The Energy Marketing Conference for Retailers
Fifth Semi-Annual Energy Marketing Conference
March 3rd, 2016

Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Houston, 6 Greenway Plaza, Houston TX 77046
Event Time: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Event Schedule
  • 7:00am – Registration
  • 7:30am – Networking Breakfast (Sponsored by Shell Energy NA)
  • 8:30am – Executive Workshop #1: “New Conference APP” – How to Get the Most Out of EMC‘s New Custom Conference APP(Presented by Sherry Leikin of TrustedTPV and EMC) (Sponsored by Intelometry)
  • 8:45am– Conference Introduction(Presented by Larry Leikin of TrustedTPV and EMC)
  • 9:00am – Keynote Address (by James Lewis of Just Energy Group)
  • 9:30am – Panel #1: “Channel Development in the Retail Energy Business” (Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer)
  • 10:30am – Morning Coffee and Networking Break (Sponsored by NEXXA)
  • 10:30am – Executive Workshop #2: How to Reduce Your Costs and Risks with Optimal Hedging Strategies (Presented by Gabe Phillips of GP Renewables & Hudson Gilmer of Genscape)
  • 11:15am – Panel #2: “How to Make Money from Alternative Energy” (Sponsor Customized Energy Solutions)
  • 12:15pm – Networking Luncheon (Sponsored by EC Infosystems)
  • 12:20pm – **SPECIAL PANEL**: Competitive Energy Reacts to the NY Order
  • 1:00pm – Executive Workshop #3: “Don’t Fence Me In” -Expanding Your Company in New Markets (Presented by Natara Feller of Feller Energy Law)
  • 1:30pm – Executive Workshop #4: “How Bad Data Kills the Power Curve” (Presented by Steve Crysler of Latitude Technologies)
  • 2:00pm – “REP of the Year” Award Presentation (Sponsor Nexant)
  • 2:15pm – “The Most Innovative Marketer of the Year” Award Presentation (Sponsored by Volterra Energy)
  • 2:30pm – Panel #3: “The REP-Broker Relationship” (Sponsored by North American Power)
  • 3:30pm – Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break (Sponsored by Znalytics)
  • 3:30pm – Executive Workshop #5: “Master Data Management” – How You Can Apply Controls, Processes and Analysis to Improve Your Retail Business (Presented by Mario Restaino of PPL Solutions)
  • 4:15pm – Panel #4: CEO Roundtable – “The Future” (Sponsored by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA)
  • 5:15pm – Reception – Networking and Drinks (Sponsored by Empower Sales)
  • 6:45pm – Conference Ends
Keynote Speaker
James Lewis
President & Co-CEO | Just Energy Group

James Lewis from Just Energy will be delivering the keynote address at the 5th Energy Marketing Conference in Houston.  James brings to his position as President and co-CEO of Just Energy more than 16 years of experience in the retail energy industry. Before assuming his latest role, James served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company with accountability for corporate-wide strategic planning, policy and program development. Prior to his role as COO, he led Just Energy’s Eastern U.S. residential and small business division with accountability for all aspects of the residential business including Customer Service, Operations and Sales. James also served as Senior Vice President for all of Just Energy’s North American Operations, which included a range of business functions from Contract Fulfillment and Revenue Assurance to Customer Retention and Renewals.

Before joining Just Energy, James led the Risk Management, Structuring, and Trading portfolios for a large U.S.-based energy company, as well as Information Management and Internal Audit functions for a large multi-national corporation.

Who Should Attend
  • CEO’s, CMO’s, COO’s & CFO’s of Retail Energy Suppliers
  • Managers & Directors of Retail Energy Suppliers
  • Third Party Vendors
  • Managers of Utilities
  • Public Utility Commission Managers
  • Energy Brokers
  • Telemarketing Companies
  • Door to Door Sales Companies
  • MLM Operators
  • EDI/Billing Providers
  • Scheduling/Forecasting Professionals
  • Energy Finance Experts
  • Energy Media Professionals
  • Managers of Energy Associations
  • Natural Gas Wholesale Suppliers
  • Power Wholesalers
  • Power Traders
  • ISO Professionals
  • Energy Consultants
  • Affinity Marketers
Panel Discussions

Panel #1 : “Channel Development in the Retail Energy Business” (Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer)

  • (Moderator, Ananda Goswami of EC Infosystems)

Speakers include:

– Jason Garrett from Spark Energy
– John Geary from 4Change Energy
– Mike Sanders from Wolters Kluwer
– Mohsin Hassan from Volterra Energy
– John Vlahavas of MP2 Energy
– Geno Cortina of SFE Energy

Panel #2 : “How to Make Money from Alternative Energy” (Sponsor Customized Energy Solutions)

  • (Moderator, Stephen Fernands of Cutomized Energy Solutions)

Speakers include:

– Gabe Phillips from GP Renewables
– Alain Suurkask from Empower Sales
– Bruce Germano from Jasmine Universe
– John Allario from Mint Energy
– Kasey Cline from Crius Energy
– Tammi Stroud from Clearview Energy

**SPECIAL PANEL**: Competitive Energy Reacts to the NY Order

(Moderator, Larry Leikin, EMC co-Founder and EVP Sales of Trusted TPV)

We will be addressing the changes in New York’s rules during this newly added panel. The changes are drastic and will have a profound impact on the entire industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the New York order and the various actions that various groups within our industry are taking to extend the deadline put down by the state of New York.

