Energy Live Future is back on June 7th. Our headline sponsor British Gas backed our first event last year and we are delighted they will continue to sponsor the event in 2018.

British Gas Business Managing Director Gab Barbaro, will be leading a special session looking at the future changes facing energy users and suppliers, it will be an in depth look at new tech but also storage and energy independence.

Alongside this will be other information sessions covering a range of issues that will affect your organisation. Watch out for the next big thing in kit as we showcase new technologies in our Energy Lab and we will have a packed EV area with some of the newest low emission electric vehicles and charging solutions for business

Is it a case of ‘red or dead’? Could Mars be the hope for us all?

Yes, on June 7th you will get the chance to meet the man who wants to take us to Mars. Energy entrepreneur and philanthropist Bas Lansdorp, is our special headline speaker at this year’s event.

Our day will kick off with a truly inspiring speaker. Bas is the CEO of Mars One, an endeavour to send humans to Mars to live there forever. How will we get there? How will we survive and where will we get our power from? Most importantly why should we go?

Bas will tell you the reasons and take questions as he opens our conference. We will explore the wider lessons from space exploration and where it will take energy innovation in the next decade.


Energy Live Future is an invite only exclusive event for major energy end users. If you think you qualify to attend, please register now.


AuditoriumELN ShowcaseEV Highway
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Headline Session

How will your grandchildren get around Mars?

That’s right. Will they be living there? Well our headline speaker believes so, Bas Lansdorp is an energy entrepreneur and a man with a vision. As the CEO of Mars One he wants humans living permanently on the Red Planet.

How will they power their future? What technologies will we be using as a by-product of the race to Mars? How can the drive to go to the stars help us here on Earth? All of these questions will be answered during our headline session with this charismatic speaker, don’t miss it.

10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Future of Energy is here

Speaker: Gab Barbaro

  • The energy future is here: what you should do about it now
  • Why businesses are investing in energy to make more money
  • Where your energy will come from and who sends the bill in a decentralised world
  • Preparing your business for a future where the price of energy is no longer king
  • Why energy managers will take responsibility for their business’ vehicle fleet

Panel debate:

‘What opportunities will the energy system of the future pose for businesses’


  • Matt Hastings, Cornwall LEM
  • Peter Atherton, Cornwall Energy
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The Wright Commission

The Retailers Energy Forum supported by Energy Live News would like to honour Bill Wright who sadly passed away in May 2017. As many will be aware, Bill was a champion for energy, innovation and energy reduction and worked for many years at John Lewis. The Wright Commission has been set up to honour his memory and to highlight the innovation taking place in energy reduction.

The Wright Commission is a competition to highlight new, exciting and innovative ideas in the energy management space. The prize will be a year’s mentoring from a major UK retailer to bring the idea to market.

Papers were assessed by members of the Retailers Energy Forum. It was a tough task with 20 entries. We can now reveal the shortlisted companies who will be invited to present their ideas at the end of  Energy Live Future, which will be on 7th June at The Crystal in London’s Docklands.

Our finalists are:

  • Lightfi
  • Aquapulse
  • Nicotra Gerbhardt
12:15 am - 1:00 pm

The Quest for the Future of Energy

The energy miracle that’s allowed for modern civilisation was primarily based on fossil fuels. In the future, we’ll need even more energy, but from very different sources, and the energy industry will need to evolve and discover new innovations to meet this need. In our seminar, The Quest for the Future of Energy, futurologist Dean van Leeuwen will share with you the mindset needed to achieve this and explore what it will take to be successful in the New Age of Discovery.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Your electric vehicle fleet transition

The electric vehicle (EV) transition is gathering pace, and the question has turned from if to when uptake will reach a tipping point. Our clients are seeing the transition of their fleet to EVs as an opportunity to develop their reputation and corporate social responsibility, support the reduction of vehicle running costs and meet their business sustainability targets.

Join UK Power Networks Services and their client, UPS, to learn how they are increasing UPS’s EV fleet from 65 to 170 in their busiest London depot by integrating innovative management systems and energy storage, avoiding a network reinforcement upgrade and disruption to their day to day operations.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Innovation in Action

The Innovation in Action session will see Innovation Gateway and its partners bring innovation to life, highlighting the impacts of implementing leading edge technology.

Hosted by Innovation Gateway’s Henry Majed, the session will have four speakers from major energy end users present innovations in use at their organisations and the impacts they have had.

The four speakers are:

  • Tim Trace, Heathrow Airport
  • Michael Wayne Bexton, Nottingham City Council
  • Jo Saunders, RBS
  • Dr. Anna Menezes-Dowson, Tesco

There will also be a Q&A at end of the session where you will be able to ask questions of all four companies.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

EV Top Gear

The EV Highway will comprise of electric vehicles including cars and vans, a solar car from Durham University and other alternatively fuelled vehicles. It will also have the latest infrastructure from charging points to carports.



Floor Plan

The Wright Commission