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 CONVENTION AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
   8:30 a.m., Golf Outing  
   6:00-9:00 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by RMEL Champions
 
 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
 7:00-7:45 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Opening Remarks

  Welcome to Kansas City
 8:15-9:30 a.m.   Keynote John Doggett
   9:30–9:45 a.m., Networking Break
 9:45-10:30 a.m.  Facing an Energy Abundance
 Michael Zenker, Managing Director, NextEra Energy Resources
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Getting to Yes:  Negotiating Difficult Agreements
 Cathy S. Woollums, Senior VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  RMEL Annual Meeting Luncheon
 12:30-1:15 p.m.  State of the American Workplace
 
Faith Gaines, Consulting Director, Gallup
 1:15-2:00 p.m.   Repowering the Power Industry – Market Dynamics & Emerging Technologies
 Leslie Ponder, Technology Portfolio Director, Black & Veatch
 2:00–2:15 p.m., Networking Break
 2:15-3:00 p.m.  South Texas Project Leadership Culture
 
Dennis Koehl, Former CEO, South Texas Project
 3:00-3:45 p.m.  The Changing Value of Customer Experience in the Energy Cloud
 Aida Hakirevic, Director, Navigant
   6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by the RMEL Champions, PLATED Networking Dinner and Foundation Auction
 
 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Break
 8:00-8:15 a.m.  Welcome Back and Passing of the Gavel
 8:15-9:15 a.m.  Day 2 Keynote Clifton L. Taulbert
 9:15-9:45 a.m.  RMEL Awards Presentation
 9:45-10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:30 a.m.  CEO Panel
 Terry Bassham, President & CEO, Evergy
 Nick Brown, President & CEO, Southwest Power Pool
 David Tudor, General Manager & CEO, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
 Kevin Wailes, CEO, Lincoln Electric System

 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Networking Lunch


Why Attend This Event

•Explore the origins of the U.S. energy abundance and implications to power markets in the western U.S.
•Gain insights on how Berkshire Hathaway has built agreements with new industry intervenors
•Get new strategies to manage and optimize performance in a time of historic and monumental industry change...a time when the very essence of how, when and where people work and the value they place on work are shifting
•Discover how customer experience changes in the Energy Cloud, and how utilities and energy providers can begin to navigate the customer experience transformation in their organizations
•Learn about the multifaceted, unique and successful South Texas Project leadership culture, which emphasizes the value that the workforce brings to the table and how leadership takes on many forms
•Leverage the RMEL professional network with 300 electric energy executive attendees
•and much more...

If you're an executive in the power industry, THIS is YOUR EVENT!

The RMEL Fall Executive Leadership and Management Convention started in October of 1903. Since that first meeting, the Fall Convention has grown and evolved into one of the industry’s leading events for senior management. The Convention provides a relaxed forum for networking with your peers and colleagues to find and share solutions to the critical issues that keep you up at night. The primary focus of the Convention is the educational presentations, which include a vision and forecasting trends, current and future projects, lessons learned, technology, regulation, compliance, public policy, fuel strategies, workforce development and other topics selected by RMEL’s leaders. Utility executives offer their insight and thoughts on a variety of issues, trends, challenges and the direction they are leading their companies. Speakers are primarily CEOs, senior executives and other top leaders from inside the industry discussing the issues that matter most to you. Find significant value in the two day streamlined format. Make the connections you need and learn from education presentations that will benefit you and your company.

Who Should Attend

The RMEL Fall Convention attracts over 300 senior-level utility managers and executives. Find chief executives, company officers, vice presidents, general managers, decision makers and senior management of energy companies. Attendees represent the many utility ownerships including IOU, G&T, municipalities, cooperative and government agencies. Key representatives from suppliers, engineering firms, construction and manufacturers round out the one of a kind diversity only found at RMEL. Participants have responsibilities spanning the industry including generation, transmission, distribution, safety, human resources, information technology, compliance, customer service and executive leadership. Whether it’s building or operating a power plant, planning or constructing transmission and distribution systems or leading the way in safe working practices, your networking contacts will be here. The Fall Convention is a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet and discuss issues of strategic importance to the future of their companies and the electric energy industry.

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will be mailed a continuing education certificate upon completion of the course. The continuing education certificate will award the following:

Full Convention registration: 14.0 PDHs
Monday only registration: 8.0 PDHs
Tuesday only registration: 6.0 PDHs