Shaping our Energy Future – Project Managing the Change

Wednesday 31st May 2023 | Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

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The transition to a different energy future is underway, and all around us, we see huge change. From provision of alternative energy generation, to securing our energy supply and adapting our energy use, we have much to do. Projects are in planning, in progress and coming to completion. And all of this is set against a background of a tight labour market, skills shortages and worsening economic conditions.

How are projects to survive and thrive in this climate? As a project profession, we need to maintain and grow our expertise and capability as well as discover new ways to work, to make our projects not only successful, but excellent.

The ECITB’s 2023 project management conference will discuss how we can rise to this challenge. It will consider:

  • How do we maintain and grow PM capability to keep pace with the demands on us?
  • How do we keep producing from existing energy resources?
  • What skills are required in green energy projects, and how do people gain and improve them?
  • What tools and techniques can help us in project controls and management?
  • Where are the examples of best practice?
  • How do we promote and take advantage of diversity and inclusion in our workforce?
  • Where can we get new thinking to help us do things better?

Delegates will hear of the practical ways that the profession is answering these questions and accomplishing project delivery goals. Attendees will not only hear about the challenges and needs, but also join the conversation by contributing their thoughts and experiences. Case studies of projects already underway will be shared, enabling knowledge and experience transfer.

For more information, please contact the ECITB at

Conference programme
Conference Agenda

The Host

Andrea Brymer is one of Scotland’s best-known newsreaders and currently, the main female anchor for the multi-award winning STV North.

Always interested in people and their stories, Andrea started her career as a journalist at STV over 25 years ago.

In her role as main anchor, Andrea presents the nightly news for STV North but also appears regularly on STV Central. Over the years, she has covered numerous Scottish and General elections, the Independence Referendum of 2014,  Scotland v England Euro Qualifiers at Wembley, the COP26 global summit and the COVID pandemic.

Outside work, Andrea is mum to three boys, who keep her extremely active and entertained. She is passionate about Scotland and is an Angus Ahead Champion, promoting the county in which she was born. She is also patron of the TCCL charity, Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia. Most recently, Andrea has become an Ambassador for MND Scotland.

Andrea Brymer


Professor Adam Boddison OBE
Chief Executive

Charlie Reith
Founder/ Director
SeaFlo Consultancy Ltd

Colin Simpson
Project Manager (Foundations) – Offshore Wind

Emma McDaid
Head of Project Management

Ian Phillips

John Butler
Global Lead
Energy Transformation within Global Maritime

Liam Macintyre
Strategy Director, Energy Transition
Subsea 7

Louise Benwell
Turner and Townsend

Martin Paver
Projecting Success

Mark Fotheringham
The Project Management Steering Group

Mark Thompson
Managing Director

Mavis Anagboso
Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Harbour Energy

Ollie Folayan
Head of Process and Safety
Optimus Plus / AFBE

Paul de Leeuw
Director, Energy Transition Institute
Robert Gordon University

Shona Campbell
Manager / Joint Venture Technical Lead
A Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)  / Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Zia Savel

Zia Savel Ltd

Principal Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

We would like to offer you the chance to be part of the conference. There are many exciting opportunities available, which is a major event in the industry calendar, and well attended by employers and stakeholders from the  industry.

  • ½ page article / news in virtual conference programme
  • Acknowledgement on Conference Agenda
  • Your logo on promotional materials including but not limited to – ECITB website with link to your website – all pre event marketing mailings including link to your website
  • 4 delegate places
  • Exhibition space 3m x 2m: includes table & table linen
  • Company introduction & logo in virtual conference programme
  • 1 delegate place

To find out more on sponsorship opportunities, please contact