Energy Industry & Smart Cities delegation



The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, SPIRIT Slovenia, Ministry of Economic development and technology, Managers’ Association and Center of Energy Efficiency Solutions are organising a business delegation to London:

Energy Industry & Smart Cities

London, 29-30 November 2018


It will be an opportunity to see best practices and innovations in the energy industry and smart cities sectors. UK companies will have an opportunity to network with potential clients and business partners from Slovenia.

Thursday, 29 November (optional)

8am-5pm Visit to Centrax gas turbines, Newton Abbot (flight to Bristol on 28 November)
We invite you to visit the world-famous engineering company Centrax, which manufactures generators for gas turbines, which are used in the power plant by heat plants, manufacturers of ceramic products, food industry and others.
3-5.30pm Visit of THE CRYSTAL – one of the WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, Siemens initiative 

Are you interested in the future of cities? 

The Crystal in London is home to the world’s largest EXHIBITION ON THE FUTURE OF CITIES and one of the most sustainable buildingand conference venues in the world. 
Siemens opened the Crystal in 2012 as a global hub for debate on sustainable living and development as well as on the topic of URBANIZATION TRENDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES. 

The Crystal sets the BENCHMARK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN. It is a fully electric building that uses solar energy and a ground source heat pump to produce its own energy. The latest state-of-the-art Siemens technologies for more efficient and sustainable buildings are presented there. The building includes rainwater collection, black water cleaning, solar heating and automated building management systems. Crystal is part of the URBAN SUSTAINABILITY CENTER project developed by Siemens in cooperation with the city authorities in London.

3-4pm Meeting with British Chambers of Commerce
Meet the UK's largest chamber business network, which has 53 accredited Chambers representing tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, which employ almost six million people across the UK. We will organise an informal meeting to discuss international trade and links between Slovenia and the UK.


Friday, 30 November

Energy Industry & Smart cities conference, Lloyds of London, London City


Keynote speech
Campbell Keir, Director energy & infrastructure, Department for International trade

“Managing Risk in the Energy sector”
Francis Lobo, head of oil & gas engineering, Canopius at Lloyd’s

“Trends in the development of the Block chain technology in the European energy sector”
Trevor Neil, director, Beta Group

“Future of energy trade, integration of renewables & their impact on the energy market”
Matthew Monverde, Vice president – Generating Fuels, at Argus Media

“Cost, impact & Complexing of Crossrail project”
Ross Dentten, Crossrail; Andrew Rhodes, Bentley Systems

10.30-11am Coffee break, networking & tour of Lloyd’s of London Building

Lloyd’s of London is the world’s greatest insurance market. The building is a leading example of great world class architecture. It was designed by the architect company Richard Rogers and Partners (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) and built between 1978 and 1986. The building is innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, ductwork, electrical power conduits and water pipes on the outside, leaving an uncluttered space inside. It was used as a location in several films.
11.00-11.45am Round table: “The future of energy in the light of global changes”
Ana Stanič, Principal at E&A Law
Colin Hutchinson, Chief Executive at Ascent Resources
Gregor Novak, SunContract
Hinko Šolinc, Acting Director General, Energy Directorate, The Ministry of infrastructure
11.45am-12.30pm Round table: “Smart cities for a more livable future”
Miloš Stefanovič, Managing Director at Citi
Julie Alexander, Urban Development Director at the CoC cities in London
Aleksander Zalaznik, Senior Vice President, Commercial Controls, Danfoss heating segment
8pm British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Gala

Participation fee:

  • 170 GBP/person + VAT for the UK companies attending the programme*
  • 270 eur/person + VAT

*The fee for the UK companies does not include Christmas gala ticket for Friday evening. Companies can purchase it separately.


Združenje Manager
Bentley Institute

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