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The Energy Transition is happening but requires effort to accelerate progress. The UK and Norway have the potential to drive this acceleration by working together to combine our collective strengths in skills, technologies, financing and project management.

11 & 12 November
St James Park, Newcastle

Planning of site visits & B2B meetings.

Please complete this short questionnaire (under 5 minutes) to help us organise effective site visits and B2B meetings for Energetic Future. This two-day event focuses on practical business development with ample networking opportunities, site visits, a roundtable, political delegations, and a conference. Your input is crucial for matching and selection, ensuring the event meets your needs and expectations. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions as we finalise the details in the coming weeks.

The UK has some of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets globally, and Norway has the resources and emerging technologies to support the United Kingdom in achieving its goal.

Norway and the UK have been close partners for many decades, particularly in driving the energy sector forward. Energetic Future seeks to enhance that partnership, providing opportunities for organisations to hear about progress as well as ongoing challenges whilst interacting to share capabilities and solutions.

You will be able to network with attendees ranging from regional and local government, policymakers and politicians to energy companies and suppliers from both Norway and the UK; investor companies; British and Norwegian clusters; industry bodies/organisations; academia, accelerators and incubators.

Join us for two days of practical and pragmatic business development at the prestigious venue, St James’ Park. This event offers a wealth of B2B networking opportunities, insightful site visits, and a dynamic roundtable discussion, all aimed at fostering meaningful connections and business growth. The main conference will present innovative ideas showcasing successful collaboration projects, providing a platform for sharing skills and talents across various industries.

In addition, the event will address supply chain issues and opportunities, providing attendees with the knowledge and tools to navigate and optimise their supply chains. The presence of political delegations will further enhance the dialogue between business leaders and policymakers, fostering a collaborative environment for economic development.

Don’t miss this chance to connect, learn, and grow in an inspiring environment designed to foster collaboration and development.

For more information, please contact Anni Glesaaen: anni@nbccuk.com or Kyrre Haugen: kyrre@nbccuk.com

Agenda

Energetic Future Conference – Tuesday 12 November at St James’ Park

SESSION 1: Skills & Talent Pipeline for the Green Transition.

Skills and Talent Pipeline for the Energy Transition, leveraging UK/Norway collaboration for the green transition. While existing skills are being utilised, there’s a need to strengthen the engineering talent pipeline to meet net-zero targets in energy and maritime by 2030 and 2050. This session will explore some of the areas where this can be enhanced and examples of where it is happening now.

SESSION 2: ONSHORE: Grid, Clusters, Hydrogen, Batteries, Storage.

Understanding the scale of onshore infrastructure change required and the context for onshore industrial decarbonisation are key to the success of the energy transition in both Norway and the UK. This session aims to focus on these areas whilst also seeking to explore synergies between the two markets, interfaces and to encourage greater cooperation.

SESSION 3: INNOVATION: AI, Digital & Tech.

The UK is on a journey of change. Novel digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), are starting to become embedded into organisational ways of working, driving unprecedented levels of transformation, and the energy sector is at the centre of this. There is a collective belief that achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is only possible through innovation and digitalisation. This session will focus on understanding how areas such as technology, innovation and digital transformation can be driven forward to support the acceleration of the energy transition.

SESSION 4: OFFSHORE: Ports & Maritime, CCUS, Offshore Wind.

Offshore energy transition activities in the North Sea are forecast to grow significantly in the decades ahead. This session will explore the inter-relationships between legacy and new energy project activities along with emissions reduction/removal and consider the impact on the ports and maritime sectors.

Agenda

Norwegian Trade Delegations

DAY 1

11 NOVEMBER
GUIDED SITE VISITS

TIME

CONTENT                                     

VENUE                                   

12:00 – 12:30 Registrations & Networking Lunch
Session 1
12:00 – 14:15
Overview presentations, operations, Q&A:
Dogger Bank
Port of Tyne
Equinor O&M Base
14:15 – 15:00 Transfer to Venue & Networking
Session 2
15:00 – 17:00
Site visits, presentations, questions & answers:
ORE Catapult
Port of Blyth
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Port of Blyth
17:15 – 17:45 Transfer to Hotels
18:30 – 21:00 Ambassadors Networking Reception

with Ambassador Tore Hattrem | Jennifer Hartley | Kyrre Haugen
The Wood Hall, The Common Room

DAY 2

12 NOVEMBER
ENERGETIC FUTURE CONFERENCE
ST JAMES’ PARK

REGISTRATIONS
08:30 – 09:30 Registrations & Networking Breakfast                                               @ Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
WELCOME
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome Note – Kyrre Haugen | General Manager Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce & Team Norway
09:35 – 09:45 Official Opening  Royal Norwegian Embassy
09:45 – 09:50 Opening Remarks 
09:50 – 09:55 Opening Remarks
KEYNOTE
09:20 – 09:35 DNV Energy Transition Outlook Frank Ketelaars | Operations Manager UK & Ireland. DNV Energy Systems 
SESSION 1 – SKILLS & TALENT PIPELINE FOR THE GREEN TRANSITION

Skills and Talent Pipeline for the Energy Transition, leveraging UK/Norway collaboration for the green transition. While existing skills are being utilised, there’s a need to strengthen the engineering talent pipeline to meet net-zero targets in energy and maritime by 2030 and 2050. This session will explore some of the areas where this can be enhanced and examples of where it is happening now.

09:50 – 10:50 Chair: Rob Anthony | SVP – Global Supply Chain & UK Country Manager Kongsberg Maritime
NETWORKING
10:50 – 11:20 Networking – Refreshments – Exhibition                                                                                                                                              
SESSION 2 – OFFSHORE: GRID, CLUSTERS, HYDROGEN, BATTERIES & STORAGE.

Understanding the scale of onshore infrastructure change required and the context for onshore industrial decarbonisation are key to the success of the energy transition in both Norway and the UK.  This session aims to focus on these areas whilst also seeking to explore synergies between the two markets, interfaces and to encourage greater cooperation.

11:20 – 12:30 Chair: TBC
LUNCH
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch & Exhibition                                                                                                                                                                                          
SESSION 3 – INNOVATION: AI, DIGITAL & TECH.

The UK is on a journey of change. Novel digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), are starting to become embedded into organisational ways of working, driving unprecedented levels of transformation and the energy sector is at the centre of this. There is collective belief that achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is only possible through innovation and digitalisation.

This session will focus on understanding how areas such as technology, innovation and digital transformation can be driven forward to support the acceleration of the energy transition.

13:30 – 14:40 Chair: TBC
NETWORKING
14:40 – 15:15 Networking – Refreshments – Exhibition                                                                                                                                                                      
SESSION 4 – OFFSHORE: PORTS & MARITIME, CCUS, OFFSHORE WIND

Offshore energy transition activities in the North Sea are forecast to grow significantly in the decades ahead.

This session will explore the inter-relationships between legacy and new energy project activities along with emissions reduction/removal and consider the impact on the ports and maritime sectors.

15:15 – 16:30 Chair: TBC
16:30 – 16:40 Summing Up & Closing Remarks
 
16:55 – 17:05 Final Words
Kyrre Haugen | General Manager
Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce & Team Norway

EVENING RECEPTION

18:00 – 21:00 Energetic Futures Networking Reception                                                     Baltic Riverside Terrace

Networking opportunities throughout the conference

Travel & Accommodation