SAVE THE DATE! HEAT AND WATER 2016 - TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY, 2016 - GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL, SCOTLAND
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This one day conference will cover innovation, investment, projects and international topics in low carbon heating & cooling and water & wastewater. It will bring together large heat and water using customers - facilities & estate managers and buyers from companies with factories and large estates, local authorities, universities, housing associations, NHS - and suppliers of innovative solutions for improving efficiency, reducing cost and carbon emissions.
It will feature B2B matchmaking and networking, exhibition of Scottish-based solutions suppliers, inspiring speakers on interesting topics, foreign delegations, company pitches and a drinks reception. There will be a site visits programme on 24th February.
The Showcase was a great success. Thank-you for all your feedback which was incredibly positive - over 90% rated the event organisation, venue and matchmaking as 'excellent' or 'good', over 85% rated the conference sessions and site visits as 'excellent' or 'good', and over 80% rated the exhibition as 'excellent or good'. Some quotes: "the exposure was absolutely brilliant and we feel confident that we are going to get a contract"; "we had a great day at the Showcase and have about 10 solid leads"; "thank you for a really great event, the best one I’ve been to so far"; "the best and most organised conference I have been at in 15 years in the industry"; "a really worthwhile event for us"; "the Matchmaking section was super from the website set up in advance through to the sessions on the day. Overall the best event of many that I have been to this year." We are full of ideas on how to maintain and build the momentum in low carbon heat which the Showcase has created and will let you know about these in due course. Please don't hesitate to contact us through this website.
Many thanks to the 265 delegates who attended on the day and created such a buzz throughout during the networking and matchmaking time, and at the plenary and breakout sessions - a record (for low carbon events in Scotland).
* 309 B2B matchmaking meetings were completed, 60% of which will progress to further discussion.
* 35 Scottish-based solutions providers exhibited to delegates all day and
* we welcomed visiting delegations from Sweden and Denmark as well as delegates from 7 other countries outside Scotland, many of whom participated on the site visits the following day.
Many thanks to our 26 speakers and facilitators, all leaders in companies, public sector and other organisations which are helping to drive the low carbon heat sector forward. The speaker presentations are now available at the links against each speaker on the Speakers and Presentations page of this website.
This site will remain 'live' - please continue to use it as a networking resource, as all the delegate and company profiles remain here. We will upload new reports and information on events and other low carbon heat related things to this site, and keep you informed by email. Please contact us about anything to do with low carbon heat and cooling in Scotland, using the email and telephone contact details on the Contacts page.
New reports - we have uploaded the two reports which Prof Sir Jim McDonald drew from in his keyonote address: the International Market Opportunity for the Scottish Low Carbon Heat Sector; and the Low Carbon Heating & Cooling Scottish Company Base and Market Opportunities.
The emphasis is on networking and there is the opportunity to pre-book face-to-face meetings - B2B matchmaking - with the people who you really want to meet. Please upload your profile and select the matches you want to make on this site. The company exhibition and a programme of seminars will run through the day, culminating in a networking drinks reception. The following day there is a programme of site visits.
Low carbon heat is renewable heat and any technology that improves the efficiency of providing, distributing or using heat or cooling. This includes water & space heating and cooling in domestic & commercial properties and process heat & cooling for industrial purposes. It covers design, consultancy, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of new equipment and infrastructure, and retrofit. It can be defined under three themes:
Heat control and monitoring
Scotland has some of the most progressive climate change targets in the world and a commitment to deliver 11% of its non-electrical heat demand from renewable sources by 2020. This presents a real opportunity to develop the low carbon heat sector in Scotland to generate economic growth and reduce carbon emissions, as described in Scotland's draft Heat Generation Policy Statement (March 2014). Recent initiatives include:
Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and Enterprise Europe Network believe in the economic opportunities for suppliers (growing markets) and customers (reduced heat cost/ waste) and are delighted to welcome Scottish and international delegates to Edinburgh to learn about and discuss these.
|Wed 10 Sept||Registration Opens for Showcase, Matchmaking & Site Visits - no fee to attend|
|Sat 1 Nov||Matchmaking meeting requests open - search the participants to request your meetings!|
|Fri 14 Nov||
|Mon 17 Nov||Revised Matchmaking timetables available online after log-in.|
|Tues 18 Nov||Low Carbon Heating & Cooling International Showcase, Matchmaking and Drinks Reception|
|Wed 19 Nov||Site Visits to District Heating energy centres in Edinburgh - Greendykes and North British Distillery|
If you are participating in Matchmaking, the earlier you submit your collaboration profiles to the catalogue on this site, the more they will be seen and the more meetings you are likely to secure.
|Registration||10 Sep – 17 Nov|
|Meeting Selection||28 Oct – 17 Nov|
|Event||18 Nov – 19 Nov|
|Costs||Free of charge|
|Venue||Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh|