£0 – £35

26 March Edinburgh : Moderated Debate "Making the Transition - how fast ca...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

at Royal Scots Club

29 Abercromby Place

Edinburgh

EH3 6QE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description

Description

Title

"Making the Transition - how fast can it go?"

Synopsis

The format will be a moderated debate featuring Dr Richard Dixon (Director “Friends of the Earth”) and Luca Corradi (Innovation Director - The Oil & Gas Technology Centre).

Following an introduction by an impartial well known moderator, opening statements will be given by each presenter and thereafter reasoned discussion will ensue between the two panellists. Questions will then be taken from the audience. Each presenter will be given an opportuntiy to make a closing statement.

Speakers

Luca Corradi is the Innovation Network Director at The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGT).

His work is focused on "Horizons Scanning" to identify emerging technology and assessing impact or opportunities for the Industry and society. Luca focuses on Energy and Industry transition strategy, working with industry, government, academia and technology players to define and plan for a sustainable future, enabled by technology development and knowledge transfer across industries.

Luca came to this role after more than twenty years of experience in transformational projects and in developing teams and markets. He led and grew the Accenture Aberdeen office and the global network of Accenture Energy Hubs, and delivered programmes focused on business and organisational change, programme and change management across multiple countries and cultures.


Dr Richard Dixon is Director Scotland for 'Friends of the Earth'. After a PhD in Astrophysics and an energy and environment MSc at Glasgow Caledonian University, he worked for CSV and Strathclyde Regional Council. Ricahrd was appointed Head of Research with FoE Scotland in 1994, working on issues as diverse as climate change, bathing beaches and fish farming. He became Head of Policy at WWF Scotland in 2002 and then its Director in 2005. He helped set up Transform Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition.

In 2013, Richard became Director of FoE Scotland. He serves on the boards of SEPA, Postcode Culture Trust and Postcode Equalities Trust. In July 2019, he was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his services to sustainability from Edinburgh Napier University.

Arrangements

Members and guests are invited to convene at 17:30 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available).

Our meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar until commencement of the Discussion Dinner (under Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Menu:- Salmon, sole & red pepper terrine with cucumber salsa ~ Corn fed chicken breast with a wild mushroom & leek farce ~ Orzo pasta & green salad ~ Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream ~ Coffee & mints

Timings

5.30PM - Meet for Tea, Coffee, Drinks

6.00PM - Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A

7.30PM - Drinks Reception

8PM - Dinner followed by further Q&A of our speaker under Chatham House rules

10.30PM - Event finishes


Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers availability of overnight accomodation to SEF members. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.

Booking Conditions

Please note that registering for an SEF event does not guarantee you a place until your request is processed and accepted by the SEF. We will operate a 'wait list' if our events are over-subscribed with priority being afforded to members of the SEF.

Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

During our events we actively encourage reasoned debate amongst the audience and with our invited speaker; however, we request that all participants are mindful and respectful to others points of view. Attendees who cannot abide by these simple courteous rules, or who disrupt proceedings or use defamatory remarks, will be invited to leave the presentation and escorted from the building.

A registration desk will be situated inside the Royal Scots Club. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those attendees who do not hold a valid ticket and accompanying proof of identity.

Sponsorship

Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.

Scottish Energy Forum Board



Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

at Royal Scots Club

29 Abercromby Place

Edinburgh

EH3 6QE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved