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Conference Programme

Time Details
12:00 Registration, Networking Lunch & Exhibition
13:00 Plenary One
 
Marine Energy: The Value Case
As development of our wave and tidal sectors has progressed, we are better understanding the value the sector delivers across Scotland, the UK and beyond. 
 
But with decarbonisation creating fundamental change across our energy system, disruptive technologies driving a new industrial revolution and international markets changing at speed, what is the USP of the marine energy sector, and what does the sector need to do to best articulate that? 
 
This session takes stock of how far we’ve come and brings together experts to share their views on how our wave and tidal industries can best serve our emerging new economy. 
 
Chair
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

Welcome
Audrey MacIver, Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
 
Q & A
14:00 Networking, Exhibition & Refreshments
14:45 Parallel 2A

Technology Showcase
14:45 Parallel 2B
 
The UK & Global Outlook
While Scotland’s lead in wave and tidal energy remains distinct, there’s much noteworthy market activity across the UK and around the globe. 
 
From Orkney to Australia, this session will capture that global activity, draw out learning points from other geographies and explore where market opportunities lie.
 
Speakers
Rhys Wyn Jones, Head of Wales, RenewableUK
David Jones, Project Director, Marine Energy Wales
Dr Mark Leybourne, Associate Director, ITPEnergised
 
Q & A
15:45 Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
16:30

Plenary Three

Delivering the right environment for growth 
With market uncertainty continuing across the sector, can Scotland retain its global lead?  
 
With an energy white paper approaching, what’s the role for the UK Government in bringing forward marine energy projects – and where can the Scottish Government best lend its support to the sector? What lessons can we learn from other technologies and processes, such as the Offshore Wind Sector Deal?
 
Chair
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables   
 
Panellist
Sian Wilson, Senior Development Manager, Crown Estate Scotland
 
Q & A
17:30 Day 1 close
18:30 Scottish Renewables Marine Conference Dinner 2019
 
Time Details
09:00 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
09:30 Parallel 4A
 
The road to commercialisation: business models and project finance beyond electricity generation
What role will tidal and wave technologies play in our new energy system? Will the emergence of hydrogen drive future use cases, and can local energy systems support development? 
 
Expert speakers will set out recent financing case studies, from crowd-funding and institutional investment to emerging business models, providing delegates with an opportunity to understand varied project finance structures.
 
Speaker
Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital
Reenst Lesemann, CEO, C-Power
 
Q & A
09:30 Parallel 4B
10:30 Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition
11:00 Plenary Five
 
Leaders’ Debate 
Where do we go from here? 
 
With changes across government policy, industry developing fast, innovation afoot and finance flows changing, there’s a great deal of opportunity for our marine energy sector. But with barriers to be overcome, where should our collective focus be in the year ahead?
 
Chair
Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications, Scottish Renewables 
 
Panellists
Tim Hurst, Managing Director, Wave Energy Scotland
Simon Forrest, Chief Executive Officer, Nova Innovation
Timothy Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC Atlantis
Sue Barr, Chair, Marine Energy Council  
 
Q & A
12:00 Event Close

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