Major industry event ‘Smart Tech Live’ set for May

Entitled Smart Tech Live, the unique one-day seminar will help explain the commercial advantages the Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to electrical contractors. 

Smart Tech Live is being held in Central London on May 27 this year. It provides an opportunity to learn about the smart technologies that are changing the lives of consumers across the world – as well as those of the contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who are designing, making, selling and installing them.

‘Over the last few years the IoT has transformed the face of the electrical industry more than any development since the days of Thomas Edison, when electricity became an essential tool for modern life. Keeping track of the latest products and innovations, and making informed choices on which will be key for consumers and which might turn out to be expensive flashes in the pan, is increasingly time-consuming’, comments Eddie Embleton, MD Voltimum UK & Ireland .

The event, which includes sessions about the rise of IoT, lighting, smart energy efficiency, and low impact housing, will be opened by ECA chief executive Steve Bratt.

Steve Bratt comments: ’With developments ranging from smart energy saving and renewables, to smart fire and security, new waves of home automation, smart remote actuation and the harnessing of ‘big data’, there’s probably never been a better opportunity for contractors to diversify their business, and find new and higher margin business’.

Key note speaker Jerry Hamilton of Tesla UK will describe his vision of the future and how energy storage will be pivotal to the radical changes in the next few years, and the day will conclude with an Industry Leaders’ Panel Discussion about training, business opportunities and security. 

There will also be refreshments and opportunities for networking throughout the day.

Smart Tech Live takes place in the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, on May 27. Spaces are limited and cost £50 (free to ECA Members). 


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