Making the Transition – how fast can it go?
featuring Dr Richard Dixon, Director Friends of the Earth and Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director (OGTC)

Event Postponed

Update 12th March @ 9AM

After careful consideration, the Board of the SEF have decided to postpone this event due to the evolving ‘Coronavirus’ situation. We are hoping to reschedule for later in the year and will re-advertise once arrangements are finalised. All registered delegates will be added to our mailing list and notified prior to the re-arranged event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

See below for details on how to make a booking.

26 March 2020
Royal Scots Club
29 Abercromby Place
Thu 26 Mar 2020 | 5:30 PM - Edinburgh
Making the Transition – how fast can it go?, featuring Dr Richard Dixon, Director Friends of the Earth and Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director (OGTC)

The meeting will take place at the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh.  The Royal Scots Club offers the availability of overnight accommodation to SEF members.

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Speaker Info

Dr Richard Dixon, Director, Friends of the Earth. After a PhD in Astrophysics and an energy and environment MSc at Glasgow Caledonian University, Richard worked for CSV and Strathclyde Regional Council. He was appointed Head of Research with FoE Scotland in 1994, working on issues as diverse as climate change, bathing beaches and fish farming. He became Head of Policy at WWF Scotland in 2002 and then its Director in 2005. He helped set up Transform Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. In 2013, Richard became Director of FoE Scotland. He serves on the boards of SEPA, Postcode Culture Trust and Postcode Equalities Trust. In July 2019, Richard was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his services to sustainability from Edinburgh Napier University.

Luca Corradi works to bring “the outside in”, connecting innovators and academics across sectors and disciplines, to explore the latest technologies that could be adopted to address oil and gas industry challenges. Leading the OGTC’s horizon scanning activity, he identifies emerging technology trends, cutting through the hype to identify potential areas of impact and application. With a background in business and organisational change leadership, Luca has developed a strong network and is passionate about harnessing this to deliver the next generation of the net zero energy industry.


The event will be held at the Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

Members and guests are invited to convene between 17:30 and 18:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available).

Out meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar until commencement of the Discussion Dinner (Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Menu: Dressed crab with pink grapefruit salad., Venison bourguignon with creamed potatoes & seasonal vegetables, Salted caramel & chocolate tart with butterscotch ice cream, Coffee & mints


5.30PM – Meet for Tea, Coffee, Drinks

6PM – Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A

7.30PM – Drinks Reception

8PM – Dinner followed by further Q&A of our speaker under Chatham House rules

10.30PM – Event finishes

Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers availability of overnight accommodation to SEF members. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.

Booking Conditions

Please note that registering for an SEF event does not guarantee you a place until your request is processed and accepted by the SEF. We will operate a ‘wait list’ if our events are over-subscribed with priority being afforded to members of the SEF. DO NOT assume you have a ticket until confirmed by the SEF.

Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

During our events we actively encourage reasoned debate amongst the audience and with our invited speaker; however, we request that all participants are mindful and respectful to others points of view. Attendees who cannot abide by these simple courteous rules, or who disrupt proceedings or use defamatory remarks, will be invited to leave the presentation and escorted from the building.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to those attendees who do not hold a valid ticket and accompanying proof of identity.