AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Some 6500 utility professionals will gather in Amsterdam from 9-11 October for the annual Metering, Billing/CRM Europe at what has become the largest industry conference and exhibition on the continent. Co-located events are Smart Homes 2012 and Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe. The event features more than 200 high-level industry expert speakers and the largest industry exhibition on the continent with more than 320 solutions providers, including global leaders such as Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Landis+Gyr, Toshiba, Intel and Schneider Electric.
"The traditional, centralised energy sector is experiencing a seismic shift in the way electricity is produced, managed and consumed," says the event director Aida Mezit, "and increasing demand, security of supply and the growing concerns over climate change are pushing for developments of smart grid and energy efficiency behaviour."
Smart Homes & Smart Grids
The pace of development of smart home technology has surprised the market and technological innovation, partnering and customer engagement are all key themes which are explored at the Smart Homes conference and exhibition, which will gather utilities, telcos and appliance manufacturers.
"The smart grids industry continues its upward trajectory despite economic crises reverberating throughout Europe with the sector seeing an accelerated number of smart projects over the last few years," says event director Aida Mezit.
Liander's Energy Experience
Four key stakeholders in the Dutch energy landscape, utility Liander, Siemens, KPN and TNO, are joining forces at this year's Metering Europe with an "Energy Experience" on the exhibition floor which will demonstrate how smart grids are changing industry and society.
Says Bram Reinders, Manager, Alliance Management, Liander: "As the Energy Experience will demonstrate, it is the aim of Liander to stimulate collaboration between the European Commission, governments, research organizations, industry, the financial sector and international organizations to work together on new energy technologies that will completely redesign our current energy infrastructure and and enlarges the possibilities for our clients."
Speaker highlights at Metering Europe:
- David Trice, Head of Business Solutions, Centrica, UK
- Thomas Zimmermann, Chief Executive Officer Smart Grid Services, Siemens, Germany
- Olivier Huet, Director, Strategy, ERDF, France
- Alexander Pippert, Head of Smart Home, E.ON, Germany
- Jean C. Kiessling, Head of Business Development and Portfolio Management, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Event dates and location:
9-11 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands
Event website: http://www.metering-europe.com
SOURCE Metering Europe