Spring 2016 sees the return of Utility Week Live at Birmingham’s NEC. More than 100 speakers, 150 exhibitors and 3,000 delegates will attend the two day show on 17 and 18 May.
The headline theme of this year’s show is “Innovation”, with content focusing on the electricity, gas and water sectors, along with two new additions for 2016, heat and streetworks.
Underneath the overarching theme are five further content streams which will help to shape the debate over the two days.
These are: innovation, skills, data and analytics, totex, resilience, and customers. The keynote conference will give VIP delegates the opportunity to review and discuss the work going on within the sector to tackle the challenges facing utilities, and also to learn from those outside the sector, exposing them to new ideas and innovations.
On the main exhibition floor, there will be three seminar theatres, developed by the team behind Utility Week. These will feature agenda-setting talks and panel discussions from industry leaders, regulators and policymakers.
Joining the electricity, gas, and water seminars - which reappear this year - are seminars on heat, in the afternoon of the first day, and streetworks, in the second half of day two.
There are a number of other show features at Utility Week Live, including the new Streetworks Village, the Pumping Station and the 2016 edition of the Drilling and Tapping competition.
Amanda Barnes, publisher of Utility Week magazine and Faversham House chief executive, said: “Utility Week Live 2016 builds on the success of the inaugural 2015 show. We’ve listened to our event stakeholders and have switched to a highly focused two-day format.
“It offers professionals working in the utilities industries the chance to discover the latest innovations and product solutions, and exchange cutting-edge ideas on the strategic, operational and technical side of their businesses.
“Visitors will meet peers, partners and suppliers, and gain invaluable knowledge from industry leaders in the CPD-accredited live content programmes, plus the pitching sessions, technical demonstrations and networking opportunities”.
The Utility Week Live technical seminars and exhibition are free to attend, with paid VIP tickets granting access to the keynote conference and panel discussions.