A welcome from our host Rt Hon Brian Wilson CBE, former Labour MP, who served as UK Energy Minister and also UK Trade Minister. A journalist by profession, he was founding editor of the West Highland Free Press and is still a regular contributor to both the Scotsman and the Stornoway Press.
A welcome from our Headline sponsor E.On by Simon Duncan, Director, E.ON B2B Solutions who will be discussing the journey to decarbonisation and E.ON's work connecting with communities and businesses to help them deliver net zero
With Scotland setting itself the tough target of hitting net-zero emission targets by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of the UK, this session will discuss the key opportunities and challenges around the H&I green energy contribution to achieving a net-zero economy in Scotland.
Opportunity and growth for the region.
Take the opportunity to grab some refreshments and chat with fellow delegates. This is also the perfect time to visit the exhibition area.
This session will look at the future of Scotland's energy systems and how this will impact the Highlands and Islands.
Chair Brian Wilson
Panellists will look at the skills and talent gaps in the region, and how it is important to grow talent in the region through some key training programmes as well as the importance of reskilling and retraining jobs for a green energy future.
The session will be chaired by Morven Fancey, Chair, Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Take the opportunity to network with fellow delegates and visit the industry exhibition stands. Lunch is provided.
Cllr Bremner will address the delegates on some of the key Green Energy issues in the region.
Offshore wind is one of the most exciting and fastest growing renewable energy technologies in the world today. This session, brought to you by the West of Orkney Windfarm, brings together an expert panel to provide insight into both the opportunities and challenges this growth presents to companies and communities across the Highlands and Islands.
This session will take a closer look at the region's infrastructure and how it is coping with a growing green energy landscape.
Closing remarks from E.ON and the host.