LARGE or small, public or private, saving energy is a challenge all organisations face - and there’s no better place to find the latest ways to make a change for the better than at NEMEX, the National Energy Management Exhibition.
The 2012 show will bring together energy executives and decision makers from a wide range of industries to find out more about the latest advances in renewable energy products, energy management services and energy efficient technologies.
In the last two years the UK’s leading event for energy management has seen a 37 per cent rise in visitors and it will be offering even more in 2012 as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
In addition to being a great place to do business, when NEMEX returns to the NEC Birmingham from May 22-24, it will unveil a new, second conference theatre, transforming the ideas and advice available at this free-to-visit event.
It adds up to a winning combination for exhibitors and visitors alike, united in the aim of meeting the UK’s strict targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 and to obtain 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
NEMEX attracts a wide-ranging audience from large multinationals and SMEs, to senior individuals from the public sector, making it the ideal place for businesses to launch new products and find new customers.
Among the visitors to NEMEX 2011 was Gareth Williams, Energy Solutions Manager at Northern Rail. He said: “I thought this year was excellent, it's getting better and better. A must-attend event on the annual calendar for any environmental/energy professional.”
This sentiment was echoed by exhibitor Paul Greenwood, Managing Director of LEDi Solutions. He said: “The show delivered exactly the customer base and decision makers that we wanted to engage with. We walked away with over 230 very hot prospects and have signed up for next year.”
Who will be there?
Big names on the list for 2012 include INENCO, consultants specialising in energy management, sustainability and environmental services; EBM Papst, a market leader in high quality, technologically advanced air movement products and Business Stream, the company set up when Scottish Water divided its wholesale and retail operations.
Since its successful appearance at NEMEX 2011, energy technology specialists t-mac Technologies Ltd has strengthened its offering by acquiring design engineering and manufacturing firm FAW Electronics.
t-mac director Lisa Gingell said: “By acquiring FAW Electronics we have reduced the final link in our production chain. Now our cutting-edge products, which we provide for businesses across the UK and worldwide, will be made from beginning to end by t-mac.”
CUB is a family-run energy specialist based in March, Cambridgeshire and is looking ahead to NEMEX in celebratory mood. The business was founded in 1994 by Royden Fairfax to provide expert support to achieve cost savings, energy market monitoring and assistance with portfolio performance analysis.
It has gone on to win many awards including a National Training Award and in November 2011 won the Contribution to the Community Award at the 2011 Peterborough Evening Telegraph Business Awards.
There will be a return visit to NEMEX for the Renewable Energy Technology Alliance, RETA, which had its official launch in Coventry shortly after its appearance at last year’s show.
RETA is an alliance of businesses leading the way in affordable, renewable and sustainable energy products and solutions. The Alliance is committed to providing innovative, effective and efficient renewable energy solutions to mitigate climate change, to work to best practices under the Microgeneration Certified Scheme and to provide a quality service and technical support to their clients. As an alliance it will also seek to support member businesses and the general development of the Low Carbon Economy as a whole.
The opening of the new theatre means there will be an even more exciting seminar programme running as part of the three days of NEMEX 2012.
In Theatre 1, the new conference stage, main sessions include a look at energy policy, energy saving, REMIT, carbon reduction, renewables, RHI, smart meters, PV/Solar, CRC and EMR (electricity market reform) and behavioural change.
Meanwhile in Theatre 2, the existing seminar theatre, topics will include retrofit, voltage optimisation, anaerobic digestion, energy management standards, lighting, behavioural change and much more.
The 2012 seminar programme promises an engaging schedule, with companies already involved including Co-operative Group, The Carbon Trust, Nando’s, Marks & Spencer, Flextricity, IBM, Gazprom and RES ensuring once again there will be a broad spread of opinion and advice on offer.
Celebrating the best in the business – the Environment and Energy Awards
The Environment and Energy Awards celebrate excellence and innovation across the environment, land, energy and sustainable business sectors.
This year there are 13 categories – including energy manager of the year, renewables innovation award and innovation award for environmental technology - and the judging is carried out by a number of business experts.
All new for 2012 is the Outstanding Achievement Award, this award aims at finding an individual who has made an impact on either the environment or energy sector, through their drive, passion and commitment to boost performance and quality in their business over the last 5 years.
The awards are widely regarded as one of the highest accolades and in 2011 there was a 46% increase in award submissions and a 40% increase in the number attending the ceremony.
The 2012 winners will be announced on the 22nd May at a glittering awards evening at the National Motorcycle Museum, close to the NEC.
NEMEX’s event director Donna Bushell, from Faversham House Group, said: “Just as the drive to save money through energy efficiency is an ongoing challenge for many organisations, so we are continually reviewing what is on offer at NEMEX, to ensure it offers the latest innovations, ideas and advice, all under one roof.
“The opening of our new main stage theatre is testament to our determination that NEMEX 2012 will be the unmissable event of the year, whatever the size of the operation you represent and at whatever stage you are at in reducing your carbon footprint.”
The 2012 show will take place on May 22-24 in halls 3 and 3a at the NEC, Birmingham.
The latest exhibitor news, features programmes, information on how to exhibit or how to register for free attendance are available from www.nemex.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)20 8651 7106.
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Running alongside NEMEX 2012 is HEVAR – the national exhibition for the heating and ventilating industry in the UK.
About Faversham House Group:
Faversham House Group (FHG) is an independent media company established over 40 years ago. FHG organises 22 business-to-business conferences and exhibitions in the UK and Ireland, covering the environment, water, HVAC, highways, traffic and transport management, civil engineering and visual communications markets. FHG also publishes 15 business-to-business magazines in the environment, home improvement and building services industries, many of which are additionally published online, joining FHG’s award-winning websites, including the leading website for environmental professionals www.edie.net.