Aberdeen still a draw for high profile energy events

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Aberdeen is continuing to prove itself as a strong choice for energy related events with securing the 6th annual International Conference on Clean Energy (ICCE), expecting to attract 500 industry and academic delegates from the clean and renewable energy industry to Aberdeen.

The conference which will take place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on 14th-17th August 2017is due to cover major themes within the industry such as the impact of clean energy on the environment and fundamental knowledge regarding the clean energy processes.

Associate Dean for Research at Aberdeen Business School and local Conference Chair, Professor David Gray, worked alongside Team Aberdeen, a collaboration of expertise from Aberdeen City and Shire Councils, The University of Aberdeen, AECC, Aberdeen International Airport, RGU and VisitAberdeenshire, to secure the conference for the city. Team Aberdeen support the conference bid by helping with conference organisation, sourcing hotel accommodation and identifying superb venues for the conference to take place in. ICCE received additional support from Aberdeen City Council and the VisitAberdeenshire Subvention Fund which was match funded by VisitScotland’s Conference Bid Fund with the aim to help attract more business tourism to Scotland.

Conference Chair, Professor David Gray said, “To bring such a prestigious international event to Aberdeen is a real coup for the city and for RGU and I am extremely proud that the events team will be playing host to several hundred academics who are experts in the field of alternative energy.”

Aberdeen City Council Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The city is already capitalising on its world-renowned engineering expertise by moving into clean and sustainable energy and the City Council has furthered that knowledge base by investing in hydrogen-powered buses and vehicles.

Councillor Laing continued, “We look forward to welcoming the companies and delegates from around the globe who will be attending the conference in our beautiful city.”

Sales Manager at AECC, Steven Daun commented: “Having the International Conference on Clean Energy in Aberdeen is a fantastic achievement for the local Ambassador, Professor David Gray and TeamAberdeen as it allows us to showcase the fantastic research and work which is currently happening in Aberdeen within this sector.”

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