Visions and Reality Checks,
Energy Movers and Shakers head for London
The European Future Energy Forum, 19 – 21 October, ExCeL, London
The energy leaders are set to converge this October as the world’s most influential platform for the future energy debate goes regional and the World Future Energy Summit turns European and the great ‘Future of Energy’ debate heads for London.
The explosive mix of energy ministers, utility chiefs, manufacturing giants, commissioners, regulators, the world’s most influential NGOs, moderated by some of the world’s leading journalists is a rare opportunity for the European energy community to understand where energy is headed.
“We are expecting an exciting debate and numerous business opportunities with political visions from around the world, industry reality checks, environmental campaigners and financial collaborations” says Jo Tyler, Forum Event Director. “This is a chance to bring people together to really make a difference in the future”.
What has Europe got to offer and who is going to be investing? The forum is set to be the first showcase of the new UK Government’s renewable energy policy, in addition to the Abu Dhabi Government’s European renewable energy policy and platform for industry leaders in the run-up to Cancun – and that’s just the opening ceremony.
Industry leaders include Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, Christine Lins, Secretary-General of EREC, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Philip Lowe, Director-General Energy, European Commission, Shai Weiss, Partner, Virgin Green Fund, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Herbet Girardet, Director of Programmes, World Future Council.
There will be fifteen themed keynote conference sessions over the three days covering issues from energy policy decisions and financing renewable energy projects to grid and storage infrastructure and increasing energy efficiency through green buildings and clean transport. There will be over 120 speakers from around the world and over 300 participants have already registered to attend as the Forum promises to gather a c-suite of executives from companies such as Siemens, Schneider, National Grid, Dong Energy, E.ON, Masdar, The Crown Estate, Scottish Power, OFGEM, BNP Paribas Fortis, Esolar, Torresol, Acciona Energy, Hilson Moran, Finnish Innovation Fund, Ceres Power and EDF Energy.
The international exhibition will see some of the world’s leading companies from countries including China, Germany, UAE, Italy, US, Denmark, Spain and the UK demonstrating the latest renewable and energy efficient technology and solutions. With a strong focus on networking and private business meetings, the Forum aims to facilitate building business relationships for the future. Visitors can interact in a vast programme of fringe activities including the Siemens Green Technology Zone, Schneider Electric Energy Efficiency Theatre, Masdar Future Urban Zone, UKTI Igloo, Eco Transport Showcase, Innovation Zone and Green IT & Communications Zone.
The European Future Energy Forum is brought to you by The Masdar Initiative and UKTI, in association with its platinum sponsors Siemens and Schneider Electric.
Meet the leaders and make a difference…..to your company.
7 facts about EFEF2010
- EFEF2010 is unique in Europe for the level of international support from governments and senior business leaders alike – speakers include a number of energy ministers from the UK, Middle East and throughout Europe, as well as CEOs and directors from companies such as Siemens, E.ON and MASDAR. The conference programme is unlike any other in terms of the quality and profile of the sessions and speakers taking part. This is a chance to associate your brand with the great and the good of the industry.
- EFEF2010 will be held in London just once before moving on to another European venue next year, therefore this is a unique opportunity for companies to be a part of a Future Energy event within the UK, close to the financial district and supported by UK Trade and Investment.
- The Abu Dhabi Investment Forum will be co-located with EFEF, ensuring that this event will see unprecedented support from the UAE including a number of exhibitors from Abu Dhabi and VIP delegations.
- The debate generated within the EFEF2010 conference programme will feed into the 2011 World Future Energy Summit, but this is also an opportunity for international networking and relationship development within a much smaller forum, so that you can look to expand on these relationships in January at WFES in Abu Dhabi.
- Making the most of the London location, EFEF in 2010 will draw on the case studies, experiences and development projects found locally including a keynote speech by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and special features focusing on Transport for London’s range of green initiatives, plans for the most sustainable ever Olympic Games and energy efficient urban development projects and challenges such as retro-fitting London buildings.
- The European Future Energy Forum will cover all elements of future energy solutions including the highest level of decision making and investment and funding solutions to really make a difference.
- Over 5,000 people are expected to attend from all over the world, register free of charge to attend the exhibition at or for a conference pass from £400 at www.EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com/register
The Masdar Future Urban Zone – an opportunity for architects to give an insight into the latest concepts and developments they are creating to meet the current challenges in building environmentally friendly ad energy efficient urban living spaces.
