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Social Events Powering Net Zero (includes Renewable Power Generation & Future Power Systems; Energy Storage & EVI: Charging Ahead)

Welcome Drinks Reception

Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers is situated in the heart of the city, in the civic square, George Square.

Dating back to 1888, the stunning design is the result of an architectural competition, won by Paisley-born architect, William Young.

The impressive Italian Renaissance-style City Chambers building features western Europe's largest marble staircase, built using Carrara marble imported from Italy.

The City Chambers is not available to hire privately, so a civic reception provides a unique and memorable opportunity to enjoy the building.

Address: City Chambers, Glasgow, G2 1DU

Drinks Reception, Speed Networking & Paper Prizes

Crowne Plaza Hotel

The drinks reception will take place alongside the exhibition in the Argyll Suite and is sponsored by Yokogawa.

Start your conference experience off right by sparking new connections at our energizing speed networking session. For 20 minutes, you'll rotate every 5 minutes between "stations" set up around the room to efficiently meet new attendees.

Not your typical stuffy networking affair, this fast-paced "circuit" gets you purposefully interacting with colleagues from varied specialisations. You'll leave electrified with a growing roster of new professional connections to propel your goals.

We'll conclude by "Charging" you up for the full reception to recharge conversations begun. Join us to get amped about collaboration and help power new opportunities together!

Crowne Plaza® Glasgow hotel is a striking, glass tower beside the River Clyde right next door to the Scottish Event Campus. Glasgow Airport (GLA) is only a 15-minute drive away, and they offer convenient parking on site. Direct trains from the nearby Exhibition Centre station take five minutes to reach Glasgow Central station in the city centre.

Drinks Reception & Networking Dinner followed by the Excellence & Innovation Awards Ceremony

Glasgow Science Centre

Our networking drinks reception and dinner will take place in the unique setting of Glasgow Science Centre, surrounded by a £75m collection of attractions to illuminate, intrigue, inspire and fire your imagination.

After dinner the IET’s Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony will take place. Please click here to see our amazing finalists with some truly inspiring innovations.

The venue is located on the banks of the historic River Clyde, directly opposite the SEC. Glasgow Science Centre is within easy reach of the conference and city centre.


Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA


Walking: Exit the SEC Centre and turn immediately right passing the back of the Armadillo.

Cross in front of the Crowne Plaza and take the Millennium Bridge, arriving at Glasgow Science Centre.

 Morning River Clyde Walk

Join us for a refreshing 45-minute walk along the banks of the River Clyde before the conference kicks off on 16 November.

Meet in the Crown Plaza conference entrance promptly at 8am on Friday. Conference leaders, Chloe and Candice, will guide our group on a scenic route with views of Glasgow from the water.

Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city's history and development. Stretch your legs before the final day of sessions kicks off.

We'll finish back at the venue by approximately 8:45am, with time to relax or grab coffee before 9 am conference start. Treat yourself to a taste of Glasgow's scenic riverside trails before your journey home.