The Future Really is Now
And that is why it is called the UK’s leading event for energy and water efficiency.
Future Resource 2019 lived up to expectations and more. Over 2,100 visitors, mostly senior decision makers, travelled to the NEC Birmingham on the 11th and 12th of September for two days of sourcing products and services whilst networking with some of the industry’s biggest businesses.
The Expo in 2019 marked the launch of the Future IoT zone, which working in partnership with Intel and Dell, brought IoT, Smart City Blockchain and Intelligent Edge together under one roof - allowing innovators to develop new ideas, expand their networks, and learn the latest technologies in the sector.
This, and other exciting features, made Future Resource 2019 the best one to date, and something you will not want to miss in the future
Education Resources for the Future
As you would expect at the Future Resource Expo, the seminar programme brought together a collection of the industry’s experts, all aiming to share the knowledge they have acquired over the course of their careers.
The lineup, with industry renowned names such as: Daniel Musenga-Grant from HV Systems, Jess Ralston of the Sustainable Energy Association, Eddy Medema from Neutrino Energy Group, and Bean Beanland from the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, covered topics from different areas of the sector, including the continued decarbonisation of heat, different energy efficiency policies, and the hydrogen economy.
The main highlight of the Future Resource seminar programme was definitely the Electric Vehicles - Transition Vs Roadblocks panel debate, which studied the future of electric vehicles in society. Chaired by Faisal Haroon and including: Jon Hunt from Toyota GB, Sara Sloman from Go Ultra Low, and Graeme Cooper and Mark Herring from the National Grid and National Grid SO respectively, the panel was created to answer the important question -
‘how do we achieve sustainability and satisfy consumer demand?’
The seminar programme at Future Resource is specially designed to offer visitors a greater knowledge on new sustainable practices that are changing the face of the energy and water efficiency industry; and in course, could help save businesses money whilst becoming increasingly environmentally friendly.
Leading Businesses at Future Resource Expo
Future Resource remains one of the best ways for businesses in the UK to meet the brilliant and innovative exhibitors that are revolutionising the way the energy and water efficiency industry runs.
There was a wide range of businesses exhibiting at the show, ranging from utility companies to investment companies, and manufacturers of zero emissions vehicles and electric vehicle charging points — there was so much to see at the event.
With visitor numbers up massively on last year’s expo, businesses such as Ground Source Heat Pump Association, AIM Utilities Ltd, UBQ Materials, HV Systems, Rolec EV, and Green Investment all had a busy show; selling their products and services to a collection of decision makers from throughout the industry.
Green Apple Awards
At every Future Resource Expo, three businesses are presented with Green Apple Awards. The awards recognise the most cutting edge suppliers from the renewables and sustainability sector; awarding them with the prestigious award.
All applicants are also automatically entered into the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice; and winners will be invited to be presented with their trophies in the Houses of Parliament.
We’d like to congratulate the 2019 Future Resource Green Apple Awards winners:
Gold - Sustainable Urban Energy
Silver - Green Investment Group
Bronze - HV Systems
And wish them well in the International Green Apple Awards!
Exhibitor and Visitor Testimonies
Over the course of the Future Resource Expo, there were a lot of comments made, and feedback given about how we can improve the show moving forward.
Here are a few of our favourites:
AIM Utilities Ltd: “The final day of Future Resource is coming to an end, what an amazing two days!”
UBQ Materials: “Big thank you to Future Resource and everyone who came to say hello!”
Faisal Haroon: “It was great to chair a keynote session on the transition to electric vehicles and the potential roadblocks on this ‘road to zero’. The panelists were fantastic, discussing and debating everything from infrastructure challenges, the UK’s future energy system, what OEM’s are doing in this space and how local authorities are supporting EV adoption. A massive thanks to Dale Sweatland for making this possible and look forward to the Future Resource Expo in 2020!”
The Future of Future Resource
Looking forward to Future Resource 2020 you can expect to see another year of unprecedented growth in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers. There will be new features at the show next year, building on the successes of Future Resource 2019.
You can expect to find new zones including the Energy From Waste and Bio Energy and the Renewable and Energy Storage, as well as an exhibition wide focus on renewable and decarbonising of heating. What’s more, the successful Future IoT zone will become a greater feature of the show this year due to the success it experienced this year.
The expo will again be held at the NEC Birmingham co-located with the RWM exhibition and the Contamination Expo Series, ensuring that there will be so much to see and do over the course of the show.
The dates have been confirmed as Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September 2020, so make sure you book your free ticket well in advance, as well as booking the time off!
Everyone here at Future Resource would like to thank the Exhibitors, Speakers, Visitors, Partners, and NEC Organisers for helping us to put on the best possible show - and we look forward to working closely with you again next year!
If you want to enquire about exhibiting or sponsoring at Future Resource 2020, please get in touch with Managing Director Nick Woore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117 929 6083.