PennWell Corp.'s DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition—along with sister events Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and Utility Products Exposition—is expected to shatter records with more than 10,000 attendees and 480 exhibiting companies.
The world's largest utilities will participate in the events Feb. 2-5 at the San Diego Convention Center, including EDF, Duke Energy, Iberdrola, PG&E, Southern California Edison, Florida Power & Light, Dominion and Hydro-Quebec.
"As an event that began 25 years ago with 415 attendees and 22 exhibitors, DistribuTECH has grown exponentially," said MaryBeth DeWitt, vice president, PennWell Transmission & Distribution events. "I am thrilled to be a part of our 25th anniversary event with record breaking attendance."
DistribuTECH, the world's largest and most comprehensive transmission and distribution event, begins Monday, Feb. 2 with pre-conference Utility University workshops. That evening, the industry's most coveted ticket will get some 250 VIPs into the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International Annual Awards Dinner. There, four utility Projects of the Year will be announced live, and the magazines will honor two Utility CEOs of the Year: Edison International Chairman, President and CEO and Edison Electric Institute Chairman Theodore "Ted" Craver, and Vineland Municipal Electric Utilities Director Joseph A. Isabella. To cap the night, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell will accept one of the industry's highest honors, the Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year award.
Tuesday morning, Craver will take a much bigger stage, this time with world-famous physicist Michio Kaku and San Diego Gas & Electric CEO Jeff Martin. The trio will deliver the DistribuTECH keynote address. Immediately afterward, the conference will kick off. Nearly all of the 82 conference sessions during the week will feature a utility participant. The week also will include numerous events designed for networking.
Online registration for DistribuTECH is available at www.distributech.com and will be available during the event. Co-located with DistribuTECH, the Utility Products Exposition is the industry's leading platform for showcasing the newest products, vehicles, services and equipment to utility buyers. Visit www.utilityproductsexpo.com to register. Also co-located with DistribuTECH, the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference is an exclusive forum for industry leaders to network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities utilities face. Visit www.elpconference.com to register.