Telford to host Energy Now Expo once more

Energy Now Expo 2013 brought together farmers and landowners from across the UK to Telford International Centre earlier this year, in a successful expo and the team are looking to build on this success for the 2014 event.

The Energy Now Expo, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, will be held on the 12th – 13th February 2014 and will include a large conference and exhibition featuring over 160 renewable energy product and service suppliers.

Attendants to the event will be given the opportunity to participate in a multi streamed conference in which industry experts will present and discuss the very latest developments in renewable energy within the farming community. Past speakers include TV presenter Dick Strawbridge; Ian Burrow, Head of renewables and agriculture for NatWest Bank; Anna West Head of Consumer Incentives at the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Dr Phil Bennion MEP.

Speakers confirmed for seminars this year include:
• Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, NFU
• Nigel Penlington, Environment Programme Manager BPEX
• David Collins, Head of the REA Biogas Group
• Ray Noble, co-Chair of the Governments Solar Strategy Group
• Iain Watt, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum For the future
• Tim Breitmeyer, Chairman of CLA Environment Committee
• Louisa Corsey, Small & Medium Wind Development Manager, RenewableUK
• Tony Bowen, Chair, Heat Pump Association

David Knox from Treco, who attended Energy Now Expo 2013 said: “Energy Now 2013 was a great show for Treco. We came away with significantly more high quality biomass enquiries than at other shows we have recently attended as well as seeing a massive increase on enquiries taken compared to past Energy Now Expos. Our team met with a high proportion of farmers and rural landowners and felt that this year’s event was a great fit with our core market.

“The new venue at Telford was a joy to exhibit at. We felt that being able to just focus on meeting prospective clients is reflected in the success we experienced at the show and I have had no hesitation in booking already for the Energy Now Expo 2014.”

David Jacobmeyer, organiser of Energy Now Expo said: “After the success of Energy Now Expo 2013 we are hoping that our fifth expo will be the best yet. We hope that the expo helps to demystify renewable energy options for farmers by bringing together suppliers and experts from the industry to advise the many options that are available to them.”

“The 2013 expo had over 2,500 visitors, speakers and exhibitors, and we are hoping that all the attractions at our 2014 event will encourage an even larger audience. With legislation and technology changing all the time, we would encourage people to revisit the expo year after year as there is always something new to learn. We have some great speakers lined up and we feel it is certainly an event not to miss.”

Admission to the exhibition is free for all those who pre-register. Free conference entry is also available for Energy Now magazine subscribers, as well as to members of the NFU, CLA, Anglia Farmers, and Woldmarsh Producers – providing they pre-register. More information can be found at Follow @EnergyNowMag for daily updates.

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