• Louise Ryan

How time flies when you’re planning Ireland’s flagship energy event! With less than 24 hours to go and over 5,000 energy professionals expected over the two days, we have prepared 10 things you ought to know to get the most from your visit.

1.  Opening hours

Doors will open at 10am sharp on Wednesday morning and will close at 6pm. On Thursday, doors open at 9am and close at the earlier time of 5pm. You can access the event from the main front entrance of the RDS.

2.  Parking

If you are planning on driving, visitor parking will be in the Main Hall Car Park, located on Merrion Road, and in the Simmonscourt carpark which is a 5-minute walk from the Main Hall.

3.  The Energy Show app

This year, we have created a handy app to help you network more effectively, plan your day and get the most out of what the Energy Show has to offer. Key features include:

  • Connect with other attendees and exhibitors
  • Send messages to arrange short meetings 
  • Book a meeting pod
  • Plan your day effectively with the schedule to all our industry expert talks

Download the app
Go to www.energyshowapp.com

The app is also available on App store and Google Play by searching for Energy Show 2018. An access code has been already sent to all registered attendees - use this code as your login and all your details will be already populated.

4. Official launch of the show

Minister Denis Naughten will be officially launching the show at 12noon on Wednesday in the Electric Vehicle area of the Show.


5. SEAI stand

The SEAI stand is C9 and is located at the entrance of the hall. Please do take the opportunity to drop by and chat to us about what you are hoping to experience at the show. We will be more than happy to advise you on the most appropriate talks to attend and what demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day. We will also have hard copies of our key reports such as Energy in Ireland, Solar report, SME guide, a selection of lighting guides and much more.


6. Industry expert talks

Each year, one of the most in-demand features of the show is the Energy Theatre. Here, you will find out about the latest technologies, hear from industry experts and get involved in lively debates. You don’t have to book a place at the Energy Theatre, just make sure you get there early to grab a coveted seat! View the full Energy Theatre schedule.


7. Workshops and side events

Workshops and side events tend to book up well in advance. If the event you want to attend is booked out, join the waiting list as cancellations can happen on the day. To join the waiting list, email energyshowvisitors2018@conferencepartners.ie 

View the full schedule of workshops.

8. Book an electric car test drive

There are limited test drives still available; book your place behind the wheel. There are a wide range of electric cars on display over the two days, so do visit the area and chat to the experts about making the switch! Members of our behavioural economics team will also be there on the day to show you exactly how much money you could save on your commute by switching to an electric car. 


9. Product of the show

Make sure that you take time out of your busy schedule to swing by the Product of the Show awards. This year, we had a total of 82 submissions made across six awards’ categories. View the Product of the Show Shortlist to see who is in with a chance of winning! All winners will be announced after the judges conduct their final assessment at the Energy Show.


10. Meeting Pods

This year, we have a number of meeting pods that are available for you to use at your leisure. However, you will need to book a meeting time via the Energy Show App. Our meeting pods are ideal for short quiet meetings with potential suppliers.