Join the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s monthly H2IQ Hour webinar on June 20, 2024, at 12 p.m. ET for a presentation summarizing the results of the National Petroleum Council’s (NPC’s) study on low-carbon hydrogen and its potential to support the United States in achieving a net-zero emissions future. This session will be led by NPC study participant Darin Rice, general manager of hydrogen strategy and market insights at Chevron, with several other study participants available for audience questions.

As one of DOE’s Federal Advisory Committees, the NPC formed a study team consisting of industry, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to gather their diverse perspectives and expertise to assess low-carbon hydrogen’s potential to:

  • Decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors and enable new energy pathways while reducing emissions at a lower cost to society.
  • Facilitate the improvement of policy and regulatory frameworks to help nascent energy and technologies expand.
  • Support the advancement of health, safety, and environmental management for both new and existing energy projects.

The H2IQ Hour will include a 30-minute live presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A. A recording of the H2IQ Hour will be available on HFTO’s website after the event.

Register here

7th June, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Thurso Community Fire Station, Millbank Road

As part of a strategic service review, SFRS is looking to capture views and priorities of stakeholders – including from members of the public and local community groups – on its approach going forward and finding out what matters most to them.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has launched a public engagement initiative calledShaping Our Future Service: Your Say. The Service is looking to capture views and priorities of members of the public and local community groups on its approach going forward and finding out what matters most to them.

There will be public engagement events, led by uniformed officers in fire stations across Scotland. This includes a session at Thurso Community Fire Station, Millbank Road on Friday 7 June from 3pm – 5pm.

Come along and tell the Fire and Rescue Service what you think its future priorities should be.

Following a short discussion there will be a chance to chat with the crew and have a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the station, with a demonstration of fire appliances and specialist fire equipment. The session is 100% free to attend, of course, and light refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits, soft drinks) will be provided.

Wednesday 5 June 2024 09:30 AM – 16:00 PM, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, £70.22

Scotsman Conferences is thrilled to announce the return of this LIVE event to the heart of the Highlands and Islands for its third year. Scotland has set itself a tough target of hitting net-zero targets by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of the UK.

Join The Scotsman for a day of insightful discussions and debate on the challenges and opportunities in the Highlands and Islands as Scotland aims to lead in green energy transition. Pose your questions to their expert panels and network with industry leaders.

Register VIA Eventbrite here.

  • Date: 29th February 2024
  • Time: 09:00
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Venue: 200 Conference & Events
  • Free event

Hosted by the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade with Insider, this FREE in person and online event will demystify the challenges and highlight the benefits of selling your products and services internationally on 29 February in Glasgow at 0900.

Whatever your level of exporting experience or sector you operate in, this event will offer free advice and support to help your business expand overseas.

At this event, exporters, trade experts and UK Government representatives will discuss how you can navigate new markets and exploit global opportunities as well as cover questions such as:

  • How do I analyse international demand for my products and services?
  • How do I identify suitable markets and how do I reach them?
  • What regulations and legislation on exporting are there?
  • What investment is required to export and what finance is available for businesses?
  • How does shipping products work?
  • What market opportunities are available and how are trade barriers overcome?
  • What support is out there?

The event is free to attend and places are limited, so request your place to attend the Made in Scotland, Sold to the World Exporter Roadshow, by visiting HERE. 

The Scotland Supply Chain & Logistic Event is taking place at The Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held on October 25th at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow.

The Scotland Supply Chain & Logistics Event serves as an educational platform, offering a variety of informative sessions, seminars, workshops, and panel discussions. Industry experts, thought leaders, and business professionals share their insights on topics such as supply chain resilience, digital transformation, sustainability, risk management, and emerging technologies. These sessions provide valuable knowledge, practical tips, and guidance for professionals and businesses looking to enhance their supply chain operations.

This conference and exhibition is taking place in partnership with Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland. Scottish Engineering connects its members to expert knowledge, advice and supply chain opportunities, supporting a thriving and sustainable sector to compete effectively on both national and world stages.
Why Attend?

