Magnus Walker, Head of Energy Trading, Government Procurement Service is today confirmed as headline speaker at The Energy Event ( 2013. The Energy Event, organised by i2i Events, is dedicated to energy management, efficiency and procurement, the event is free to attend and takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 10 to 11 September 2013.

Magnus Walker is responsible for managing the procurement of energy in the commodity markets on behalf of all UK Central Government departments, as well as public sector entities, local authorities, health trusts and other public organisations across the UK. Speaking in The Energy Insight Theatre Mr Walker will take part in a panel session about hedging against volatility, a topic hot on the government’s agenda with George Osborne’s recent pledge for a ‘dash for gas’.

Many other inspirational and policy leading speakers will also appear at The Energy Event, including Edward Davey, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Rosie Boycott, Journalist and media commentator and Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at Oxford’s New College. Other renowned commentators presenting include Paul Mason, Economics editor at Newsnight, Andy Pag, Eco-adventurer and Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College and TV presenter.

Eve Harper, content director for The Energy Event, said: “It’s great news that we have Magnus Walker on board at this year’s Energy Event, especially on such an important topic. I think some really fresh insights will come out of the discussion, which I hope will help build confidence in the energy market and drive towards more creative solutions to ensure market stability.”

The Energy Event provides access to the latest knowledge, services, businesses and products to help organisations comply with current legislation and to reduce their energy costs through improved monitoring, more efficient energy use and better procurement strategies. Other themes at the show include the future of energy, legislation, infrastructure and international opportunities and partnerships.