From 2011, The Energy Event will run alongside the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) in halls 17-20 at the NEC.
Whilst the two shows will be marketed separately and each will retain their own identities and focus, the move of the Energy Event to the NEC next door to RWM will allow the event to benefit from the improved layout and facilities of purpose built exhibition halls as well as the relevant cross over audience from RWM.
“RWM and the Energy Event are a natural fit for co location. There is a growing appetite for waste-to-energy conversion as way of dealing with two major issues at once – waste management and sustainable energy. By bringing the waste and sustainable energy sectors together in this way we can help satisfy that appetite,” said Gerry Sherwood, RWM’s Event Director.
Eamonn Brennan will remain involved as a consultant and Steve Swaine and Tim McManan Smith will take up key roles on the project team.
“It is great news for the market that Emap has acquired the Energy Event. They are the natural purchaser and have a reputation for delivering events that are the focal point of the markets they serve. Their focus and resource will enable the event to move to the next stage in its development at the NEC. I will be working closely with the MD’s Alison Jackson and Paul Dunne and ED Gerry Sherwood to ensure a smooth transition” said Eamonn Brennan
MD Alison Jackson commented “We are delighted to welcome Eamonn, Steve and Tim to Emap. We have admired this event from afar after visiting several times. It is a quality, industry led event with great content and an essential diary date for anyone in the sector. Emap’s marketing and operational resource will ensure the event becomes even more important for decision makers in the energy sector as it develops in conjunction with market needs going forward”