The 10th Annual Tidal Energy Series

International Tidal Energy Summit

21st-23rd November | Novotel London West Hotel

The International Tidal Energy Summit, is now complete. The conference was very successful and will return to London in November 2016

For ITES 2016, here are some of the speakers confirmed to provide an update on their project:

Government- sector road maps:

  • Ifediba Egwuatu, Wave and Tidal Stream Policy Lead, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Keith Collins, Executive Director of Sustainable & Renewable Energy, Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Finance- the shift from R&D to commercial:

  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Minesto
  • Clement Weber, Analyst- Project Finance, Green Giraffe

Mainland European Case Studies:

  • Rémi Courtial, Project Director, EDF
  • Bram Pek, Market Developer New Energy, Blue Water
  • Géraldine Martin, Directrice générale, West Normandy Marine Energy
  • Raymond Meijnen, Engineer Research & Development, Pentair

 Canada updates:

  • Niels Lange, MD, SCHOTTEL HYDRO
  • James Ives, CEO, OpenHydro
  • Simon De Pietro, CEO, DP Energy

Asia-Pacific- a new market:

  • Ralf Starzmann, Sales Director, SCHOTTEL HYDRO
  • Sjoerd Keijser, Chief Commercial Director, Tocardo International

UK’s greatest and latest:

  • Andrew Scott, CEO, Scotrenewabes
  • Martin Murphy, CEO, Tidal Energy Limited
  • Christoph Harwood, Commercial Director, Sustainable Marine Energy
  • PTEC Panel: Mark Francis, COO, Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre, Joseph Hussey, Offshore Group Manager, IT Power & Frank Fortune, Technical Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Lagoons and Barrages- from concept to connection:

  • Andrew Manley, Executive Director, Tidal Lagoon Power
  • Ted Verrill, President and CEO, Halcyon Tidal Power
  • Prof. Chul H. Jo, Technology Advisor, Inha University/Shiwa Tidal Barrage
  • John Epps, Energy Consultant, Andritz Hydro

Chairperson- Sian George, Director, George Consulting Group

The 3-day program for ITES 2016 is still in the making, however, you can pre-order the program here and we will send you the full agenda when it’s ready.

The leaders in the tidal marine sector on stage:

Fergus Ewing MSP

Fergus Ewing MSP
Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism
Scottish Parliament
Tim Cornelius

Tim Cornelius
Sue Barr

Simon De Pietro
DP Energy
Sian George

Sian George
Director & Senior Advisor
Strategic Support
Trevor Raggatt

Trevor Raggatt
Head of Small Scale and Emerging Renewables
Prof. Chul H. Jo

Prof. Chul H. Jo
Technology Advisor
200 MW Incheon Project in Korea
James Ives

James Ives
Open Hydro
Andrew Manley

Andrew Manley
Director International
Marine Energy Projects
Tidal Lagoon Power

Major contributors for 2015 include:

DECC gdf-suez edf alstom
crown emec ABB atlantis
andritz siemens scotrenewabels scottishpower
andritz siemens scotrenewabels scottishpower
andritz siemens scotrenewabels

ITES is a well-targeted event supported by all major industry professionals. Schaeffler is looking forward to meeting key decision makers and contributing to the technical debates

Richard Granger, Power Generation Sector Manager, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd


Spanning an enormous 3 days with +45 top-level case studies in France, UK and Canada, you will receive unparalleled insight to support your business to:

  • Lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE).Gain insight from the largest developer on their aims to generate cost-competitive electricity
  • Hit your risk category. Minimise your risk and improve reliability to ensure robust financing, design, installation and maintenance of tidal projects.
  • Understand policy beyond 2020. Overcome perceptions, develop ambition and create positivity for the realisation of tidal power to attract political support.
  • Develop efficient technologies. Receive exclusive insight from global pilot farms on their innovations and turbine developments.
  • Learn from investors. Understand how clean-tech investors perceive risk and opportunities in the tidal sector
  • Tackle marine operations. Reduce your marine operations costs at installations and at O&M through birth of the supply chain.

Lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) in commercially focused gathering

Championing the tidal sector, pioneering businesses at ITES will  find solutions to generate cost-competitive electricity.

See Tidal's LCOE in  $/MWh compared to other renewables:

Source: Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd

We are a company looking to enter the tidal energy sector and as such this conference was very beneficial to see how the sector is developing. It enabled me to gain direct access to the 'movers and shakers' at the top of the most important companies.

