You are invited to attend this joint meeting of EEI Corporate Accounting Committee, EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee and AGA Accounting Services Committee. The meeting is scheduled to convene November 13-16, 2011 at the EPIC Miami Hotel – 270 Biscayne Blvd Way; Miami, FL 33131.
The meeting is open to all committee members and any employee of EEI and AGA member companies including associate members. In the past, attendees to this meeting have included middle and upper management in the areas of accounting, financial planning, plant/property accounting, depreciation, etc.
Providing a forum to address critical issues and topics specific to the electric and natural gas utility industries, this three-day meeting offers members the opportunity to discuss current and relevant industry specific topics and issues, exchange ideas and share information. This meeting features joint presentations of significant importance to all attendees as well as breakout sessions to address topics specific to each committee and qualifies for approximately 17 CPE credit hours.
More information about this event will be added when available.
Sunday Optional Activity
Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour - this thoughtfully designed route features the very best of Miami sightseeing with attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining opportunities at every stop. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood. From hip to historical, public art to Art Deco – this entertaining tour introduces you to the “Magic City” with facts and fun. Miami´s international flavor, natural beauty, celebrity intrigue, cultural depth, iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods and rich history come alive in a blend of past, present and future.
Monday Night Event
Dinner at YUCA - this bustling upscale restaurant with large picture windows looking out on Lincoln Road, YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.
Meeting and Registration Information
Registration and Fees
|EE/AGA Full & Associate Member Rate
|EE/AGA Group Rate (applies to companies registering three or more people)
|Optional Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour
|Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour
|Monday Night Event –Dinner Cruise
The registration for this meeting is open to employees of EEI and AGA full member and associate member companies. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact:
3 Easy Ways to Register
Registration and payment in advance is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Log on to the EEI website at: http://www.eei.org/meetings-accounting
Fax the registration form with payment information to: Kim King, Edison Electric Institute 202-508-5542
Discounted group rate is available – return completed registration form to Kim King by email (email@example.com) or fax to 202-508-5542.
Mail the registration form with payment information to:
ATTN: Meeting Services
Edison Electric Institute
701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Cancellations will be accepted through Friday, November 4, 2011 MINUS a $100.00 administrative fee. Substitutions are welcome. Please register no later than Friday, November 4, 2011.
Registration and a reception will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5-7pm. You and your spouse/guest are welcome to join your friends for refreshments.
EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Please make your hotel reservations directly by calling 1-800-546-7866 and refer to “EEI” when making your reservation to receive the meeting room block rate.
$179.00 plus taxes single/double occupancy per night. Room rate is net non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, currently 13% which is subject to change without prior notice. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m., Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.
Hotel Cut-Off Date
The cut-off date for our room block is Friday, October 21, 2011. Reservations made after October 21, 2011 will be subject to availability at existing hotel rates.
The EPIC hotel is located downtown Miami, surrounded by the energy and worldly sophistication of this magical city. the EPIC hotel is one of the many flourishing components of its vibrant Miami home. The tropical climate encourages an ease and joyful abundance that readily can be seen throughout this dynamic city. Less than a mile from the Port of Miami, just ten minutes from Miami's South Beach and half a mile from Miami's Bayside Market Place, the EPIC hotel puts you in the heart of this dynamic city.
The EPIC is located 8 miles east of Miami International Airport (MIA), about 15 minutes away, depending on time of day and traffic. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), about 25 miles, 40 minutes, also depending on time of day and traffic.
EEI has contracted with United Airlines to provide competitive discounts for travel. United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. To take advantage of this service, convenient schedules and special fares, call or have your travel agent call: 1-800-521-4041 (Refer to File 556AF)
Taxi: Taxicab and SuperShuttle from Miami lower arrival level (305-871-2000) vans are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. Car Rental Shuttle, upper departure level. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport taxi cabs are available on demand around the clock at the Airport. Please check in at the Taxi Podium located outside the baggage area on the lower level at the curb of each terminal (954-777-7777).
Miami November temperatures average a high of 70 degrees F and a low of 54 degrees. Please pack accordingly.
The dress code is business-casual. Please note that meeting room temperatures are generally cool and difficult to moderate – please bring appropriate attire (sweater/jacket).
Edison Electric Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. The registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.
EEI Corporate Accounting/AGA Accounting Services Committee: approximately 17 credit hours
EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee/AGA Accounting Services Committee: approximately 17 credit hours
Type of Instructional Method: Group-Live
The learning objectives for participants include identifying, defining and discussing current issues at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other relevant industry topics. The meeting is designed for utility industry professionals. Meeting Prerequisite: None; Course Level: Overview; Category Subjects: Accounting, Management & Business Organization, and Specialized Knowledge & Application.
In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50 minute hour.
Complaint Resolution Policy
All efforts will be made to handle any complaints by attendees expeditiously.
For Administrative/Registration questions and assistance, phone or send e-mail to: Kim King at EEI, 202-508-5493 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the meeting content, please phone or send e-mail to:
Isetta Harmon at EEI, 202-508-5423 or email@example.com.
Doug Allen at AGA 202-824-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Area Attractions
Downtown Miami has a large number of attractions for visitors including –
Shopping: Bal Harbour famous for it s shops, Merrick Park, a popular shopping village, and Bayside Market Place.
Museums: Miami Science Planetarium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami Children’s Museum and Miami Seaquarium.
Other Attractions: Port of Miami, Venetian Pool, Design District, Art Deco District, Café Cubano (Little Havana), Coral Gabies Restaurants and Boutiques, Jungie Island, Coconut Grove, key Biscayne, South Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, James L. knight International Center as well as -
Boat Charters: www.islandqueencruises.com
Miami Sightseeing Tours: www.miamitourcompany.com
Bayside Marketplace: www.baysidemarketplace.com
Miami Children’s Museum: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Jungle Island: www.jungleisland.com
Everglades Airboat Tours: www.gatorpark.com
Museum of Science & Planetarium: www.miamisci.org
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: www.vizcayamuseum.org
Coconut Grove: www.cocowalk.net