About the speakers

John Ryan, Stores Editor, Retail Week.

He has worked for the magazine for more than a decade and covers store design, visual merchandising and what makes things sell in-store – across every area of retail. In a previous life he spent 15 years as an international buyer for a major European retailer and was latterly based in Dusseldorf.

As well as writing about stores he talks about them and in the last year has delivered presentations in locations as diverse as London, Santiago, Paris, Berlin, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York and, erm, Basingstoke.

And for those who are interested in such things, he is a twitter devotee – please follow!

Arjan Geveke, Assistant Director of Energy & Policy at BEIS

Arjan analyses and influences policy to ensure effectiveness and minimise cost on business. He leads on BEIS input to Whitehall policy-making on topics such a electricity market reform, energy market competition, security of supply and policy impact on large energy intensive industries.

David Cockshott, Chief Commercial Officer, Inenco

Dave has over 20 years’ energy/utility industry experience across all segments of UK Energy Supply and has held director level positions with one of the Big 6 energy suppliers.

David Oliver, Feasibility Consultant, Inenco

David is responsible for supporting businesses with the development of renewable and embedded generation projects, and the delivery of low carbon strategies.

Matthew Osborne, Head of Risk Management, Inenco

Matthew, who read Economics at University, is responsible for leading the development and formulation of risk management and trading strategies for Inenco customers.


2017 in Energy: what’s on the horizon – What to expect in 2017 and how it impacts business energy professionals.

The Non-Commodity Landscape – An overview of the non-commodity landscape, what is changing, when, and how does this affect your organisation

Energy Markets – an Overview – A review of the key factors that drive the energy markets, reviewing where are prices now compared to previous months and years and where do we anticipate them to go during 2017?

Q&A with BEIS – An update on the latest plans for business energy, followed by a Q&A session.

Turning data into actionable insight – Energy experts and complex portfolio professionals discussing their experiences in their sector.

A Changing Retail Landscape – An overview of the changes that are happening in the retail landscape.

Multi-site portfolios: three ways to reduce energy costs – A useful guide for businesses to consider for their organisation, including optimising metering costs.

Reducing energy consumption without impacting customer experience – This panel debate will look at the latest technology and innovations which are reducing energy and enhancing customer experience in a multitude of environments.

The commercial case for sustainability – A leading sustainability expert to focus on the latest trends in commercial sustainability, from building the business case to case studies and tangible results.

MEES: a 12 month action plan – A 30 minute masterclass on what steps to take to meet the new MEES requirements by April 2018.

Complete Energy Management in Retail – A retail industry specialist hosting an in-depth session on energy reduction projects.

Open Water: making it work for you – With deregulation in the business water market on the horizon, what action can businesses take now to prepare for the changes, and what benefits will there be to those that take the plunge?

Optimising your European portfolio – From a centralised pan-European procurement strategy to reviewing supply arrangements in specific countries, are you getting the best value across your European portfolio? This masterclass will talk through the key questions to ask and the best approach to reducing costs and streamlining processes.

Transport, Heat & Energy Storage: unlocking new opportunities – Transport and Heat are the hot topics for 2017: identified as the trouble areas preventing the UK from meeting climate targets, new funding is available for businesses, from EV charging posts and low carbon fleets to heat networks for commercial properties.



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What you will gain from the day:

  • Meet and network with other professionals and peers
  • Hear from industry experts on the future of energy within your sector
  • Share the various challenges and solutions of managing utilities in your sector

Who should attend?

  • Those responsible for managing energy and water in Retail, Leisure, Charity & Property
  • Those responsible for the purchase of energy in Retail, Leisure, Charity & Property
  • Finance Directors in Retail, Leisure, Charity & Property