10. Event News
Surge in registrations as EcoProcura start date nears
With three weeks left until the EcoProcura 2014 conference, the number of participants is increasing daily, with many attracted by the combination of varied topics, high-profile speakers and experts, networking opportunities and social events. Taking place from 24-26 September 2014, the conference programme provides a full overview of the opportunities on offer.
Highlights include plenaries, sub-plenaries and parallel sessions focusing on specific procurement topics, as well as the Market Lounge, which provides a place for informal networking related to sustainable and innovation procurement topics. At the Meet Your Buyer session, delegates will take part in a unique sustainability networking event, at which public procurement experts can meet with over 200 public buyers committed to sustainability and innovation.
To register, click here.
Mayors in Action tutoring scheme offers training and networking opportunities
The Mayors in Action project is offering in-depth training on the monitoring and implementation of sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs) to project coordinators and supporters. The training, which kicks off the Mayors in Action tutoring scheme, will take place from 2-3 October in Barcelona (Spain).
The first day will cover topics including funding mechanisms, tutoring and learning from current projects, as well as providing participants with a chance to build links with each other and share their own experiences and expertise. The second day will consist of a technical visit to the Local Energy Agency of Osona, which aims to help municipalities manage energy consumption, promote renewable energy sources and improve energy efficiency.
The Agency also manages public lighting, develops and cooperates on energy-related campaigns with other agencies, and gives technical support to local authorities on the introduction of renewable energy. Participants are asked to confirm that they wish to attend the technical visit as places are limited. Coordinators and supporters entering the tutoring schemes will be given priority.
For more information, click Mayors in Action events page.
Local Renewables 2014 offers expert advice on district energy
The Local Renewables Conference 2014, taking place in Freiburg and Lörrach (Germany) from 22-24 October, provides an opportunity for participants to discuss the key role of the local level in fighting energy instability through shifting to more sustainable means of energy production. Local government representatives, local decision-makers, urban planners and energy experts will have the chance to learn more about innovative approaches to embracing clean energy.
The RESCUE Project (REnewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) will hold a workshop on district energy at Local Renewables, which will explore best practice examples of district heating and cooling, useful methods of conducting feasibility studies, and garner input from relevant experts. Early bird fees are still available and places are limited, so early registration is recommended to ensure a ticket.
For more information, read the conference programme or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.