Panel speakers include:

– Michael Borovik, Regulatory Counsel, AEP Energy
– Natara Feller, New York Attorney and Counsel to the Impacted ESCO Coalition
– Frank Calvia III, President, P.R. Quinlan Associates Inc.
– Alex Baldassano, Director, Regulatory & Renewable Energy Services, GP Renewables
– Deryl Brown, CEO, North Amercian Power
– Kevin McMinn, COO, USG&E

Panel #3 : “The Broker – REP Relationship” (Sponsored by North American Power)

  • (Moderator, David Roylance of PRISM Energy Solutions)

Speakers include:
– Kris Hertel from North American Power
– David Wiers from Satori Energy
– Andrew Barth from InCite Energy
– Chris Greulich from North Shore Energy Consulting
– Mitch Anderson from Source Power & Gas
– David Visneau from Ambit Energy

  • Some of the questions for this panel made up of Energy Brokers and Retailers who use Energy Brokers include: TBA

Panel #4: CEO Roundtable – “The Future” (Sponsored by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA)

  • This CEO Panel will feature seven CEOs from some of the most successful Retail Energy Providers in the country and we will discuss the “Future of the Industry.” This roundtable has always been voted the most informative and interesting session of the year. It is also highly anticipated and well attended.
  • (Moderator, Jack Doueck, EMC co-Founder, Principal of Advanced Energy Capital)


The CEOs include:

– James Lewis of Just Energy
– Deryl Brown of North American Power
– Thomas Matzzie of Ethical Electric
– Nathan Kroeker of Spark Energy
– Paul Atha of Vista Energy
– Kevin McMinn of US Gas and Electric
– Sayun Sukduang of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources

EMC6 AWARD Presentation
The winner has made great strides in improving the customer experience and setting an extraordinary example for the rest of the industry.

Award #1 – “The 2015 REP of the Year Award” is awarded to Nathan Kroeker, CEO, of Spark Energy. The Retail Energy Provider who had great success building their business in 2015.

Award #2 – “Most Innovative Marketer of the Year Award” is awarded to Daniel Alper, CEO, of Major Energy. The Retail Energy Provider that executed the most innovative marketing campaign in 2015.

Sponsors for EMC Houston, March 2016
  • Founding Sponsor -Advanced Energy Capital
  • Founding Sponsor -TrustTPV
  • Founding Sponsor -Customized Energy Solutions
  • Overall Conference Sponsor -EC Infosystems
  • Platinum Sponsor -Hudson Energy
  • Gold Sponsor -iSIGMA
  • Silver Sponsor -Aurea Energy Solutions
  • Silver Sponsor -Quantum Gas & Power
  • Breakfast Sponsor -Shell Energy North America
  • Morning Break Sponsor -NEXXA Group, Inc.
  • Lunch Sponsor -EC Infosystems
  • Afternoon Break Sponsor -Znalytics
  • Reception Sponsor -Empower Sales
  • Mobile App Sponsor -Intelometry
  • *Tradebag Sponsor -GP Renewables
  • *Lanyard Sponsor -Latitude Technologies, Inc.
  • Panel #1 Retail Energy Business Sponsor -Wolters Kluwer
  • Panel #2 Alternative Energy Sponsor -(TBA)
  • Panel #3 REP-Broker Sponsor -North American Power
  • Panel #4 CEO Roundtable Sponsor -GDF SUEZ Energy (becoming ENGIE)
  • Media Sponsor -Retail Energy Jobs
  • Award Sponsor #1 -Nexant
  • Award Sponsor #2 -Volterra Energy
Exhibitors for EMC Houston, March 2016
  • 2 Turn It On / 2 Quote It Now
  • Adopt 2 Solutions
  • Advanced Energy Capital
  • Agility CIS
  • Alpine Energy
  • Amigo Energy
  • Customized Energy Solutions
  • DR2
  • EC Infosystems
  • Empower Sales
  • ePsolutions
  • ERTH Corporation
  • ESCO Advisors
  • ESG – Energy Services Group
  • Feller Energy Law Group
  • Filter Easy
  • Genscape
  • High Cotton
  • Hudson Energy
  • Intelometry
  • Interface IT
  • iSIGMA
  • Jasmine Universe
  • Latitude Technologies
  • MedTractions Management, LLC
  • OpSolve
  • P.R. Quinlan
  • PPL Solutions
  • Shirtboy
  • Systrends
  • Threshold Marketing
  • TLP Software
  • TrustedTPV
  • Vertex Solutions Group
  • Virtual Incentives
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Znalytics