11 highlights you won’t want to miss at InstallerSHOW 2024

At the end of June, elemental will once again be at InstallerSHOW at the NEC for three days. Here, Lucy Dixon picks the features and content that you will NOT want to miss.

The show has grown again this year, featuring 10 content streams to entertain and educate our expected 20,000 visitors. It’s a good idea to make a note of your must-see sessions and attractions so you don’t miss anything in all the activity, and make sure you wear comfy shoes as you’ll certainly be getting your steps in to make the most of what the show has to offer.

In no particular order, here are 11 highlights of this year’s InstallerSHOW 2024 that you should add to your schedule:

  • Chris Skidmore talking net zero

Taking to the stage at 11am on opening day, in our new elemental Arena, will be Chris Skidmore – the author of the Mission Zero report who resigned from government in response to Rishi Sunak’s bill to allow new oil and gas licences to be issued. He’ll be joined by industry experts Yselkla Farmer (BEAMA) and Ian Rippin (MCS) to talk about what needs to be done to get to net zero, particularly in the built environment.

  • Deborah Meaden talking sustainable business

Staying in the elemental Arena, also on 25th June, we have business leader Deborah Meaden in conversation with host Philippa Forrester. They’ll be discussing why sustainability is crucial for business growth.

  • Get Retro Fit

We’re collaborating with the National Retrofit Hub to deliver a variety of content aimed to support retrofit – including several sessions at this year’s InstallerSHOW. Head to the Housing Hub on 26th June to hear more about the initiative.

  • Get Connected

We have a theatre dedicated to the electrification of heat and buildings this year – do head along to Get Connected to watch informative seminars on smart heat pumps, heat loss calculations, battery storage and more.

  • Climate solutions

Another new theatre for 2024 – this is where you’ll be able to hear inspiring talks on heating and cooling for bigger buildings, as well as a line-up on Wednesday 26th for World Refrigeration Day. And on 27th June, TV’s Rachel Riley will be joining a panel of women to talk about careers in STEM, covering both the challenges and the opportunities.

  • Networking events

Staying in the Climate Solutions theatre, there is a networking lunch for women working in the heating and cooling sectors on 27th, immediately after the panel. It’s not the only networking event of course – there will also be drinks with the National Retrofit Hub at 4pm in Housing Hub on 26th. Do stay tuned to our social feeds (and the show website) for news of all the opportunities to meet others working on similar projects, exchange ideas and socialise.

  • Find out about net zero in your region

The Midlands Net Zero Hub came to show last year – and they had such a good time they’re bringing all the other Local Net Zero Hubs in 2024. They’re speaking throughout the show at different theatres, and can also be found in the Housing Hub showcasing some of the fantastic work each region is doing to support net zero.

  • Hear from the energy innovators

Back in the elemental Area, we have a must-watch discussion featuring Greg Jackson from Octopus Energy, Guy Newey from Energy Systems Catapult, Aadil Qureshi from Heat Geek and Martin Fahey from Mitsubishi Electric – head over there at 11am on 27th to hear what might be in store from these innovators.

  • Lord Callanan’s keynote

Lord Callanan will be giving a speech on Wednesday 26th, he’s likely to talk about the take-up of heat pumps and the decarbonisation of heat – get a seat in the elemental Arena at 1pm to hear what he has to say.

  • New areas to discover

We have so much new content this year – I’ve already mentioned some of the theatres, but do make sure you also check out Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms, with a feature on the kitchen of the future, where sustainability and future-proofing for an ageing population go hand in hand. Also in this space, we’ll have an entertaining session with Jay Rayner on the evolution of the home kitchen and over on the bathroom stage, we’ll be in conversation with Linda Barker.

  • Heat Geek

My final highlight is the Heat Geek stand – it really will be one of the busiest and most interesting parts of the show. They’ll be talking about everything from leveraging smart tariffs to fixing inefficient installs, plus revealing a new partnership for the first time, so do have a look at their timetable of content and make sure you get to as many sessions as you can!

InstallerSHOW 2024 is running 25 to 27 June at the NEC. It is free to attend, including parking. Register for FREE tickets here: installer-2024-splash.reg.buzz