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All about energy

15 July 2013

From 10th to 11th September the NEC, Birmingham, will again open its doors to The Energy Event. This year energy management in industrial manufacturing and equipment will take centre stage, with more than 160 scheduled exhibitors and a rich conference programme.

From pioneering renewables research to the latest cost-cutting technologies, this free-to-attend event is aimed at those managing energy in building, plants and manufacturing. It’s also a key destination for anyone with responsibility for energy procurement and management from all areas of public, commercial and industrial energy management sectors.


Exhibitor highlights 

A huge range of exhibitors will be on-site showcasing the latest technologies and energy saving solutions. Businesses and organisations from across the energy sector will be offering advice, from major energy suppliers such as E.on, EDF Energy and npower to brokers, consultants and product manufacturers. 

The full range of energy technologies, products and solutions will be available at The Energy Event 2013, from building energy management systems (BEMS), to combined heat and power (CHP) and voltage optimsation.



Conference programme

Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy Climate

What impact will future energy legislation have upon my business? This is the topic Rt. Hon. Edward Davey MP will address in his conference talk, drawing on his extensive industry experience as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. 

As well as offering insight into the latest developments in Energy Market Reform, Davey’s talk will also consider how the UK’s current energy efficiency strategies will help to combat increasing future demand.

Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Science, House of Lords member

Charismatic member of the House of Lords, Professor of Science and TV presenter Lord Robert Winston is another headline speaker confirmed for The Energy Event. Drawing on an extensive career of scientific research and writing, Winston’s talk will consider how factors like genetics and education motivate people to improve the world around them. 

Dieter Helm, Economist 

Professor Dieter Helm is the Independent Chair of the Defra Natural Capital Committee and Member of the Economics Advisory Group to the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. 

His specialties include infrastructure, regulation and the environment, with a particular focus on Britain’s and Europe’s energy, water, communications and transport sectors. The Oxford University professor’s other credentials include special advisor to the European Commissioner for Energy and Chairman of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on the Energy Roadmap 2050. Helm’s conference talk is titled, ‘Tackling the tough decisions in order to keep the lights on’.

Andy Pag, eco-adventurer

Andy Pag’s eco-adventures range from flying across the UK powered by old plastic bags to travelling across the globe in a school bus powered by used cooking oil. These journeys are one part of a series of experimental expeditions used to explore the potential for eco-friendly travel, a message he’ll relay in his talk, ‘Fuelling a trip around the world – with waste.’ 

Panel debates

Editor of E2B Pulse, Sam Fenwick is set to lead a panel debate, which asks what’s needed to drive businesses to invest in energy efficiency measures? Fenwick will join panel members, ACE Director Andrew Warren and RBS representative Jon Miles.

Head of Energy Trading for the Government Procurement Service, Magnus Walker will also take part in a panel debate this year. As the UK’s largest energy buyer, Walker is responsible for energy procurement for a wide scope of public organisations, ranging from local authorities to health trusts.  He will join panel members Scott Balloch (Head of Energy and Carbon Strategy, BT) and Mike Hogg (Managing Director, Dong Energy Sales) to discuss innovation in energy contracts and how best to hedge against volatility.

Other events

Three other environmental shows will take place alongside The Energy Event: The Renewables Event and RWM in partnership with CIWM (covering resource efficiency and waste management) will return with extensive exhibitor programmes and conference schedules of their own, alongside newcomer  – The Water Event. 

For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Energy Event, visit: theenergyevent.com quoting priority code IPEM1. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @i2iEnergy on Twitter.