EMC22 Founding Sponsors

EMC22 Overall Sponsors

Retail 2.0: The Future of Competitive Energy

Welcome to EMC22 in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada. Energy Marketing Conferences is thrilled to host EMC22 this fall. EMC is one of the largest retail energy conferences in North America, and host to some of the most influential energy providers, brokers and suppliers in the energy industry.  

EMC22 will be hosted in Las Vegas Nevada, September 23-24, 2024. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Please check back to see updated agendas, speaker information and more.

Accordion Content

10:30am – 7:30pm – Registration


11:30am – 12:00pm Pre-conference Session #1 – VertexOne


12:05pm – 12:35pm Pre-conference Session #2 – Allianz-Trade


12:40pm – 1:10pm Pre-conference Session #3 – “Building Bridges: Improving Cooperation between Energy Retailers and Regulated Utilities”,  presented by PEPCO Holdings


1:15pm – 1:45pm Pre-conference Session #4 – “Building Synergies with the US Air Force”,  presented by US AIR Force


1:50pm – 2:20pm Pre-conference Session #5 – Pending


2:25pm – 2:55pm Pre-conference Session #6 – Pending


3:00pm – 3:30pm Pre-conference Session #7 – Pending


3:35pm – 4:05pm Pre-conference Session #8 – Pending


4:10pm – 4:40pm Pre-conference Session #9 – Pending


4:45pm – 5:15pm Pre-conference Session #10 – 25 Years Later: The State of the Electric and Gas Customer Choice”, presented by RESA with Former Maryland Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton and Frank Caliva, RESA


5:15pm – 5:45pm Pre-conference Session #11 – “Why Did the Massachusetts AG and Senate Shut Down Consumer Choice?”, presented by Elizabeth Anderson, Division Chief, Office of the Attorney General, State of MA. 


5:45pm – 6:45pmOpening Reception


8:00am – Registration


8:15am – 9:15 Breakfast


9:15am – 9:30am – Welcome Address by Jack Doueck, Chairman


9:35am – 10:05am – Keynote


10:10 – 10:55am Panel 1: “Wholesale Meets Retail” – Sponsored by


11:00am – 11:15am – Morning Break


11:20 – 12:20pm – FASTBALL! – Vote for you favorite of our 10 Fastball Pitchers presenting for exactly four-minutes each! 


12:25pm – 1:10pm Panel 2: “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Opportunities in Retail Energy” – Sponsored by SmartMeasure


1:15pm – 2:15pm LUNCH


2:15pm – 2:30pm “Leadership and Integrity” Award – Sponsored by


2:35pm – 3:10pm Panel 3: “Sustainability, Technology, and DER” – Sponsored by


3:15pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Break Sponsored by


4:00pm – 4:45pm – Panel 4: “Mergers, Acquisitions and Retail Energy Finance” – Sponsored by


4:50pm – 5:50pm Panel 5: CEO ROUND TABLE “National and International Geographic Expansion” – Sponsored by


5:55pm – 6:55pm – Closing Reception

EMC22 Keynote Speaker

TBD

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

What our Attendees are Saying

“The semi-annual Energy Marketing Conference is the place to be for timely content and excellent networking opportunities.  Sometimes I speak on a panel, and sometimes I am in the audience, but I always have a productive and enjoyable experience when attending the EMC.”

Chris Hendrix, CEO & Co-Founder

Demand Control 2, LLC

EMC21 was terrific! I had 12 productive meetings over the two-day period with very useful professionals who had lots of expertise. I am very happy I attended.”

Andy LaPointe, Chief Compliance Officer

Eligo Energy

“I’ve been to 21 EMC Conferences and EMC21 has been the best one by far with the quality of speakers, relevant topics and the right people attending.”

Ananda Goswami, SVP Retail Sales

VertexOne

“EMC was an huge success for every member of our team that attended. The time we put into the event produced a positive ROI.  We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

David Pierce, Director North American Sales

POWWR

“Good job on EMC21 in Houston, it was a great event.  See you in Vegas!”

Harold Marx, Director

NRG

I’ve found the networking opportunities at the Energy Marketing Conference to be quite effective. Over the years, we’ve acquired more than half a dozen retailers through connections forged at these events.

Paul Konikowski, Chief Operating Officer

Via Renewables

I was so impressed with the attendance and quality of speakers/session content. We look forward to growing our partnership with EMC and being a resource for EMC participants on state legislation/regulations and how to advocate for retail energy markets.

Abby Foster, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

REAL

#EMC has been the cornerstone of our Sales and Marketing efforts enabling us to reach a highly targeted gathering of influential Retail Energy Professionals (#REP). Definitely a “Go To” event for us!