Technical Sales Manager, Gamesa Energy Transmission

Gamesa Energy Transmission

Key Attendees for ITES 2015 include:

Job Title Company Name
Head of Small Scale and Emerging Renewables DECC
Environment and External Affairs Manager Open Hydro
Director International Tidal Lagoon Power
Electricity Customer Services Manager National Grid
Project Manager Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC)
Director Minas Energy
Technical Director Royal HaskoningDHV
Offshore Group Manager IT Power
Managing Director MT Tidal/ Tocardo
Partner Eversheds LLP
Partner Burgess Salmon LLP
Managing Partner Inerjys Ventures
Turquoise International
Head of the Renewable Energy Investment Fund Scottish Investment Bank
CEO Nawitka Capital Advisors
Founder Cleantech Investor
Technology Manager Crown Estate
Business Development Manager Scotrenewables
Marine Current Turbines co-founder Fraenkel Wright
CEO Marine Renewable Energy
Associate Director West Normandy Marine Energy
Marine Renewables Team Leader Siemens Subsea Connectors
Managing Director Mojo Maritime 
Technical/Compliance Director The European Energy Marine Centre
Head of Section, Wave and Tidal DNV GL
Associate Director BVG Associates
Technology Commercialisation Manager ORE Catapult
Senior Engineering Specialist ORE Catapult

So who will You Meet?

ITES is the industries most anticipated and influential business conference & exhibition in the Tidal industry. Since its initiation in 2008 the summit has attracted over 2,500 delegates from over 600 companies, 120 exhibitors and sponsors from 35 different countries. Now in its 8th year it promises to be the only event you will need to attend in 2014 to do business, get latest updates and cement your name in the industry.

ITES seems to be the most important event for the tidal industry. Yearly updates and meeting with the most important people.

Project Manager, Schottel


2015 delegate breakdown by company and job role:

Job Role Company Type
Job Role Company Type


Group Bookings: Bring Your Team Up To Speed With The Tidal Industry

DNV GL, HR Wallingford, Hydro Group, Tocardo Mosscliff, Siemens, Schaeffler are among the companies to have confirmed their groups for ITES 2015.

Request a group booking so your business can benefit by:

  • Networking effectively within a +450 attendee event at Tidal’s largest gathering
  • Two tracks of presentation spanning an enormous 3 days, ensure you are attending all discussions focused on lowering the LCOE
  • Have higher visibility and networking potential in front of key clients and be fully commercially available
  • Get everyone upgraded to Diamond Pass- which includes all the PDF presentations, reports and special ITES business pack to help you map out the industry
  • Book under a more cost-effective package where you can save up to 25% or more based on the number of your attendees

But what if you don’t know how many can come from your company? It does not matter as ITES can organise a bespoke rate for you in advance and delegates can be confirmed at later dates.

For group booking request- email or call +44(0)2073757503

The biggest tidal event ever, with a lot of interest.

Director, Bauer Renewables

Bauer Renewables

Brand new features for 2015:


Why attend the 9th International Tidal Energy Summit?

Now is the time to connect with the leading device developers and project developers to embed your technology ready for commercial scale deployment. 

  • This is the #1 global tidal event bringing together the 450 decision makers that have the power to determine the course of this revolutionary sector - meet them and make your mark

  • ITES provides the platform to connect with the CEOs of ALL the leading tidal device developers, key government representatives and technology suppliers that matter in the global marine energy market
  • 45 key influencer speakers to share latest global insight, including; MeyGen, Atlantis, OpenHydro, Tidal Lagoon, Crown Estate, DECC, EMEC, Catapult, West Normandy Marine Energy, PTEC

  • 35+ exhibitor hall showcasing the latest component innovation and supply chain commitment to the sector, all under roof to ensure you can review the latest in cutting-edge engineering and technology

  • New focus on bridging the gap between pilot projects and commercialisation looking at latest cost efficiency strategies and case studies to build further bankable projects 

  • 3 dedicated workshops to address how we can build an industry and move beyond pilot projects outlining the latest in installation, project progress, key challenges and new technologies

2015's most valuable meetings all in one place!

ITES 2015 is targeted specifically at key executives and decision makers in the tidal energy industry - it is a select meeting point that offers exclusive and unrivalled networking opportunities for brokering the next big deal and forming long lasting partnerships.

Over the course of 3 days you will interact in; keynote talks, workshops, training sessions, lunches, parties, VIP dinners and breakfasts, giving you the chance to spend time with the people that matter most in this exciting and growing industry. You are guaranteed to walk away with a stack of relationships and ideas that will drive your business forward over the next 12 months.

This is the most well attended tidal energy summit in Europe; we spend months researching to bring the biggest and most influential names in industry together. Business intelligence is what we do, and we make it our priority to deliver the most valuable business experience that you can get over three days - we invite you to be a part of that and look forward to welcoming you.

I hope to see you in London this November!

Paul Soskin
Paul Soskin
Project Director
Tidal Today
T: +44 (0) 207 375 7503
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