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Ocean Energy Europe, Brussels – 6th – 10th November 2016

The Energy Wales Unit is working alongside our Trade team to undertake an international trade mission to the above ocean energy conference in Brussels. Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) is one of the most important events on Europe’s ocean energy calendar. It offers you the chance to network, generate profile for your company and obtain access to the decision makers, thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs who are most influential in the sector. The 2015 event in Dublin attracted around 400 delegates while over 50 organisations exhibited, representing a wide range of interests. Activities held during the event included: • The Ocean Energy Forum High Level Board met in the framework of the conference, with an EU Commissioner and 2 EU Energy Ministers attending, along with industry representatives of the highest level. • A wide range of side events took place around the conference, broadening the scope of the event and increasing the value of attending for delegates. • The conference programme featured senior political and industry figures. 2016 event: Locating the event in Brussels represents a strategic advantage for the sector. By bringing the event to the capital of the EU, OEE 2016 will showcase the industry as a whole in the eyes of the EU decision-makers, who are defining the future policy and funding landscape. Ocean Energy Europe 2016 will feature: • 400 attendees from industry, research and political institutions. • Excellent representation of EU institutions and Member State governments. • Close ties with the Ocean Energy Forum’s final meeting. • Over 50 exhibiting companies. • Side events for extended learning and networking opportunities. • A Gala Networking Dinner. We are also looking to organise a day of industry networking meetings and briefings prior to the event itself to maximise your attendance and to complement the activities that OEE will be offering during the 2 days of the conference. Indicative organisations that will be targeted include the EU Commission, European Investment Bank, specific Marine Energy and Renewable Energy groups within the EU plus R&D funding streams including Horizon 2020. The Welsh Government can also help your business to arrange meetings during the event either with like minded companies or potential customers via our export trade support programmes. The Offer: We are looking to invite Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) to join us on this exciting trade mission. The EOI’s will be evaluated and our final offer will include either of the following: Package A: Exhibition Stand plus Trade Mission: As part of our attendance we are looking to recruit Wales based companies / organisations to co-exhibit alongside ourselves; and, we will be able to offer the following package to each of the successful applicants who are recruited to the stand: • Dedicated company exhibitor panel within our space. • Opportunity to supply video material for inclusion in a Wales presentation. • Ability to display 1 x A4 piece of literature on the stand. • Inclusion within the exhibitor guide for the event. • Up to 2 delegate passes per company covering the Conference and Gala Dinner. • Participation for up to 2 delegates within the pre-event networking and briefing sessions. We will not incorporate: • Company pop-up display materials on the stand. • Large samples / displays on the stand. • Accommodate any company beverage facilities (hot or cold) on the stand. Cost: The Welsh Government is subsidising companies to either exhibit at this event or participate in the trade mission*. The cost to exhibit is £250: The exhibition delegate and trade mission delegate travel cost is £500. This includes: • Return flights. • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast. • Attendance at in-market events. * A maximum of 2 company delegates can be supported. Hotel accommodation will be centrally located and all delegate travel bookings will be made via Welsh Government’s nominated travel agent. OR Package B: ‘Mission Only’ Basis: • 1 delegate pass per company which will cover entrance to the Conference and Gala Dinner. • Delegate participation within the pre-event networking and briefing sessions. Cost: The exhibition delegate and trade mission delegate travel cost is £500. This includes: • Return flights. • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast. • Attendance at in-market events. * A maximum of 1 company delegate can be supported. Hotel accommodation will be centrally located and all delegate travel bookings will be made via Welsh Government’s nominated travel agent. Get in Touch Return your expression of interest form no later than Friday 8th July to the email address below. At this time, all EOI’s will be evaluated and applicants will be informed whether they have been successful/unsuccessful. EOI to be returned to: joanna.chard@wales.gsi.gov.uk