Networking Opportunities: Connect with over 3,500 delegates representing a wide range of industries and disciplines. Forge new partnerships, discover potential clients, and expand your professional network.
Exceptional Speakers: Gain insights from 100+ world-class speakers who are at the forefront of technological advancements. Learn about the latest trend shaping the food industry.
Inspiring Exhibitors: Explore our exhibition area featuring 150 innovative exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products, services, and solutions. Discover the tools and technologies that can propel your business forward.
Engaging Sessions: Attend a diverse range of sessions, panels, and workshops tailored to provide actionable takeaways. Deep dive into topics such as Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Factory, Lean & Continuous Improvement, Robotics & Automation, Sustainability and Renewables, Precision Engineering, Skills and Training and much more.
Career Development: Strengthen your professional skills and advance your career through our interactive sessions and practical workshops. Stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Register Online: Register | Scotland Supply Chain Event

The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 6th Annual Meet the Buyer North as an in-person, face-to-face event

Focusing on one-to-one in-person networking, Meet the Buyer North 2023 will allow your business to connect with “real” buyers from the public sector operating in the North and Islands of Scotland, as well as private contractors with supply chain opportunities and business support providers, all under one roof.

Open to All

This event is designed to support micro, small and medium sized businesses in the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands, to engage with business opportunities in the public sector. Businesses of all sizes are welcome to attend Meet the Buyer North. Non-SME suppliers are also eligible to attend, and all must register a free account with SDP to book a place.

This is a great opportunity for SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations to get “tender ready” too? You’ll learn from SDP’s expert trainers top tips on how to bid via Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender!

You’ll only know if you go…

Attendance is key. If you don’t sign up for this free event in advance of the day, you will be missing a fantastic opportunity to introduce your business to Scottish local authorities, framework providers, and big contractors.

Meet the Buyer North 2023 is aimed at all micro, small and medium size organisations from across Scotland. Wherever you are based, and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found at this Meet the Buyer North event!

Book your free place now!

Join the conversation: #MeetTheBuyerNorth2023

Top Tip: This event is expected to be very busy. Peak times are in the morning, and there will be queues at each exhibition stand. Suppliers are asked to plan your day in advance and consider attending in the afternoon to avoid the largest crowds.

This event is now fully booked. If you are interested in attending we are operating a waitlist in case of any cancellations. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact

The announcement in January that Opportunity Cromarty Firth had been awarded Green Freeport status was rightly welcomed as a massive boost for the Highlands.

At this first business engagement event since the announcement, consortium members will discuss the aims and aspiration of the Inverness and Cromarty First Green Freeport, as well as the potential benefits and next steps.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers solicitors have organised a Business Breakfast  to take place on Wednesday 22 March, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness. This event is open to all businesses and is free to attend.  If you wish to attend, please register HERE through the Inverness Chamber of Commerce website.

Bookings for this event will close at 1.00pm Friday 17th March.

Fair Work workshops

Fair Work boosts innovation, reputation and staff wellbeing. This online workshop will help you implement Fair Work in your business.

Register Online Here 


About the Fair Work Support Programme

The Fair Work Support Programme is a free tool to help you develop innovative and advanced workplace practices and learn about fair work.

This is a fully funded programme for Scottish SMEs which will support participating companies to:

  • Understand the benefits of fair work: for the business and its staff
  • Develop an action plan to embed or improve current people practices
  • Prioritise and take next steps to implementing an action plan

Who is it for? 

Business Leaders/individuals who want to understand more about Fair Work and the support available

Those who have the autonomy and influence to implement an action plan

Those who have capacity to commit to engaging with the Workplace Innovation team, to develop and implement an action plan











Focus North –Driving opportunities that shape our future

8th February 2023 – Weigh Inn Thurso: 09:30 – 16:30


A new interactive event exploring the exciting economic opportunities in the North of Mainland Scotland.

Provisional Keynote Speaker – Michael Matheson Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.

Master of ceremonies Nicky Marr – Broadcaster, magazine editor, event host, columnist and writer.

A packed agenda which will also include: –

  • Speakers covering opportunities in The Offshore Wind Industry; The Space Industry; Hydrogen production; Tourism and Hospitality; Natural Capital; and more
  • Findings from recent research which highlights what key regional demographics see as important for economic growth
  • An interactive panel session debating the regional economic opportunities and challenges
  • An update on the evolution of the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership to become Focus North


Bookings and Further Infomation :