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Press release
The 2020 European Conference on Energy Transition: feedback and diversity in the SPIE programme

Paris, 27 January 2020 – SPIE ICS, SPIE Facilities, SPIE CityNetworks and the Tertiaire division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire will attend the European Conference on Energy Transition, which is being held in Bordeaux from 28 to 30 January. These SPIE France subsidiaries will therefore have the opportunity to present their expertise and achievements in terms of the energy and digital transition and promote gender balance in energy professions.

SPIE, key player in the energy transition

An unmissable event for the local communities, the European Conference on Energy Transition will be every bit as important for the French subsidiaries of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications. Every day, they provide innovative and practical solutions in the area of energy efficiency and performance and support a large number of local players with their expertise and commitment.

Bordeaux Métropole, a testing ground for Smart City

The achievements that will be shared include the “Smart Lights” project, which is run together with Bordeaux Métropole – Bordeaux’s metropolitan authority – in the Matmut-Atlantique district. In 2018, 500 sensors were installed on lights and other public facilities (sorting containers, litter bins and public buildings) in order to measure their energy consumption and how they operate. The objective for Bordeaux Métropole is to gain a better understanding of their use in order to improve efficiency and optimise costs. In time, adapting the amount of public lighting to the frequency with which passengers pass through an area will contribute towards energy savings, for example. Similarly, analysing sorting container fill rates will help to streamline waste collection rounds.

The European Conference on Energy Transition will also provide an opportunity to present the energy upgrade operations being carried out at the Bordeaux Municipal Library. This is a major focus for this site, which keeps priceless manuscripts, and it also presents a challenge for the teams upgrading the energy production systems on a site remaining open to the public.

Energy professions: gender balance on the agenda

During the Carrefour des métiers energy professions event being held as part of the Conference, representatives from SPIE France subsidiaries will share their vision of gender balance within the company. They will discuss the challenges associated with female representation in energy professions together with the Elles bougent association at a round-table debate. Partners since 2015, SPIE and Elles bougent share the same ambition: to increase the number of women in the workforce and to encourage female students at secondary schools and colleges to enter technical and engineering professions.

In addition to this specific challenge, the HR teams of the subsidiaries will use the job forum as an opportunity to present the 3,000 job and internship offers that will be made by SPIE France in 2020.


SPIE’s presence at the 2020 European Energy Conference

Tuesday 28 January:

- Smart Lights Report, presented by SPIE ICS, SPIE CityNetworks and Bordeaux Métropole on the Bordeaux Métropole stand from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

- The professions in the energy transition: professions open to one and all. Round-table debate on the topic of female representation in professions at the Carrefour des métiers 2020 stand – conference area (3‑4 p.m.). Participation of the Tertiaire division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire, SPIE ICS, the Elles Bougent association and EDF.

Wednesday 29 January:

- Bordeaux Municipal Library: test lab for a multi-profession energy upgrade operation in an occupied environment in several phases. Workshop run by the Tertiaire division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire, SPIE Facilities and Bordeaux Métropole in Amphitheatre B (9:45-11 a.m.)

- Marketing of job and internship offers as part of the Carrefour des métiers employment forum from 1 to 6 p.m.


Pascal Omnès

Group Communications Director

Tel. + 33 (0)1 34 41 81 11

SPIE France

Sandra Beau

Communications Department

Tel. + 33 (0)1 34 41 88 61

Agence Droit Devant

Philippe Hériard

Press Relations Consultant

Tel. + 33 (0)1 39 53 53 33