‘More is better’ is the message from The Energy Event 2012, which has just announced the full conference programme for this year’s show. Set to host more sessions than last year, with more industry thought leaders, more interaction, more case studies and more vital debate, the show promises a programme of vitally useful information that will be of real value to anyone with an interest in energy. And, as the sessions are completely free to attend and CPD certified, it’s a cost effective way to continue professional development too.
The conference programme takes place across four theatres:
The Energy Insight Conference is the central feature of the show and it will be chaired on the first day by Daisy McAndrew, journalist for ITN. The conference promises debate around the issues that are crucial to professionals who are responsible for energy purchasing, carbon reduction policies and practices within their organisations. The theatre’s highlights include Philip Lowe, director general for energy at the European Commission, talking about the investment needed to meet European electricity demand, Volker Beckers, CEO of RWE npower covering the future of energy use in the UK and Chris Train of the National Grid discussing low carbon energy sources.
Visitors also have the chance to hear from Professor Brian Cox and Alastair Campbell – both there to answer the fundamental or most challenging questions about the universe and politics, spin, and communications strategy! The afternoon sessions are curated by the Major Energy Users’ Council and will include discussions around Britain’s decarbonisation and the role and effect of bureaucracy on energy efficiency.
The Energy Information Theatre is a superb resource for Energy Managers, Environment Managers, Facilities Experts and Property Management specialists. It is packed with case studies from energy users and practical advice for reducing energy consumption, tackling buildings efficiency, controls and benchmarking, organisational change and incentives. The theatre’s keynote speakers will offer a perfect opportunity to better understand the government’s approach to energy efficiency and likely direction of future legislation: Trevor Hutchings, head of strategy and delivery, Energy Efficiency Deployment Office at DECC, Chris Pook – deputy director green economy, Department of Business Innovation and Skills and Phil Wynn Owen, director general, International Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, DECC.
A highlight of the theatre is the opportunity to hear from James Woudhuysen, professor of forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, who will express his frank view of the future of energy, including the fact power cuts are coming, the fallacy of smart meters and green jobs – and why subsidies don’t work!
The Hosted Content Theatre will feature presentations hosted by Waterwise and npower among others. Seminars will include topics covering water efficiency, procurement strategies as well as a live energy debate.
The ESTA Theatre is hosted by the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA). The seminars are designed with energy managers in mind to offer a basic understanding of principles, awareness of policy issues and effective implementation to produce savings.
The Energy Event works closely with key industry associations (ESTA, MEUC, Energy Institute, GAMBICA, BCAS, Waterwise, BCIA and WTL) to ensure its conference programme and exhibitor activity are innovative, inspirational and essential for today’s energy manager.
To register for your free place or for more information about the show, please visit www.theenergyevent.com/pr.