Thousands of energy, CSR sustainability professionals are descending upon the NEC Birmingham today (21 May) as edie Live 2019 officially opens its doors – and there’s still time to register for a free two-day pass to the conference.
With almost 200 speakers appearing in 36 sessions across four theatres, edie Live is a highlight in the calendar for any sustainability or energy manager or practitioner. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 21-22) and co-located with sister show Utility Week live, this action-packed programme is solely dedicated to helping organisations of all sizes and from all sectors to achieve a sustainable future, today.
Under the theme of “turning ambition into ACTION”, this year’s event is tailor-made to help professionals take action across all areas of sustainable development, bringing attendees the inspiration and solutions needed to achieve a low-carbon, resource efficient and profitable future for their organisation.
More than 100 expert speakers – ranging from thought leaders, policy experts, innovators and chief executives to sustainability directors and energy managers – will keep the discussion going across four seminar stages, namely the Energy, Circular Economy, Innovation and Sustainability Keynote Theatres.
Other show features include (click the links for more info):
FUTURE SYSTEMS HACKATHON – A brand-new, live, 24-hour hackathon will unite edie’s audience of energy and sustainability managers with our sister title Utility Week’s audience of utilities industry professionals – along with teams of hackers and tech experts – to solve real-world problems and accelerate the shift towards future business systems. Topics being ‘hacked’ include big energy data and demand response-based energy management.
EV SHOWROOM & CHARGING HUB – Our Electric Vehicle (EV) Showroom returns for 2019, bringing to life how EVs can be implemented by businesses and help reduce carbon footprint as part of a sustainability strategy.
PLASTICS HUB – Our hugely popular Mission Possible Plastics Hub content is coming to life. Over the two days, the show will house a dedicated area for industry professionals to connect with one another, share circular economy ideas, meet packaging solutions providers, and discover ground-breaking plastic waste innovations. Designed by edie’s editorial team, this special area of the show will include single-use plastics roundtable discussions, packaging solutions stands and a professionally facilitated live plastics ‘thinkathon’.
ADVICE CLINICS – One of our most popular offerings, the edie Live advice clinics return for 2019, allowing visitors free 20-minute, one-to-one consultations with experts across a full range of sustainability and energy topics that are material to their business.
MISSION POSSIBLE WORKSHOPS – Another popular feature of 2019, our Mission Possible Workshops provide visitors with a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers to solve the key challenges and opportunities they are facing in their mission to achieve a sustainable future. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, pre-allocated groups will discuss the issues that we face, share ‘war stories’ and work together to create a unique solution to the topic. Workshops were fully booked last year so register early to secure your spot.
THE MISSION POSSIBLE SOFA – Join the edie editorial team for some well-earned sofa talk as we interview a range of industry experts on key sustainability and themes – live on camera in a talk-show style. Watch last year’s Mission Possible Sofa episodes here.
CO-LOCATION WITH UTILITY WEEK LIVE – As an additional draw for edie Live visitors, our sister show Utility Week Live will explore the tech and product solutions transforming the way that gas, water and electricity utilities do business.