Enel Foundation and Clarion Energy (part of Clarion Events) today unveiled their global partnership strengthening. The Italian based non-profit is named as exclusive Global Knowledge Partner for Clarion Energy’s 2020 worldwide series of Utility Week and POWERGEN events, recently rebranded as Enlit.
The partnership will see Enel Foundation actively supporting Enlit Europe, taking place in Milan in October 27-29, 2020, involving more than 20,000 visitors, 1,000 exhibitors and 500 speakers expected. Visitors to Enlit Europe in Milan will enjoy a truly inspirational and immersive experience with content created and curated specifically for tomorrow’s new energy professionals with the scientific support of Enel Foundation. Milan will also host a Youth COP against climate change in October, gathering young people from all over the world for a two-day preparatory event for COP26 in Glasgow.
João Duarte, Deputy Director of Enel Foundation, underlined, “We will provide scientific support to define, reinforce and validate the direction of Enlit Europe’s program, with research-based knowledge to help navigate the sector convergence brought by the energy transition and the challenges of making it just for all”.
Enlit Europe director Paddy Young commented, “From source to generation, to grid to the consumer, the boundaries of the sector are blurring, and this evolution is being shaped by established players, external disruptors, innovative start-ups and the increasingly engaged end-user. Enlit will bring together all of these influencers to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones, and inspire the next generation to join the journey.”
Ahead of Enlit Europe in Milan, the Enel Foundation’s Global Knowledge Partner deal will once again extend to Clarion’s flagship African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa taking place in Cape Town, May 12-14. The leading exhibition and conference for the African power, energy and water industry is celebrating its 20th edition and over 10,000 industry professionals from over 80 countries are expected to join and connect over three days. The event features a high-level conference program attended by more than 300 people and free-to-attend Knowledge Hub seminars in the exhibition area.
In addition to reinforcing the connection between industry, academia and research institutions, Enel Foundation will join the Advisory Committees or Impact Circles of the events and deliver keynote addresses at the events. With particular emphasis on engaging new generations and emerging leaders, the Foundation will support the event’s innovation programme “Initiate!”, as part of the mentors and panel of judges.
Enlit (formerly known as European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe) is organised by Clarion Energy, which is part of Clarion Events, and with over 30 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, is one of Clarion’s largest portfolios.