Business Day - Thursday 21st October 2021

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wherstead Park, Ipswich 

Delegates who joined us on the day networked with other local businesses and learned:

  • The types of local energy solutions that are available
  • How technology can be used to boost the benefits of green energy
  • How local energy is a growing sector with the potential of bringing more skilled jobs to the region

Keynote speakers shared real examples of how your business can achieve greener ambitions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce costs. If you’re interested to find out more on the topics discussed, all the presentations are located within the speakers profiles which can be found here


The Local Energy Showcase was hosted by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, with the support of our Partners East of England Co-Op, Suffolk - Creating the Greenest County, and Central Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.



Did you visit the electric vehicle stand, or test ride an electric bike outside? 

Learn more about the keynote speakers

Learn more about the workshops


Local Energy for Business
Thursday 21 October 9.30am to 4.00pm

Morning sessions
Session Description
Arrive and network Marketplace stalls (open all day)
Welcome address Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils: Kathy Nixon - Strategic Director and Councillor Elisabeth Malvisi - Cabinet Member for the Environment, Babergh
Keynote speech BEIS Heat Networks - Shivali Mathur
Local energy update Greater South East Energy Hub - Peter Gudde
Case study Muntons: Practical sustainability in food and beverages - Nigel Davies
Panel session Net Zero in Practice

 Lunch and networking is included.

Afternoon sessions
Session Description
Keynote speech EO Charging - Foad Albakri
Presentation Hydrogen East: What are the opportunities for Hydrogen in the East of England? - Michael Brown (Virtual)
Panel session The Evolution of Energy
Your choice of three workshops (1) Triple Bottom Line Accounting/Maple Cone: Practical solutions to achieve net zero emissions for busy SMEs
(2) Groundworks: Grants and support for businesses moving to Net Zero
(3) East Green Energy: Understanding solar PV
Final session Paths to Zero Carbon - Dr Aurore Julien, University of East London
Closing remarks Councillor Adrian Osborne - Chairman, Babergh District Council


Learn more about the event sponsors

This event would not have been possible without the help of these generous sponsors, and we are very grateful.

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