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The Future of Energy & Environment at Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Europe

- There is an urgent need for business model innovation to win the challenges that the next few years will present

LONDON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of the Energy & Environment industry will be discussed during Frost & Sullivan's congress GIL 2014: Europe that returns to London for its sixth consecutive year on Wednesday 14th May at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. In a session entirely dedicated to the Energy & Environment markets Frost & Sullivan's industry thought leaders will share their views and present the key trends driving the sector in Europe and beyond.

Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Director, Partner John Raspin explains: "The Energy & Environment industry has witnessed massive levels of technology innovation in the past decade, accompanied by unprecedented levels of convergence. But meanwhile, energy management is not as 'smart' as it could be because business models have not kept up with the pace of change - this is where the next wave of innovation is needed."

According to Frost & Sullivan, there is an urgent need for business model innovation that is currently happening but only sporadically.  "Clever companies are waking up to it," adds Mr Raspin. "Performance contracting is driving investment in energy efficiency; virtual power plants and demand response are enabling smart grid realisation. However, more is needed and the future winners will be determined by their response now."

The UK is projected by the Bank of England to be the fastest growing economy in the West by the end of 2014. How can industry leaders leverage this growth and make their businesses successful?  The congress will try to answer this and many more questions, and to shed some light over the next few years.

The congress will kick off at 9 am with a welcome address by the Head of UK Operations, Partner Gary Jeffery followed by an inspiring keynote by EIA Partner & Director Dorman Followwill.

Highlights will include: The New Mega Trends - Macro to Micro Opportunities for Future Business, Cultures, and Personal Lives by Partner Sarwant Singh; Global Smart City Market – A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity by 2020, Industry Convergence Trends and Workshop, Exploring the Vortex of Innovation Driving New Concepts, Products and Services, and the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence Awards Banquet.

Frost & Sullivan will also present its multi Award-winning consultative sales and management development programme, Helix, that enabled a major European company to deliver an 18.5 percent increase in gross margin through a re-energised sales force focused on selling value. 

This annual one-day congress is part of Frost & Sullivan's exclusive GIL community that represents a worldwide network of over 5,000 senior executives.

For attending Frost & Sullivan's congress, or to inquire about sponsorship and media partnership opportunities, please send an e-mail to Chiara Carella, Corporate Communications, at [email protected]

Frost & Sullivan's Global GIL Community continues to be the industry's only resource that supports CEOs and their management teams in critical decision-making, offering tools that help industry leaders in achieving the three essential objectives of Growth, Innovation and Leadership. GIL 2014: Europe will provide CEOs and their growth teams an opportunity not just to attend GIL, but to actually experience it.


GIL 2014: Europe
Royal Garden, Kensington, in London
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
14 May 2014

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organisation prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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