Gambica and BCAS join up to partner The Energy Event
25 June 2012
Two of the country’s most august bodies have joined the growing list of high quality partners of The Energy Event 2012. Gambica and British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) are among a raft of key industry associations that have all contributed to the innovative and inspirational conference programme that sets The Energy Event apart. ESTA, MEUC, Energy Institute, GAMBICA, BCAS, Waterwise, BCIA and Water Technology List will all lend their names to what will be one of the most popular annual shows in the sector; one that will set the bar for organisations looking to reduce energy consumption or get more efficient energy usage.
Steve Brambley, Chief Executive of Gambica said: ‘The Energy Event continues to raise the importance of efficiency; something that GAMBICA believes is a key to business growth and economic recovery. It is important because in the UK we have a culture of sweating our assets. However, the money saved by not investing in new equipment can soon be lost by rising energy costs. As time passes, inefficient industrial machines consume more energy and begin eating away at profits. Energy saving equipment such as variable speed drives and other forms of motor control can reduce the running cost of many applications by more than their own capital cost in a relatively short period, often less than a year. Investing in automation consumes less energy, controls pollution and cuts carbon emissions. The Energy Event will address these issues and more.’
Energy management is of prime concern to all UK businesses as environmental targets get tighter and energy prices continue to escalate. Reducing energy use in line with climate change targets benefits the bottom line as does purchasing such a volatile commodity.
Dan Thurlow, The Energy Event Director said: ‘We are very proud to have created such a compelling programme with our partners. Anyone visiting the event can expect to learn how to better procure the best energy supply contract for their requirements, manage and monitor energy consumption, reduce energy demand and manage and reduce water consumption. This really is a must attend in any energy manager’s diary.’
The event hosts over 150 exhibitors including the major UK’s energy suppliers, consultants and technology providers. It also hosts four theatres, each with its own unique focus.
The Energy Insight Conference is the central feature of the show and it will be chaired on the first day by Daisy McAndrew, ITV News’ Special Correspondent. 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 – 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, Tony Blair’s former spokesman and communications strategist – 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 that power cuts are coming, the fallacy of smart meters and green jobs – and why subsidies don’t work!
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 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.
To register for your free place or for more information about the show, please visit www.theenergyevent.com/pr