Event report: Bristol Re-Tech Meet up JULY 2023

Re-Tech four

The fourth Re-Tech Bristol took place a few days ago. We have just about recovered!

Re-Tech four was bigger and better than its predecessors. It really felt like the event grew up a little and found it’s voice. 

For the fourth Re-Tech, we made a conscious decision to lean a little more towards giving time for a series of short informative talks. We had three very different speakers volunteer to take out time from their busy working days, come along and share some of their knowledge.

We are very grateful to each of Kathleen Mackey, Peter Halstead and Johnny Palmer for volunteering to speak. When I say volunteer, I probably mean asked by me, quite a bit, until they said yes. 

Kathleen spoke on her journey from BD to developer. A personal tale of self-awareness, reskilling and a leap of faith into the unknown. 

Peter gave us the overview on what RWE is doing as it looks at the options for Green Hydrogen production offshore. It was an enlightening talk about a complex subject where further research and innovation needs to take place before we can confidently call it as a commercially viable future part of the energy mix at scale. 

Johnny came in at pace and kept the tempo up throughout. He challenged the norms and spoke of his own personal experience of the hoops he and his business have gone through to create an off grid set up at his industrial unit in Bristol. 

The venue for the evening was Framework at King Street and an amazing buffet meal was provided care of local legends, FED cafe.

The evening was sponsored by the very good people at Burges Salmon. Their involvement meant not only could the event happen but ticket costs were kept right down.

Re-Tech 4 crowd

Also in attendance on the evening was the incredibly talented Calum Jelf from Punchline Media. Calum very kindly put together this short show reel from the evening. He did this as a favour and even sent the edit within a few hours of the event finishing. If you are looking for a videographer, look no further than Calum 🙂 

We’re pretty sure the guests enjoyed their evening. We say that because many people stayed until the venue closed at 10pm and quite a few then made the short hop across the road to the Royal Navy Volunteer for some more drinks and discussions. Some people may have got home after 1.30am. No comment.

Now the focus turns to the next meet up. We’re looking to put on further events in Bristol and potentially further afield.

We’re now actively looking for sponsors, speakers and supporters to make the next event happen. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch with the Re-Tech team.

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