MALIN GROUP PRESENT THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Underpinned by the wealth of expertise and knowledge of our staff base, and a presence in the marine industry stretching back over 100 years, the Malin Group offers a comprehensive range of services and capabilities. Our group of companies have been built from the ground up to offer seamless support to clients across the full range of design consultancy, marine operations and shipping, fabrication, installation and site maintenance services. From inception to present day, our organisation has been built on shared values of innovation and expertise. We work to think outside the box, offer clients the best solutions to meet their needs, utilise ethical supply chains - and drive progressive change within the industry. This commitment to discovering new ways, driving forward practice and partnership working is represented in our organisational logo, the lighthouse.
As an organisation, we are committed to developing sustainable solutions for our clients and the industry, sharing best practice and working with others to together tackle climate change for the marine sector. For this reason, we have developed The Spotlight Series - highlighting the way forward for the maritime industry.
With headquarters in the South Rotunda, a stone’s throw from the United Nations controlled Green Zone and adjacent to the BBC and ITV studios, we are aptly placed to provide a platform to host the event. With a focus on sustainable solutions, The Spotlight Series will also be hybrid in nature, to allow those delegates from around the world who are unable to travel to Glasgow to attend virtually. There will also be a series of marine-specific networking events for delegates to experience the famed Glasgow hospitality and local produce.
COP26: CHALLENGING CLIMATE CHANGE
During the first two weeks in November, leaders, politicians, negotiators, scientists and activists from around the world will be coming together in Glasgow for negotiations on global efforts to tackle the climate crisis, to agree the way forward and decide the targets that need to be met. The commitments made at COP26 will drive ambitious climate policies across the world, and these will touch all industries and sectors as we collectively drive for net zero.
With a focus on policy development in the official zone, there is an opportunity for industry to contribute through a parallel stream, investigating how they may meet the targets set. The marine sector in particular is likely to be challenged with aggressive decarbonisation targets as the focus shifts to clean energy and clean transport.
We are hosting a series of highly focused, spotlight events crafted to create a forum for business leaders and visionaries alike to identify the issues and investigate the possible progressive solutions required to meet those mandated targets. The programme of spotlight events will focus on innovation, industry trends, industrial practices and technological developments, all with the aim to arrive at a set of agreed strategies that will help industry set our own goals to meet the political objectives.
WORKING WITH OTHERS
In the week leading up to COP26, the facility will be used to host an exhibition, hosting STEM / Malin Young Engineer projects from local schools, raising awareness of the sustainability issues and allowing close community engagement; this would be working with Young Enterprise Scotland and Glasgow Science Centre.
Post event, we will also host a series of wash-up events, allowing cross-sector groups to gather and agree specific climate change activities.
These activities aim to bring the communities we work with in, as an integral part of our activities.