Here are SHFCA’s forthcoming hydrogen events and webinars in May and June, 2024.

Mon 13 & Tues 14 May. World Hydrogen 2024 Exhibition in Rotterdam

The World Hydrogen 2024 Exhibition is free to attend and features over 500 exhibiting companies. The Exhibition is the ideal place to catch up on industry products and developments across the global hydrogen value chain. The Exhibition features two H2 Tech Series stages and has networking areas, product launches and more! There is also the Hydrogen Summit Conference running from 13-15 May but this is ticketed and not cheap.

Register here

 

Weds 15 & Thurs 16 May. All-Energy 2024 Exhibition and Conference at SEC Glasgow

All-Energy is the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon exhibition and conference and is expecting over 10,000 delegates over both days. Visit SHFCA at stand Q24 next to the Hydrogen & Energy Storage Showfloor Theatre in the Hydrogen Zone. Make the most of the extensive networking opportunities, including the Giant Networking event on Weds evening. All-Energy 2024 Engineering a Net Zero Future is free to attend which includes the major exhibition with over 200 stands, eight Showfloor Theatres, and the multi-streamed conference with over 50 sessions including three hydrogen themed sessions in the extensive conference programme on both days. Further details will be circulated as a SHFCA update and in the meantime register for your free ticket.

Register here

 

Mon 20 May 13:00-14:00 BST. SHFCA COMAH Awareness for Hydrogen webinar

This webinar for SHFCA members and guests on Monday 20th May is about Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Awareness for Hydrogen. Kris Ellenthorpe of Process Safety Consulting Ltd will look at some of the challenges involved from the perspective of COMAH compliance and gaining planning consents. Kris will draw on examples from experience with projects performed by Process Safety Consulting Ltd and from previous roles including operational experience on a hydrogen manufacturing plant. Please register before noon on Monday 20th May.

Register here

 

Thurs 23 May 09:00-17:30 BST. HEA Acting on Ambition annual conference London

The Hydrogen Energy Association’s Annual Conference on 23rd May in Westminster, London will explore opportunities and practical developments on the ground as well as trends and success factors. The theme this year is Acting on Ambition, focussing on accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions and driving change to position the UK at the forefront of hydrogen globally, as well as delivering energy resilience and net zero through hydrogen. This event will play an important role in convening the UK hydrogen industry, helping delegates seize new opportunities, and driving the sector’s growth.

Register here

 

Tues 28 & Weds 29 May. HIE/SHFCA Highlands & Islands Hydrogen Workshop in Elgin

Our Highlands & Islands Hydrogen Workshop is on Tuesday 28th afternoon & Wednesday 29th May morning at Moray College in Elgin. This free to attend event is being organised by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and SHFCA and is aimed at those already working with hydrogen, together with businesses and organisations who are exploring opportunities to become involved with the hydrogen economy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Tuesday afternoon will provide an update on hydrogen deployments and supply chain across the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, with an update on training resources and support available for workforce development. The Wednesday morning session will highlight innovative hydrogen projects in the Highlands & Islands including hydrogen for distilleries and freight logistics, and refuelling infrastructure. The session will conclude with an introduction to planning and environmental considerations followed by networking lunch.

Pre-register here 

 

Weds 29 May 09:00-17:00 CET. Green Hydrogen Innovation Congress in Dresden and online

The second “Green Hydrogen Innovation Congress” (GHIC 2024) will take place in Dresden, capital of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport (SMWA) is hosting this hybrid networking event and welcomes guest regions for hydrogen cooperation in Saxony at GHIC 2024. Participation is free of charge and open to the general professional public, companies and political decision-makers from Germany and abroad. The hybrid event and the parallel Green Hydrogen Innovation Market will create space for networking and cooperation between regional innovation drivers in a dynamic global environment. Note: the GHIC event language is English.

Register here

 

Weds 5 June 00:00-23:59 CET. Mission Hydrogen Online Workshop

Join this free to attend 24-hour webinar marathon from 23:00 BST on Tuesday 4 June to 23:00 BST on Wednesday 5 June to hear an unparalleled lineup of hydrogen leaders have come to share their knowledge. They will present actionable insights, best practices from high-class companies, and innovative ideas from the hydrogen industry.  Speakers from around the world include Mirela Atanasiu, Executive Director of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (Europe), Ohira Eiji, Director of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO, Japan), and Dr Laurent Antoni, Executive Director of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE).

