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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, this year the three-day event will gather over 500 participants, sponsors and exhibitors, who will have the possibility to connect and interact throughout the whole conference.

The programme

This year’s edition 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 from around the globe; 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 insights 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 to which topics interest you the most, once it has been published, 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 about 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 conversations starters – but not just small-talk – prepare some questions for participants and speakers related to the programme or topics you would like further developed.

Take selfies 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, selfies can help you expand your network by facilitating connections with those you meet in-person at the conference or in 1:1 online discussions, 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 the knowledge and contacts 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 stagnate 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 30 days after the event – the sky is the limit!

For more information about the conference, visit www.esgc.org.

13.04.2022 / Press Releases

European Energy Security Needs Energy Storage

On 13 April, Breakthrough Energy, the European Association for Storage of Energy - EASE, Solar Power Europe, and Wind Europe signed an open letter calling on the European Commission to recognise energy storage’s crucial role for the security of energy supply in Europe.

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