The essential conference & exhibition was held on Friday 18th October 2013 
With Key Note speaker Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 
Future Solent is the partnership supporting business development in a low carbon economy. This event was aimed at helping you to find out about the business opportunities and what help is available to take advantage of them. 
 
Presentations included government support, Solent LEP support and funding available in the Solent to help businesses take advantage of the low carbon opportunities. 
 
The day consisted of morning presentations on opportunities, cutting cost and facilitation and funding with the opportunity to find out about sustainable travel and energy efficiency. There was also time to find out more from the presenter's at their exhibition stands to help you and your business get involved in the low carbon economy. 
 
Photos: © Scott Sinclair (1-3) and Stephen Slominski from Eastleigh News (4-5) License © All rights reserved by Eastleigh_news 

Speakers 

Final address by Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 
 
Chairman Simon Rhodes from Trethowans 
 
Doug Morrison from the Solent LEP - Solent LEP overview and strategic objectives 
 
Jimmy Chestnutt from Future Solent - Who we are, what we do and how we can help 
 
Charles Burt from Olive - Low Carbon – the risks and opportunities 
 
Mike Unsworth from Navitus Bay - Realising the potential of the Hampshire supply chain 
 
Prof AbuBakr Bahaj from University of Southampton - Generating Electricity from the Oceans: Opportunities for the Solent Region? 
 
Alex Parmley from PUSH - Solent Green Deal and Solent ECO – business opportunities in building retrofit 
 
Dee John from Highbury College and Andrew Kaye from Eastleigh College - Up-skilling & training available, how to utilise the opportunities available 
 
Brian Shewan from SSE - Future Energy World 
 
Andy Stanford-Clark from IBM - Innovation Begins at Home 
 
Sarah Leeming from Sustrans - Smarter Small Business Travel 
 
Liz Boynton from Bouygues UK - Corporate Responsibility: A Bouygues Approach Why is corporate responsibility important to business? 
 
David Maxwell from Sustainable Development Capital - Investing in Energy Efficiency 
 
Prof Richard Werner from Hampshire Community Bank - Benefits to the region and what it means to you 
 
Alastair McDermott from University of Portsmouth - Future Solent - Collaborative R&D Programme and Environmental Technologies Hubs 
 
Photo: Scott Sinclair 

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Exhibitors 

Bouygues UK 
 
BST Group 
 
Edecon 
 
Elliotts 
 
Express Printing 
 
Hampshire Community Bank 
 
ICM reporting 
 
Olive 
 
Navitus 
 
Rapanui 
 
RBS 
 
Solent Green Deal: Colleges & Providers 
 
SSE 
 
Sustainable Development Capital 
 
Sustrans 
 
University of Portsmouth 
 
University of Southampton 
 
 
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