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Focus on energy

21 July 2014

The Energy Event returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 16th and 17th September and showcases the latest technologies, products and services, from more than 150 of the sector’s leading companies. Working with key partner, the Major Energy Users’ Council (MEUC), the exhibition also includes a free two-day conference.

With event organisers preparing to welcome some 7000 visitors, the show is regarded by many as a 'must-attend' for anyone involved in energy procurement, management and efficiency. 


Exhibitors come from across the sector, offering hands-on advice, as well as showcasing products for delivering energy management, efficiency and procurement solutions. 

Companies such as Tempcon, Gemini Data, Lucy Switchgear, Tridium and Curu will have the latest developments in Building Energy Management and energy optimisation tools. There are also many new exhibitors this year, including Innergy Group, who provide biomass and waste power and heating solutions and Thermal Energy International who focus on recapturing and recycling waste energy from boiler plant and steam systems. 

British Independent Utilities (BIU) is headline sponsor at the event this year and will bring its impressive two-tier stand to the exhibition arena. Ben Coburn, sales and marketing director, will be speaking in the Energy Leaders’ Theatre, discussing transparency within the energy market.


This year more than 80 industry leaders and policy makers will speak at the free, two-day programme of CPD-accredited talks and seminars. The conference features many case studies offering first hand experience, as well as discussions on topics including Electricity Market Reform, carbon legislation, fracking and how to improve you bottom line through energy efficiency.


Energy Information Theatre

The Energy Information Theatre showcases energy management success stories from across the public and private sectors, offering knowledge, critical insight and case studies from industry leaders.

Dr Philip Douglas from the Department for Energy and Climate Change will give this year’s opening keynote address. He will be looking at the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and its context and implications for energy managers. 

Also, of particular interest to anyone looking to reduce energy use, is a talk from Dr Richard Broadbent, production and technical director of Bairds Malt, who will be looking at 'Prioritising the reduction of the 24/7 base load energy usage'. Dr Broadbent will also take part in a panel discussion addressing 'the specific energy efficiency challenges of the manufacturing industry', along with Martyn Garrett, works manager energy for Tata Steel and Dr Andrew McDermott, technical director of The Ceramic Federation.

Energy Leaders’ Conference


The Energy Leaders’ Conference explores the sector’s big challenges and debates the opportunities presented in the major reforms facing the industry. These range from demand side mandatory code for energy efficiencies in buildings, the impact of Electricity Market Reform on your business, energy reduction versus carbon reduction and its benefits, and countering the business risk of energy interruption.


Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy, University of Oxford, will be delivering one of the show’s headline discussions on 'The coming transformation of the energy sector and its implications'.

Upcoming legislation is a theme running through a number of the seminars, with several talks designed to help visitors keep up to speed with changing regulations. A panel session titled 'Delivering the next generation: How legislation really translates in practice' will discuss how current and forthcoming policy and legislation will affect the delivery of the next wave of much needed energy generation. Panelist will include Jonathan Leary, assistant solicitor, Zyda Law, Leander Clarke, director of the PPS Group and Niall Trimble, managing director of The Energy Contract Company.

Other events

The Energy Event will be co-located with The Renewables Event, The Water Event and RWM in partnership with CIWM (covering resource efficiency and waste management).