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Tues 11 & Weds 12 June. Energy Exports Conference at P&J Live in Aberdeen

The free to attend Energy Exports Conference (EEC) returns to P&J Live in Aberdeen on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June. Over the course of the two-days this event will explore export opportunities for the supply chain across multiple sectors including hydrogen, wind, and CCUS. The main hydrogen session on Hydrogen Horizons: Powering our Future takes place late Tuesday afternoon and will delve into the latest breakthroughs, game-changing projects, and strategic initiatives that are propelling hydrogen to the forefront of the energy transition. The Evening Networking Reception follows this hydrogen session on Day 1 and all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates are invited the Networking and Exhibition Zone from 17:30 – 19:00 for this evening networking reception.

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Tues 11 – Thurs 13 June. EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference & Energy Fair

The EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference is the biggest conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The Policy Conference takes place on 11-13 June in a hybrid format online and in Brussels at the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and the Martin’s Brussels EU Hotel. Delegates are encouraged to attend in person to benefit fully from the networking possibilities and presentations of companies and organisations at the Energy Fair.

Register here

 

Mon 17 & Tues 18 June. Clean Hydrogen Partnership Hydrogen Valleys’ Days in Brussels

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership and the European Commission are holding the Hydrogen Valleys’ Days event on 17-18 June 2024 in Brussels. This builds on the successful work of the Clean Hydrogen JU and involves the collaboration with the regions and cities including project development assistance and funding of already 15 hydrogen valleys across Europe. This groundwork sets the stage for the launch of an EU roadmap for Hydrogen Valleys and related facility. The agenda will include discussions with policy makers including local authorities as well as project developers, investors and industry suppliers looking at shaping up such local hydrogen ecosystems.

Save the Date: further details here

 

Weds 19 Jun 08:30-15:30. Hazardex in the Regions: Dundee at MSIP Dundee

The Hazardex in the Regions: Dundee safety conference and exhibition is free to attend and takes place at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Park (MSIP) in Dundee on Wednesday 19th June 2024. The conference programme includes high-profile speakers presenting essential guidance and insight of local & national relevance, alongside the exhibition with leading high hazard industry companies showcasing their latest products and services. We will be attending, visit us on the Hydrogen Scotland stand.

Register here

 

Tues 25 June 09:00-15:00. NOF Scotland Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition at Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk

The NOF Scotland Supply Chain Conference is a one-day networking conference & exhibition. This is an opportunity to find out about energy industry projects, developments and plans, and to network with the Scottish and wider energy supply chains in the following sectors: offshore wind, hydrogen, oil, gas, CCS and hydro power.

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This webinar on Monday 20th May is about Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Awareness for Hydrogen. Kris Ellenthorpe of Process Safety Consulting Ltd will look at some of the challenges involved from the perspective of COMAH compliance and gaining planning consents.

Kris will draw on examples from experience with projects performed by Process Safety Consulting Ltd and from previous roles including operational experience on a hydrogen manufacturing plant. Please register before noon on Monday 20th May.

This webinar will be beneficial to those in planning and consenting who need to understand the COMAH regulatory framework for hydrogen and companies who seek to implement hydrogen projects on existing or new sites along with developers, prospective developers and equipment manufacturers.

In this free webinar for SHFCA members Kris will discuss:

  • Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations – a brief overview and how the regulations link with COMAH.
  • Pre-planning considerations – selection of locations to minimise risk.
  • COMAH requirements and challenges – Regulatory expectations – what operating a COMAH site really means both initially and over the longer term.
  • COMAH risk assessment and links to ALARP – how this differs from standard risk assessment techniques and why a collection of individual risk assessments studies is not enough.
  • The presentation will be followed by Q+A

Formed in 2022, Process Safety Consulting is a consultancy dedicated to enhancing safety and efficiency in the high hazard industries in the UK and internationally. Director Kris Ellenthorpe has over 25+ years’ experience within the industrial gases sector and consultancy roles from the perspective of COMAH compliance and Planning (Hazardous Substances) regulations including: plant operations and maintenance, facility siting studies for liquid hydrogen, fire and explosion modelling, and COMAH risk assessment.

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Are you up to date on the Short-term Let Licensing Legislation and how it will impact your business?

We understand the Short-term Let Licensing Legislation impacts many of the members and businesses at Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North. Join us at this Short-term Let licensing Legislation Update exclusive to Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North Members.

We are pleased to welcome Gary Somers, a solicitor in the Licensing Team at the Highland Council. Gary takes the lead on short-term lets licensing for the Highland Council and will provide an informative update session and Q&A. This is your chance to get expert advice on the new mandatory licensing regime.

