2017 Events


11th - 12th SHFCA Annual Conference 2017 - Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

The 2017 Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, at the Technology Innovation Centre. This year's theme is Energy Transitions with Hydrogen & Fuel Cells and will showcase the pivotal role for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in delivering low carbon integrated power, heat and mobility. To book and read more information about the detail of the conference click here.

24 October - APSE Low Carbon Vehicles, charging infrastructure and ESCO Workshop - Falkirk

Electric and low carbon vehicles and the infrastructure that accompanies them are not new technology. However they are making up a larger proportion of council fleets and the demand for infrastructure is growing as demand for vehicles increases. This event will consider the technological developments in the sector and what may emerge in future as well as the Scottish policy context with a contribution from Transport Scotland. To book click here

26 October - Heat Metering & Billing Event

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing, Queen Margaret's Pl, North Queensferry KY11 1HP -10am until 2pm

Heat Metering and Billing is still a relatively young marketplace with a variety of approaches to deliver what can be a rather complex set of requirements. Although the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulation 2014 is in place, which places an obligation onto bodies to individually meter and bill each property, this has not driven the market to a set of standard approaches to deliver the required solutions and services.

Fife Council is exploring the creation of a multi-supplier framework for the benefit of Social Landlords and Local Authorities throughout Scotland to implement more sustainable practises for heat metering, billing and reconciliation for residential and commercial tenants.

This event has been setup to engage with potential Local Authorities, Social Landlords and suppliers who may be interested in taking part in such a framework. To support the creation of an effective framework it is proposed that it will build upon the capabilities and guidance provided by the Heat Trust. This would assist in driving forward standard approaches, relating to the requirement to supply Heat Metering, Billing and Reconciliation services.

10.00am – Arrival and Breakfast Rolls

10.30am – Heat Trust Overview

11.00am – Lessons Learnt/Case Studies:

Communal Heating Project Case Study

Glenrothes Energy Network

11.40am – Coffee Break

12.00pm – Sector Workshops:

Public Sector – Proposed framework and Next Steps (Fife Council Procurement);

Suppliers – Collaborative Frameworks (Corporate Development Scotland);

13.00pm – Lunch and Networking

To register interest in attending or to confirm a place please contact



6-10th November - Fife Business Week 2017

Fife Business Week 2017 is set to run this year from 6-10th November. In a week packed full of events aimed at inspiring and supporting Fife’s business community, it will also provide opportunities for Fife’s business to come together to network and exchange ideas.

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7th November - Invest in Fife’s Annual Property Event - North Queensferry

The Bridgehead area of Fife has recently delivered some of the largest engineering and construction projects in Europe. With the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing there has never been a better time to invest in Fife.

Looking to the future, business is evolving and Industry 4.0 will have a major impact on how our companies operate, driving productivity and the utilisation of technology to work more efficiently. Innovation is at the heart of Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal and any commercial property development benefitting from this funding will have to demonstrate its innovation.

Invest in Fife has organised an event to showcase projects and explore future opportunities to the property and development industry.

To book click here


9th November 9.30am - 1pm - Meet the Buyer Event - Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath, KY11 8DY

This year’s Meet the Buyer Event aims to help businesses in Fife to find out what contract opportunities are available across a broad range of sectors. There will be support to help businesses exploit tendering opportunities, as well as a chance to network with procurement experts from both private and public sectors, such as Defence Sector, Construction Sector, Fife Council and many more.

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10th November 12-2pm - Innovation in Offshore Wind - Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Leven KY8 3RS

The cost of energy from offshore wind has fallen by 50% in just 2½ years, making it our lowest cost large scale generation technology and the vital contributor to the UK present and future energy mix as we strive to meet challenging decarbonisation targets.

Offshore wind is also one of the biggest opportunities for economic growth in the UK today, with a forecasted £17.5bn of infrastructure investment over the next four years.

Offshore Wind Week, from 6th – 10th November, will highlight some of the industry’s achievements to date and set out the huge ambition and opportunity that lie ahead.

Fife is at the very heart of this opportunity, with major projects just off our coast, a strong skills and training base and some of the leading players in the industry operating here.

Please join Invest in Fife, industry and political leaders for lunch, networking and discussions on local success stories, innovation, opportunities and future developments.

To register for this highly interesting and stimulating networking event, please click here


27-29th Decom North Sea Conference, St Andrews Fairmont Hotel

Run jointly by Decom North Sea and Oil & Gas UK, will take place from 27 – 29 November at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews. The conference will build upon previous sell-out events and will encompass numerous keynote and break-out sessions all focused on the latest decommissioning updates, trends and case studies.

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30th November - The Scottish Green Business Awards - EICC, Edinburgh

Fife continues leading the way in Scotland’s energy sector as it’s shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards.

Levenmouth Community Energy Project, a partnership between Bright Green Hydrogen, Fife Council and Toshiba has been nominated for two awards:

· Best Innovation Award

· Carbon Reduction Award

Fife Council’s lead officer for renewables, Barbara Whiting has been nominated in the category, Champion of Renewables Award.

The Scottish Energy Awards celebrate the determination and innovation that have ensured the continued success of Scotland’s renewable energy sector during challenging times.

The winners will be announced at the award’s ceremony held on 30 November 2017 at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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Our Economic Development Team provide a range of support services from advice and information to customised training to support your exhibition experience as well as wider market development needs.

First time exhibitors may be able to claim up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of £2,000 as part of the Market Development Programme Funding.

Benefits to participating or visiting exhibitions with us:

  • We will project manage end to end solutions, leaving you to focus on your business and your customers
  • You can take advantage of funding support available; subject to criteria
  • Professional exhibition workshops cover everything you need to know from pre-event planning right through to post show evaluation
  • We will support and include your business in local and national PR pre and post the exhibition

I have noted forthcoming Exhibitions below whereby there will be a Fife Group Stand. There is stand space available at the Shows so why not exhibit and have a presence with other Fife businesses and showcase what you, as a local business, and Fife has to offer, network and do business?

· Offshore Europe 2017 (5th to 8th September 2017, Aberdeen AECC): SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P (Exploration & Production) professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attendance at this Conference will ensure you are up to date with the most significant technologies and will allow you to connect with a global network of 56,000 attendees. Engage directly with technical experts from more than 1,500+ suppliers on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new innovative technology companies, to source and compare effective solutions. Expand your technical knowledge with exceptional insight and best practice in the industry. (

I am continuing to review activity under the Market Development Programme therefore should there be any Exhibitions and/or Trade Shows that would be of value and interest to your business, please let me know. I am happy to promote to determine other Fife business interest, which could lead to the organisation of a learning journey or a Fife Group Stand.

This also may be of interest to you: Thinking about Entering New Markets? We work in partnership with Scottish Development International who are organising a

Multi-sector market visit to Ireland on 30th November 2016 to 1st December 2016. Join a delegation of Scottish companies on this two-day market visit to Dublin led by Scottish Development International (SDI), with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Ireland is Scotland’s sixth largest export market and imports more from the UK than any other country – an ideal first step market for Scottish companies.

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