The Transport for London Eco Transport Showcase – a showcase of eco-friendly vehicles and concepts will be displayed with the exhibition to provide a gallery of case studies to show the potential future of transport. The showcase will include a range of different technologies and fuels to provide cleaner and more sustainable solutions. Supported by Transport for London.
The Dreamtek Green IT and Communication Zone - demonstrating features of environmentally sustainable IT and Communication solutions that can make a real contribution to reducing the creation of CO2 including IPTV, video streaming, web conferencing, video conferencing, and mobile video. Supported by Apple and Lifesize.
The UKTI Energy Igloo – following each main conference session the UKTI Igloo will feature a programme of presentations and discussions looking at the UK Perspective on subjects within the conference. There will also be a number of interactive displays within the Igloo.
With a number of sponsors creating their own theatres on the show floor such as the Siemens Green Technology Theatre and the Schneider Electric Energy Efficiency Theatre there will be a real buzz within the exhibition with plenty of interactive free activities for visitors to engage in. The Round Table Arena is an opportunity for you to debate a topic in more detail – see www.EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com/applytospeak
The Conference Programme
The conference will start with an opening ceremony where a panel of VVIPs including Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Dr Sultan Al Jaber from Masdar and Christine Lins, Secretary-General from EREC will speak and then discuss the need for Future Energy solutions to set the scene for the rest of the forum.
There will then be two movers and shakers panel debates looking at the key challenges facing the industry – “Where is the money coming from to fund the new energy revolution?” and “How to bridge the gap between developed and developing nations. Speakers will include a number of energy ministers as well as industry experts including Rob Hastings, Director of Marine Estate, The Crown Estate, Michael Lewis, European Renewables Managing Director E.ON, Climate & Renewables, Matthew Chinn, Managing Director Energy Sector, UK & North West Europe, Siemens and Frank Woulters, Director, Masdar Power
Other sessions will look at
- Technology, research & development: delivering a low carbon future
- Smart grids/super grids
- The challenge of integrating renewables into the grid
- Offshore wind: challenges and opportunities
- The future role of nuclear power: potential, risks and vision
- Low carbon financing across Europe– the state of play
- EU policy, regulation and finance
- Assessing private institutional capital for low carbon investments
- Promoting the development of sustainable fuels for transport
- Facilitating the roll out of eMobility across Europe
- Carbon capture and storage
- Energy storage
- Wave & tidal energy
- Solar energy in the post-Copenhagen world: CSP
- Photovoltaic solar energy: technologies, systems, components and commercial deployment
- The strategic role of cities
- Transforming our cities
- Powering our cities
Comments from EFEF speakers...
“Climate change is the greatest threat to our common future. We must now go further and faster to turn climate change targets into real action. We know that energy investors need certainty to make the substantial investment decisions that are required. A meaningful carbon price would drive the deployment of clean energy technology and help secure our future energy supplies. Getting a global deal on climate change, pushing for a 30% cut in emissions for the EU and the introduction of a carbon floor price here in the UK are all part of that.”
Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK
“Moving from a 20% to a 30% emissions reduction target by 2020 is essential if Europe is to stimulate the investment required to effectively tackle climate change and create green jobs. It will ensure that Europe’s emissions reduction target is inline with the urgency of the task at hand and that Europe can retain its position as a global leader on these issues.”
Ben Caldicott, Head of UK and EU Climate Change Policy, Climate
“Delivery of a low carbon economy in the UK must be affordable and maintain security of supply. But new energy infrastructure is urgently needed and decisions will have to be taken soon to create the right conditions for investment.”
Nick Winser, Executive Director for Transmission, National Grid
“The UK is still committed to the construction of new nuclear power plants. We feel a growing consensus amongst the UK public that building new nuclear power plants is imperative to diversify our energy supply.”
Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, Chairman, UK Atomic Energy Authority
The Future Energy Exhibition
Alongside the conference, EFEF 2010 will feature a prestigious exhibition that will accommodate thousands of visitors and offer up to 200 of the region’s leading renewable energy suppliers, space to demonstrate solutions and business opportunities for the environmental technology market.
The exhibition hall is also the meeting place for round table sessions, networking lunches, refreshment breaks and private business meetings. There are limited stands still available. See www.EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com for further details or contact the team on info@EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com