“The Irish energy sector has never been more vibrant and has really caught the attention of overseas markets with 11 international trade delegations attending The Energy Show to explore export and import opportunities with Irish suppliers,” said Dr Brian Motherway, CEO of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today in the RDS at the opening of SEAI’s Energy Show 2014.
The Show is Ireland’s annual flagship event for businesses in the Irish energy sector showcasing the country’s sustainable energy products and services.
“Further investment in energy efficiency and continued development of our renewable energy resources will further strengthen our economy and boost our energy security. In pursuing this agenda, Ireland has certain distinct advantages namely our uniquely abundant wind resource, the agility of our economy, our depth and breadth of ICT expertise and our capacity to innovate,” continued Dr Motherway.
Formally opening The Energy Show 2014, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, TD commented on the 27% increase in exhibitors at the Show: “It is encouraging to see increased momentum and confidence in what is a critical sector for Ireland. The 2014 Energy Show is bigger and better this year highlighting the growing number of companies looking to the business opportunities and competitiveness gains offered by sustainable energy.”
Organised by SEAI, the event features Ireland’s leading suppliers ofenergy efficiency products, sustainable building products, renewable energy solutions, electric vehicles and smart grid innovations in the new smart tech demonstration area.
The Show also features an International Markets Area, with opportunities for energy companies based here, and who are seeking to expand to new markets across the globe, to network with trade delegates from the Argentina, Great Britain, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel, Poland, Spain and Romania.
The Energy Show continues at the RDS Main Hall until Thursday 13th March. Entry is free to business attendees. Visit www.seai.ie/energyshow for details.