There’s now just two weeks to go until The Energyst Event opens its doors – so what can delegates expect this year?
Last year’s inaugural conference and exhibition was a great success, with over 900 energy professionals in attendance and plenty of insightful sessions from key names within the energy industry. On 1-2 May 2019, The Energyst Event returns – and this year, delegates can expect an even bigger and better event.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up…
Hear from the experts
As the way we use energy evolves and new technologies emerge, it can be difficult for businesses to know whether they’re taking the optimum approach to managing their energy. That’s why this year we’ll be focusing on energy convergence: how energy is converging across efficiency, sustainability, procurement and flexibility.
The conferences in our Energy Convergence theatre will tackle the big questions businesses have about creating a future-proof energy strategy, from deciding on the best procurement approach in a volatile market to how to make the most of new technologies like onsite generation and energy storage. With speakers from key players within the industry, such as Cornwall Insight, Western Power Distribution and EDF, we’re certain that everyone will take away some useful insights they can use to inform the way they manage their energy.
Have your say
We also have an official ‘fringe’ event, icon’s Unconference, which we have created with the goal of igniting passion back into utilities education. The Unconference will comprise a serious of TED-style talks from industry insiders, alongside workshops and debates designed to address energy managers’ and buyers’ primary concerns.
In these sessions, we’re giving energy professionals an open platform to share their views, challenges and opinions – within the context of utilities management, no topic is off-limits. With some controversial debates around whether businesses really need energy brokers and whether sustainability is a distraction from progress, it’s bound to be lively. And with so many delegates from different backgrounds in attendance, it will be interesting to gain some different perspectives on the common challenges facing business energy users.
Learn something new
There will also be opportunities to get involved in our workshops, which are focused on boosting skills and promoting best practice in the areas that are typically challenging for energy professionals. We know that compliance is a complex area for many, for example, so energy analysis expert Vilnas Vesma will be running two three-hour masterclasses on the critical aspects of energy reporting. We’ll also be looking at how to improve softer skills in our Confidence Building workshop, which will focus on engaging senior colleagues in energy management.
A number of not-to-be-missed reports will also be launching at the event, and delegates will also have the opportunity to speak to the experts behind the research. Energy consultants Inenco will be launching their ‘Does energy reporting really deliver carbon savings?’ report, which focuses on business attitudes to energy reporting, while ENGIE will consider our low carbon future in ‘How realistic are ambitions of zero-carbon?’. We’ll also be launching our own report into businesses’ attitudes to electric vehicles – ‘Powershift: The impact of EVs on your energy strategy’ – and we’re welcoming delegates to discuss our findings with us at The Energyst Event.
Don’t miss out
With the event fast approaching, now’s the time to ensure that you have secured your place. Whether you’re looking to network with your peers or pick up some tips on how to refine your energy strategy, you won’t want to miss this event – so register for your free ticket today at www.theenergystevent.com