8 SEPTEMBER 2020
Energy Efficiency Expo, Australia’s most comprehensive trade exhibition and conference addressing energy productivity and affordability, will launch a Virtual Conference in October after cancelling its 2020 face-to-face event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As energy efficiency has the potential to save businesses thousands of dollars per year, it has become a top priority for organisations especially during the pandemic. The Australian government is delivering $40 million in grants to help businesses and community groups lower their energy bills, and help ease some of the financial pressures they are facing in these unprecedented times.
For this reason, Energy Efficiency Expo’s 2020 Virtual Conference takes place at a significant time in the country, where it is more important than ever for businesses to adopt energy efficient practices and technologies to reduce operating costs and build greater resilience. Held in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Council, this free-to-attend online event will be held from 6 October to 27 October 2020.
“Energy Efficiency Expo’s 2019 inaugural event was a tremendous success, with our conference sessions attended by businesses, governments and consultants from across the country who came to learn how to unlock the full potential of energy efficiency and take control of their energy costs. While we are unable to host a face-to-face event this year, we remain committed to developing a high-calibre virtual conference with the same quality of sessions and speakers as last year,” Tim Rusbridge, Exhibition Director at Energy Efficiency Expo, said.
“For leading businesses, smart energy management plays a crucial role in managing their exposure to volatile energy markets. However, there is more to do; Australia’s energy productivity still ranks far below our international competitors, which means there are businesses out there that are missing out on straightforward cost savings opportunities.
Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will bring the latest in energy efficiency to more businesses than ever before, giving them the information they need to lock in cost savings and productivity gains sooner rather than later,” says Luke Menzel, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council.
With more than 30 expert speakers, the conference program will feature relevant topics such as the digital transformation within energy management, behind the meter applications of demand response, and opportunities for office tenants and energy-intensive industries.
Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will kick off with a joint opening plenary with All-Energy Australia titled ‘Accelerating a Green Economic Recovery’ with Kane Thornton (Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council) and The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP (Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) to open proceedings. This will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Luke Menzel (CEO, Energy Efficiency Council), focusing on the stimulus measures that could create jobs and fuel the revival of a green economy post-COVID.
Attendees will also hear from other industry experts including James Seymour (CEO, Centre for New Energy Technologies), Dr Scott Dwyer (Research Principle, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures), Kaspar Karrlep (Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, WePower), Rob Murray-Leach (Head of Policy, Energy Efficiency Council), Claire Richards (Manager of Industry Engagement & Regulatory Affairs, Enel X) and Dr Shama Islam (Senior Lecturer, Deakin University).
The Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will be held alongside All-Energy Australia and Waste Expo Australia, which will also host virtual sessions, forming the country’s largest webinar series for the energy management, renewable energy, waste and recycling industries.
Energy Efficiency Expo’s Virtual Conference will take place from 6 October until 27 October 2020. To view the conference program and register for free, visit www.energyefficiencyexpo.com.au.