Focus on smart solutions in the electrical industry


A major new event focusing on smart solutions in the electrical industry has been launched by Voltimum UK, in association with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). Entitled SMART TECH LIVE, the unique one-day seminar will help explain the commercial advantages the Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to electrical contractors.


SMART TECH LIVE is being held in Central London on May 27 this year. It provides an opportunity to learn about the smart technologies that are changing the lives of consumers across the world – as well as those of the contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who are designing, making, selling and installing them.


“Over the last few years the IoT has transformed the face of the electrical industry more than any development since the days of Thomas Edison, when electricity became an essential tool for modern life. Keeping track of the latest products and innovations, and making informed choices on which will be key for consumers and which might turn out to be expensive flashes in the pan, is increasingly time-consuming”, comments Eddie Embleton, MD Voltimum UK & Ireland .


Embleton continues: “The idea behind SMART TECH LIVE is that taking just one day out of a busy schedule can give you everything you need to know about the technologies that will be shaping the next few years. Industry experts will join the biggest manufacturers, associations and educators to guide you through the business opportunities available – making sure that by the time you leave at the end of the day you will have new expertise you can take advantage of straight away to boost your business and increase your bottom line.”


The event, which includes sessions about the rise of IoT, lighting, smart energy efficiency, and low impact housing, will be opened by ECA Chief Executive Steve Bratt.


Steve Bratt comments: “SMART TECH LIVE is the event for electrical and other building services engineering contractors who not only want to get ahead of the game, but who want to understand how the game is changing. Delegates are likely to gain valuable insights into which technologies are poised to shake up the domestic and commercial marketplace, and which will deliver the biggest business opportunities for contractors.


“With developments ranging from smart energy saving and renewables, to smart fire and security, new waves of home automation, smart remote actuation and the harnessing of ‘big data’, there’s probably never been a better opportunity for contractors to diversify their business, and find new and higher margin business”, Bratt concludes.


Key note speaker Jerry Hamilton of Tesla UK will describe his vision of the future and how energy storage will be pivotal to the radical changes in the next few years, and the day will conclude with an Industry Leaders’ Panel Discussion about training, business opportunities and security.


There will also be refreshments and opportunities for networking throughout the day.


Other speakers include: Christian Schiemann (ABB), Richard Hayward (Legrand), Paul Collins (NICEIC), Bob Harris (eco building developer), Leigh Bowen (50 Degrees North Architects), Steve Martin (ECA), and Simon Buddle (CEDIA).


Smart Tech Live takes place in the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, on May 27. Spaces are limited and cost £50 (free to ECA Members). To book your place, please click HERE.

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