01/22/16 : Mary Jackson

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2016: Convening the Best and the Brightest

The Energy Efficiency Global Forum returns to Washington D.C. on May 11-12 to celebrate the Alliance to Save Energy’s ninth year hosting the premier international energy efficiency forum. This year’s theme – Driving Productivity and Profitability through Energy Efficiency – will convene industry leaders from across borders and sectors who can speak to the energy efficiency policies, financing mechanisms and innovative new technologies that are helping companies improve the bottom line and meet sustainability goals.

Over the years, EE Global has gained a reputation for convening the best and brightest from the energy sector. In 2015, over 400 attendees attended EE Global representing 28 countries from every continent. Over 60 percent of these attendees were identified as director-level or above. And with an impressive lineup of speakers, 2016 is shaping up to be no different.

Snapshot of the 2016 EE Global Forum

The EE Visionaries Awards luncheon will return this year, honoring energy-efficient campuses – including universities, hospitals and corporate campuses – that are employing ambitious energy efficiency retrofits and striving to increase their energy productivity (defined as economic output in comparison to energy consumption).

As usual, a dynamic array of plenary sessions will be featured. The opening plenary session — “Fortune Leaders: How Energy Efficiency is Changing the World & Improving the Bottom Line” — will dive right into the discussion. This session will feature companies from Fortune’s 2015 “Change the World” list that are meeting sustainability goals and employing robust energy efficiency portfolios. Speakers will take an internal look at the tactics their companies use to drive the bottom line while increasing energy efficiency.

Government leadership will be addressed in the plenary session “Doubling Energy Productivity through Government Leadership”, led by delegates from the most energy-productive nations around the globe. This and other plenary sessions will be complemented by 16 Executive Dialogues, each of which will offer discussions of key energy efficiency issues including government leadership, market transformation, innovative technology, and investment and financing.

New to the EE Global Forum this year will be a Solutions Showcase: two-minute videos that will introduce a new technology or initiative driving energy efficiency. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite ideas.

This year, attendees can expect the same superior standard set by previous Forums, bringing high-level thought leaders to lead timely discussions in the energy efficiency sector. Visionaries joining us this year will include Jeff Eckel, president and CEO of Hannon Armstrong, Clay Nesler, vice president of Sustainability of Johnson Controls, Dr. Giovanni De Santi, director of the European Commission’s Institute for Energy and Transport and Elizabeth McDonald, president of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.

If you haven’t already secured your spot at this invitation-only event, make plans to join the conversation May 11-12 in Washington, D.C. More information about this year’s agenda and thought leaders can be found on the EE Global 2016 website.