16th November 6:00pm – 9:00pm


The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce warmly welcomes you to join an evening of discussions on the future of the energy industry.

What is the state of the energy business and where is it headed? Which energy sources will be most relevant in the future? What opportunities are there in the UK energy sector? Bond Dickinson LLP will host this relevant event where these topics and much more will be discussed by several high profile speakers.

Featured Speakers:

Chris Towner from Bond Dickinson LLP

CHRIS TOWNER, Bond Dickinson LLP: Hot topics in the UK energy sector – an overview of the UK scene

Chris specialises in the commercial aspects of energy projects. He spent six years in the energy and projects team at Herbert Smith, advising a range of investment banks and public sector clients in relation to a wide range of issues connected with the UK electricity and gas markets. Since joining Bond Dickinson in 2006, Chris has specialised in advising renewable energy projects. Chris chairs the Renewable UK Offshore wind delivery group.

Piers Willson from UKTI

PIERS WILLSON, Department of International Trade: Market opportunities in UK energy

Following completion of a PhD, Piers Willson embarked on a long and varied career in economic development principally specialising in inward investment.

As Head of Sector for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI) in the Investment Services Team (IST) of The Department for International Trade, Piers currently leads a team of eight individuals based throughout England. They help companies new to the UK and those which have already made the decision to locate here, to invest and expand.  Sectors covered by the EEI Team include Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Waste to Energy, Electrical and Heat Networks, Solar, Wave and Tidal, Infrastructure, Logistics and Construction.

Piers can be contacted at piers.willson@ukti-invest.com

Simon Boehme from PwC

SIMON BOEHME, PwC: Working capital opportunities in the energy sector

Simon Boehme is a Director in PwC’s working capital network with over 10 years’ of experience running working capital projects and cash generation programmes in multiple energy related industries (renewable energy, oil & gas, OFS and electricity utilities). He has supported clients across the world with assessing their current performance, identifying opportunities for improvement and driving the realisation of these.

Simon is one of the principal authors of the 2016 PwC Annual Global Working Capital Opportunity study, which analyses how successful companies are when it comes to releasing working capital and accessing cash to grow their business. Working capital is important to every company, but it’s particularly important for energy companies now, who have to cope with dramatically compressed commodity prices in an uncertain economic environment. Companies which aggressively address all levers of working capital in a sustainable way will emerge stronger and be well positioned for growth. The session held by Simon will cover the working capital study results and show you where the opportunities for releasing cash lie within the energy sector.

More speakers to be announced

Date: Wednesday, 16th of November 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Bond Dickinson LLP
4 More London Riverside

Ticket prices are £10 (+VAT) for FBCC members and £30 (+VAT) for non-members.
To register for this event, please use the PayPal button below, choosing the correct ticket type from the drop-down menu.
Please also note that cancellations made after 48 hours cannot be refunded.


A Look Ahead: The Energy Industry

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Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.