Innovation Summit - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Demand Management, Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Commercial, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  January 13, 2017

Cargill, Hilton, Wells Fargo join 38 C&I organizations in attending SED Summit

Executives from Cargill Inc., Hilton Hotels and Resorts and Wells Fargo and Co. recently joined a growing list of 49 energy professionals confirmed to attend the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit

The invitation-only conference will run March 13 through March 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Designed with the help of the Smart Energy Decisions advisory board, the Innovation Summit will feature forward-looking content focused on strategy in both the supply and demand sides of energy management. The objective of the Innovation Summit is to help attendees learn from best practices, make new connections and discover solutions that will help improve their company's results and reduce carbon emissions.

Energy management executives from a total of 38 large commercial and industrial companies and three institutions that are confirmed to attend the event. In addition to Cargill, Hilton and Wells Fargo, other recent additions include Best Buy Co. Inc., Gander Mountain Co. Inc., Haverty's Furniture Companies Inc., HealthSouth Corp., HP, L'Oreal USA, Lockheed Martin, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, TD Bank N.A.,  Tower Companies and Weis Markets Inc. Energy and sustainability managers from the city of Philadelphia, the Philadephia Energy Authority and  Scott County Schools are also attending. 

Previously announced companies attending include Avery Dennison Corp., Becton Dickinson & Co., Bloomberg LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CBS Corp., Celanese Corp., Cinemark Theatres, Cisco Systems Inc., Fruit of the Loom, General Motors Co., Giant Eagle, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Honda Motor Co., InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Intuit Inc., The Kroger Co., Marriott International Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Petco, Procter & Gamble, Sheetz Inc., Stanley Black & Decker Inc., Sobeys Inc., Switch, Toyota Motor Corp. and Whole Foods Market Inc.

Through a blend of keynote speeches, energy executive-only sessions, panel discussions, case studies presented in boardroom briefings and one-on-one meetings with suppliers, other topics on deck at the Summit include energy procurement strategy; energy efficiency, sourcing renewables; energy information management; energy storage; and emerging technologies.

Additionally, 14 leading industry suppliers have signed on to participate as Innovation Summit sponsors, leaving six openings still available. Independent energy advisory and solutions integration company Edison Energy is the Summit's presenting sponsor.

"Managing participation from C&I companies has been a challenge, with several asking if they can bring three to five team members; I've frankly never seen anything like it," Smart Energy Decisions founder and editorial director John Failla said. "We're eight weeks out and already oversubscribed with energy management executives from large commercial and industrial companies." 

Attendance at the Innovation Summit is limited to qualified energy management executives from large C&I companies and supplier sponsors. To learn more, request an invitation or apply to become a supplier sponsor, visit the Innovation Summit website.

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