In 2018, too, the premier fair in the European energy industry, E world energy & water, is being accompanied by a comprehensive congress programme. From February 5 to 8, 2018, a total of 15 conferences are offering the trade visitors a frequently used platform for the exchange of knowledge and for discussion: Experts from the political, economic and scientific fields are providing information about current challenges for the energy world of tomorrow.
"The topic set for E world energy & water 2018, Smart City, is being discussed in many congress contributions and best-practice solutions are being presented," explained Stefanie Hamm, Managing Director of E world energy & water. The congresses are being staged, amongst others, together with the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Federal Association of Energy Market Service Providers and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB).
Energy Industry Leadership Meeting
On the day before E world (February 5), the congress programme started with the Energy Industry Leadership Meeting. The guiding subjects of the event, in cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung, are the energy transition in Germany with interim results between politics and industry as well as trends and developments as framework conditions for new business models. The speakers include Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency, and Dr. Hans Bünting, Board Member of innogy SE.
The Digital Energy System of the Future and Energy Services
On February 6 (parallel to the start of the fair), the North Rhine-Westphalia Energy Agency is staging the 22nd Specialist Congress for Future Energies together with the North Rhine-Westphalia Energy Region and the North Rhine-Westphalia Energy Research Cluster. The event is centring on the digital energy system of the future. The contents are the climate protection and energy policies of the federal state as well as lectures about trends, markets and new developments in the energy industry. The conference entitled "Energy Services Thought One Step Further: Digital, Smart and Efficient" is dedicated to intelligent energy services in the housing sector and in industry. Amongst other subjects, Peter Neuhaus, Senior Head of the Sales Department at Rheinenergie AG, is discussing development forecasts for the future subjects of Block Chain and Bitcoin. The effects of DIN ISO 50003/50006 on energy services in industry and further subjects are supplementing the agenda.
Within the framework of the conference called "Development of District Concepts as a Business Field for Municipal Utility Companies" on the second day of the congress, solution approaches for increasing the energy efficiency of buildings are being examined from various viewpoints and current perspectives from the research and scientific fields are being introduced.
Within the framework of the conference called "Development of District Concepts as a Business Field for Municipal Utility Companies" on the second day of the congress, solution approaches for increasing the energy efficiency of buildings will be examined from various viewpoints and current perspectives from the research and scientific fields will be introduced.
Market Developments for Gas as well as Portfolio and Risk Management
Perspectives for gas as a fuel and market developments are being highlighted by the International Gas Market Conference on February 7. The protagonists passing on their expertise include Statoil, a representative of the Green Gas Initiative, Volkswagen AG, Wien Energie and the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Within the framework of the workshop entitled "Current Developments in Portfolio and Risk Management", the E world Congress is offering a platform for the exchange of ideas about science and practice relating to all aspects of forecasts, balancing energy markets, CO2 pricing and the European gas market.
Sales Subjects and Research in the Field of Smart Energy
Digitalisation in the energy industry means orienting your own sales activities more strongly to the customers' needs. Under the catch phrase of " Walk This Way", the workshop about innovative approaches in the sales activities of a modern energy supplier on the third day of the fair is presenting innovative approaches along a modern customer journey.
Also on February 8, the scientific conference called "SmartER Europe" is putting the spotlight on research at the crossroads between engineering, business management, economics and computer science: The latest interdisciplinary research results are being presented and discussed on the subjects of Smart Grids, Smart Home and Network Automation, Smart Data Handling, Smart Markets, Trading and Business Models.
Further information, registration and the complete conference programme at: https://www.e-world-essen.com/en/congress