UWL Live 2018


 

22nd - 23rd May 2018 Birmingham NEC

With disruptive new technologies and business models emerging, utilities must find new strategies and solutions to survive and thrive.

Join us at Utility Week Live 2018 as we examine these changes, and explore the tech and product solutions transforming the way gas, water and electricity utilities do business.

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Seminar insights

Seminar insights

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    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    A workshop to showcase and learn from some of the most innovative initiatives in the industry.
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    With the rise of electric vehicles, superfast broadband, and the delivery of smart intelligent infra ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    This session will provide an update from the Department for Transport on progress on the Street Mana ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    A workshop to share best practice on how the industry is improving the quality management of street ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    There are more than 1.5 million kilometres of underground assets— water, sewer, gas and electricity ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    Increasing cars on the road, more van and taxi drivers, construction, poor infrastructure, and stree ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    The Government’s ambitions for infrastructure will see ever growing impacts on the nation’s roads an ...
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    With the transfer of certain powers from central government to the regions how have metro mayors beg ...
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Wholesale Water
    Innovation Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    “If the challenge exists, so must the solution”. 
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    The Isle Innovation Competition will feature exciting and innovative technologies from within the Innovation Pavilion. 
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    Purpose of the session: Interruptions to supply are one of the biggest areas for improvement, and are linked to ODIs which could result in millions of lot revenue for water companies. 
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    “If the challenge exists, so must the solution”. 
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    The Isle Innovation Competition will feature exciting and innovative technologies from within the Innovation Pavilion. This high-octane competition will see these companies pitch for 5 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Innovation Zone
    Innovation Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    Techniques for driving innovation Moving innovation from proof of concepts to production
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    It is clear that the water industry is good at innovating, but is not as good at adopting and embedding transformative innovations - how can this be addressed?

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre
    The explosion in data is changing the game for the UK water sector. 
    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    This session will explore best practice re financing and partnership approaches; the UK’s position on catchment management and natural capital; and with the use of case studies will explore innovative approaches to catchment orchestration.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    This session will explore the latest thinking and best practice for resilience and asset health.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    Water companies have a continual fight against the problems caused by unflushable items, with total costs, including from pollution and clean-ups estimated to exceed £200M each year. This seminar will explore various approaches to tackling the challenges presented by unflushables.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    Receiving huge amounts of waste, the water industry has an important role to play in the emerging circular economy recovering and generating energy, nutrients and bio plastics.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    Keeping costs down while continuing to deliver exceptional service is no mean feat. This session will explore how innovation in data, technology and processes can help achieve real operational savings.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    This session will examine the role of alliances in delivering efficiencies, with best practice from live case studies and alternative supply chain models.

    • Wholesale Water
    Wholesale Water Theatre

    This seminar will ask how companies can innovate to reduce leakage in a more cost-efficient way, with best practice and case studies from industry leaders

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This session will explore the transition of the Distribution Network Operator to the Distribution System Operator, examining recent strategies from the individual networks and the collaborative ENA ‘Open Network’ project.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This seminar will explore what good looks like for the operation of a digital, data-driven network and consider key aspects of how to achieve the most value from data available from networks today.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    As energy networks prepare to meet the demands of a flexible power system, this seminar will explore the drivers for flexibility and set the strategic context, also exploring the detail of operational and technical solutions around storage and DSR.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This session will explore the potential for smart grids, and the extent to which the smart meter rollout paves the way, asking what smart networks can achieve and what a fully connected society will look like.

    Chairperson
    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This session will explore the FPSA project from some six years of work that's engaged with a wide range of stakeholders, and will summarise the project, outline the most recent learning, and share some of the joys ...and the pains!

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    With all new petrol and diesel vehicles banned from 2040, 50% of cars sold in the UK will be electric vehicles by 2026, government predicts. Against this backdrop of transformational change, how will vehicles be fuelled?

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This seminar will explore the latest trials and demonstrators leading the search for solutions to decarbonizing heat.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    The Government Industrial Strategy puts innovation and technology at its heart. This session will explore how the UK can prosper and improve economic growth and productivity, and foster and develop innovation and innovators.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    Networks are facing the dual challenge of preparing for the next regulatory review, while refining their approaches to the current one. This will session will explore the latest regulatory thinking, the challenges as networks see them, and best practice responses.

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    Complaints and bad debt have long been sources of poor publicity and lost revenue for utilities, but handled well and in a culture which supports learning, they could be turned into opportunities for competitive development and out performance.

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    The smart meter rollout represents many challenges for suppliers. This session will explore the opportunities attached to the data that fully capable smart meters, deployed on a large scale, could open up.

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    New technologies and new market entrants are bringing forward innovations which offer to make consumer choices easier and to automate their engagement with the utilities market, cutting out the traditional utility. What and who are the likely disrupters and how

     can incumbent players turn threats into opportunities?

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    How can utilities develop a nuanced understanding of their customers to develop new ways of delivering for them?

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    This session will explore how utilities can access and optimise data.

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    The retail energy market is undergoing far-reaching change. To help the market evolve, compete and innovate. What does this shift mean for market incumbents, incoming disruptors and customers?

    • Customer Solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    In an increasingly crowded market with squeezed margins and limited customer engagement, the traditional model for energy supply is fast becoming outdated - how are energy companies responding, diversifying and disrupting?

    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    In conversation with Ellen Bennett
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    Moving beyond the hype Facilitating quick switching Reducing the cost of balancing
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    Improving the energy efficiency of vehicles and the transport system as a whole Importance of closer ...
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    In conversation with Ellen Bennett
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    In conversation with Ellen Bennett
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Exploring the potential of community-based customer care • Using crowdsourcing and online forums t ...
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    Optimising mobile technologies and customer data to drive engagement and reduce churn in conversation with Ellen Bennett

DISRUPTION & OPPORTUNITIES AT UWL18

Your industry is changing. The challenges of climate change, population growth and affordability, driven by changing policy and ever more stringent regulatory targets, has necessitated innovation on an unprecedented scale. Disruptive companies are ploughing new furrows, while further afield established businesses are circling around the ever-changing opportunities, poised to enter the market at any given moment. 

With disruptive new technologies and business models emerging, utilities must find new strategies and solutions to survive and thrive. Join us at UWL18 as we examine these changes, and explore valuable new opportunities for UK utilities.

Stay on top of your industry, book your tickets today.

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Testimonials

  • The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!
    Jacob Tompkins OBE
    Managing Director, Waterwise
  • A great two days of showcasing innovation
    UWL17 attendee

 

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