Member’s profile: Michael Smith
RenewableUK is the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, specialising in onshore wind, offshore wind, and wave & tidal energy. Formed in 1978, we have a large established corporate membership, ranging from small independent companies to large international corporations and manufacturers.
Our aim is to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed sustainably across the UK, and to support our members win business in renewable markets in the UK and around the world.
As Head of Events, I lead on all internal and external events for the association delivering a portfolio that includes multi-day conferences, workshops, gala and VIP dinners, receptions, industry awards and UK pavilions at leading trade shows around the world.
Our largest annual event, Global Offshore Wind (GOW), attracts 3,000 delegates with an associated exhibition and side event programme. By maximising B2B networking for our members and event partners, we ensure GOW as a leading event for renewables energy in the world.
My experience in events has developed over the last 10 years, and has included working as Head of Conferences for the Liberal Democrats delivering their annual programme of party conferences, and as Head of Events for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) leading the strategy and operations of their events portfolio that now includes up to 80 events per year.