Click here to view this email in your browser   September 2014
Dear Readers,
 
The new European Commission’s President team of Jean-Claude Juncker has been announced before some days.
 
An important and good news is that energy is at the top of the EU agenda. The President has ambitions to reform and reorganise Europe’s energy policy in a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.
 
The EU has a leading position in developing renewable energies, but to maintain this position it needs an ambitious, stable and predictable regulatory framework. Last week the European Council calls for 30% Renewables target by 2030 instead the 27%.
 
Autumn is also a season when the events on energy issues run across, presenting new technologies and linking thousands of industry stakeholders.
 
Although the 11th edition of Energy Efficiency and Renewables Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe will be held in 2015, we are pleased to introduce the latest news about its preparation.
 
Have a nice reading,
Via Expo Team
 
 
 
 
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The Exhibition
If you are interested to extend your market share in South-East Europe and connect with local industry players, join the EE & RE 2015:
 
Be among the Early Birds and you will get:
- 10% area discount till 1st October 
- Better exhibition stand location
- High visibility of your brand through extra promotional opportunities

 
The Conference
 
EUROHEAT & POWER will organize the session ‘The Future of District Energy in the EU’. The keynote speakers will make an overview on the EU priorities and trends, they will also examine the role of the local actions for development of efficiency/renewables on the heating/cooling market.
 
 
 
Supporting Partner
Euroheat & Power works for energy supply in balance with ecology, promoting the advantages of CHP/DHC in general and the use of renewable energies to preserve primary energies in particular, and pursues international measures to enhance innovation and the further development of the sector.

Activities include

- Monitoring of, and contributions to, legislative initiatives of the European Union
- Image building for better understanding of DHC
- Market research and analysis
- Technical guidance documents and transfer of best practice
- Technology platform to enhance R&D and initiate international projects.
 
 
 
Media Partner
BE-Sustainable is a source of news, information and resources on biomass, bioenergy and the bioeconomy. It is an event media parnter.

The acknowledged importance of bioenergy in the current and future energy scenario as well as the emerging role of the  bio-based economy, are fuelling a global and lively debate on the challenges and the opportunities offered by the use of biomass resources for the transition to a low carbon economy. This site is an effort to contribute to this debate by bringing as much science and fact-based content to a wide audience of readers inside and outside the biomass community, as well as to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge in the interest of progress and development of a sustainable biomass sector.

BE-Sustainable is also a magazine published quarterly and available in printed and electronic version.
 
Bioenergy in the “State of Renewable Energy” in Europe - 38% of jobs, 37% of turnover in renewable energy are generated by bioenergy. To read the article please see the May issue of  BE-Sustainable  here.
 
 
 
EE & RE 2015 will be promoted for the first time at KAVALAEXPO, Greece
 
Via Expo uses various communication tools and performs different activities in order to bring together exhibitors and professional visitor audience from Souht-East Europe at EE & RE 2015. We are glad to announce that we will participate at KAVALAEXPO, organized by the Chamber of Kavala.
 
We will have an opportunity to make a good pre-event promotion of ‘Energy Efficiency & Renewables’ 2015 not only to the general public, large and medium companies from Greece and the wider Balkan region, but also to exhibiting companies working in the field of renewables, energy conservation and services, construction, HVAC, etc.
 
The exhibition scope of KAVALAEXPO includes: products, services, technology and ideas.
26 September - 1 October, 2014,  Exhibition Center Apostolos Mardiris, Kavala, Greece
 
 
Organizer
The Chamber of Kavala is a public law, legal entity that was originally founded in 1918.  It has over 11.000 members including small and medium sized manufacturing companies, commercial enterprises, handicrafts companies, large industries, as well as professionals and service-oriented companies.  Tourism and export companies represent a large percentage of our membership.

The Chamber is an important support mechanism for trade, industry and the professions in its area of jurisdiction and oftentimes it uses its stakeholder influence in the government decision-making process on matters relevant to the business world. In most cases the Chamber collaborates with local or regional authorities, but oftentimes interventions are coordinated with national authorities.

Yet another important function assumed by the Chamber, and one of particular relevance to the business world, is its consultative and information services provided to small and medium sized enterprises. Examples of this are the supply of information on subsidies, grants, development laws, EU legislation, and even information on export markets or possible new sources of supply for raw materials. Also, information is supplied on company law in other countries and on international trade rules and regulations. As of January 2008, the Chamber of Kavala is a member of the EU sponsored Enterprise Europe Network supporting SME competitiveness and innovation.
 

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