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The homes and buildings industry is full of huge opportunities for different tier-level participants. Disruptors and deeply entrenched participants are competing in terms of business models, technology-based product offerings, and price. Therefore, it is necessary for participants to understand growth opportunities, technologies transforming the industry, companies to watch, and potential business models to stay competitive in the industry. This outlook will help participants understand the dynamics of the industry while focusing on key market developments.
Recent research has uncovered that consumers fall into one of four categories of eating style - crunchers, chewers, smooshers or suckers.
According to the research, chewers enjoy a prolonged chewing action, crunchers like the sound and feeling of a hard bite, smooshers enjoy manipulating soft food in their mouths, and suckers enjoy extracting as much flavour as possible.
We can help food companies use these findings to improve formulations and their front-of-pack messaging. By understanding each eating style, manufacturers can develop more successful products. In this webinar, we focus on yoghurts to show you how you can use these innovative insights.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
•The importance of Sensory Experience to consumers
•The differences in eating styles
•New consumers insights in yoghurts which you can use to develop your products
•Ingredion’s texture capabilities and expertise
Research shows that today’s consumers want great-tasting foods and beverages that offer enhanced nutrition and clean labels. They’re also looking for plant-based protein and sustainably sourced ingredients. Pulses help you meet these hot consumer trends—and we see their use in formulations skyrocketing. But when should you leverage their natural, beany flavor profile and when should you choose a clean-taste version? Get consumer insights and formulation tips in this pulse-focused webinar.
We will be running a special webinar on 31st March at 10 a.m.
Non-commodity charges are going up and are becoming a bigger part of your energy bills. The expert team from British Gas will join Chief Reporter, Pri Shrestha to discuss what’s changing and how you can start to alleviate these charges.
Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the environment and is keen to improve the way the organisation manages water and reduce the impacts it has on the local water environment.
Mark will discuss how to baseline and monitor water and then look at wider aspects of water including the deregulation happening in April. We will be joined by Jodi Robinson, VAS Operations Manager at Water Plus. She is knowledgeable in water efficient products and building tailored Water Management strategies to suit individual requirements. Jodi has over 15 years working in various consultancy and project managements positions.
A big thank you for Fit for the Future helping to pull this all together.
As one of the few plant-based, sustainable, high-quality proteins, pulses have gained widespread attention in recent years. The United Nations designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. In this webinar, you’ll see how pulse flours and proteins compare to other commonly used flours and proteins. You’ll also learn how to leverage pulses’ functional and textural benefits and how to overcome formulation challenges. Case studies will highlight protein enhancement, allergen replacement (including gluten-free products) and cost savings across a variety of application areas—from bakery, snacks and pastas to dairy, soups, sauces and dressings. Discover how to meet demand for plant-based protein in deliciously differentiated foods and beverages with pulses. Register today.
In the last instalment of the Ingredion cheese series you heard from our experts on the direction the industry is taking, the challenges they continue to face and the growing trends in cheese consumption globally. In this upcoming webinar we will now focus on how Ingredion is bringing innovation to address your biggest cheese challenges. Learn about how we design and develop ingredient solutions based on industry needs that can be combined with our proprietary understanding of consumer eating style preferences leading to finished products that will delight a broader consumer base. Register now.
As the clean label trend continues to grow globally, you will need every advantage to stay ahead. Get the latest insights into what defines “clean and simple” labels for consumers in Asia Pacific, who are looking for products that are “natural,” less processed, and free from chemicals and other undesirable ingredients.
Key highlights include:
• Understand the food label landscape in Asia Pacific
• Learn how consumers in Asia Pacific perceive Clean Label across food categories
• Translate clean label into consumer language for positioning opportunities
What do those terms really mean, and how can you make them add value?
“Clean label” and “simple label” are terms we hear used every day in our industry, yet most consumers have never heard of them. The trend toward clean and simple is now global and a major challenge for processed food manufacturers, but the indicators used to analyze the trend can be misleading. Drawing on deep consumer and manufacturer research, this webinar addresses what “clean label” and “simple label” really mean for consumers, how the two terms differ, and how we can most effectively market them.
