The Energy Event is looking ahead to its 12th year, with a high level of investment from its owners and exhibitors not known for their regular presence at events.
Headline speakers include Alistair Campbell, Prof. Brian Cox, Daisy McAndrew and Philip Lowe, director general for Energy at the European Commission. There are to be bigger seminar theatres, improved networking areas, and a wider variety of speakers.
Last year, the average visitor to The Energy Event represented a multinational company with a turnover of more than £69m with just under a quarter generating £25m annual revenue. Smaller companies with fewer than 25 employees accounted for a third of all attendees highlighting the importance of energy and its implications for UK and international businesses of all sizes.
Suppliers like nPower and EDF, brokers such as BIU and M&C and ancillary product and service providers including Spriax Sarco and t-mac are all to attend and exhibit at the event. Two new exhibitors for 2012 include Scottish Power and Wingas.
Alison Jackson, managing director of Emap Connect said: “Last year, of the 3,943 visitors, 98% were instrumental in purchasing decisions made on behalf of their organisations. 54% of visitors in 2011 had sole or joint decision making power to invest in new products or services. It is the event in the industry’s calendar.”
Roz Wisdom, marketing manager, nPower Industrial and commercial Markets said: “[Last year’s event] was our biggest ever presence [there] and it certainly paid off – we saw over double the traffic to our stands compared to previous years and generated strong sales leads with our target audience.”