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Save the Date: Get Ready for ESGC 2022
This year, the Energy Storage Global Conference (ESGC) will be held both online and in Brussels, at Hotel Le Plaza, on 11 – 13 October 2022. Built on the foundations of four successful conferences organised since 2014, the three-day event will gather over 300 participants, sponsors and exhibitors, who will have the possibility to connect and interact throughout the whole conference.
This fifth edition of the ESGC will feature keynote speeches and presentations delivered by high-level speakers and key energy professionals from all over the world, and will include insightful panel discussions that cover the most pressing topics of the energy storage sector, from an international perspective.
On Day 1, “Policy Day,” engage in the debate on the most pressing challenges faced by the development of energy storage with EU policymakers, national regulatory authorities and speakers; share best practices and discuss a fair market design and regulatory framework; learn about the rules that will govern your projects in the upcoming years.
Day 2, “Market Day,” is the day to share and gain insight from experts' innovative business cases, investments, emerging markets, major trends and storage applications. Acquire knowledge on what future business cases will look like.
On Day 3, “Technology Day,” discover the latest developments in cutting-edge energy storage technologies, from next-generation battery storage to hybrid energy storage applications. Day 3 will feature in-depth, technical discussions with leading experts driving storage technology development.
A 100% hybrid event
Connect with others either on-site, through various networking opportunities and activities, such as the networking coffee breaks and lunches, the Opening Dinner and Gala Dinner, but as well as online, by booking virtual meetings with other participants. If you plan on attending the conference through the virtual event platform, the hybrid format will enable you to cut down on travel and accommodation costs and will offer you a variety of international networking opportunities, regardless of where you are located. Engage in the online discussion chat rooms and share your perspective and projects with others. You can join any session, vote in online polls, send in questions and follow specific topics from the comfort of your home – so relax, sit back and enjoy the event!
It’s your time to shine
Prioritise your goals for the event in advance: what do you aim to get out of the Energy Storage Global Conference? With whom would you like to meet or interact? Review the programme and identify the topics that interest you the most and have a look at the list of speakers.
Follow the conference's Twitter account and hashtag, #ESGC2022, on social media: this will enable you to identify others who plan on attending the conference and receive live updates related to the event.
Prepare your elevator pitch: if you don’t yet have an elevator pitch, we strongly advise you to draft one before attending the conference. You also might want to prepare some questions for participants and speakers related to the programme or topics you would like further developed.
Take photos and tag those you meet in your social media posts: according to various online sources, over 80% of business cards are thrown away in less than a week. Consequently, when it comes to events, photos posted on social media can help you expand your network by facilitating connections with those you meet at the conference, and will allow you to more easily reach out to those you have met once the conference has ended.
Set an out of office automatic reply: let your co-workers and acquaintances know what you are up to and share the resources and contacts gained during the conference. Not only will they see you as an expert with an incredible network, but this will also encourage them to share with you their knowledge and contacts gained from other events they attend.
Keep the conversation going: once you’ve extended your network with contacts acquired during the conference, make sure the conversation doesn’t end once the event is over. Join the networking events, either online or offline, or both, during and after the conference; the online event platform, exhibitor booths and video recordings of the conference will remain accessible up to at least 30 days after the event – the sky is the limit!
For more information about the conference, visit www.esgc.org.