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EEI International Utility Executive Summit
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - Wednesday, April 06, 2016
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 UNITED STATES
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI) will host its inaugural International Utility Executive Summit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the morning of Wednesday, April 6th.  Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hydro-Québec, will deliver the opening address and Michael Yackira, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NV Energy and past EEI Chairman, will moderate the opening panel on CEO Visioning and Strategizing for 2030.

    The Summit will focus on discussing the transformation impacting the global electricity sector, as well as pathways to the future for utilities. Panelists will provide their insights and outlook on the challenges and opportunities that will shape the strategic direction of their companies.

    Three panel discussions will focus on critical industry topics, including:
    • Panel 1: Utility CEO Visioning and Strategizing for 2030
    • Panel 2: Economics of Industry Transformation – From Evolving Regulatory Frameworks to New Business Models for Meeting Dynamic Customer Expectations
    • Panel 3: Achieving Resiliency Along the Electricity Value Chain – Maximizing Value by Mitigating Risks
    Attendance is by invitation only and will include CEOs and senior executives from EEI's U.S. and International member Companies as well as other key industry stakeholders.  Please contact Scott Traweek at, or +1 (202) 508-5633, for more information.
  • When:
    Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    The Newseum
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    +1 (202) 292-6100

    Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.  Invitations are non-transferable. RSVP by Thursday, March 31st, 2016, to secure your seat.

    Contact Scott Traweek for more information at, or +1 (202) 508-5633.

  • EEI Travel Discounts

    Summit attendees receive discounted room rates at three excellent Washington, D.C., hotels, all located within walking distance, or a short taxi ride, from the Newseum and EEI's offices.  Please visit EEI's Travel Discounts Page for details on receiving the discounted rates.

    1. Club Quarters
      839 17th St. NW
      Washington, D.C. 20006
      +1 (202) 463-6400
    2. Courtyard Marriot Convention Center
      900 F St. NW
      Washington, D.C. 20004
      +1 (202) 638-4600
    3. Hotel Monaco
      700 F St. NW
      Washington, D.C. 20004

    In addition to hotel discounts, EEI has arranged Discount Travel Programs with United Airlines and Avis Rent-A-Car.

    Please visit our Travel Discounts Page for more information.

  • Confirmed speakers, who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise, include:
    • Mr. Pierre Bernard
      Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
      Friends of the Supergrid
      Managing Partner
      Bernard Energy
    • Mr. Philippe Castanet
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      EDF Inc.
      EDF Group North America Delegate
    • Ms. Mengrong Cheng
      President, U.S. Representative Office
      State Grid Corporation of China
    • Mr. John Colella
      Managing Director, New York
      Moelis & Company
    • Mr. Paul Goguen
      Senior Vice President & General Manager, Transmission Division
      ATCO Electric
    • Mr. Peter Gregg
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      Enersource Corporation
    • Dr. Lawrence E. Jones
      Vice President, International Programs
      Edison Electric Institute
    • Mr. Thomas R. Kuhn
      Edison Electric Institute
    • Mr. Éric Martel
      President and Chief Executive Officer
    • Mr. Yosi Shneck
      Senior Vice President, Information & Communication
      Israel Electric Corporation
    • Ms. Kelly Tomblin
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      Jamaica Public Service Company
    • Mr. Don Wharton
      Vice President, Policy and Sustainability
    • Mr. Michael Yackira
      Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
      NV Energy
      Former EEI Chairman