A guide to this year's key energy events

80% of marketers believe that live events are essential to their company's success. Industry events, such as conferences and tradeshows, offer many benefits for organisations, including the opportunity to:

  • learn about the latest trends in your industry
  • network and make connections
  • see new products and services
  • find out what your competitors are doing
  • get fresh ideas for your business

All in all, attending events is great for business. With so many events on offer, you might feel overwhelmed with choice. No fear, we've compiled a wide-ranging list of all the major UK energy events.

Cleantech Innovate showcases clean technology innovators and connects them with over 350 active funders, corporates, support agencies and the media. You should attend this event if you have developed an innovation and require funding. Investors hear pitches from the most promising environmental businesses and get the market intelligence needed to achieve game-changing outcomes from their investments.
20 March, London. Tickets £140.

Energy Management Conference 2018 explains the latest industry developments and how Government policy will shape the future. You should go if you're keen to improve your organisation's energy management and to learn how new technology can make our homes and businesses more efficient.
21 March, Salford. Tickets £50.

Energy Live News Consultancy Conference should be attended by consultants and brokers who want to learn more about what's happening in the markets. The conference will discuss the big issues facing brokers as we enter Brexit deal finalisation, offer informative sessions and the chance to listen to thought-provoking speakers. 
22 March, Manchester. Free for TPIs and brokers.

Scottish Renewables Annual Conference is great for owners, operators, developers, suppliers and users of energy. Supply chain, regulators, advisers and financiers; local and central government, professional services, academia and community groups. i.e. pretty much anyone who has an interest in the development and growth of renewable energy in Scotland. The conference will take place against a background of current debates and explore what these changes mean for Scotland's renewable energy industry.
26-27 March, Edinburgh. Tickets from £280 for non-members.

2018 Future Networks Conference is an annual gathering of innovative and future-thinking energy networks professionals. It will help set the path towards the UK's future energy system to ensure that changing energy needs and climate goals are met. Attend to gain insight into the government's innovation priorities, learn how to adjust your network to accommodate new technologies and to explore sustainable models.
18 April, London. Tickets from £475.

BusinessGreen Technology & Investment Forum offers leading investors, green entrepreneurs and clean tech start-ups to jointly explore the investment opportunities presented by the UK's fast-expanding green technology sector. Expect to hear from leading cleantech and green investment experts and presentations from 20 of the UK's most exciting investment-stage cleantech firms.
25 April, London. Ticket price not available.

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: UK Energy Market is one of the many events hosted by the Westminster, Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. This seminar will discuss the Government's plans to reduce energy bill costs and ensure the market works in the interests of its customers.
26 April, London. Tickets £230.

All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2018 is the UK's leading renewable energy and low carbon innovation event. Attend if you want to see the latest technologies and services for the energy supply chain. The event creates connections between the buyers and sellers of low carbon solutions across the UK marketplace and offers hours of free conference content on the latest projects, innovations, cost savings and more.  
2-3 May, Glasgow. Ticket price not available.

Energy Live Future, sponsored by British Gas, offers you the chance to meet energy entrepreneur, Bas Lansdorp, who endeavours to create life on Mars. The event will also showcase the latest industry innovations for major energy end users.
7 June, London. Ticket price not available.

Utility Week Energy Summit 2018 is the event for policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers and wider stakeholders shaping the UK energy landscape. It's perfect for those wanting the opportunity to discuss the country's energy future. Attend to hear from the major policy and decision makers in the sector, understand what the future looks like for low-carbon and traditional thermal generation and to shape the relationship between networks and active consumers within a flexible energy system.  
21 June, London. Tickets from £594.

Community Energy Conference 2018 promises to be the most thought-provoking community energy conference of the year. Jointly hosted with Co-operative Energy and supported by Electricity North West and Tyndall Centre, it's ideal for those in the community energy sector.
23 June-8 July, location TBC. Ticket price not available.

Smart Grid Expo UK 2018 brings together professionals from across the energy technology industry. You should attend if you want to check out the latest products, technologies and services relating to electrical transmission, distribution, power management, electronic control, metering and monitoring innovations.
20 September, Telford. Free to attend.

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