Running times subject to change
0930 Headline debate – Politics, Energy and Brexit
We open with a discussion on the driving force for all this change – politics. What does implementing the will of the people mean when it comes to political decisions around energy and infrastructure? How will the policy landscape affect the investment decisions made by corporations and foreign governments? We are joined by Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Alan Whitehead, investment expert Andrew Buglass and Mike Huggins of Frontier Economics.
1030 Powering your business through Brexit
What does Brexit mean for your energy security and costs? We will explore the issues around mitigation strategies and what business can do to influence the negotiations. A panel debate with contributions from Alistair Phillips-Davies CEO of SSE, Cordi O’Hara of National Grid, Gab Barbaro, MD of British Gas Business, the CEO of UK Power Networks Basil Scarsella and Nick Boyle CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy.
1445 The Nuclear option
Panel debate on whether we do or don’t need new nuclear. With the controversy over Hinkley we want to look at what it all means for our energy future and of course what happens in case the deal falls through. Our panel is made of Tom Greatrex CEO of the NIA, Dr Nina Skorupska of the REA and ex DECC nuclear strategist Hergen Haye.
As ever we are all about content so we will be providing you a staggering 16 seminar sessions running all day long. We will discuss everything from the water market, future trends, energy pricing and demand side management to return on investment projects, PPAs and self-generation, just to mention a few. Learn from experts, hear case studies and listen to informed debate and of course ask questions.
Energy Live Next
The next generation of energy people are on their way, we want to build on our belief that the younger generation need to be involved in energy. So we are launching Energy Live Next – for final year students and young energy professionals under 30. We will be holding a series of ‘TED’ style talks with people from the world of energy telling their stories about how they got in the sector, what they do and how you too can get involved.
You’ll hear from Jaz Rabadia MBE on her journey from engineer to energy manager, to STEM ambassador and meeting Prince Charles. Dan Hubbard who started working with people to help them get fit in a JJB Fitness Club and now manages the energy needs for the UK group of a multi-national retail giant. And finally the tale of Nick Boyle, who drove past a wind turbine, his eureka moment and the birth of a multi-million pound green energy business.
Our Chief Reporter Pri Shrestha will talk through their tales and encourage you to ask them questions, so don’t be shy!
1200 – Jaz Rabadia
1300 – Dan Hubbard
1600 – Nick Boyle
Network Live Zone
As ever we offer you lots and lots of networking, as well as exhibition stands to explore and lots of peers and colleagues to talk to. Spend all day catching up with familiar faces and don’t forget to stick around for our fun packed drinks to end your day. We’ll be providing complimentary lunch and beverages.
The SSE Business Energy Arena
A real chance for you to learn from the experts. Brought to you with SSE Business Energy, the Energy Arena is a place for you to ‘speed date’ with an energy maestro. Learn their tricks and tactics of energy management and procurement. What can you do to win over your board? How do you cope with the uncertainty around Brexit? How can you put a strategy in place to reduce your risks? We have a long list of experts from top companies and organisations. Slots are limited so book yours now.
Women in Smart Energy
Unlike Donald Trump, we have always wanted to promote the role of women and we end the day with a short panel discussion over drinks, brought to you by our friends at McLean Ross. Join Pri Shrestha for a chat with female movers and shakers in energy as we discuss if the sector is becoming more equal and what we can do, to make it more so.