Over 2,000 energy and environment professionals attended the launch of UBM Live’s Energy & Environment Expo at London ExCeL, Jun 17th – 19th. 10% of attendees were from overseas, with a strong turnout from Europe and the Far East.
Attendees included the great and the good from across the industry including pertinent representatives from London Underground, McDonalds, Iceland Foods, EDF Energy, Rolls Royce, Dong Energy, NHS Property Services, Schlumberger, Dyer & Butler, Data Techniques, ENER-G, Panduit, The Crowne Estate, Hitachi, Aston Martin, Paypoint, Camborne Capital, Atkins & Unilever.
Fergus Bird, group event manager, UBM Live, said: “I am very proud of a fantastic first year. We had an excellent quality of turnout and we can proudly state we are a serious route to market. Managing the footprint of our existing building stock has long been overlooked but now we have a new sector of energy managers and facilities managers that are engaged and hungry for solutions and products.”
All in all, a strong mix of suppliers including manufacturers, software providers, waste treatment companies were present. Alongside were a healthy mix of end users, specifiers and influencers: estate managers, civil engineers, retailers, diplomatic and foreign government representatives, academics and management consultants.
The international contingent saw a particularly good turnout from China, Taiwan, Korea, Italy, France, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. There was an interesting mix of senior management and middle-management in attendance, with the hands on role of project manager prevalent amongst those from overseas.
The show, dedicated to energy and resource management in buildings, was part of the Protection & Management Series 2014. Show organisers recorded a strong influx of visitors into the exhibition from the co-located events of IFSEC International, FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.
Ben Robinson, sales and marketing, Radio Data Networks, said: “The exhibition as a whole was a success, being that it was our first time exhibiting there, and we were impressed by the quality of attendees and the vast amount spilling over from other shows that were still relevant to our products and solutions, which made it a great success.”
The event hosted two dedicated seminar theatres, which featured experts and specialists presenting on core issues facing the industry. Over the three days, 40 speakers covered a wide range of topics including the RHI for which DECC had a dedicated theatre. The surrounding exhibition accommodated 66 companies who had come from all parts of the country and from abroad.
Historically, the event had its roots in Energy Solutions, the highly successful energy management show at the London Olympia and the energy management zone at Facilities Show, the world’s largest dedicated event for facilities management.