 

📆 Monday 27 February

⏰ 10:00 – 11:30 AM

📍 Online via Zoom – bookings via eventbrite

🎫 Free Event ( Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North Members Only )

 

If you have any questions for Gary, please submit these in advance by email to comms@caithnesschamber.com

 

Click here for further details and to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-term-let-licensing-legislation-update-and-qa-session-tickets-523497845147

 

North Highland College UHI are pleased to offer the Allergy Awareness half day course.

The Allergy Awareness Training Course is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course jointly awarded by REHIS and Allergy Action which aims to raise awareness of issues around allergies, coeliac disease & intolerances and how to cater for sufferers in a variety of contexts. It is now a legal requirement that caterers provide correct information about what is in food to consumers and this interesting and useful course, delivered by our highly experienced trainers, is suitable for all who work in the provision of food.

Cost: £100

To book, use this link.

North Highland College UHI are pleased to offer the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders one day course.

This qualification is for those involved in the sale of alcohol in both on-sales and off-sales environments. It has been developed to comply with Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010. These standards are necessary because of changes in the law which makes them part of the licensed trade’s responsibility. The course is delivered over one day, including candidates undertaking an assessment at the end of the course.

Cost: £140

To book, use this link.

This one day course from North Highland College UHI provides a qualification for food handlers by the Royal Environmental Institute of Scotland which is nationally recognised by all sectors of the food industry. Delegates are given six hours of tuition and must successfully complete a multiple choice question paper on the day to achieve the certificate.

Cost: £85.00

To book, use this link.

This qualification is for those involved in the sale of alcohol in both on-sales and off-sales environments. It has been developed to comply with Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010. These standards are necessary because of changes in the law which makes them part of the licensed trade’s responsibility – i.e. it is a regulatory requirement.

While the main part of the course is delivered over one day (0930-1700 hrs), including candidates undertaking an assessment at the end of the course, those enrolling will be issued with learning materials by post, prior to attendance on the course. The cost of the training is £140 per candidate.

Candidates are expected to study the learning materials prior to coming on the one-day short course, so that they are able to engage fully with the course delivery.

This one-day short course covers three key areas:

  • Introduction to licensing
  • Responsible operation of licensed premises
  • Effect of irresponsible operation on society and health

Achievement of this qualification will enable you to apply to your local council for a Personal Licence (this will incur a fee which you need to pay to your local council). If you are successful on this course you will receive a certificate from SQA, who are the awarding body for the qualification – your local council will need to see a copy of your certificate before they can issue you with your Personal Licence.

**Due to Covid-19 there will be social distancing in place for delivery of this course**

Please bring the following with you:

  • A calculator (smart phones are not permitted to be used as calculators)
  • Photographic ID
  • A pen

Due to Covid-19 restrictions no refreshments will be provided so please take your own lunch/snack and drink.

Book now using this link.

This qualification is designed for those with managerial experience  who already have responsibility for limited decision making. Designed to further develop understanding of management skills through application of theory to practice.

Your employee will learn how to

  • Further develop existing management skills and experience
  • Apply management theory to own business practice
  • Build on practical knowledge and skills
  • Achieve a recognised management qualification to compliment practical experience
  • Develop and enhance leadership styles
  • Manage and implement change
  • Develop sound understanding of the organisational environment

Results for the employer

  • Develop managers with an advanced understanding of their role and function within the organisation with ability to assess and improve their own leadership styles and behaviours
  • Develop managers who can make best use of resources through use of planning and organisational skills
  • Develop forward-thinking employees who can facilitate innovation and change
  • Develop managers as role-models to lead, motivate and aspire teams to meet organisational goals
  • Invest in future leaders of your organisation
  • Give managers the tools to confidently contribute to the future development of the organisation

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NHC UHI - ILM Poster

This qualification is ideal for those with some management responsibilities but limited formal training, who are serious about developing their managerial abilities. Particularly suited to aspiring or practising team leaders/supervisors/managers with potential to move up to the next level of management, or those who may need to lead people through organisational change.

Your employee will learn how to

  • Develop and apply key management skills
  • Apply problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
  • Develop understanding of equality and diversity within the workplace
  • Understand and develop the communication process within the workplace
  • Build leadership capabilities
  • Motivate and engage teams to meet organisational goals
  • Develop skills to lead and manage change

Results for the employer

  • Develop effective and confident line managers
  • Increased decision making ability
  • Develop employees with confidence and a range of transferable skills
  • Encourage staff to take responsibility and ownership to drive the organisation forward
  • Invest in future leaders of your organisation
  • Give managers the tools to self-develop

Click here to find out more.

NHC UHI - ILM Poster