In 2015 National Grid launched its Power Responsive campaign to help deliver Demand Side Response (DSR) at scale by 2020.
Join this webinar at 2pm on Thursday, 17th March to find out why and how your business can benefit.
You’ll hear from:
•Paul Lowbridge, Power Responsive Programme Manager at National Grid
•Chris Kimmett, Commercial Manager at Open Energi
•Martyn Newton, University of East Anglia
•Glyn Lee, East of England Co-op
They will share their expertise and experience of Demand Side Response, providing you with an overview of:
•How our energy system is changing and the role of DSR
•The different types of DSR
•How to develop a DSR strategy
•Challenges and lessons learnt from implementing DSR
The dramatic decline in oil prices at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 is having major implications for the sector and the wider economy.
The presentation will cover:
· Slowdown in upstream investment - What will it mean for E&Ps and oilfield service companies?
· M&A activity - Will lower prices drive deal making?
· Downstream surges to the fore - Can players take advantage to drive longer-term gains?
· Impact of these changes so far and the potential developments in 2016.
Sophie Longmate of Walgreens Boots Alliance looks at the psychology of people to drive greater engagement around energy savings and share with you the journey that Boots has been on surrounding this topic.
The Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will come in to force from 2018, but property firms must start taking action now to meet them in time. By April 2018 all rented properties in the non-domestic sector with an F & G rated building will need to be improved to be rented out - and from April 2023 all existing commercial lettings will also need to be improved.
Are the rules for D & E rated properties going to change? What can businesses do now to get ready? What is the value opportunity for agents and tenants?
Join energy property experts Inenco Group for a webinar on how the changes brought about through MEPS will enable energy efficiency and cost savings to be achieved.
Amongst other things, you’ll gain:
An improved understanding of MEPS and an update on the current rules
Expert Advice on what you should be doing today in order to be ready for MEPS
An understanding on how to turn a legislation into a cost reduction
Tips on using MEPS to increase the property's appeal by reducing energy costs
The latest government consultation on energy efficiency taxes is now open: Treasury, BIS (Department for Business Innovation & Skills) and DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) are working together to consult on and review the existing energy efficiency tax framework, which could streamline taxes and reduce the administrative burden on businesses.
The government plans – ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’ – is aiming to simplify energy tax and reporting schemes, and improve the effectiveness of policy in realising cost-effective energy and carbon savings. The proposals on the table are:
Scrapping the CRC and creating one CCL-type consumption tax for businesses
Creating one single reporting framework, bringing together elements of the different schemes that businesses currently comply with into one ESOS-style scheme
Potentially introducing new financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest in energy efficiency measures
Between now and November 9th businesses are being invited to share their views and opinions on proposed changes to the business energy efficiency tax landscape to help shape its reform.
What do the changes mean for businesses? Who will be the winners and the losers? How can businesses get involved?
Join BIS and energy experts Inenco Group for a webinar on the changes proposed, the impact on business and why you should get involved.
Amongst other things, you’ll gain:
An improved understanding of the review
An understanding on how the changes proposed will impact your business
With renewable electricity now attracting a premium, why should businesses pay more for it? Join our webinar to learn about how to report lower carbon emissions and demonstrate your environmental commitments by opting for a renewable supply. Our sustainability experts will explain GreenHouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 carbon reporting which enables you to report the emissions of your specific tariff – making it crucial to know where your renewable electricity comes from. We will also talk about measures being introduced to improve transparency around renewables and associated carbon emissions, to make it easier for businesses to buy renewable electricity and know they are getting the full benefits from their choices.
According the US Energy Information Administration, shale gas will provide half of the United States’ domestic gas by 2035. Shale gas is also well developed in Canada and being developed in South America and China. The economic benefits of shale are likely to cause other countries to look at this energy source. But shale gas is extracted by hydraulic fracturing which frees the gas from the tight shale and is different in scale and technique from more traditional ways of extracting oil and gas. What can local people expect from these sorts of operations and what do local planners, environmental engineers and health professionals need to know?
