This October, Australian manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn how to reduce their energy costs and improve operational energy efficiency, with Melbourne to host the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo alongside All-Energy Australia.
Developed from a partnership between Reed Exhibitions and the Energy Efficiency Council, Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response, Energy Efficiency Expo offers an opportunity to learn how to take control of rising energy costs and improve energy productivity.
For Australia’s $383.2 billion manufacturing industry, which employs over 791,000 Australians (according to IBISWorld, 2019), energy efficiency and rising energy costs are a significant operational issue, with the International Energy Agency finding the manufacturing sector is Australia’s second largest most intensive energy usage sector, at 28 per cent (2017).
This challenge for Australian manufacturers is highlighted by the nation lagging behind many other OECD nations when it comes to energy efficiency spending, with the 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard revealing Australia spends only $6.12 per capita on energy efficiency utilities compared to $24.54 by Canada, $24.47 by the UK and the $20.58 by the USA.
Energy Efficiency Expo’s 2019 theme will be ‘Ensuring Australia’s energy future’, recognising the importance of innovative energy efficiency solutions in a transforming energy landscape. The exhibition will feature smart energy products and services to quickly drive down energy costs and improve energy productivity, while the conference will focus on ready and practical measures to manage price spikes in energy costs, from the industry’s leading experts on energy efficiency.
Luke Menzel, Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Efficiency Council, says that the time is right for business and government to get across the latest developments in energy efficiency and how to manage rising energy bills.
“As energy costs have skyrocketed, businesses and governments are looking to energy efficiency and energy management to take control of their energy costs,” says Menzel.
“In turn, they are recognising that the available solutions are evolving quickly, and they need to be on top of the latest technology and service offerings. Energy Efficiency Expo will be a one-stop shop for them to get across all this, so they are in the best possible position to deal with transforming energy market and get on with their core business.”
A complete speaker line-up will be announced shortly for Energy Efficiency Expo’s conference programme, with a dedicated session focused on energy management options for manufacturers to reduce their energy use, reduce inefficiencies in their systems and processes, cut their reliance on the grid, and take an active position in the energy system.
The conference programme will kick-off with a joint opening plenary on day one in partnership with All-Energy Australia.
Menzel says there will be a strong focus on case studies that show how leading businesses and governments are approaching energy management.
“Importantly, the conference programme will feature real-world case studies from businesses and governments that are ahead of the curve in adopting smart energy solutions, so that attendees can learn what is working for others and start taking action as quickly as possible.”
With Australia’s manufacturing industry projected to achieve a growth rate of 1.2% over the next five years, to $405.8b billion in 2023-24 (IBISWorld 2019), these smart energy solutions and real energy efficiency applications are crucial for manufacturers in achieving this growth by reducing costs, while improving global competitiveness.
Robby Clark, Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions Australia, explains that Energy Efficiency Expo will provide Australian organisations, particularly manufacturers, with the platform they require to tackle one of their largest current operational challenges.
“Energy Efficiency Expo will offer organisations access to the latest expert insights and leading solutions to evolve their energy management and reduce costs,” says Clark.
“With manufacturing one of Australia’s highest energy intensive sectors, consuming over 28% of the nation’s total energy, the opportunity to learn about practical and ready-now measures to improve energy efficiency is one to take advantage of this October.”
Energy Efficiency Expo’s exhibition will feature low-carbon and energy cost-reducing solutions, including energy-efficient lighting, energy-management equipment and software, energy-efficient HVAC, thermal performance products, microgrid technology and water heating efficiency technology.
Companies with a confirmed presence at Energy Efficiency Expo 2019 include Alinta Energy Geothermal, Beovista, Eco Light Up, Lightsource BP, National Carbon Bank of Australia, Omniflow Australia, Rexel Australia, Stiebel Eltron, T4E, Wattly and Wattwatchers.
Visitors to Energy Efficiency Expo will also have access to the colocated All-Energy Australia and Waste Expo Australia, offering visitors Australia’s most comprehensive opportunity to learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable solutions.
Energy Efficiency Expo will be held on 23rd and 24th October 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visitor registration is available now online.
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