It was billed as the largest renewables event in the UK, and so it proved as figures have revealed that the attendance at this year’s All-Energy Conference and Exhibition broke all records.
Shepherd and Wedderburn was a headline sponsor of the two-day event, which took place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), in Glasgow, and some of the leading law firm’s 90-strong attending team was joined by more than 5,500 other delegates at the event– a rise of 25% (on day one of the event) on the year before.
Shepherd and Wedderburn Partner and Head of Project Finance Clare Foster, who attended the event on both days, said:
“For many years Shepherd and Wedderburn has had a strong connection with and involvement in All-Energy. As a law firm immersed in the sector, the event continues to represent a superb opportunity for our 90+ strong team of energy lawyers to connect with our clients in the sector, forge new relationships and exchange ideas with energy professionals, who travel from all over the UK and beyond to attend. It would be unthinkable for us not to be here.”
The event featured quick-fire presentations on an array of topics courtesy of 30 speakers, including Shepherd and Wedderburn Partner Stephen Hubner. Stephen shared his thoughts on the lessons to be learned from large scale offshore windfarms, including the legal pitfalls developers are likely to encounter, while his colleague, Ian Mitchell, provided top tips for community energy schemes in one of the legal advice sessions.
All-Energy’s move to Glasgow from its previous home of Aberdeen is being hailed as a success. The attendance for day one (May 6) at All-Energy 2015 was 5,673 people, which represents a rise of 24.5% compared to the 4,555 that attended the event in Aberdeen, in 2014.