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Sustainability Live

Made up of three shows – NEMEX energy Live, IWEX water Live and EfW EXPO energy from waste Live – the event will roll out the latest products and services to thousands of industry visitors.
As well as the opportunity for visitors to meet exhibitors face-to-face to discuss their individual company needs and requirements, each show will be running free CPD-accredited seminar programmes. The popular seminars are led by expert speakers who will discuss the latest industry developments, give advice and highlight the latest innovations.
All shows are free to attend and located together under one roof.
NEMEX energy Live – “the premier event for energy in all its forms” – is sponsored by Schneider Electric and this year will bring a major focus on building energy management systems (BEMS), energy efficiency and innovative energy management, embracing everything from lighting to building fabrics and software to solar. The seminar programme consists of more than 100 sessions, with debate and discussions on topical issues such as energy efficiency, PV/solar, the Green Deal, energy management standards, behavioural change, smart metering and carbon management.
IWEX water Live will this year attempt to bring clarity to water resource management. As the UK’s leading exhibition dedicated to water and waste water management it is a key forum for the industry to tackle issues, find ways to reduce water dependency, to better manage increasingly scarce resources and to examine effective waste water solutions.

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A spokesman for the organisers said: “With increasing concerns over the future of the UK water industry, IWEX is the place to discover sustainable water solutions, savings and best practice for your organisation. A visit to the show also offers the opportunity to gain high quality insight through its comprehensive seminar programme which will cover a wide range of topics including leakage, energy savings, sustainable water management, smart water networks and Innovations in treatment technologies.
“With high-level networking and engagement with the best practitioners, IWEX is a vital event in the water resource manager’s calendar.”
Joining the Sustainability Live ‘family’ for the first time is EfW EXPO – energy from waste Live, a new exhibition dedicated to energy-from-waste suppliers and which will cover the whole spectrum of advanced thermal treatment and pre-treatment processes, including pyrolosis, gasification, autoclaving, anaerobic digestion, MBT and incineration with combined heat and power.
With the EU directive requirement for 15% of UK energy from renewables by 2020 and continued concerns about the cost effectiveness of some forms of renewable sources, the EfW market is now becoming increasingly attractive as a key growth area. With significant incentives on offer through the Renewable Heat Incentive and the emerging Green Deal, now is the time for manufacturers and farmers, engineers and land owners to meet the renewables challenge.
The new launch is aligned with the Energy from Waste guidance that Defra is providing in association with WRAP, offering clarity to the industry on technology options and best practice. Designed so that buyers and specifiers can make the most of their day covering EfW in all its forms, the event is set to become the largest event of its kind in the UK, with the leading practitioners, innovators and visionaries all co-located at the NEC, providing a truly integrated offering for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Donna Bushell, event director for Sustainability Live, commented: “The burgeoning growth within the EfW market will be reflected at Energy from Waste Expo and will provide a showcase for the full spectrum of EfW disciplines. Co-location with NEMEX & IWEX provides a compelling reason for both visitors and exhibitors to attend. For many businesses thinking of demand side and waste output from industrial processes, this is the key opportunity to look for sustainable best practice and commercial benefits in one location, maximising your day – the essence of sustainability.”
EfW EXPO will showcase best practice and cutting-edge solutions from the fast-developing sector and will bring together industry professionals who want inspiration and innovation.
As well as the chance to meet exhibiting companies, the show will feature a comprehensive seminar programme that will review the latest EfW market developments, combining the best in ideas and practical solutions to ensure sustainability sits at the heart of business processes. Topics covered here will include landfill gas generation, bio-fuels, gas-to-grid injection, combustion with energy recovery and refuse derived/solid recovered fuels.
“With so much on offer, Sustainability Live is a must-attend event for all professionals across the energy, water and energy from waste industries looking to network with like-minded individuals and source the latest product and services information to keep their organisation at the leading edge of innovation,” said the organisers.
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