Renewable Energy Supply-Chain Export Markets

Renewable Energy Supply-Chain Export Markets

November 11, 2021
Let's Do Business, Staffordshire Stand, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
10:00am - 11:30am

The COP26 conference and the recently published UN report on Climate Change has put the global
spotlight on expediting our shift towards clean and renewable sources of energy.
Governments across the world are investing heavily in “greening” their economies: shifting from oil, gas,
and coal, to clean and renewable energy; integrating a circular economy approach in all aspects of
society; and making use of data and smart tech to make their cities cleaner and more efficient.

With government investment comes opportunity.

The UK has long been a respected hub for engineering, advanced manufacturing, and technological
development – so much so, contractors, governments, and project managers the world-over seek British
products and expertise, in order to ensure a high-quality output.

The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce brings together a number of experts from key trade support
and industry insight bodies to present at this year’s Let’s Do Business Exhibition:
▪ Renewable market overview in key overseas markets (to start with: Portugal & Saudi Arabia) –
future opportunities, and high-level political landscape, in order for British companies to capitalise
upon the imminent changes.
▪ Trade support – how British businesses can tap-into trade support from the domestic level (as well
as how oil & gas companies can benefit from the pivot to clean energy).
▪ Global review of renewable CAPEX projects in Solar, Waste-to-Energy, Wind, Energy Storage,
Hydrogen, and Carbon capture – and how to find global CAPEX and OPEX projects.

This presentation is open to all West Midlands-based businesses and will serve as a pilot event for a
longer-network orientated trade mission covering a number of key global regions (provisional: Portugal,
Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Brazil).


  • 10:00 – 10:05am – Samuel Beard, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce: the SCC brings together a number of key organisations to the backdrop of the COP26 conference. Outlining how energy and tech companies can find opportunities in the marketplace and tap into region-specific export support (Portugal and Saudi Arabia)
  • 10:05 – 10:25am – Neil Golding, Energy Industries Council: Global energy CAPEX and OPEX opportunities in renewable energy, with a general focus on: Solar, EfW and Biomass, Onshore Wind, Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind, Energy Storage, Hydrogen, and Carbon Capture, and how the EIC can support market insights and networking globally.
  • 10:25 – 10:55am –  Chris Innes-Hopkins, Saudi British Joint Business Council: As Saudi Arabia shifts towards renewable and clean energy (as outline in Saudi Vision 2030), the SBJBC will present the energy and tech opportunities British firms can capitalise upon, and how the SBJBC can support market entry efforts.
  • 10:55 – 11:15am – Colin Reid, Solar Balance: More than 70% of Portugal’s energy consumption comes from renewable sources. With Portugal’s ambition being to surpass this, Solar Balance with the BPCC will provide an overview of how British companies can be a part of this ambition and the support available in market entry and opportunity sourcing.
  • 11:15 – 11:30am – Ian Stevens, Clean Growth Team: The British government has made it clear that its support for “traditional” energy sources will shift entirely towards renewable methods. The DIT’s Clean Growth Team shall present what this transition will look like and how companies that may have previously only operated in traditional energy markets (oil and gas) can tap into government support and pursue clean energy opportunities

Read more about the speakers here.