EMEX 2014 was a resounding success
In its opening year, EMEX 2014 attracted thousands of attendees from the fields of energy management and facility management in both large and small companies as well as the public sector. Across the two days there were standing-room only audiences in the seminar sessions and a vibrant, busy exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in good energy management – better tariffs, training, technology and investment.
The inaugural EMEX event successfully gave visitors an unrivalled educational programme of information, new experiences and the opportunity to forge new contacts. EMEX attendees represent the core UK energy buying community spending over £10bn pa on energy and looking to invest well over a £1 billion keeping this expense under control.
Speaking from the event, Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Management Association commented, “there is a great mix of people here from across industry, and the public sector. I am a real advocate for having the conversation, for understanding what each group is doing and the barriers they face, and for really thinking about how we can work together more productively. EMEX is going to be the ultimate environment for bringing everyone together then we can work all year round to ensure the conversation continues.”
The EMEX seminars gave visitors unrivalled learning opportunities, through an impressive free education programme. Over 60 unique sessions featuring 100 speakers over the two days attracted a wide and influential audience from a cross section of industry and commerce.
- ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES CAME TO FIND WAYS TO IMPROVE THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
- OVER HALF OF OUR ATTENDEES WILL SPEND SIX OR SEVEN FIGURES ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
- 45% SPEND MORE THAN £1M ON ENERGY
- 1500 LARGE ORGANISATIONS WERE REPRESENTED
Highlights from the exhibition floor (which featured over 100 exhibitors) included innovative opportunities from Cofely, British Gas, npower, Honeywell, utilitywise, SSE Enterprise, RBS Group and many more. There were no less than four seminar theatres including Energy Use in the Built Environment where standing room only audiences listening to presentations on ESOS from both the Environment Agency and the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
EMEX 2014 was endorsed by over 20 leading trade associations including the British Institute of Facility Managers, Building Futures Group, BSI, Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers, EU Skills, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Energy & Utility Skills; all of whom have engaged members that need to manage their energy consumption effectively.
Jason Franks, EMEX Managing Director said, “our main objective was to create a cross-sector event, bringing together key stakeholders to make the important connections between training and investment that lead to efficient use of energy. We are delighted that exhibitors and visitors turned out in such force to take part in the inaugural EMEX.
“Our top priority is now to build on the success of the event last week and to work closely with our exhibitors, speakers, visitors and supporters to further develop EMEX in 2015”.
EMEX 2015 will take place on 11th – 12th November at ExCel in London.