We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience at EE Global – so we are pleased to announce the addition of two side meetings on May 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 am, directly before the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon. These meetings are a chance to hear from other organizations and take a deeper dive into the critical issues facing the energy efficiency sector. Check out the current lineup:

10YFP/C2E2/UNEP-DTU How Can Energy Efficiency Contribute to More Sustainable Tourism? 

May 11, 9:00 to 10:30 am 

Travel and tourism accounted for about 10% global GDP in 2014. The tourism sector—primarily comprising of hotels, resorts, leisure travel and restaurants—provides an array of opportunities to reduce energy consumption, often through simple upgrades and adjustments. The opportunities for energy efficiency in the tourism sector are cross-cutting, covering buildings, transport, food processing, green procurement practices and waste reduction. The panel will unveil the opportunities in these sectors, the barriers, and how they can be overcome. Special focus will be on policies and frameworks needed, opportunities for financing, and examples of best practices that can be replicated and scaled up. The deliberations are expected to indicate how energy efficiency can be a driving force to make tourism sustainable.

EEP Driving Energy Productivity & Security: A Holistic Discussion on Industrial Energy Management  

May 11, 9:00 to 11:00 am 

Enhancing advancement in industrial energy efficiency is a global challenge that promises great rewards in the form of increased competitiveness, economic growth, greater resilience and energy security, cleaner air and fewer emissions. When assessed holistically, it is clear that climate concerns like air quality close factories and volatile power supply or difficult energy access burdens industrial productivity. Lowering emissions and mitigating climate change are as pressing as securing companies against external shocks in price and demand. The most promising way to accomplish these goals is by utilizing structured approaches to analyze, implement and monitor progress, including through energy management systems. Hosted by the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP), this session will explore the strategies, solutions and obstacles on the way to increasing the harvest of energy efficiency potentials in the producing industry.