Uniper Energy Services & Engineering down under! Reflection on Power+Utilities Week Australia
At the recent Power + Utilities Week Australia 2019, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, the combined Energy Services and Engineering Team had the chance to present Uniper's offerings to the Australian market for the 1st time at a specialized fair. Part of the Clarion family of events, which includes PowerGen Europe, PowerGen Asia and PowerGen International, Power+Utilities Australia is a s a unique industry Conference and free-to-attend trade Expo focused on the power supply chain from end to end – addressing industry wide and Australia wide solutions for the future of an industry disrupted by transformation.
The Uniper team consisted of Dave Potter - Director of Products & Solutions, Doug Waters - Director Energy Services Global, Pete Davies - Head of Digital Engineering Solutions, Giresh Prabhat - Regional Director for APAC, and Vedran Kusljugic - Product Marketing Manager for Enerlytics. The focus was to present Enerlytics and Energy Services business to the Australian market. The team was also joined at the stand by representatives of HRL Technology Group Pty Ltd, a local engineering consultancy with a similar pedigree to Unipers on UTG Ltd. With their help, we hope to identify a number of opportunities in the Australian market that we will pursue together given our mutually beneficial capabilities. To that end, Uniper has also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the representatives of HRL to work on those opportunities together.
At P+U, Uniper was present with not only a stand; a 36sqm stand positioned strategically for maximum exposure, making it one of the largest stands at the event; but also as one of the Gold Sponsors of the event. By being one of the sponsors, as well as being a sponsor of the Business Matching & Meeting Lounge, we aimed to make Uniper's presence at the fair itself all-encompassing, with the ultimate aim being to increase the awareness of the Uniper and Enerlytics brands in the Australian market. Furthermore, Pete Davies had the chance to speak on the topic of "Getting Value from Digital Technology in Generation" in front of a well visited audience.
The event itself, which lasted two days, was much smaller (in terms of size of the venue where it was taking place, duration and the amount of exhibitors present) than the other events in the Clarion family, and as such was not as visited as the other ones. Nonetheless, our initial goal; increasing the awareness of Uniper in Australia, as well as demonstrating our long-term commitment to the Australian market; has been met, and as such, we will again be present at the event for the 2020 edition. Furthermore, the signing of the strategic partnership with HRL, means that we are now able to explore the Australian market for opportunities for both the Energy Service and Enerlytics business.
Up next for the team is the PowerGen Asia show from 3rd to 5th of September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Stay tuned!