It’s been an extraordinary time over the past year with huge changes in the perception of plastic, nearly two months without coal generation, vast campaigns by companies and organisations to show their green credentials against a background of public dissent and anger.

What is the energy sector doing about Climate Change? We know plenty is being done so why don’t we discuss the positive steps being taken? Therefore, our theme for this year will be Climate Change – Doing our Bit.

We start the day with a stellar headline speaking panel. Claire Perry, Energy Minister has been invited once more after her inspirational address last year. Mike Hughes, the Zone President of Schneider Electric and Steve Holliday former CEO of National Grid and new President of the Energy Institute, will be speaking and we will announce more big names soon.

We will be highlighting all the great work that the UK energy sector is doing to mitigate climate change. If you are an energy end user and would like to come for free, please register with Harry at [email protected].

EXPO 2019 Headline Speakers

Here is a flavour of some of the content already booked:

  • Jacqueline Gibson, Blenheim Palace – Blenheim – not Royal but green.
  • Pavan Juttla, Multiplex Europe  – Multiplex Europe: The first step in our journey to net zero carbon.
  • Sarah Jolliffe, BAM Nuttall – Application of the science based targets initiative in the construction industry.
  • Wendi Wheeler, Network Rail & Gareth Williams. Virgin Trains West Coast – How to get traction behind rail carbon targets?
  • Alex Gilbert, TfL – The role of energy in a future, smarter London.
  • Andy Kershaw, Marston’s PLC – Sustainab-ale.
  • Haydn Young, GAIA – Landlord & tenant partnerships: how to drive solar PV investments for mutual benefit.
  • Istvan Sereg, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – The low hanging fruits you may have missed – practical utility management examples.
  • Kam Singh, CBRE UK – How to remotely deliver a successful energy management programme to a portfolio of sites across Europe using a lo/no cost approach.
  • Thomas Jennings, KiWi Power – Trading flexibility: Distributed energy resources vs fossil fuels.

As you can see, we already have a great line up and look forward to adding to this in the next couple of months. Again, register for free as an end user with Harry at [email protected]. If you are not an end user and would like to come, find out about tickets and sponsorship opportunities from Melinda at [email protected] or Geoff at [email protected] or call the office on 020 8815 9222.

We look forward to seeing you all again on November 5th 2019 at the QEII Centre once more.

EXPO 2019 Headline Speakers

EXPO 2019 Speakers

EXPO 2019 Sponsors

EXPO 2019 Content Sessions

Blenheim – not Royal but green

Learn about Blenheim’s sustainability journey across energy (management, procurement and renewable generation), waste (infrastructure, reduction and recycling), local sourcing of goods and services, and environmental communication to staff and visitors. From an aspirational goal to become a net generator of renewable energy by 2027, with obvious refurbishment restrictions, to introducing a fully EV fleet and being seen as Britain’s greenest Palace, hear how the Blenheim vision is being mapped into a tangible pathway towards achieving their promises.

Speaker: Jacqueline Gibson, Environmental Advisor, Blenheim Palace

How to get traction behind rail carbon targets?

With the rail industry needing to respond to the challenge of removing diesel-only trains from the network by 2040 and the UK Government committing to achieving a net zero target by 2050, the pressure is on for rail organisations to change their way of working.  In an industry grappling with increasing demand, fragmented service delivery and a Victorian infrastructure network this is a tall order. Wendi and Gareth will explore how best to drive this change through the use of structured science-based target setting and how to adjust the modus operandi of such an institution to meet the low-carbon needs of the 21st century.

Speakers: Wendi Wheeler, Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager, Network Rail & Gareth Williams, Head of Sustainability, Virgin Trains West Coast

Multiplex Europe: The first step in their journey to net zero carbon

In May 2019, Multiplex CEO Ashley Muldoon signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the UK to cut all carbon emissions by 2050. Pavan’s presentation will cover the journey Multiplex Europe took to reach this milestone, and their next steps. She will focus on one of our breakthrough moments, which was when Multiplex Europe became one of the first UK contractors to officially set science-based carbon reduction targets in line with recognised global thresholds. Pavan will talk through the challenges, solutions and impacts.

Speaker: Pavan Juttla, Sustainability Manager, Multiplex Europe


A frank account of the journey from a regional pub company to an industry leading FTSE 250 brewing and pub company and how they place sustainability at the forefront of their agenda. Talking through the award-winning Wise Up To Waste campaign, their creation of Marston’s Water and their electric car charging initiative amongst other things.

An honest, face paced summary of the ups and downs of life in the world of hospitality.

Speaker: Andy Kershaw, Group Head of Facilities and Capex, Marston’s PLC

Application of the Science Based Targets initiative in the construction industry

The talk aims to cover an introduction to what the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is, what it means and what work everyone has done to apply this at BAM Nuttall. Sarah will also touch on why it is a best fit for their business and why it is a more relevant methodology to link carbon reductions to in the current climate.

Speaker: Sarah Jolliffe, Energy manager, BAM Nuttall

The low hanging fruits you may have missed – practical utility management examples

Utility monitoring to control plant performance, improve buildings’ energy efficiency and to identify energy or water saving opportunities is not a new concept, however, with more granular data becoming increasingly available for Energy Managers, utility management is becoming more effective too. This session will talk you through a few practical examples of how advanced energy analysis techniques can be used to process, visualise and interpret half-hourly utility usage data to better control your heating systems, identify water leaks and to identify other cost saving opportunities.

Speaker: Istvan Sereg, Energy Manager, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Trading flexibility: Distributed energy resources vs fossil fuels

Thomas Jennings explains the opportunity for businesses to participate in trading markets and the balancing mechanism and how their flexible assets – from energy storage to generation – can help power the UK’s net zero transition.

Speaker: Thomas Jennings, Energy Storage Lead, KiWi Power

How to remotely deliver a successful energy management programme to a portfolio of sites across Europe using a lo/no cost approach

Multi-site portfolios that are also geographically diverse can present many challenges when trying to implement an consistent energy management programme across all the sites. Add to this the requirement to deliver without any capital expenditure and the energy manager certainly has their work cut out for them. CBRE have developed a successful programme for such situations that has delivered some very positive results for a number of high profile blue chip organisations across Europe. Kam will share CBRE’s experiences of getting such programmes up and running including the importance of the tracking, stakeholder engagement and reporting.

Speaker: Kam Singh, Director of Energy, CBRE

More content sessions coming soon!

EXPO 2018 Highlights