On 4 November 2014 the European Utilities Week kicks off, one of the largest events in Europe for experts in the energy utilities sector. Approximately 10.000 managers, consultants, and scientists working in the ecosystem of the energy and utilities market will travel early November to Amsterdam to gain insight in the latest trends and developments in the industry, with a specific focus on smart utility. Eight consulting firms will partner with the event.
Over the past years, the energy landscape has gone through substantial change, driven by changes in the market landscape, regulation, technological innovations and changing consumer preferences. One of the key trends for the future is smart utilities, a solution that will enable consumers to better align their energy demand with their demands and at the same offer companies in the utilities and energy value chain the opportunity to optimise their operations, while simultaneously boosting client service.
To help professionals in the industry with understanding the potential and implications of ‘smart energy’, Synergy and Clarion have jointly decided to organise the so-called ‘European Utilities Week’ event. Taking place in Dutch capital Amsterdam between 4 – 6 November, the event is expected to host roughly 10.000 experts with an interest in the energy & utilities ecosystem. During the 3-day congress, several leading experts will provide key note presentations*, solution providers will present projects and solutions, new innovations will be showcased and attendants will be able to visit an exhibition space. For the big shots in the industry, there will also be several C- Level summits, an invitation-only series of summits covering topics such as smart city, Big Data and sustainability.
For consultants, the event naturally represents an ideal moment to position their expertise, build a network and capture sales leads. Six consulting firms will act as sponsor of the event, meaning that they will benefit from ‘premium’ exposure to attendees, have a presence on the exhibition floor and in addition they will contribute to the event’s content. Two consulting firms will, although they are not a sponsor, also be present on the exhibition floor: Atos, CGI.
* For example, Joost Brinkman, Director Sustainability Services for the Benelux region at Accenture, will provide a keynote on how technology can enable sustainability gains.