2011 ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS PARTNER MEETING
7–10th November, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina
The 2011 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting will take place in Charlotte, NC from November 7–10, 2011. The four day meeting will include plenary sessions with policy and program updates at the national, regional, and local levels; topical sessions to expand on certain plenary topics and address a range of product-specific issues; campaign and communications sessions; and the opportunity to organize and conduct one-on-one networking meetings and interact with other ENERGY STAR stakeholders.
Recognizing that ENERGY STAR partners derive much value from the opportunity to interact and network with their peers at the meeting, EPA has developed the following special sessions designed specifically to foster these types of interactions. Please note that additional specific guidance and information pertaining to each of the sessions and how to sign-up will be distributed to partners in the coming weeks:
- Quick Connects: Two Quick Connects sessions offer partners the opportunity for quick introductions and/or to connect with new and existing contacts through the exchange of business cards. The Quick Connects sessions are complementary to, and serve as a pre-event for the Regional Breakouts.
- Regional Breakouts: Regional Breakouts sessions provide a chance for energy efficiency program sponsors to meet with individual manufacturers and retailers to share upcoming programs and collaborative opportunities and to discuss specific opportunities for cooperation on 2012 ENERGY STAR product promotions.
- One-on-One Networking Sessions: EPA will provide an inventory of rooms during certain times each day for partners to conduct one-on-one networking meetings.
- Retailer Summits: Retailer Summits are “invite only” forums for the host retailer to present their ENERGY STAR plans for 2012 to all energy efficiency program sponsors and invited manufacturers at one time. Each retailer will present their current and future ENERGY STAR program goals and objectives, and articulate ways in which they would like to partner with program sponsors and manufacturers. Due to time constraints, a limited number of Retailer Summit slots are available between Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9. These are offered to our retail partners on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, visit the Energy Star website.