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Highlands and Islands to have largest regional presence at international energy show

17 May 2011

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland will have the largest regional presence at the All Energy exhibition and conference in Aberdeen this week (Wednesday 19th and Thursday 19th May).

With 68 companies exhibiting on the HI-energy and Orkney pavilions at the UK's largest renewable energy event, the region will be showcasing the collective expertise and capabilities within the renewable energy sector.

HIE manages the HI-energy pavilion on behalf of the local energy industry to ensure the region's extensive renewable energy offerings are promoted, including its leading role in offshore renewables, experienced supply chain and world-class facilities.

Last year saw a record number of Highlands and Islands companies taking part with 52 exhibiting on the region's pavilions, but with an increase of over 30% in the number of businesses attending this year, Highlands and Islands Enterprise says this is an indication of the growing interest in this global market.

HIE's newly appointed Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Calum Davidson said: "All Energy is a key event for us and our companies. Each year it gets bigger and better, and we feel this reflects the growing global importance of renewable energy development. We have significantly more companies exhibiting at All Energy this year and we look forward to hearing about the business that gets done at the show."

As part of the two-day exhibition, HIE is holding a networking event at the end of the first day, which will give exhibitors the opportunity to invite potential and existing clients to meet the wider Highlands and Islands supply chain.

Mr Davidson will also deliver a keynote presentation on the second day of the conference to update the industry on the region's renewable energy progress.

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