This is a hard post to write as some things don’t seem quite so important in the current situation. So please, accept this update on EMEX and EMA operations in the spirit in which it is intended.
The EMA Magazine continues to be published as usual, editorial submissions to Rupert, however we are focussed on electronic delivery. If you prefer a physical copy please let us know and we’ll forward one to you.
EMA training courses are all online for the duration and details can be found at theema.org.uk.
Newsletters, surveys and other information sharing will continue as normal, with an obvious emphasis on supporting everyone through the current pandemic.
Client sponsored emails continue and understandably the open rates have been incredibly high. We’ve been particularly impressed by how the messages have been changed to one of support in empathy with current times – if you have a product or corporate message to share please let us know. If you are an energy user please do take a look at the contents.
The EMEX eXchange private networking event in June went ahead in a virtual environment with over 70 energy managers in attendance and being efficiently whisked between presentations and smaller break-out discussions. The face-to-face versions will resume when the situation allows. All of our attendees and sponsors remain lined up and ready to go ahead.
EMEX is currently still scheduled to take place at ExCeL in late November, on the site of what is currently the NHS Nightingale, and still after many of the now rescheduled events that moved from Spring to Autumn. However, we will only run the event when it is safe to do so and we can be sure of delivering our normal highly engaged audience. We remain firm believers in our trade show as a unique environment to share ideas and best practise, network and talk as well as review the latest products and services. We love meeting our community, making introductions and finding solutions to some shared challenges. Our plans for exhibitors and seminars were well ahead of schedule in mid-March and when EMEX does open its doors it will be a celebratory full stop on current events and a launchpad for the future – something we can all look forward to.
On that note we had an interesting conference call with a partner association this week talking about how data from this enforced reduction in pollution might inform our plans to halt climate change. It certainly feels like the sky looks bluer, the clouds a little whiter as I write this. Our call for papers is open, have a read and make a submission – even if you nominate someone else for us to try and recruit.
Finally, please consider the fact that we have a database of nearly 2,500 energy service and technology providers and an energy management community of over 30,000 so please let us know if you have any ideas that could be beneficial beyond our normal business remit.
If you want to chat please email or give us a call 0208 505 7073.
Jason Franks, Managing Director, EMEX
Lord Rupert Redesdale, Chief Executive, EMA