Sustainability Live – incorporating NEMEX and Energy Recovery, the UK’s leading exhibition for innovative energy management and sustainability returns to the NEC Birmingham from 21 to 23 April 2015.

With more than 160 participating organisations, including 100 expert speakers across four conference theatres, plus the latest technologies and solutions from leading suppliers, this year’s show is a must attend event for electrical engineering professionals, both those in senior strategic roles and their operational teams.

Free practical workshops and seminars

One of the key highlights is a three-day programme of practical, free CPD workshops and seminars designed to help electrical engineering professionals from businesses of all sizes answer ‘how to’ questions and gain CPD hours.

Focusing on People, Policy, Processes and Best Practice the Energy Efficiency Theatre 1 will tackle a range of upcoming industry challenges and opportunities, including ‘Strategies for effective energy management’ and ‘Changing behaviour by changing capability’.

The programme for Energy Efficiency Theatre 2, which highlights developments in Technology, Tools and Kit, includes sessions covering ‘Delivering cost and carbon savings with low-energy lighting systems’ and ‘how to cut bills with CHP’.

Finally, the Energy Recovery Theatre will offer a packed programme, focusing on the latest technologies for driving on-site energy generation. Sessions include sustainable transport strategies and taking the first steps towards onsite generation.

On the show floor

Operational teams can also make the most of this year’s exhibition, which features the latest innovations in energy management and efficiency, ranging from metering and controls to eco-lighting and green business consulting.  

Companies confirmed in the NEMEX (National Energy Management Exhibition) area include business consultants Ignite, energy data management providers, IMServ, manufacturers of innovative wireless energy monitoring and control tools, Invisible Systems and lighting specialists British Electric Lamps, Danlers and Lutterworth Ecolighting. Metering and controls experts exhibiting include Gemini Data Loggers, Energy Metering Technology Ltd. and BMSI.

Other confirmed exhibitors include engineering and construction specialists AECOM, ceiling fan experts Airius Europe, Shenton Group, Schneider Electric, Bowers Electricals, CUB UK, Dalkia and voltage optimisation system Powerstar.

Energy Recovery specialists booked include Clearfleau Ltd, environmental consultants 4R Group, anaerobic digestion specialists FLI Energy and electrical engineer specialists IC Electrical.

New brands taking part in 2015 include manufacturers of PV solar water heating controllers 4eco, transformer distributors Winder Power UK, customer-focused energy consultancy 1Power, sustainable mobile app developers MyOxygen and metering specialists Micronics. Other new exhibitors include C3 Resources, GBE Online, Hitec Exports, IEMA, PA Energy and Faros Engineering.

Four new Topic Trails will help visitors maximise their time at the exhibition. The Trails will provide a useful guide around the show floor, matching visitors with exhibitors offering the most relevant solutions that address their specific challenges and concerns. The Topic Trails for 2015 include ESOS, Energy-efficient buildings, Energy generation and Smarter systems.

Finally the Innovation Zone is another not to be missed new show feature in 2015. Showcasing 16 emerging technologies in the trial stages of development, it’s the ideal chance to learn about the newest technologies and their future business benefits. 

Strategic level thinking

Another integral part of Sustainability Live 2015 is the new Sustainability Live Conference: a three-day, premium ticketed conference bringing together the business and policy leaders who are finding new ways of building resilience into organisational models, and reaping the benefits. The conference will address the strategic needs of senior level delegates and places are strictly limited for qualifying personnel.

Confirmed speakers include experts from leading brands and institutions, including Sainsbury’s, Carlsberg, M&S, B&Q and the University of Cambridge, as well as forecasting and innovation expert Professor James Woudhuysen and BBC business and economics journalist Simon Jack.

Highlight sessions include ‘Most exposed: risk and resilience in manufacturing’, a discussion exploring the challenges of managing and mitigating risk to ensure business continuity and ultimately operational resilience. Chaired by Susanne Baker, Senior Climate and Environment Policy Adviser at EEF, this session hears from businesses which are turning risk into opportunity.

Speakers include Jo Scully, ESOS project manager at Environment Agency, Colin Hawthorne, energy manager at Jaguar Landrover and Matt Sexton, director of corporate social responsibility at B&Q.

Co-located events

Conveniently co-located with Sustainability Live is a brand new event, Utility Week Live incorporating IWEX. The UK’s first exhibition dedicated to water, electricity and gas utilities, this is a must attend for engineering professionals. Designed to aid organisations approach long-standing challenges with fresh ideas and concepts, Utility WeekTM Live incorporating IWEX gathers global industry providers to showcase their products and services.

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