On 3rd March 2017, Inenco hosted a Retail & Property Energy Forum – a dedicated event for business energy professionals managing complex multi-site portfolios. During the course of the day, we explored the complex challenges faced within multisite portfolios and provided insight into what action can be taken.
Topics covered included leveraging data, reducing cost, maintaining customer experience and building a case for sustainability. Attendees took away knowledge and insight from Inenco experts and specially selected external speakers.
Please see below for the presentations from the day.
John 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.
Arjan Geveke, Assistant Director of Energy & Policy, 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.
Martin is a senior member of Forum’s Energy team and has worked with numerous development and infrastructure businesses, including The Crown Estate, Skanska, Willmott Dixon and Hammerson. He has also worked with a wide range of retail businesses like M&S, John Lewis partnership, Kingfisher and Unilever. In many cases, this has been to help develop their sustainability strategies.
09:00am – 09:30am | Arrival and networking
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?
Update from BEIS – An update on the latest plans for business energy, followed by a Q&A session.
Carbon reporting & CSR – CSR & Carbon Reporting on the business agenda.
The commercial case for sustainability – Martin Hunt from Forum for the Future will focus on the latest trends in commercial sustainability, from building the business case to case studies and tangible results.
The role of energy in sustainability policy – Looking at energy and its role in overall sustainability policy.
An ever changing Retail landscape – How is the high street changing, what trends are happening and how is technology is coming in?
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.
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.
3:15pm | Event close followed by drinks and networking