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Big names announced in Energy Event line up

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The Energy Event 2011 has announced John Humphrys, Karren Brady and Lord Digby Jones have been confirmed as guest speakers at this year's Energy Insight Theatre, which takes place during The Energy Event 2011 on the 13-14 September at the Birmingham NEC.

The Energy Insight Theatre provides a forum for debate and discussion of the biggest issues affecting energy pricing, risk, and the reduction of carbon. Energy Insight, brings together leading experts and commentators in the fields of economics, climate change, energy policy and security, nuclear industry, demand management and carbon reduction.

Day one of the conference will be chaired by BBC Radio 4's Today programme presenter, John Humphrys, who, during his career as a journalist, has worked as a foreign correspondent, political interviewer, author and newspaper columnist, and is no stranger to the global issues debated on energy. Using an informal, ‘chat-show' format, John will chair discussions with key European energy industry figures on topics such as electricity market reform, energy pricing and the prospects for nuclear energy.

Also on day one, UK business woman, Karren Brady will join as guest speaker on the topic of ‘Effecting Change' in business. This presentation will look at how to positively influence organisational change, beginning at boardroom level, in relation to energy management.

Guest speaker on day two of the Energy Insight Conference is Lord Digby Jones, author of the recently published book ‘Fixing Britain' and known as the face of UK business. Lord Jones' presentation entitled ‘Putting Britain at the heart of global change' will discuss the need for UK business to promote a culture of innovation and readiness in order to adapt for the changes required in the move toward a low-carbon society.

Each session held at the Energy Insight Theatre examines the vital contentious issues, ensuring attendees leave with a sense of how to position their organisation's medium term energy strategy to keep costs low and reduce energy risk. Delegates are also given the opportunity to put their questions to the UK's foremost energy experts.

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