Metering Europe Returns to Amsterdam in October as Utility Industry Faces Unprecedented Challenges

Metering Europe Returns to Amsterdam in October as Utility Industry Faces Unprecedented Challenges

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Metering Europe Returns to Amsterdam in October as Utility Industry Faces Unprecedented Challenges PR Newswire AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2012 AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 6500 utility professionals will gather in Amsterdam from 9-11 October for the annual Metering,

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Metering Europe Returns to Amsterdam in October as Utility Industry Faces Unprecedented Challenges
PR Newswire AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2012
AMSTERDAM,September 25, 2012/PRNewswire/ --Some 6500 utility professionals will gather inAmsterdamfrom 9-11 October for the annualMetering, Billing/CRMEuropeat what has become the largest industry conference and exhibition on the continent. Co-located events are Smart Homes 2012andTransmission & Distribution/Smart GridsEurope.The event features more than 200 high-level industry expert speakers and the largest industry exhibition on the continent with more than 320 solutions providers, including global leaders such as Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Landis+Gyr, Toshiba, Intel and Schneider Electric. "The traditional, centralised energy sector is experiencing a seismic shift in the way electricity is produced, managed and consumed," says the event director Aida Mezit, "and increasing demand, security of supply and the growing concerns over climate change are pushing for developments of smart grid and energy efficiency behaviour."
Smart Homes & Smart Grids
The pace of development of smart home technology has surprised the market and technological innovation, partnering and customer engagement are all key themes which are explored at theSmart Homesconference and exhibition, which will gather utilities, telcos and appliance manufacturers. "The smart grids industry continues its upward trajectory despite economic crises reverberating throughoutEuropewith the sector seeing an accelerated number of smart projects over the last few years," says event director Aida Mezit.
Liander's Energy Experience
Four key stakeholders in the Dutch energy landscape, utility Liander, Siemens, KPN and TNO, are joining forces at this year'sMeteringEuropewith an "Energy Experience" on the exhibition floor which will demonstrate how smart grids are changing industry and society. Says Bram Reinders, Manager, Alliance Management, Liander:"As the Energy Experience will demonstrate, it is the aim of Liander to stimulate collaboration between the European Commission, governments, research organizations, industry, the financial sector and international organizations to work together on new energy technologies that will completely redesign our current energy infrastructure and and enlarges the possibilities for our clients." Speaker highlights atMeteringEurope:
David Trice, Head of Business Solutions, Centrica, UK
Thomas Zimmermann, Chief Executive Officer Smart Grid Services, Siemens, Germany Olivier Huet, Director, Strategy, ERDF,France Alexander Pippert, Head of Smart Home, E.ON,Germany Jean C. Kiessling, Head of Business Development and Portfolio Management, Deutsche Telekom,Germany
Event dates and location:
9-11 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI,The Netherlands Event website: http://www.metering-europe.com