From 16 to 17 September, the NEC Birmingham will again open its doors to the UK’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to onsite renewable energy generation, The Renewables Event.
With a range of new policies and incentives, such as The Solar Strategy and the Non-Domestic RHI Scheme, businesses face an ever changing renewables landscape, and it’s more important than ever to be aware of the sector’s opportunities for developing sustainable initiatives.
Returning for its third year, The Renewables Event will welcome more than 7,000 visitors who will engage in an unrivalled opportunity to network both with their peers and the 50 plus exhibitors. Also, the free-to-attend CPD-accredited conference programme, featuring 15 seminar sessions, will deliver panel discussions and case studies from some of the sector’s key decision makers.
Combining the latest technologies and energy solutions, thought leadership and innovation, the event is key for those looking to use renewable energy to enhance their environmental and sustainable strategies, as well as secure cost-efficient supplies for their business.
Conference programme and speakers
KEYNOTE: Sainsbury’s on bringing renewables into the mix: The business case for sustainability
Paul Crewe, head of sustainability, engineering, energy and environment, for Sainsbury’s will share the company’s leading environmental strategy, with renewable energy paying a key role.
Sainsbury’s currently employ a range of onsite renewable technologies, including solar, geothermal heat pumps and anaerobic digestion. Crewe will offer insight into how the brand’s diverse strategy has benefitted the business, and how renewables plays a key role in their long-term financial success.
Richard Southgate is group procurement director for Bernard Matthews, a brand that has committed to offset 100% of their electricity and reduce their carbon footprint by 25% by the year 2020. The session will offer insight into how the company has successfully incorporated renewables within their wider sustainability strategy, featuring onsite technologies such as wind, solar, and 179 biomass boilers.
Case study: A collaborative approach between communities and businesses to develop the renewable energy landscape
This session offer insights into a local renewables success story with the city of Bristol’s renewable energy strategy. Bristol is the UK’s leading green city and was named European Green Capital 2015 by The European Commission.
The talk will offer insights into the collaborative approach that Bristol has adopted, with speakers including Martin Bigg, chair, Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Richard Lowe, renewable energy project coordinator, Bristol City Council.
Panel discussion: The future of the renewable energy mix – The game changers
For anyone looking to stay abreast with the latest sustainable developments from around the globe, this comprehensive breakdown of renewable technology will top the agenda.
The session will explore the significance of wind, solar, heat pumps and boilers, and demonstrate how these technologies are being successful utilised onsite by businesses. Speakers will include Caroline Holman, operational carbon strategy manager, CSR, Jaguar Land Rover David Brown, owner, Hoe Grange Holidays
This year’s exhibitor line-up will showcase products and technologies from the full microgeneration spectrum, including wind, biogas/biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar PV and solar thermal energy.
From the country’s fastest growing energy solutions businesses to industry leaders in biogas plant production, this year’s event is the perfect chance to buy, sell and network.
The latest developments in biomass fuels will also be on show from companies including bhsl and Forever Fuels. Visitors can discover more about photovoltaic solar technologies from both residential and industrial suppliers including Schletter UK and Juwi Renewable Energies Limited.
Many exhibitors are on hand to offer practical advice about renewable energy projects, with stands from consultancies including Alpha Financials and Dulas Limited.
A host of new technologies and services will be on show this year. New exhibitor bookings for 2014 include premium wood pellet producers Balcas Brites, Photovoltaic and Wind Turbine specialists Bowler Energy and Solarsense, former winners of REA Company of the Year. Leading international manufacturers of heating systems, Viessmann Limited and the Renewable Energy Technology Association will also be attending for the first time. With such a diverse range of expertise located under one roof, it’s the perfect chance to make the business case for onsite renewables and understand the potential ROI.
September will see not just one, but four environmental shows take place at the NEC. Co-located with The Renewables Event will be The Energy Event, The Water Event (launched last year) and RWM 2014 in partnership with CIWM, focused on waste management. All are free to attend for The Renewables Event ticket holders, and bring together knowledge, resources and contacts for visitors with a wider sustainability role.
For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Renewables Event, visit www.therenewablesevent.com. You can also keep up to date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @Energyrenewater on Twitter.
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Tel: 01273 327 514