The Northern Ireland Energy Forum, now in its 18th year, has firmly established itself as the only major annual conference for Northern Ireland’s energy sector – it is a not to be missed event for anyone with an eye on the local energy industry. The 2020 Forum comes at a time of crisis, with the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic fallout that is now only beginning to be felt. The crisis has impacted all sectors of the economy and in turn will have a major impact on the energy sector. The collapse in energy use and the oil price will only accelerate change in the sector. There is also a growing consensus that any economic recovery plan should focus on green investment including low carbon energy technologies. The coronavirus crisis has also highlighted the crisis in climate change which threatens to have an even bigger impact on society and the economy. The crisis comes against the backdrop in Northern Ireland of a new Executive. In energy policy the Minister for the Economy, Diane Dodds MLA, is progressing with a new energy strategy.
agendaNi will be using an online platform that will allow speakers and delegates to follow the normal structure of a conference. This will include:
✔ Chair and speakers on screen during the session
✔ Speakers will be able to use PowerPoint slides
✔ A Q&A session with delegates being able to post questions, moderated by the chair
✔ A chat facility for delegates to make comments, moderated by agendaNi
✔ A twitter feed to be visible to all participants
✔ A ‘handout’ facility will allow delegates to receive relevant documentation
✔Delegates will get a ‘conference experience’ that goes beyond the normal video conferencing meeting formats.
Conference fee £225 + VAT @ 20% = £270
Start date: 29 September, 2020
End date: 29 September, 2020
Start time: 09:00 BST
End time: 16:00 BST