AREG NEWS: Registrations for AREG Energy Futures dinner to close on November 9th

November 3, 2022
AREG NEWS: Registrations for AREG Energy Futures dinner to close on November 9th

A limited number of tables and seats remain for AREG’s Energy Futures dinner at P&J Live, Aberdeen on November 15, where international guest speaker Lolita Jackson, MBE will address a packed audience.

The dinner, sponsored by Shell, concludes a day of insightful discussion, debate and networking following the organisation’s inaugural conference and exhibition. Sales for tables and individual seats close on November 9.

The evening activities start at 6.30pm with a drinks reception and networking opportunities from 9pm. Bookings for the evening dinner can be made here. Dress code is business attire.

Lolita Jackson, MBE, executive director of communications and sustainable cities at Sustainable Development Capital LLP, acts as a link to governments around the world on COP, UN and climate business engagement.

She previously worked for the NYC Mayor’s office where she held roles including climate diplomat for the city and director of outreach for the post Hurricane Sandy resilience team and has excelled in a career focused on climate improvements and resilience within communities.

As a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the 1993 bombing, she will highlight how her life changing experiences have influenced her career.

AREG chair, Jean Morrison, MBE, commented:

“Our evening event concludes a busy and insightful day, focused on the opportunities and actions related to the energy transition here in the North-east. The dinner is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the success of our first event, and to look ahead to the future and how we can all make a difference.”

To find out more about The Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition, visit the AREG website and register for the free event here.

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Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

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