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More than 70 expert speakers will participate in the conference program for the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo which will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 23-24, 2019.

The focus of the program will be on strategies and solutions to reduce energy costs.

The Energy Efficiency Expo’s first conference program will focus on the fundamentals of energy management for businesses, manufacturers, food processors, commercial building owners and local government.

The free to attend event will start with opening remarks by Victoria's Minister for Energy and Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, and keynote presentations by CSIRO energy director, Tim Finnigan and Professor David Shipworth, energy and built environment, UCL Energy Institute.

Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) CEO, Luke Menzel, said that in recent years the EEC has been on the ground providing clear guidance on what the energy transition means for Australian businesses.

“But it’s clear that more is needed, and that’s where the Expo comes in. Our partnership with Reed Exhibitions Australia will support Australian businesses that are acting to take control of their energy costs,” he said.

Other speakers will talk about how to turn energy into a competitive advantage. For example, Enel X managing director for Asia and Oceania, Jeff Renaud, said his presentation will identify opportunities to take advantage of today's dynamic energy landscape.

“At Enel X, we help businesses turn energy into a competitive advantage with demand response or power flexibility – the ability to intelligently alter when they use grid power,” Renaud said.

“Since 2004 we’ve worked with Australian businesses to harness their inherent power flexibility to unlock new sources of revenue, reduce price risk and support their transition to renewable power.”

A number of panel sessions are also planned for the Expo to help participants navigate today's energy markets.

One panellist is Schneider Electric's operations director for energy markets, Lisa Zembrodt.

“Energy Efficiency Expo is a timely event for businesses looking to manage their rapidly rising energy costs,” she said.

“I look forward to sharing our 5 Steps to procuring cheaper, reliable and sustainable energy and sharing my passion for encouraging clients to be active not passive when it comes to energy management.”

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