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Regulatory, Government and Associations

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Keith Collins
Executive Director of Sustainable & Renewable Energy
Nova Scotia Department of Energy


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Nova Scotia Department of Energy

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Géraldine Martin
Géraldine Martin
Directrice Générale
West Normandy Marine Energy


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West Normandy Marine Energy

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Project Developers: Tidal Stream

Tim Cornelius
Tim Cornelius
CEO
Atlantis


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Atlantis

Timothy acquired a combination of academic, practical and commercial experience before taking the role of CEO of Atlantis in 2006. He accumulated a wealth of engineering and concept development experience through previous roles in underwater research and sub-sea engineering in the oil and gas sector with Submarine Escape and Rescue Service (Australia), Subsea Offshore, Halliburton Subsea and Subsea7, as well as business development and corporate accountability experience through director and executive roles.

Tim has a BSc. in Marine Biology from Flinders University, an MBA from Bond University and remains a fully-certified submersible engineer, ROV pilot and commercial diver.

Rémi Courtial
Rémi Courtial
Project Director
EDF


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EDF

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David Taaffe
David Taaffe
Project Manager
Meygen


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Meygen

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Simon De Pietro
Simon De Pietro
CEO
DP Energy


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DP Energy

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Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
CEO
Scotrenewabes


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Scotrenewabes

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Martin Murphy
Martin Murphy
CEO
Tidal Energy Limited


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Tidal Energy Limited

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Mark Francis
Mark Francis
COO
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre


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Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

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Neil Kermode
Neil Kermode
MD
The European Marine Energy Centre


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European Marine Energy Centre

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Florence LaFon
Assistante d'Organisation
EDF


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Atlantis

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Project Developers: Tidal Range & Lagoons

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Andrew Manley
Executive Director
Tidal Lagoon Power


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Tidal Lagoon Power

Andrew worked for 30 years with Shell in a variety of commercial and general management roles in the UK and globally. He also led some of Shell's biggest corporate restructuring projects and was Director of their commercial skill pool.

In 2009, Andrew Joined the Ministry of Defence and led the formation of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the subsequent privatisation of its management in a ground breaking outsourcing programme.

Andrew joined Tidal Lagoon Power in March 2015 to lead the company's international development. He holds a doctorate in marine science from the University of Wales and an MBA from the London Business School. He is also an honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Ted Verrill
Ted Verrill
President and CEO
Halcyon Tidal Power


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Halcyon Tidal Power

Mr. Verrill has been involved in domestic and international energy project finance, both as lawyer and business executive, throughout his 30+ year career. Over the past 7 years, he has added energy project ownership and development to his portfolio, with a focus on renewable energy. His broad project experience has included energy derived from coal, nuclear, biomass, wind, natural gas, hydro, solar and waste-to-energy. His academic credentials include a BA, MBA and JD, and he is a member of the Bar in New York and Connecticut.

Prof. Chul H. Jo
Prof. Chul H. Jo
Technology Advisor
Inha University/Shiwa Tidal Barrage


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Inha University/Shiwa Tidal Barrage

Professor Jo, Chul Hee has finished his Mater degree at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA in 1985 and Ph.D in Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1991. After working for Intec Engineering, Houston and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea from 1992 to 1997, he has joined to Inha University in Korea. With the main research area of tidal current power, he has been involved in many government advisory bodies and committees in ocean energy policy, development planning and research since 1998. Being the first author in ocean energy text book written in Korea, he has published more than 130 journal and conference papers with more than 50 patents registered and pending in tidal current power area. Prof. Jo has been conducting many government and industry projects developing tidal current generation system. He is currently the director of the Ocean Energy and Environmental Fusion Research Center and vice president for KSOE (Korean Society of Ocean Engineers) and KSNRE (Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy) and Executive Committee for AWTEC (Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference).

