The decision to locate the conference in Dublin in September 2014 was made by organisers Euromoney following a successful campaign by BNRG Renewables with assistance from the Green International Financial Services Centre (GIFSC). The event is being hailed as a major opportunity for companies in the Irish renewable energy sector to win investment and create jobs. Those attending the conference will have around $65 billion earmarked for deployment this year alone.
“The Irish Government has indicated that the green economy is a core area of focus for economic recovery and employment creation” said Irish Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte TD. “Attracting such a major European event to Ireland in favour of other countries shows how Ireland is now recognized as a centre of excellence for renewable energy investment and financing.”
BNRG played a pivotal role in securing the event for Dublin, drawn from a shortlist which included London and Frankfurt. The two day forum will be held on September 23rd and 24th 2014 at Dublin Castle. It will be the first time that Europe’s largest renewable energy finance and investment event has taken place outside London in more than 15 years.
The conference will unite investors with project developers and senior executives from across the renewable energy and technology sectors. The majority of the delegates will be executives and decision makers in the renewable energy, asset management and investment communities with speakers drawn from industry leaders around the globe.
“We are delighted to be associated, once again, with the leading renewable energy finance event in Europe” said BNRG’s Director David Maguire. “This is great news for Ireland and a great opportunity to have close to 400 key decision makers from the global industry right here in Dublin. BNRG, a regular contributor to the event over the years, has been working on attracting REFF to move to Dublin since September 2013 and thanks to the assistance of the GIFSC, Ireland has finally secured this event.”
Henry Healy-Hutchinson, CEO of Euromoney, added that the decision was a testament to the dynamism of the renewable energy industry in Dublin, taken after a poll of Euromoney’s clients
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