Dan Sullivan, CEO

eiQ Digital

“We had an awesome experience at #EMC in Houston!”

John Negus, Sr Consultant

DNV

“I was so thrilled to be back at EMC in Houston to support our partners and our energy clients.  The event always brings great people together, but the pre-conference panels really energized everyone and the conference sessions packed the house.  Hands down one of the best events of the year.”

Mark Wilkinson, SVP Products and Utility Solutions

Ibex Digital

“What a great conference! As a startup exec in the clean energy space, it was a perfect opportunity to hear from and network with everyone we’d want to partner with. Thanks for making it happen! Looking forward to the next one.”

Scott Rosenberg, Co-Founder

257

Thanks again for everything, and congrats on running another successful EMC event in Houston.

JP Campione, Head of Marketing

Rhythm Energy

“Thanks for putting on another great EMC!

Paul Keene, CEO

Tomorrow Energy

“Thank you for everything. That was a fantastic event, and you and your team crushed it!”

Brad Luna, COO,

Spinakr Solutions

EMC19 was awesome! Congrats on a job well done by the EMC team! We are looking forward to the next Energy Marketing Conference!

Tiffany Dugar Hatchett Executive Director

JP Morgan Chase

EMC19 was a fantastic conference – our team loved the energy levels during the panels, which were both practical and interactive. We look forward to seeing everyone again in NYC for EMC20!

Rob Potosky, Esquire

AEG

“EMC provides the absolute best opportunity to reach out to industry pros…”

Dave Swan, CEO

Loyalty Solutions, an Optimus Company

“I thought EMC18 in NYC was great last week! It was good to see everyone in person again.”

Matt White, EVP

IGS

“Just wanted to drop a line to say thanks and congrats on yet another hugely successful EMC.  I found the event extremely valuable and enjoyed all the sessions.”

Vincent Palmeri, CEO

SustainEnergy, LLC

“I have attended every single Energy Marketing Conference since EMC1 (NYC 2014) and I thoroughly enjoyed every event. It has been great to see the evolution of the conferences. On behalf of the retail energy industry I thank Jack and Larry for running these events and providing us incredibly invaluable opportunities for networking, learning and growth!”

Summer Hilfers

Cyber Group

EMC22 Panel Discussions

Panel 1 - "Wholesale Meets Retail”

The energy industry is experiencing a transformative “verticality” trend as generators become energy wholesalers and wholesalers become energy retailers. Traditional distinctions between wholesale and retail are blurring, presenting both massive challenges and opportunities for market participants. This panel will explore innovative operational strategies for energy companies to effectively navigate the intersection of wholesale and retail markets while optimizing efficiency and customer satisfaction. We will also discuss the regulatory implications of the wholesale-retail convergence, including compliance challenges, market design considerations, and implications for stakeholders. This panel will feature insights from industry leaders, analysts, and regulators, offering a comprehensive exploration of the evolving landscape where wholesale meets retail in Retail 2.0. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that promises to illuminate the path forward in the dynamic world of energy retailing.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the energy sector, risk mitigation stands as the keystone for sustainable growth and stability. This panel brings together leading experts in energy procurement, hedging, trading, and compliance to delve into surviving and thriving. Panelists will discuss the latest methodologies and best practices in identifying, assessing, and managing the multifaceted risks inherent in the business of retail energy.

Discussions will extend to risk management strategies and tactics, from the utilization of derivatives and hedging to innovative insurance products to maximize market opportunities and provide a blueprint for attendees to understand how leading firms navigate inevitable market uncertainties.

As the energy market continues to integrate renewable resources and digital technologies, the panel will also provide a forward-looking perspective on the impact of these shifts on risk profiles.

Panelists will discuss how recent legislation that pretends to be about “consumer protection” in reality, simply shuts down markets and eliminates customer choice.  This panel will then explore strategies and considerations integral to the ethical landscape of selling in the competitive energy market and how to safeguard competitive markets to benefit all consumers.

Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how to turn risk management into a competitive advantage. 

Join us for an illuminating discussion that promises to empower energy professionals with the knowledge and tools to master the art of risk mitigation.

