AREG NEWS: The countdown is on – two weeks until the AREG Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition

October 31, 2022
AREG NEWS: The countdown is on – two weeks until the AREG Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition

By AREG Chairperson, Jean Morrison

With just over two weeks remaining until our inaugural AREG Energy Futures Exhibition and Conference at P&J Live, we’re looking forward to what will be an opportunity to reconnect, network and collectively focus on the North-east’s path to net zero and the actions required to reach government targets.

Amid the excitement of the build-up to the event I am pleased to let you know that AREG membership has reached 260 plus organisations across sectors including offshore wind developers, wave, tidal, hydrogen, transport and aviation.

Looking forward to the 15 November, we have an excellent line up of speakers and exhibitors who will provide a catalyst for discussion and debate on issues from across the renewable energy arena.

Themed conference sessions will address some of the key issues and opportunities facing the energy industry, including the role of offshore renewables and hydrogen and how these will contribute to achieving ambitious government net zero targets.

Sessions on the supply chain and skills and training reflect feedback from AREG members, and the wider business community, who we know want assurance from developers that the local supply chain, skills, and training facilities will be recognised and fully utilised during the transition.

Exhibitors will showcase leading technologies and initiatives, available to support the fast pace of change required to reach net zero and achieve a sustainable energy future.

To find our more or register for our event click here and to book your dinner place or book a table  click here.

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

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

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise