Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) trade mission to Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 12, 2022
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Date(s) - June 12, 2022 - June 17, 2022
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AREG (Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group) is a partner in the ELBE (European Leaders of Blue Energy) consortium of seven Renewable Energy Cluster and is leading a trade mission to Canada that will be centered around the H2O Conference in Halifax.

In addition to attendance at the event, our wider agenda will include meetings and site visits with key industry stakeholders and prospective partners/clients for the European organisations that are participating. There is also a B2B facility for the conference that all companies in the ELBE delegation will be entitled to access free of charge.

The H2O – Home to Overseas Conference is organised by OTCNS alongside key government and industry partners, and is now one of Canada’s premier events for the Ocean Technology sector with topics of particular relevance to ELBE including Ocean Energy, Blue Economy, and International Partnerships.

Atlantic Canada is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and leading organisations such as Marine Renewables Canada and the Ocean Supercluster that are expected to become important partners for ELBE.

In the energy sector the region has a strong history in the development of tidal energy (being the location of the world’s highest tides) and in more recent times has been positioning itself and the local supply chain to support wave and offshore wind projects.

This mission will be suitable for organisations involved in all aspects of Marine Energy including:
• Marine Energy innovators
• Project developers
• Supply chain companies
• Engineering, technology, goods and services
• Consultancies
• Environmental, Project Management etc
• Professional Services Firms
• Legal, Insurance etc

Provisional Agenda – Monday 13th June – Friday 17th June

Monday 13th

  • Group meeting with Dalhousie University
  • Welcome session on the Blue Energy Ecosystem in Atlantic Canada
  • Reception for International delegates

Tuesday 14th

  • Attendance at H2O Conference
  • B2B Meetings at conference via online platform
  • Participation in breakout sessions to promote ELBE expertise
  • Evening – Gala Dinner ($125 CAD per ticket)

Wednesday 15th

  • Attendance at H2O Conference
  • B2B Meetings at conference via online platform
  • Participation in breakout sessions to promote ELBE expertise

Thursday 16th

  • Technology Demonstrations at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and
  • Group meetings tbc e.g. Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, Marine Renewables
    Canada, Maritimes Energy Association
  • Group meeting with a Tidal Energy Device/Project Developer e.g. Sustainable
    Marine, Orbital Marine etc.

Friday 17th

  • Optional site visit to FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) or
    meetings with local supply chain and technology companies

Registration and Costs

Members of all ELBE clusters are invited to join the delegation to Canada – organisations interested in joining us should contact Neil McIntosh (

There is no cost to participate in the mission/conference/exhibition other than the optional $125 CAD for the Gala Dinner.

Flights and Accommodation are the responsibility of participants.

We recommend arriving in Halifax no later than Sunday 12th June and the AREG contingent will be staying at the Hampton Inn by Halifax Downtown.

Registration is open until Friday, May 20, 2022.

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