Solar Power UK Roadshows

South East

The launch of the Solar Power UK Roadshows 2013 will take place at Sandown Park Racecourse on Thursday 7 February 2013. The event will be hosted by the Rt Hon. Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change. Joining him will be speakers including Ray Noble of the STA, Trevor Raggatt, DECC, Martin Cotterell, Sundog Energy and MCS PV Working Group, Cathy Debenham, YouGen, Finlay Colville, Solarbuzz, Sylvia Baron, Which? and more! The event will be a morning, half-day seminar, timings below. Ticket prices are £60 + VAT with a special discounted price of £45 + VAT for MCS qualified delegates.

Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park Racecourse
Portsmouth Road
Surrey KT10 9AJ

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Time Title Speakers
08:30 - Registration and refreshments To be announced
09:00 - Welcome and Introduction from the Chair Ray Noble, PV Specialist, Solar Trade Association
09:05 - Minister's Speech & Question Time Rt. Hon Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Department for Energy and Climate Change
09:40 - DECC Briefing on the latest tariffs, policies and future Government plans for supporting solar Trevor Raggatt, Head of Small Scale and Emerging Renewables, DECC
10:00 - Around the world and back again: The UK solar and global market, why what happens in the rest of the world matters! Finlay Colville, Vice President, SolarBuzz
10:20 - Practice, Design and Outputs: The new MCS Guide and what it means for UK installers Martin Cotterell, Founder, Sundog Energy and MCS PV Working Group
10:40 - Coffee Break, networking and exhibition To be announced
11:00 - What do people really think of the solar industry and does it matter? Dr Sylvia Baron, Principal Researcher - Home, Health and Environment Group , Which?
11:20 - Selling solar: Restarting the market and making your business work in challenging times – what to consider? Ray Noble, PV Specialist, Solar Trade Association
11:40 - What do you do again? Top tips on marketing, communication and making your ‘Green’ brand a cut above the rest Cathy Debenham, Founder Director, YouGen
12:00 - Adapting to the times: from business models to branching out how to make more of your products and services Robert Goss, Managing Director, Conergy
12:20 - Green Deal – an evolution or revolution? What does it mean for business: a regional and national view of how not to miss out Andrew Padmore, Chief Executive , Egnida
12:40 - National Solar Centre - Update Jonny Williams, NSC Project Manager , BRE National Solar Centre
12:50 - Discussion, Q & A To be announced
- Sandwiches and refreshments To be announced
13:45 - Close To be announced

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