edie Live 2019: Green ambitions to be turned into ACTION as show doors open
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.