Very successful E-world sets new record
Held on February 13 in Essen, Germany, the 20th E-world Energy & Water trade fair once again presented itself as the driving force for the industry with 813 exhibitors – a new record – from 25 nations showing over 25,000 visitors their innovations around the energy supply.
"It was a very successful E-world," said Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "The industry is looking for and finding tangible solutions for the energy supply of the future in Essen.”
Our energy and commodity specialists Anthony Baron and Richard Tregarthen attended E-world this year. Commenting on the buzz at the event, Richard said; “Future affordable energy supply, decarbonisation, innovation, solutions, evolutions, revolution – it’s an exciting time to be entering, and being a part of, the Energy space!”
The key topic at E-world was the energy revolution. Companies showed how producers and consumers can efficiently work with each other to minimise energy consumption, including using intelligent control systems for energy supply companies and flexible battery storage or adapters for water or electricity metres, which transmit data to smartphones simply and conveniently.
Many companies highlighted the potential for a fossil-free future in which alternative drives and new fuels will become more important. Markus Nitschke, Communication and Political Affairs at E.ON SE: "E.ON is looking back on a successful trade fair participation. We have implemented our motto by getting connected with many customers. Vattenfall placed its trade fair appearance under the motto of a fossil-free energy supply within one generation. In the E‑world press conference, Vattenfall's CEO, Magnus Hall, mentioned, among other things, the world's first pilot plant for fossil-free steel production using hydrogen. Another key topic on many of the stands related to long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for operators of renewable energy plants."
Visitors gave this comprehensive and forward-looking combination of a show and congress top marks. 94 percent praised the presence of the market leaders. 92 percent of the visitors and 96 percent of the exhibitors also intend to take part in the next E-world energy & water which will be held at Messe Essen from February 9 to 11, 2021.