Sustainable energy event to generate €30m


Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) is expecting the 177 businesses exhibiting at this year’s Energy Show - taking place 16th and 17th April at the RDS Dublin - to transact up to €30 million worth of business during the two days of the show.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, TD opened the eighth annual Energy Show, which is now Ireland’s most established showcase for businesses in the sustainable energy sector.

Ireland’s sustainable energy sector has grown considerably in recent years, with recent research conducted by SEI showing that four out of five Irish businesses believe that the market for climate friendly goods and services represent an opportunity for Irish business.

The theme of this year’s Show is ‘Meeting Ireland’s Energy Challenge’ and the Show’s extensive seminar programme has been specifically tailored to facilitate debate and transfer of knowledge within the sector on how this challenge can be met from a practical perspective. This includes discussions on the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings, developments in industrial equipment, renewable energy solutions for large buildings and energy management in organisations. The speaker panel for the seminars includes both Irish and international experts.

Commenting, David Taylor, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Ireland said - “Companies exhibiting here today - as well as the many visitors we expect to attend this year’s Show - are all playing an important role in the development of a strong market for sustainable energy-related products and services in Ireland. This will, ultimately, serve to allow Ireland to meet its energy targets as well as easing the burden of over-dependency on imported fossil fuels.”

SEI expects in the region of 3,000 energy professionals from Ireland and abroad to attend the event over the two days. Attendees typically include building design and development professionals, energy users from business, industry and the public sector as well as energy suppliers and providers.

Similar events are held throughout Europe, where the sustainable energy sector is also experiencing rapid growth and SEI has welcomed 22 exhibitors from outside Ireland to this year's Show. The range and diversity of the Show’s exhibitors has again expanded and visitors will have the added benefit of being able to hear the latest advice and guidance from an added number of professionals operating at the forefront of areas such as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Energy Management, Biomass, PV and Solar Thermal Energy.

The 2008 Energy Show runs until 6 pm on 16th April and from 9am to 5pm on 17th April at the RDS Main Hall in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

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