Marine Energy Conference



Venue Cymru, Llandudno

March 22nd – 23rd 2022

Wales’ only conference dedicated to marine energy.


Our 2022 Annual Conference has now sold out.

Marine Energy Wales Conference 2022

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, MARCH 22ND – 23RD

Bringing together diverse stakeholders from across the industry, the MEW Annual Conference is THE place to find out about what’s going on at the cutting edge of the growing marine renewable industry.

March 22nd, Main Room

09:00 – 09:30 – Marine Energy Wales Welcome and Key Note

09:50 – 10:50 – Tapping into the Tidal Range Potential

11:10 – 11:40 – Marine Energy Technology Showcase: Minesto & Marine Power Systems

12:10 – 13:10 – Marine Renewable Energy Policy Post-COP26

13:40 – 14:10 – Marine Energy Technology Showcase: Bombora Wave Power & HydroWing

14:30 – 15:30 – Powering the Green Economy with Marine Energy – Part 1

15:50 – 16:50 – Powering the Green Economy with Marine Energy – Part 2

March 22nd, Side Events

09:50 – 11:50 – Meet MEECE: Ask the experts

13:50 – 16:50 – The Marine Energy Research Showcase

March 23rd, Main Room

09:10 – 09:40 – Marine Energy Technology Showcase: Nova Innovation & Orbital Marine Power

10:00 – 11:00 – Deploy. De-Risk. Develop. The Welsh Test Center Network Showcase. Sponsored by META.

11:20 – 12:20 – Made in Wales: Lessons Learned from Welsh Supply Chain Companies. Sponsored by Hiraeth Energy.

12:50 – 13:50 – Seeking Consent

14:10 – 14:40 – Marine Energy Technology Showcase: Ocean Energy & QED Naval

15:00 – 16:30 – The Celtic Sea: The New Floating Frontier in Offshore Wind Development. Sponsored by Gwynt Glas.

March 23rd, Side Events

09:00 – 12:00 – Tidal Range in Wales: Critical Environmental Evidence Gaps and How to Address Them. ORJIP OE Workshop.

13:00 – 16:00 – Saving You Time and Money: Open Access Tools for Marine Energy



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 Why Attend?

  • Hear the latest progress – Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in Wales, alongside future opportunities.

  • Join the discussion – The event provides a forum to discuss key challenges and opportunities and to encourage collaboration and business networking.

  • Network – At our last in person conference in 2019, we welcomed 200+ professionals representing 120 different organisations from across Europe, including supply chain, technology developers, academia and government.

  • A growing audience – Despite the challenges faced across the industry during the past year and the constraints of moving our annual conference online, our audience, number of attendees and spectrum of topics and discussions covered has continued to grow in 2020 and 2021.

    We look forward to further expanding our conference, audience and network in 2022 with a welcome return to a real life event!



Further Reasons to Attend:

  • Wales has seen investment totalling £149.4million from the European Union for the EU Structural Funds programming round, which is concluding in 2023. Marine Energy is a priority area and has attracted funding of €100.4 million, with an intervention rate of 69.43%.

  • The Swansea Bay City Deal has been signed off with eleven major projects underway including the £76 million Pembroke Dock Marine, which aims to develop a world class centre for marine energy development, fabrication, testing and deployment in Pembrokeshire.
  • There are 16 marine energy developers actively progressing projects in Wales with seabed agreements in place for over 362MW of marine energy.
  • A number of test and demonstration sites are under development in Wales including the Pembrokeshire and Anglesey array scale Demonstration Zones, Marine Energy Test Area and Ramsey Sound. These projects will provide test beds for innovative wave, tidal stream and floating wind technologies, enabling valuable learning across the sector and adding to the UK’s world-leading test centre network.
  • This conference is a platform to learn about existing projects in Wales, alongside sector developments and opportunities. It also provides a forum to discuss key challenges and opportunities and to encourage collaboration and business networking.
  • Since 2010, the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire/Marine Energy Wales annual conferences have been fully booked. The number of supply chain companies, supporting organisations and technology developers has increased year on year, demonstrating the advancement of the sector and a growing interest in Wales. In 2019 we welcomed 200+ delegates who represented 120 global organisations, and for our 2021 virtual conference we welcomed over 300 representatives from across our membership, dialling in from Europe, Taiwan, Canada, and the USA.