The Future Solent 2014 Conference took place on the 7th November at Portsmouth Dockyard - Action Stations. 
To see the programme and access the presentations and other info click here 


Green grants ● Energy Efficiency ● Hampshire Bank ● Green Technology 
Future Solent are proud to announce their 3rd Annual conference and expo. 
This event is an opportunity to talk with businesses that have received grants from our Green Growth programme, to hear about the new Solent Energy strategy, find out who the new Hampshire Bank will be lending to, network with academics, the Public Sector and clean-tech clusters and give instant feedback on what you think of the Future Solent plans. 
Wightlink are offering 50% reduction on their crossings for the day 

Conference 2014 

See below for the 2014 conference agenda 

Click here for information on last years conference. 

08.30 - Registration – Refreshments available on arrival 
Conference Chair: Jimmy Chestnutt 
Energising the Solent 
09:00 – Welcome – Jan Ward (Solent LEP) and Richard Hall (Green Growth Programme Manager) 
09.15 – The past the present and the future – Jimmy Chestnutt (Future Solent Chair) 
09:30 - Outlining the Solent Energy Strategy – Gill Kneller (Executive Director, Havant Borough Council); Ben Earl (Southern Water) Charles Burt (GEP Environmental) 
10:00 – Audience response to strategy 
10:20 – Intro to EXPO – Richard Hall 
10:30 – Break and refreshments 
Business support 
11:00 – Smarter Energy for a Smarter Solent: – Prof Andy Stanford Clark (IBM) 
11:15 – Solent Achieving Value through Efficiency (SAVE) - Alex Howison / Brian Shewan (SSE distribution) 
11:30 – Blue deal for small business- Ben Earl – (Southern Water) 
11:45 – Smarter small business travel project – Louise Skipton-Carter (Sustrans) 
12:00 – A local bank supporting local small business – Mike Battersby (Local First CIC) 
12:15 – Lunch and Expo (Green Grant award winners and exhibitors) 
Future Solent 
13:15 – A Solent Cleantech Cluster – Alex Parmley (Partnership for Urban South Hampshire) 
13:30 – Low Carbon Construction hub – Prof Mark Gaterell (University of Portsmouth) TBC 
13:45 – Chaired Panel Discussion (Chair: Jimmy Chestnutt) 
Gary Jeffries (Chair Solent LEP); 
Sarah Duckering (Head of Business Engagement, University of Portsmouth); 
Stewart Dunn (Chief Exec, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce) TBC 
14:15 – Interactive audience response with live questioning 
14:30 – Keynote Speaker – Dr Susie Tomson - Ben Ainslie America's Cup Team 
15:10 – How I won a Green grant – Case study from one of our winners 
15:30 – A summary of response to the day – Jan Ward – Solent LEP 
15:45 – It’s a wrap – final interactivity` 
16:00 17:00 - Drinks reception with further networking opportunity and 1:1 / small group sessions available. 
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