SHARING MARKET INTELLIGENCE
The IPA sources information on specific business opportunities and relays daily to members. This is achieved through a series of free briefs issued by email providing up to date information in and across the Industry. These are filtered to suit individual Customer needs; a sample of information sources includes:
- Scottish Parliament
- UK Government Departments & UK Parliament
- UKTI and RETPS
- Scottish Enterprise, SDI and Enterprise Europe Scotland
- European Commission
- Energy Information Administration
- US NETL
- International Energy Agency
- Digital newsletters (Energy and Environment)
- Energy Market Reports and Statistics
- FSU and Central European Press
- EBRD, EIB, MIGA at World Bank
The service includes a user friendly interrogative archive facility with a store of more than 15,000 records dating back to 2006. Specific individual requests can be made to the IPA Marketing Manager.
Several major conferences per year on themes and matters that concern Members, Industry and Government under the ‘Power Scotland’ banner.
NETWORKING ACROSS INDUSTRY
Six free events per year featuring topical lectures or site visits, providing networking opportunities to meet and collaborate with other Members in the energy sector.
LIAISING WITH GOVERMENT
Regular meetings with key politicians and Government officials to represent Members’ views on energy issues. Achieved through active engagement with Industry bodies, responding to Government and energy consultations, providing expert evidence and participating in Industry workshops.
LINKING INDUSTRY TO UNIVERSITIES
Series of initiatives on education and training, post graduate programmes and promoting research and development opportunities.
In addition to current news and reports, the IPA web site provides a shop window for each Member to illustrate products and services in their particular market sectors. Members’ products and capabilities are promoted by IPA participation in exhibitions, conferences and trade missions. Wherever possible, the IPA assists entry of new technology into the commercial market.
The IPA is a collaborative organisation and members’ views and feedback are important. The annual Strategy Workout provides one such opportunity for Members to share their thoughts on IPA services and strategies. Individual visits to Members’ premises are encouraged so that membership benefits can be maximised and we best meet your needs from the Association.