Panel 2 - "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Opportunities in Retail Energy"

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the retail energy sector presents unprecedented opportunities for innovation, operational efficiency, and enhanced customer experiences. This panel will explore the transformative potential of AI and ML in shaping the future of retail energy, addressing the opportunities, challenges, and best practices for leveraging these cutting-edge technologies. This panel will explore how AI and ML are revolutionizing the understanding of customer behavior, enabling personalized product offerings, and enhancing customer engagement in the retail energy sector. We will discuss how to optimize operational processes, including demand forecasting, energy trading, grid management, and maintenance scheduling, leading to greater efficiency and cost savings. AI will also drive energy efficiency initiatives through predictive scheduling, maintenance, energy consumption optimization, and renewable energy integration. This panel will bring together experts and thought-leaders who are at the forefront of AI and ML who will enlighten us on how it is being used to drive innovation, disrupt traditional business models, and create new market opportunities in the retail energy landscape. Whether you're a utility executive, technology provider, or industry stakeholder, this session offers a unique opportunity to explore the transformative power of AI and ML and its implications for the future of retail energy.

The competitive energy industry is characterized by constant regulatory shifts.  How does the retail energy supplier keep up with all the complexities of compliance within a seemingly unpredictable regulatory environment? Our panel of experts, with many years of experience in navigating regulatory affairs, will discuss proactive strategies to stay ahead in the game. They will offer insights into understanding the undercurrents that drive regulatory changes and how to anticipate and respond to these shifts effectively.   

Panelists will share case studies highlighting successful navigation through major regulatory overhauls and offer practical advice on building flexible compliance frameworks that can withstand the pressures of a volatile world.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive playbook of best practices and innovative approaches to ensure they not only meet the current regulatory standards but are also prepared to adapt to future changes. This panel is a must-attend for professionals looking to turn regulatory challenges into a competitive advantage.

Join us for a dynamic conversation that promises to transform your approach to regulation and compliance, ensuring your team can always score, no matter where the goalposts are moved to!

SmartMeasure

FASTBALL PITCH

10 companies will present their new services in four-minute pitches The audience will vote on the best Fastball Pitch The winner will be presented with an Award and interviewed for a future EMC marketing video Premium pitch – EMC will record it and have it available on our website for additional fee.

Hear 4-minute pitches from our fastball competitors with live voting from the audience at the end to name the EMC21 Fastball Pitch Winner.  The winner will receive a plaque. 

Pitches from:

  • CG Infinity
  • Medtractions
  • SeeMeSign
  • SmartMeasures
  • Green-e
  • Astral Tech
  • Gorilla
  • Allianz-Trade
  • All Connect
  • Data Delivers

Panel 3 - "Sustainability, Technology, and DER"3

The intersection of sustainability, technology, and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is reshaping the energy landscape, presenting new opportunities and challenges for retail energy industry stakeholders. This panel will explore the environmental benefits of DER adoption, including reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality as well as its implications for energy systems, environmental impact, and market dynamics. Through real-world case studies and expert analysis, the role of technology in enabling the seamless integration of DER, (including solar, wind, CHP, and energy storage), will be illuminated. We will also explore the advancements in smart grid technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) applications that are driving efficiency, real-time monitoring, and control of DER assets, contributing to sustainable energy management. The evolution of “prosumer” models, grid resilience, and the emergence of new business opportunities will also be covered. This panel will feature chief sustainability officers of large consumers of power, industry experts, and technology innovators who will provide a comprehensive exploration of the interconnections between sustainability, technology, and DER in the rapidly evolving energy landscape. If you are an executive in the retail energy industry, you cannot afford to miss this panel. Join us for a dynamic conversation that promises to illuminate the path forward in building a more sustainable and technology-enabled energy ecosystem.

Join us for a thought-provoking session featuring five esteemed panelists, each a recognized thought-leader in the competitive energy industry.

Our expert panel will delve into the intricate landscape of AI and its applications in the retail energy space. From marketing strategies to energy procurement, hedging, risk management, regulatory compliance, customer billing, and back-office administration, our panelists will share their insights and experiences on successfully navigating the challenges posed by AI.

The session aims to provide valuable perspectives on how AI can be harnessed effectively to enhance various facets of retail energy operations. From addressing pitfalls to seizing opportunities, our panelists will offer practical advice and real-world examples that attendees can apply in their own organizations.

Energywell’s sponsorship ensures that this panel remains at the forefront of discussions surrounding the integration of AI in the energy industry. Don’t miss the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the role AI plays in shaping the future of retail energy and learn how your organization can leverage this transformative technology for success.

