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World energy cities partnership agm 2019

The City of Aberdeen has been chosen to host the prestigious World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) AGM in 2019.

The City of Aberdeen will be hosting the prestigious World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) AGM in 2019. The event will take place from 4-7 September 2019 and will coincide with SPE Offshore Europe 2019.

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A draft programme is provided below, more information will be provided in the coming months in the lead up to the event.

Wednesday, 4 September

Morning: Offshore Europe
Afternoon: Offshore Europe | Officer Meeting
Evening: Networking Reception

Thursday, 5 September

Morning: Joint WECP/ Offshore Europe Programme | Best Practice Session
Afternoon: Industry Visit
Evening: Formal Dinner

Friday, 6 September

Morning: Conference Breakfast
Afternoon: Strategy Committee | Project Visit
Evening: Informal Dinner

Saturday, 7 September

Morning: AGM
Afternoon: Optional Social Activity

From Alternative to Mainstream – Towards a 21st Century Energy Mix

The theme for the WECP AGM 2019 is From Alternative to Mainstream – Towards a 21st Century Energy Mix and this will be referenced throughout the event.

Our vision through the Regional Economic Strategy remains one of economic renaissance, that results in a diversified and resilient economy through maximizing oil and gas recovery and becoming a globally recognised hub for innovation and technology development. We have a strong, internationally-focussed oil, gas and energy supply chain anchored in the region for the long term who are playing a key role in energy transition towards a lower carbon energy system.

Renewable energy is no longer seen as an alternative or future energy and has become a mainstream energy source. Aberdeen-based companies have become renowned for diversification through the successful transfer of technology, skills and engineering expertise across energy markets and international borders and we would like to showcase this to our WECP partners.

WECP Match

On 4-5 September there will be chance to meet potential international business and technology partners from the World Energy Cities Partnership during a B2B matchmaking event.

This will provide a forum for oil, gas renewable energy companies and research institutions to share knowledge and expertise and form new business relationships in pre-organised one-to-one meetings. 

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Offshore Europe

The WECP AGM in Aberdeen will be held in parallel with Offshore Europe. SPE Offshore Europe 2019 will be held at the new events complex in Aberdeen, TECA. This biennial oil and gas exhibition attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts with the aim of sharing ideas, debating current issues and creating common agendas for the future of the offshore oil and gas industry.

Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attending will ensure you are up to date with most significant technologies and can connect with a global network of 36,000 attendees (2017 figures).

Attending the event will allow you to engage directly with technical experts from more than 1,000+ suppliers on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new innovative technology providers, to source and compare effective and efficient solutions to specific industry challenges.

There will be a WECP exhibition stand, available for WECP partners to use throughout the event and the team will be in touch with partner cities with more information on this.

For more information about Offshore Europe, visit: www.offshore-europe.co.uk

Getting Here

Aberdeen is easily accessible from across the globe, and the airport is just a short 6-mile drive from the city centre.

Aberdeen has 94 flights per week to London, providing daily flights to London’s four main airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and City. As well as flights from European international hubs, Paris and Amsterdam. Aberdeen also has many direct flights to most UK cities and many other European destinations. Airlines flying into Aberdeen include British Airways, EasyJet, Flybe, KLM, Wideroe, Eastern Airlines, Air France, SAS and Wizz Air. You’ll have no shortage of flight options for your journey to Aberdeen.

For information on flights to Aberdeen, please visit: www.aberdeenairport.com

Residence Inn by Marriott Marischal Square

Residence Inn Aberdeen has 126 spacious studio suites and one-bedroom suites offering separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. Modern amenities include free wifi, continental buffet breakfast with a selection of hot items and fitness suite. Whether travelling to Aberdeen for business or leisure, Residence Inn offers a unique “home-from-home” experience.

Residence Inn Aberdeen offers an exceptional location in the city centre, just opposite Aberdeen City Council's Marischal College and within Aberdeen’s vibrant newly built district Marischal Square, located in the heart of town, the bright open courtyard features coffee shops, restaurants and public spaces where people can socialise and dine out.

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Contact Us

Contact our WECP team with any questions you have about this event.

WECP Project Team – wecp@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Morag McCorkindale - MMcCorkindale@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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