The Energy Event, which returns to the NEC Birmingham from 16th to 17th September, has announced the launch of its Professional Services, a new feature dedicated to helping businesses better understand and manage utilities. Professional Services will house three areas – the Legal Hub operated by Zyda Law, the Expert Hub coordinated by Opus Energy and the Business Stream Drop-In Zone.

The Energy Event, an i2i event, is the UK’s leading energy exhibition and conference dedicated to energy procurement, management and efficiency solutions. This year it will open its doors to more than 6,000 visitors and 180 exhibitors, in addition to more than 80 speakers delivering a free seminar programme in The Energy Leaders Theatre and Energy Information Theatre.

Sarah Porter, division director for environment events at i2i, including The Energy Event, said: “Professional Services is an exciting addition to the show and offers visitors a premium service of invaluable and free expertise. Whether it’s legal advice on new infrastructure projects, advice on energy procurement or securing PPA agreements for renewable energy generation or tips to conserve energy in large organisations, these bookable drop-in sessions will be of huge value to our visitors.”

The Legal Hub

Zyda Law specialists will be available to offer business owners practical advice in planning and environmental law for major infrastructure projects.

With over two decades of experience, Zyda Law is a specialist in planning and environmental law. They won the ‘Boutique Firm of the Year – National’ at this year’s The Lawyer Awards. Zyda Law has a 100% success track record in gaining consent for UK infrastructure projects, enabling £4bn of development. To book a slot in the Legal Hub, visit:

The Expert Hub

Opus Energy is asupplier of gas and electricity to commercial businesses and will be on site offering free advice on energy procurement and renewable generation in the expert hub. The company has received numerous awards, including the prestigious ‘Independent Energy Supplier of the Year’ award in 2010. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Opus Energy earned a place in The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 league. For more information and to book your free session, visit:

Business Stream Drop-In Zone

Scottish water company Business Stream will be offering free advice on making the most of water. Many have already seen huge benefits – not least in bottom-line savings. To book your appointment with one of the Business Stream water experts, submit your request to

Three additional i2i environmental shows are also co-located with The Energy Event – The Renewables EventThe Water Event and RWM in association with CIWM. This co-location offers visitors the opportunity to build their knowledge, source products and services, and network across the sectors of resource and waste management, energy and water management, procurement and efficiency and onsite renewable energy generation.

For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Energy Event, visit You can also keep up to date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @EnergyReneWater on Twitter. If you’re interested in exhibiting, please contact Guy Davies, on or call 0203 033 2452.