Henry Dixon
Henry Dixon
Chairman
North Wales Tidal Energy


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North Wales Tidal Energy

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Franck Sylvain
Franck Sylvain
CEO
EEL Energy

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EEL Energy

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OEMs and Turbine Manufacturers

Raymond Meijnen
Raymond Meijnen
Engineer Research & Development
Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis


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Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis

Raymond Meijnen (MSc) was born in Winterswijk, the Netherlands on February 8th 1982. After finishing high school in Winterswijk, Raymond moved to Enschede (the Netherlands) to start his study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. After graduating in 2008 until presence, Raymond worked as Research & Development Engineer at Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis. During these years, Raymond focused mainly on the development of Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis’ Fish Friendly Low Head Turbine and most recently the Bi-Directional Fish Friendly Turbine.

Bram Pek
Bram Pek
Market Developer New Energy
Blue Water


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Blue Water

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Marek Sredzki
Marek Sredzki
CEO
Water Wall Turbine Inc.


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Water Wall Turbine Inc.

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Niels Lange
Niels Lange
MD
SCHOTTEL HYDRO


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SCHOTTEL

In 2011 Dipl.-Ing. Niels Lange, 36, joined the Josef Becker Research Centre of the SCHOTTEL Group. The naval architect brought along his experience as researcher at the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory of the Hamburg University of Technology. Since then he played a major role in the development of SCHOTTEL hydrokinetic energy devices.

James Ives
James Ives
CEO
OpenHydro


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OpenHydro

A chartered engineer and experienced senior executive with key sector knowledge, James Ives was previously CEO of an energy supply business and senior manager within Accenture. His early career was spent in automotive engineering specialising in fluid mechanics advising a range of international clients. He holds a commercial DoT/MCA ocean skippers licence.

Christoph Harwood
Christoph Harwood
Commercial Director
Sustainable Marine Energy


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Christoph Harwood is the Commercial Director of Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), a dynamic marine engineering company, based in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight that has developed a platform for tidal energy converters, PLAT-O, that facilitates the right positioning in the water column to maximise yield and minimises installation and maintenance costs to deliver low cost tidal energy.

He has a deep experience of the renewable energy market bringing the lessons learnt from other sectors to the company and the industry. His primary responsibilities are for fund raising and business development, selling the companies solution, PLAT-O, to the sector.

Christoph ran his own environmental finance and strategy consultancy since 2009 building relevant experience not only in renewables but also in community energy, project funding and government policy. Prior to this he worked for UBS, in the Lloyd's insurance market, for the consultants McKinsey, and for Shell. He has a degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
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John Epps
Energy Consultant
Andritz Hydro


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Andritz

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Sjoerd Keijser
Sjoerd Keijser
Chief Commercial Director
Tocardo International


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Tocardo International

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Lynn Blodgett
CEO
Big Moon Power

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Finance and Investment

Clement Weber
Clement Weber
Analyst - Project Finance
Green Giraffe


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Green Giraffe

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Martin Edlund
Martin Edlund
CEO
Minesto


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Minesto

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Michael Bullock
Michael Bullock
Director
Renewable Risk Advisers


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Renewable Risk Advisers

Michael is a highly experienced insurance specialist, with more than 20 years in the London and Bermudian markets, having helped to found a Lloyd’s Broker and a specialist renewable energy underwriting unit for the Ascot syndicate at Lloyd’s. More recently, in conjunction with renewable energy insurance veteran, Bill Lloyd, Michael set up Renewable Risk Advisers Ltd. to focus on the renewable sector, and with a particular focus on marine energy.

He has particular experience of the offshore renewable energy industry having also worked in a specialist engineering consultancy, Sea Roc, and as Head of Risk Mitigation for Narec Capital. He has a good knowledge of technology, engineering and marine construction /weather delay risks, as well as of the financial risks faced by projects, in addition to the requirements imposed by the various contracting and financing structures likely to be in place.

Michael’s clients have included a wide variety of developers, utilities, technology manufacturers, and other major firms across the energy sector, and more recently marine energy clients including Atlantis Resources, Meygen Ltd., Marine Current Turbines, Tidal Energy Ltd., Marine Power Systems and Aquamarine Power. Michael is a member of the Ocean Energy Forum Finance Steering Committee and of the Advisory Group of Wave Energy Scotland and has a Masters Degree in Finance from the London Business School.

