Energy Efficiency Expo announces virtual conference
Energy Efficiency Expo, the comprehensive trade exhibition and conference, will launch a virtual conference in October to address energy productivity and affordability.
As energy efficiency has the potential to save businesses thousands of dollars per year, it has become a top priority for organisations, especially during the pandemic. The Australian Government is delivering $40 million in grants to help businesses and community groups lower their energy bills, and help ease some of the financial pressures they are facing in these unprecedented times.
For this reason, Energy Efficiency Expo’s 2020 Virtual Conference takes place at a time when it is more important than ever for businesses to adopt energy-efficient practices and technologies to reduce operating costs and build greater resilience. Held in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Council, this free-to-attend online event will be held from 6–27 October 2020.
“Energy Efficiency Expo’s 2019 inaugural event was a tremendous success, with our conference sessions attended by businesses, governments and consultants from across the country who came to learn how to unlock the full potential of energy efficiency and take control of their energy costs,” Exhibition Director Tim Rusbridge said.
“While we are unable to host a face-to-face event this year, we remain committed to developing a high-calibre virtual conference with the same quality of sessions and speakers as last year.
“For leading businesses, smart energy management plays a crucial role in managing their exposure to volatile energy markets. However, there is more to do; Australia’s energy productivity still ranks far below our international competitors, which means there are businesses out there that are missing out on straightforward cost savings opportunities.”
Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel said the virtual conference will bring the latest in energy efficiency to more businesses than ever before, giving them the information they need to lock in cost savings and productivity gains sooner rather than later.
With more than 30 expert speakers, the conference program will feature relevant topics such as the digital transformation within energy management, behind-the-meter applications of demand response, and opportunities for office tenants and energy-intensive industries.
Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will kick off with a joint opening plenary with All-Energy Australia titled ‘Accelerating a Green Economic Recovery’, featuring Kane Thornton (Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council) and Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP. This will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on the stimulus measures that could create jobs and fuel the revival of a green economy post-COVID.
Attendees will also hear from other industry experts including James Seymour (CEO, Centre for New Energy Technologies), Dr Scott Dwyer (Research Principle, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures), Kaspar Karrlep (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, WePower), Rob Murray-Leach (Head of Policy, Energy Efficiency Council), Claire Richards (Manager of Industry Engagement and Regulatory Affairs, Enel X) and Dr Shama Islam (Senior Lecturer, Deakin University).
Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will be held alongside All-Energy Australia and Waste Expo Australia, which will also host virtual sessions, forming the country’s largest webinar series for the energy management, renewable energy, waste and recycling industries.
What: Energy Efficiency Expo
When: 6–27 October 2020
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