E-world Congress approaches the energy world of tomorrow

In 2018, too, the leading fair in the European energy industry, E-world energy & water, will be accompanied by a comprehensive congress programme. From 5–8 February 2018, a total of 15 conferences will offer the trade visitors a frequently used platform for the exchange of knowledge and for discussion: Experts from the political, economic and scientific fields will provide information about current challenges for the energy world of tomorrow.

“The main topic, Smart City, will be discussed in many congress contributions and best-practice solutions will be presented,” explained Stefanie Hamm, Managing Director of E-world energy & water. The congresses will be 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).

On the day before E-world (5 February), the congress programme will start with the Energy Industry Leadership Meeting. The guiding topics of the event, in cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung, will be 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 will include Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency, and Dr. Hans Bünting, Board Member of innogy SE.

On 6 February (parallel to the start of the fair), the North Rhine-Westphalia Energy Agency will stage 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 will centre on the digital energy system of the future. The contents will be 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” will be dedicated to intelligent energy services in the housing sector and in industry. Amongst other topics, Peter Neuhaus, Senior Head of the Sales Department at Rheinenergie AG, will discuss development forecasts for the future topics of Block Chain and Bitcoin. The effects of DIN ISO 50003/50006 on energy services in industry and further topics will supplement 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 will be examined from various viewpoints and current perspectives from the research and scientific fields will be introduced.

Perspectives for gas as a fuel and market developments will be highlighted by the International Gas Market Conference on 7 February. The protagonists passing on their expertise will 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 will offer 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.

Digitalization 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 will present innovative approaches along a modern customer journey.

Also on 8 February, the scientific conference called SmartER Europe will put the spotlight on research at the crossroads between engineering, business management, economics and computer science: The latest interdisciplinary research results will be presented and discussed on the topics of Smart Grids, Smart Home and Network Automation, Smart Data Handling, Smart Markets, Trading and Business Models.

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