The Energy Marketing Conference for Retailers
Ninth Semi-Annual Energy Marketing Conference
Wednesday March 14th, 2018

Date: Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Location: 6 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046
Event Time: 7:00am – 6:45pm

Event Schedule

7:00 – Registration
7:30am – Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Shell
8:15am – 8:30am – Executive Workshop #1 – “The Technological Evolution of the REP” – Presented by EC Infosystems
8:30am – 8:45am – Executive Workshop #2 – “Millennials and the Rise of Prepay” – Presented by SmarGrid CIS
8:45am – Welcome Address – Larry Leikin and Jack Doueck – Our Theme: “Collaborate, Innovate and Differentiate”
9:00am – Keynote Address – Mike Storch, President and CEO – Enernoc “Energy as a Service”
9:30am – 10:30am Panel #1: International Expansion – Sponsored by Skipping Stone
10:30am – 11:15am Morning Coffee and Networking Break Sponsored by Enernoc
10:40am – 10:55am Executive Workshop #3 – “The Golden Rule to Achieving The Lowest Churn Rates” Presented by EscoWare
11:00am – 11:15am Executive Workshop #4 – “Creating Value for the Digital-First Customer” – Presented by Meter Genius
11:15am – 12:15pm Panel #2 – Successful Channel Partnerships – Sponsored by SmartGrid CIS
12:15pm – 1:30pm Networking Luncheon – Sponsored by EC infoSystems
12:30pm – 12:45pm Executive Workshop #5 “Energy Space Invaders” Presented by Larsen Energy Branding
12:45pm – 1:00pm Executive Workshop #6 – “Five Strategies to Double Your Customer Base” Presented by adPharos
1:00pm – 1:15pm Executive Workshop #7 – “How Market Leaders Differentiate their Offerings with Talent and Customer Engagement” – Presented by Emerios
1:15pm – 1:25pm “REP of the Year” Award Ceremony – Sponsored by Stephens
1:25pm- 1:30pm “Most Innovative Marketer” Award Ceremony Sponsored by Vantage Commodities
1:30pm – 2:15pm Panel #3 – Implementing the Future Grid: Obstacles and Advantages of Microgrid technology – Sponsored by CES
2:15pm – 3:00pm – Panel #4 – The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in Retail Energy Sponsored by GPB Capital
3:00pm -3:15pm Executive Workshop #8 – “Portal Mania – The past, present and future of energy transactions” – Presented by Energy Frameworks
3:15pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break – Sponsored by Crius Energy
3:15pm – 3:30pm Executive Workshop #9 – “Rethinking Retail – Tablets to TPV” Presented by TLP
3:45pm – 4:00pm Executive Workshop #10 – “Hedging Today for Tomorrow’s Risks: Pivoting from physical position hedging to financial hedging” – Presented by Ascend Analytics
4:00 – 4:15pm -Executive Workshop #11 – “Insights into the Global Competitive Energy Market – How to Differentiate and Innovate” – Presented by Energy Services Group
4:15pm – 5:15pm Panel #5 – The CEO Roundtable Discussion – Sponsored by Aurea
5:15pm – 6:45pm Networking Reception – Sponsored by Energy Services Group
6:45pm – Program Concludes

Keynote Speaker

Mike Storch, President and CEO

Michael I. Storch is the CEO of EnerNOC, an Enel Group Company. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Company Development Officer at Enel Green Power North America. Mike has been with EGPNA and its predecessor companies since 1987 where he was responsible for a variety of areas including M&A, management of operations, project development, accounting, and finance. He is a current or former director in two highly successful renewable energy development partnerships. Prior to joining EGPNA, Mike was Vice President of G.O. Holdings Management, Inc., the U.S. arm of Anglo French financier, Sir James Goldsmith, where Mike was a key member of Sir James’ management team focused on leveraged buyouts of a number of public companies and resulting asset sales and reorganization of surviving business units.  Previously Mike was a Senior Audit Manager for Price Waterhouse. Mike holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College, New York and is a certified public accountant.


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
9:30am – Panel #1:International Expansion – Sponsored by Skipping Stone

(Moderator Peter Weigand of Skipping Stone)

– Bob Blake of PALMco
– J. D. Burrows of ENGIE
– Alberto Rios of Acclaim Energy
– David Visneau of Ambit Energy
– Ruediger Neubauer of Znalytics

11:15am – Panel #2 –Successful Channel Partnerships: Sponsored by SmartGrid CIS

(Moderator John Bastian of SmartGrid CIS)

– Greg Breitbart of North American Power
– Jay Lavin of Relay Network
– David Leone of Constellation
– Brett Lister of Southeast Energy
– Kevin McMinn of Crius
– Jennifer Ohlman of Eligo Energy
– Rich Riley of EGC

1:30pm – Panel #3: “Implementing the Future Grid: Obstacles and Advantages of Microgrid technology” – Sponsored by CES

(Moderator Bill Schofield of Customized Energy Solutions)

-Matt Duesterberg of OhmConnect
-Prashant Mupparapu of Macquqarie
-Erika Schmitt of Customized Energy Solutions
-Ed Toppi of Customized Energy Solutions

2:15pm – Panel #4 – “The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in Retail Energy” – Sponsored by Stifel

(Moderator Justin Courtney of Stephens)

– Daniel Alper of GPB Capital
– Justin Courtney of Stephens
– Andy Davis of Spark Energy
– Jamie Garrett of Direct Energy
– Chaitu Parikh of Crius Energy
– Gabe Phillips of GP Energy Management
– Gary Dorris of Ascend Analytics
– Bosco Lai of Macquqarie

4:15pm – CEO Roundtable Discussion – Sponsored by Aurea

(Moderator Ananda Goswami of EC Infosystems)

– Phillip Cato of LE Energy
– Jay Harpole 0f AP Gas & Electric
– Bill Kinneary of Powervine Energy
– Frank McGoverns of Clearview Energy
– Neville Ravji of Volterra Energy

EMC9 AWARDS Presentation
“2017 REP of the Year Award”
Ambit Energy
Discount Power of Texas
Clearview Energy
Crius Energy
Inspire Energy
Eligo Energy
Rushmore Energy
EMC9 AWARDS Presentation
“2017 Most Innovative Marketer Award”
Stream Energy
Just Energy
Reliant Energy
Griddy Energy
4Change Energy
Inspire Energy
Eligo Energy
Clearview Energy
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Microgrid Panel
Mergers and Acquisitions Panel
Successful Channel Partnerships Panel
International Expansion Panel
CEO Roundtable
Exhibitors for EMC Houston March 2018

Advanced TPV
Alpine Energy Systems
Ascend Anayltics
Chetu, Inc
Clear Point Energy
Contact Point 360
Customized Energy Solutions
Data Communications Management Group
Earth Etch
eBest Systems
EC Infosystems
Emerios Enterprise Services
Energy Frameworks
Energy Services Group
EP Solutions
ERTH Business Technologies
Executive Energy Management
Filter Easy
Filter Snap

HANSEN Technologies
High Cotton
Integrated Energy Console
Intelometry Inc.
Meter Genius
Net Lines
NYS Retail Energy Advocacy Association
Oorja Inc.
Relay Network
Skipping Stone
Thought Ensemble
TLP Software
Virtual Incentives
Wolters Kluwer