September 5, 2012, Richmond, B.C. – ZE PowerGroup (ZE) has signed on as a Sponsor of the highly anticipated Fifth Annual European Energy Trading Summit. This event takes place September 20 and 21, 2012, in London and features a two-day conference, an exhibition and the European Energy Trader’s Networking Party. The aim of this year’s summit is to provide a comprehensive regional and continental overview of the European energy trading landscape. The focus will be on the energy trading regions of the UK, CWE (Central Western Europe), CEE (Central Eastern Europe), Iberia, Italy, the Nordics, SEE (South Eastern Europe) and Turkey.

Topics include cross-border trading and plans for creating a single European electricity market, which are getting much attention recently; these sessions will be of high importance to attendees that want to gain insight into how the next set of challenges will be addressed, including those related to import and export fees. Another hot topic that will be discussed is the recent regulatory development in the integration of renewables in the UK and Europe. Speakers will address the effect of various reforms on the environment and the necessity of prioritizing EU harmonization of renewables. Also highlighted are case studies and round table discussions that will explore the recent development of European gas hubs and whether they can provide a true reference point.

As the European trading landscape undergoes a period of change, against a background of political scrutiny of several European markets and the distress of economic breakdown, it is more important than ever for organizations to protect themselves against potential pitfalls. ZEMA, the end-to-end enterprise data management solution, supports risk management, trading and operations at all levels of energy, commodities and financial organizations. With the introduction of cross-border trading and market coupling initiatives, real-time data collection becomes a key strategic advantage. ZEMA Data Manager schedules, imports and centralizes data as it’s released from thousands of global data sources, and gives organizations control of critical business information. And, ZEMA Market Analyzer extracts allows for these data sets to be extracted, analyzed and manipulated to help companies optimize their tactical and strategic decision making.

Manal El-Ramly, Director of Sales for ZE, and Richard Leonard, a ZE Product Manager, will be present at the summit to answer questions and help you find the right technology implementation for your needs.

Find more information on the European Energy Trading Summit here: http://www.europeanenergytradingsummit.com/