E world energy & water has once more provided impressive proof of its position as Europe's leading trade fair in the energy industry: For the first time, 750 exhibitors (more than ever before) from 26 nations presented their solutions for the future of the energy supply at Messe Essen. Digitalisation, flexibilisation and decentralisation were the defining subjects on which the over 25,000 visitors from 73 nations obtained information and exchanged ideas.
"This impressive response shows: More than ever, E world is the
trendsetting and most important platform in its sector. The decision
takers congregate here: 76 percent of the visitors are active in
management functions - a strong value which has risen again in
comparison with the previous year. The number of trade visitors was on
the same excellently high level as in the previous year," according to
Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. Dr. Niels Ellwanger, Chairman of
con|energy ag: "All the large and important companies in the energy
industry presented themselves at E world 2018. The defining subject on
many fair booths was the 'Smart City'. The displayed solutions and the
lively exchange of ideas amongst the experts once more sent important
signals into the sector and beyond. With their presence, discussions and
know-how, exhibitors and trade visitors made the fair Europe's energy
capital three days' long."
"Smart City" Was the Defining Subject at E world 2018
The visitors flocked to E world, above all, from energy suppliers, service providers, industrial companies and municipal utility companies. It was clearly shown: The path towards smart cities (with optimum networks with regard to intelligence and energy) is causing both companies and consumers to have a rethink about the energy supply. No matter whether networks for the exchange of heat between various buildings, intelligent charging concepts for electric cars or solar roof tiles for the generation of electricity and heat: Numerous exhibitors showed innovations.
Digitalisation is the key to the success of the energy transition, according to Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister for Economic and Digital Affairs, during the opening ceremony of E world: "The energy system of the future is decentralised, digital and smart. Today, ever more decentralised generation installations are already being bundled, controlled and networked using IT solutions. For our companies, these innovations are opening up the chance to develop new business fields."
Trade Fair is a Platform for Young Companies and a Springboard for Careers
It is primarily young companies with innovative ideas which are providing new stimuli in the energy sector. In Fair Hall 7, over 90 start-ups, freshly founded firms and research institutes showed what products the consumers can expect in the future. These included portable storage units for solar power, battery storage units with artificial intelligence and new meter reading possibilities. Within the framework of the fair, particularly pioneering digital solutions were distinguished with the Digital Energy Award. In the "Lean Operations" category, MeteoViva Climate was convincing with an intelligent climate control system. gridX, the winner in the “Customer Engagement” category, is an energy supplier which markets locally generated, clean power just as locally via a platform. In the "New Business Models" category, Novum engineering was distinguished for its ThermoTape with which the filling levels of thermal storage units can be monitored easily from the outside.
Moreover, E world was once again a springboard for young interested
people: The Career Forum on the last day of the fair brought students,
graduates and young professionals together with companies.
Strong International Presence Emphasises the Significance of the Trade Fair
E-world 2018 was characterised by strong international interest. The exhibitors came from 26 nations. On the visitor side, too, the trade fair could be pleased about the response from all over the world: The participants who obtained information about new solutions for the energy supply on the Consulates Day at Messe Essen extended from China via Kuwait and Madagascar right up to Greece and Taiwan. Europe's premier fair in the energy industry had invited ambassadors, consuls general, consuls, economic attachés as well as employees of economic development companies and chambers of foreign trade to this event. All in all, one in five of the visitors travelled to the fair from abroad. Great Britain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy were particularly strongly represented.
Supporting Programme Characterised by Digitalisation and Decentralisation
The supporting programme with a high-ranking cast offered precious value added. Already within the framework of the Energy Industry Leadership Meeting on the day before the fair, Bernd Westphal, Spokesman of the Economics & Energy Working Group of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the Lower House of the German Parliament, gave his assessment of the political points set for the energy world in the draft of the new coalition agreement. On the first day of the fair, around 630 participants obtained information about the subject of "North Rhine-Westphalia Goes Energy 4.0" at the Specialist Congress for Future Energies staged by the North Rhine-Westphalia Energy Agency. During E-world, the experts speaking at the fair-accompanying congress included those from the International Energy Agency, Volkswagen, Uniper, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Vattenfall and Verivox. Directly at the fair, the visitors had the possibility of obtaining information in forums. Here, the subjects were, for example, networks, smart meters and storage units, network management in decentralised energy systems and big data in the energy industry.
High Revisit Intentions Amongst Exhibitors and Visitors
A large number of satisfied exhibitors and visitors praised E world 2018, its range on offer and the supporting programme. More than nine out of ten visitors will recommend the fair. The exhibitors highlighted, above all, the high quality of the trade visitors. 93 percent of the companies were satisfied with their appearances at the fair. Likewise, 93 percent of the exhibitors now already indicated that they would also be involved in E world 2019 which will take place at Messe Essen from February 5 to 7, 2019.
参展企业(Exhibitors)：750 / 观众人数(Visitors)：25000 /