The achievements of the entrepreneurial food and drink community, spanning large and small companies, are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019.
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Jury’s Inn, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0AF
The adoption of digital technologies could unlock £56bn for the food and drink manufacturing industry, according to the UK industry-led Made Smarter Review in 2017.
This event is an opportunity for North East food and drink producers to explore technology, digital transformation and the potential impact on business performance and productivity.
Five international market specialists are to be appointed to support Scottish companies to maximise export opportunities in the energy supply chain.
The collaborative project, funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI) and Opportunity North East (ONE), will see the appointment of five new energy specialists in markets identified as having significant growth opportunities.
The UK civil nuclear market presents significant opportunities for diversification for companies in the oil, gas and energy supply chain.
Nuclear decommissioning alone is a growth industry. The UK spends £2-3bn per annum on nuclear decommissioning activities. Since 2010, more than £150m per year has been spent on decommissioning works at the Dounreay site in Scotland. The sector is committed to procurement from SMEs as part its contracting strategy.
Two-day event will bring more than US$150bn of worldwide project opportunities to Aberdeen in June 2019.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the global energy industries, has confirmed that it is working with industry partners including Opportunity North East (ONE) on a major new energy conference and exhibition to take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 18 and 19 June 2019.
EIC is developing the first ever Energy Exports Conference with event partners: the Oil & Gas Authority; Scottish Development International; Scottish Enterprise; the Department for International Trade; UK Export Finance, ONE Oil, Gas & Energy and Oil & Gas UK.
Wednesday 29 August 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, AB15 9YA
Through ONE’s engagement with food and drink producers across the region, we recognise that access to finance is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes when planning their next stage of growth.
28 June 2018, 10.00am to 3.30pm, The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen
This workshop will bring together relevant expertise from the oil and gas and water (utilities) industries to examine pipeline challenges and innovation opportunities with a focus on technology for pipelines, asset integrity management, inspection and maintenance.
It will explore current technical issues within the water industry and crossover with oil and gas, including leakage, to identify innovation needs, foster technology transfer and share best practice with the aim of facilitating new commercial diversification opportunities for companies in both industries.
North East Scotland Food & Drink Network Event – A Taste of the ‘Legends of the Garioch Experience’
Wednesday 13 June 2018
5.45pm for 6pm
Glen Garioch Distillery, Distillery Rd, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie AB51 0ES
The Legends of the Garioch experience is a celebration of Aberdeenshire’s larder and the story it plays within over 220 years of heritage at Glen Garioch. The experience delves into the history of the brand and the distillery’s Oldmeldrum home, exploring the story of Legends past and present. Launched in October 2017, the experience incorporates delicacies and traditions showcasing many quality producers from the region. This experience concludes with a sensory adventure of flavour with a specially designed regional whisky pairing menu specially prepared by the kitchen team at Meldrum House, Country Hotel and Golf Club. This experience won the 2018 North East Scotland Food & Drink Award for the Best Food & Drink Tourism Experience.
This North East Scotland Food & Drink Network Event offers a best practice visit to the award-winning food and drink tourism experience and an opportunity to enjoy a taster of the ‘Legends of the Garioch’.
Tuesday 1 May, time TBC
Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead AB42 1EQ
Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, is on the lookout for the best in local produce from the Aberdeenshire region and is inviting you to pitch your products and convince them that your food and drink belongs on Morrisons shelves.
14 March 2018, 5pm to 7.30pm
The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP
Opportunity North East (ONE) is pleased to announce the next meeting of the Life Sciences network. Presenting at the event will be Professor Corri Black, University of Aberdeen, Dr John Thomson, NHS Grampian, and Dr Ian Heywood, from the Knowledge Transfer Network. The session will include presentations, Q&A and networking opportunities. A light supper will be provided.
The event will run from 5pm to 7.30pm at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.