In this webinar, Mike Stephenson will consider five important issues: noise and visual impact, truck traffic, air quality, groundwater contamination and induced earthquakes. He will look at the reasons why they occur, the effects they have, and aspects of their regulation – all explained in simple non-technical language.
Prof. Mike Stephenson is Chief Scientist at the British Geological Survey. He has advised the UK government on shale gas and carbon capture and storage issues, and spoken at parliamentary events including at the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs. He has also contributed to debates at the UK Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, and the European Parliament.
The residential water treatment equipment (RWTE) market in Asia-Pacific is fueled by growing concern about potable water condition and increasing awareness on various associated benefits that water treatment equipment claims to provide. Market revenue and unit shipment will grow between 7 to 8% annually until 2020. Southeast Asia brings the highest growth in APAC’s RWTE market.
Global investment in the renewable energy (RE) market exceeded $300 billion in 2014, at a 16% growth rate over 2013. Biomass and waste-to-energy (WTE) projects saw more than $8 billion worth of investment in 2014. With rising primary energy needs, Southeast Asia is experiencing power turbulence across most of its economically backward regions, indicating a heightened need to implement RE projects for better energy security. There is an urgent need for effective waste management spurring the growth of biomass and waste-to-power projects in Southeast Asia.
•Understand the potential of biomass in the region and countries that would take the lead.
•Government support in the form of regulations and policy framework will provide the much needed push.
•What are the best practices and key success factors for increasing biomass power projects in the region?
•How will the market change with the application of new technologies to treat biomass and waste?
Smart grid has emerged as a fast-growing area in the past five years. However, it is not one big market; it is an amalgamation of different sectors, technologies, products, and components. Installation of smart meters is considered the first step toward smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well under way, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. However, there are other growth areas, beyond smart meters, that are interesting for U.S. companies to invest into.
For example, the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps U.S. companies expand their exports to overseas markets. Around the world, 1,400 Commercial Service officers promote U.S. business interests abroad. In this briefing find out what the company can do to support export objectives in the smart grid space.
This analyst briefing also will highlight and discuss the opportunities that exist for the US companies within the European smart grid market, including a special offer available to those interested in European Utility Week, the largest and most comprehensive Smart utility event in Europe. About 10,000 visitors and 450 solution providers will do business, network and share best practices in Vienna this year.
The term Smart City is gaining momentum the world over, but does that mean that cities are becoming “smarter” or just looking to improve their image? What does it truly mean to be a “smart” city? And is it resonating with their residents, businesses and visitors? This briefing will look into how the smallest changes approaching city services can have a big impact on everything from security to energy and traffic to urban revitalization
Reasons to Attend:
- To understand key challenges cities are facing in the face of issues such as urbanization, environmental responses and new technologies
- To examine new ways cities are integrating smarter solutions to address seemingly unrelated services, for better quality of life and a higher tax base
- To explore how suppliers can provide comprehensive solutions to such a fragmented market
Connected homes are prime examples of innovative applications of technology meant to enable enriched lifestyle experiences for consumers. However, allowing third parties an open access to home networks to deliver these experiences exposes both the consumer and service providers to the potential vulnerabilities of cyberspace. It is critical to understand that cyber threats require collective responsibility and accountability sharing from all stakeholders involved.
This briefing will deliberate upon the issue of cybersecurity as it pertains to the connected home environment. An expert panel comprising members of Frost & Sullivan, connected home technology leaders, and a consumer privacy advocate will provide advice and opinions with regard to addressing this disruptive trend. Industry participants will learn how to address the issue of cyber breach and maintain continued interest in living the connected experience.
- What factors are forcing change on power utilities businesses?
- Which regions are most at risk or undergoing the most rapid transformations?
- How are the most affected power utilities dealing with these threats?
- What are possible future business models for power utilities to retain strong market positions?
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.