Join us for an enlightening discussion that promises to equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape of AI in retail energy

Panel 4 - "Mergers, Acquisitions, and Retail Energy Finance"

The dynamic landscape of retail energy is witnessing a surge in mergers, acquisitions, and financial transactions, signaling a period of significant transformation and consolidation. This panel will delve into the multifaceted realm of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Retail Energy Finance, exploring the strategic, financial, and regulatory considerations that underpin these activities in the retail energy sector. The panel of experts and industry leaders will discuss the current trends and drivers of mergers and acquisitions in the retail energy sector, including market consolidation, competitive dynamics, and strategic imperatives for industry players. We will explore the financial strategies and valuation methodologies employed in retail energy transactions, including the assessment of customer portfolios, assets, and the evolving role of renewable energy assets in valuation. We will delve into the regulatory and compliance considerations associated with mergers, acquisitions, and financial transactions in the retail energy space, including antitrust regulations, consumer protection, and market oversight. The panel will also review the investment landscape for retail energy finance, including private equity, venture capital, and the evolving appetite for sustainable energy investments in the context of mergers and acquisitions. This session will provide attendees with actionable strategies and best practices for navigating the complexities of M&A transactions and optimizing financial outcomes in a dynamic and competitive market environment. Join us for an engaging panel discussion exploring the intricacies of M&A activity that promises to shed light on potential opportunities and prepare us for challenges in M&A and finance within the retail energy industry.

Two major trends in retail energy are continuous innovation and sustainability solutions. This dynamic panel will include five energy thought-leaders who will share their invaluable insights on both these trends and how they present opportunities for suppliers in this energy transition.

As the energy landscape undergoes a significant transition, these industry leaders will explore the opportunities and challenges inherent in running successful energy businesses committed to continuous innovation and sustainable practices.

Our panelists will delve into the strategies and initiatives that have propelled their companies to the forefront of the retail energy industry. From groundbreaking technologies and product offerings to forward-thinking innovation, attendees can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving retail energy market.

Key Topics Include:

  1. Innovative Business Models: Explore novel approaches to retail energy that go beyond conventional strategies, focusing on inventive business models that have proven successful in today’s dynamic market.
  2. Technological Advancements: Learn about the latest technologies transforming the retail energy landscape, and how these innovations are driving operational efficiency, customer engagement, and overall business success.
  3. Sustainability as a Core Value: Understand how leading energy businesses are integrating sustainability into their products, services and core values as they foster a commitment to environmental responsibility. 
  4. Customer-Centric Approaches: Gain insights into customer-centric approaches that enhance user experiences, build brand loyalty, and drive sustained growth in a competitive market.

By attending this panel, participants will not only gain a deep understanding of the current retail energy landscape but also acquire actionable insights to position their businesses for success in an era defined by continuous innovation and revolutionary sustainability. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with industry leaders and shape the future of retail energy!

Panel 5 - "CEO ROUND TABLE: National and International Geographic Expansion"

The CEO Round Table will bring together top executives and industry leaders to explore the strategic imperatives, challenges, and opportunities associated with geographic expansion in the national and international retail energy landscape. The discussion will encompass a wide array of topics, including market entry strategies, regulatory considerations, and the impact of technological advancements on expansion initiatives. The Panel will delve into the diverse approaches and considerations for entering new national and international energy markets, including organic growth, partnerships, acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. We will address the regulatory and compliance complexities associated with geographic expansion, including navigating diverse legal frameworks, policy implications, and market-specific regulatory requirements. We will explore the role of technology in facilitating geographic expansion, including the use of data analytics, digital platforms, and smart grid solutions to optimize operations and customer engagement in new markets. Our esteemed panel of CEOs will offer valuable perspectives on the key considerations for expansion. The session will provide a platform for insightful discussions and knowledge- sharing among the six industry leaders who will enlighten us on the complexities and opportunities inherent in national and international geographic expansion in the retail energy sector. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from top executives and gain valuable insights into the strategies and tactics driving geographic expansion in the dynamic energy landscape.

In an industry characterized by rapid change and increasing complexity, the dual objectives of risk mitigation and revenue growth remain paramount. Our CEO Round Table will feature visionary leaders in the competitive energy space who will share their focused strategies balancing the scales between growth, profitability and risk.

This session will draw on the unique perspectives of CEOs who have successfully navigated the volatile waters of retail energy. Together, they will unpack the art and science of growing the top line in a market where consumer demands, regulatory environments, and competitive landscapes are in constant flux.

Our panelists will share insights into crafting resilient business models that absorb shocks and seize opportunities, from diversifying product offerings to innovative customer engagement techniques. They will discuss the importance of agile decision-making frameworks, sophisticated risk assessment tools, and the integration of sustainable practices into core business strategies.

This CEO Round Table is a convergence of thought leadership, offering a rare glimpse into the strategic mindsets driving the future of retail energy. Attendees can expect to walk away with a nuanced understanding of risk management, growth strategies, and the leadership acumen required to thrive in today’s dynamic energy marketplace.

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