2021 Central States Virtual Utility Conference & Business Matchmaking

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DIVERSE SUPPLIERS | Working Together for a Cleaner Future

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Join us for a dynamic day of interactive learning from industry utility leaders. Featuring keynote speakers, laser learning sessions, industry roundtables, virtual networking, and the opportunity for category-specific business matchmaking with sourcing representatives from Utility Partners and Utility Prime Contractors.

Confirmed Buyer Representatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Ameren
  • Border States
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Evergy
  • Malark Logistics
  • Vistra Corp.
  • Wesco | Anister
  • Xcel Energy

During the virtual conference, you will:

  • Hear about innovations in the current utility landscape.
  • Gain insight into the future of the industry.
  • Learn how to effectively engage with utilities and utility prime contractors.
  • Participate in a structured networking opportunity, with Utility Leaders and Utility Prime Contractors.
  • And *participate in business matchmaking with Utility and Utility Prime Contractors based on their business needs.

Day 1 Agenda: Wednesday, December 8th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (open to all)

  • Welcome
  • Industry Keynote
  • Multi-track Utility Industry Laser Learning Sessions
  • Industry Roundtable
  • Networking

Day 2 Agenda: Thursday, December 9th, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Special Invitation and separate registration required)

Category specific business matchmaking with qualified diverse suppliers is based on the business needs of the Utilities and Utility Prime Contractors. Category opportunities include but are not limited to the following categories:

  • Project Development Opportunities – Environmental Services, Permitting, Technical Studies, Pre-construction Work, High-Voltage Tie-ins/Interconnects, Abatement & Demolition, Engineering Services
  • Construction – Substation Construction, Transformers, Invertors, Electric
  • Q&M – Preventative Maintenance, Vegetation Control, Panel Washing, Fence & Road Maintenance, HVAC Maintenance
  • IT – IT Consulting, Software
  • Consumer Facing Services – Marketing, Other Services
  • Transportation & Logistics – Fleet Materials and Services

Click here to register separately for My Business Matchmaker

*Business matchmaking is based on Utility and Utility Prime Contractor business needs and requires separate registration. Diverse suppliers will be matched with buying representatives based upon current and future business opportunities. Category opportunities are subject to change. A separate registration is required. However, registration does not guarantee a one-on-one meeting with a buyer and a meeting does not guarantee a contracting opportunity.


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