Intelligent energy technologies will move towards East Europe to the sustainable development
Responding to the current climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the annual Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe which will be held from 5th to 7th March 2014. The event includes the following initiatives: ‘Energy Efficiency & Renewables’, ‘Smart Cities’ ( intelligent buildings, energy storage, mobility & ICT ) & ‘LiftBalkans’ ( elevator & escalators ).
The 2014 edition will enhance the key role of the innovative technologies which could provide a long-term sustainable development of the Region as well as encourage the foreign investments in local economics through new projects, policies and practices. The event will gather prominent local and international suppliers and buyers and also industry professionals from both private and public sector.
The Conference Highlights – Early Bird Fees till 7th February
● District Heating and Cooling in Europe, organized by Euroheat & Power. Speakers will acquaint the attendees with ‘Heat Roadmap Europe’, the role of renewables in DHC, energy efficiency measures, etc. The thermal energy plays the most important role in the European energy demand. Heating represents the largest energy end-use in Europe, being responsible for approximately 50 % of total final energy consumption. Now 40 % of commercial and institutional buildings in Europe have cooling systems and demand is set to grow substantially. By 2020, the district heating and cooling sector must accelerate the green transition. This shall be achieved through large-scale replication of best practice: better valorization of local resources, like renewables ( incl. secondary biomass and waste ) and surplus energy.
● European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, Renovation and nZEBs Strategies, Smart Grids
● Intelligent Mobility Solutions in Smart Cities. Case studies by the Sponsor of the session SWARCO: Intelligent Street Lighting; Efficient Road Intersection Management and Adaptive Control Systems
● Waste-to-Energy Workshop, in collaboration with WtERT Greece, will present Global and Local Perspectives for New Waste-to-Energy Projects & Waste-to-Energy for Sustainable Economic and Social Development.
Austria is again a supporting partnerdue to its remarkable achievements which will be demonstrated at the traditional Austrian Pavilion, organized for 5th year in a row, located at a larger exhibition area.
Leading companies from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands will showcase their latest products and innovations. This year the accent will be put on the energy-efficient products, hydro- and bioenergy and biomass. Taking into consideration the growing energy and resource consumption, the necessity of ICT application, participatory approach for energy production, distribution and use comes to the fore. Intelligent solutions for energy storage, building automation, telemetry and telematics will attract the visitor interest.
Global Hydro Energy, Polytechnik Luft-und Feuerungstechnik, Nahtec, CPM Europe BV, Omnia Contractors and Leader Light are among the exhibitors.
A repeated participant with a great number of realized projects in Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Greece is Filkab. The company is continuing to extend its partner network with investors from neighboring countries. It will present small residential and industrial PV roof systems and hybrid systems.
Apricus is a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products.The Romanian Office will join the event and will promote the wide company portfolio on the Bulgarian market.
Hitachi Zosen Inova, Ebios Energy and Weiss will demonstrate their competence, broad know-how and international experience in the waste-to-energy industry.
Kleemann,one of the major lift companies in the international markets, and ILC will make its debut at ‘Lift Balkans’.
Organizer: Via Expo Ltd. – www.viaexpo.com