the year off, our Annual Industry Lunch takes place on 9 December at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane. This industry mainstay rounds off a busy year for the Energy UK events programme which is already looking to 2016 and our Parliamentary Reception in the first half of the year.