Stephan Ouaknine
Stephan Ouaknine
Managing Partner
Inerjys Ventures


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Inerjys Ventures

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Engineering, Services, Contractors and Consultants

Sian George
Sian George
Director
George Consulting Group


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Sian George (BA, MSc, PHD) is a highly-experienced senior manager who has helped leverage over £60m for SMEs in the life-sciences and renewable energy sector. In her most recent role as interim CEO of Ocean Energy Europe, the European trade body for marine energy, she delivered an award-winning growth strategy for the sector. Prior to this she spent 7 years as Head of Commercial Development at Aquamarine Power Ltd, where she secured contracts and investment from corporates such as BAE Systems, SSE Plc and ABB Plc. She also developed the initial market entry strategy for Aircraft Medical, a successful technology start-up, which now sells its medical devices in 35 countries. Sian is an internationally recognised regulatory expert; who has chaired several European and UK government advisory boards. Her PhD focused on governance and regulations for natural resource management in the UK.

Frank Fortune
Frank Fortune
Technical Director
Royal HaskoningDHV


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Royal HaskoningDHV

Frank Fortune is a Technical Director within Royal HaskoningDHV's licensing and consents team, based in Scotland. Frank is a marine biologist and environmental consultant, with over 22 years of experience research, regulatory and commercial experience, including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), marine survey, marine environmental monitoring, oil spill response, Coastal Zone Management (CZM), and public consultation. He has been active in the Ocean Energy sector since 2004, when he began work consenting the world's first commercial tidal turbine, SeaGen, Strangford Lough for Marine Current turbines. Since then he has helped consent over 60MW of Ocean Energy projects including:

  • SeaGen, Strangford Lough (1.4MW) - Marine Current Turbines (MCT);
  • Sound of Islay tidal array (10MW) - Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) - both original consent in 2011 and revised consent in 2014;
  • Skerries tidal array (10MW) - Marine Current Turbines - agreement of consent conditions and monitoring;
  • Lewis wave farm (10MW) - Aquamarine Power;
  • Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (30MW) - PTEC Ltd.

Frank has worked in a number of countries in Europe and more widely in the world, including Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Indonesia and the Caribbean. In addition to Ocean Energy projects, he has managed and worked on a broad range of projects including oil and gas decommissioning, port and harbour developments (including dredging works), onshore wind and offshore wind, major marine reclamation projects, coastal management and the development and provision of technical advice to government and statutory agencies.

Joseph Hussey
Joseph Hussey
Offshore Group Manager
IT Power


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IT Power

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Claudio Bittencourt
Claudio Bittencourt
Global Marine Renewables
DNV GL

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DNV GL

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Liz Foubister
Liz Foubister
Principle Environmental Consultant
Xodus Group

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Xodus

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ITES Awards Dinner

Henrik Stiesdal
Henrik Stiesdal
ex-CTO
Siemens Wind Power (1990-2014)

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Bonus Energy / Siemens Wind Power

Henrik Stiesdal is one of the pioneers of the modern wind industry.

Stiesdal built his first small wind turbine in 1976 and in 1978 designed one of the first commercial wind turbines, licensed to Vestas in 1979. Stiesdal worked as consultant for Vestas until 1986, in parallel studying medicine, physics and biology at University of Southern Denmark.

Stiesdal joined Bonus Energy, later Siemens Wind Power in 1987, as design engineer. In 1988 he was appointed Technical Manager, and in 2000 Chief Technology Officer. He retired at the end of 2014.

During his 40 years in the wind industry Stiesdal has worked with all aspects of wind turbine technology. In parallel he has been engaged a wide range of other activities, including sales, manufacturing, project implementation, service and quality management.

Stiesdal has made more than 175 inventions and has been awarded more than 750 patents. In 2008 he was “Siemens Inventor of the Year” and in 2010 “Siemens Top Innovator”. In 2011 he was awarded the EWEA Poul la Cour Prize, in 2014 the German Wind Association Lifetime Award, in 2015 the

Danish Wind Turbine Owners’ Lifetime Award, and in 2016 the Danish PlanEnergi Green Award

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If you are interested in ITES 2016 please contact us on the below details:

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Project Director
Tidal Today
+1800 814 3459 x7503 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7503 (Global)
Email: paul@tidaltoday.com

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