Industry Events

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) sponsors and participates in a variety of tradeshows, conferences and in-house events that feature the latest insights and market trends in the energy management industry. Additionally, EMC sponsors many community events.

St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace

St. Paul, Minnesota

January 25 - February 10, 2017

For the third consecutive year EMC is proud to light up Rice Park for the 2017 St. Paul Winter Carnival, which runs 11 days and has an economic impact of $5 million. Over 250,000 visitors to the Winter Carnival will experience the magic of 164 color-changing LED fixtures illuminating the park, including Boreas' nine-tower ice palace, ice sculptures, sound stage and park entrances.
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RFMA (Restaurant Facility Management Association)

Orlando, FL

March 5 - 7, 2017

RFMA is the premier annual event for restaurant facility professionals to gather with peers, vendors and other industry-shapers under one big roof. Its three days of building relationships, learning from speakers and education sessions, sharing knowledge, networking, and gathering new resources in a fun-filled setting surrounded by the restaurant industry’s best and brightest.
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Booth 1608

SED (Smart Energy Decisions)

Orlando, FL

March 13 - 15, 2017

The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit is a unique and intimate event where commercial and industrial energy management executives connect, learn and network. It’s an exclusive event where you learn and network in a productive, distraction-free setting. You’ll hear from successful industry executives during Summit conference programming and meet with industry peers and leading suppliers in a comfortable resort setting for a highly productive and valuable experience.
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NALMCO (National Association of Lighting Management Companies) Spring Seminar

Cincinnati, OH

March 29 - 30, 2017

The NALMCO Spring Seminar is an interactive two-day training seminar focused on lighting trends, lighting safety and maintenance, energy efficiency solutions, the future of lighting, lighting tools and other relevant industry topics. The event includes 10 Learning Labs, taught by associate members at the forefront of lighting technology, and general sessions focused on the future of lighting. The Spring Seminar is focused on technology and hands-on learning, and is ideal for technicians, sales representatives, and senior level managers.
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EEI NKAW (Edison Electric Institute Spring National Key Accounts Workshop)

Phoenix, AZ

April 9 - 12, 2017

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multi-site energy users tackle all of their energy related needs. Customers learn the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money.
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Booth 750

PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association National Conference)

Dallas, Texas

April 18 - 20, 2017

The PRSM2017 National Conference is the largest and most widely recognized retail facilities maintenance event in the U.S. and Canada. More than 2,000 facilities managers benefit from the conference’s face-to-face meetings, and leave it with valuable connections and new abilities to deliver significant ROI.
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LFI (LightFair International)

Philadelphia, PA

May 7 - 11, 2017

The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International is where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future.
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FMS (Facilities Management Summit)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

June 5 - 6, 2017

The Facilities Management Summit is specifically organized for senior executives, directors, managers and buyers who are directly concerned with their facility's maintenance and operations. This unique event provides a forum of face-to-face prearranged meetings between prequalified buyers and vendors savings you time and money.
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BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) International Conference and Expo

Nashville, Tennessee

June 24 - 27, 2017

BOMA International is attended by commercial real estate executives and managers who seek the newest eco-friendly and energy efficient offerings.
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Come visit us in the Green Pavilion Booth 930

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3M Championship PGA Champions Tour

Blaine, Minnesota

July 31 - August 8, 2017

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, played annually at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, a suburb north of Minneapolis.
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EMC is a proud sponsor of the EMC Pro-Am.

SMART Airports & Regions Conference and Exhibition

Charlotte, North Carolina

August 2 - 4, 2017

The annual SMART Airports & Regions conference and exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART Airports and the Regions they serve, integrate and connect with.
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Pilot Flying J Conference

Savannah, Georgia

September 20 - 22, 2017

This is an annual training conference for Dealers and will include a trade show + various networking opportunities.
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FMI - Food Market Institute (Energy + Store Development) Conference

Orlando, Florida

September 24 - 27, 2017

FMI’s 2017 Energy & Store Development Conference is the food retail industry's leading event for energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising.
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EEI NKAW (Edison Electric Institute Fall National Key Accounts Workshop)

St. National Harbor, Maryland

October 8 - 11, 2017

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multi-site energy users can tackle all of their energy related needs. Customers will learn about the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 217

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64th NALMCO - Annual Convention and Trade Show

San Diego, California

October 8 - 11, 2017

The NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show is a three-day educational event that features a lighting trade show, internationally recognized lighting experts, professional development opportunities focused on business growth, and several opportunities to meet one-on-one with General and Associate members. The Annual Convention is geared toward senior level managers and business owners.
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IFMA's (International Facility Management Association) World Workplace Conference & Expo

Houston, Texas

October 18 - 20, 2017

This one-of-a-kind event draws a unique group of FM leaders and decision makers who are investing in education, networking, and products and services that will help them maintain their competitive edge in an ever-changing industry.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 1830

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NGA Show (National Grocers Association)

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 11 - 14, 2018

NGA welcomes food manufacturers, service providers and grocery industry experts to share fresh ideas and innovative thinking about food products, services and technologies that help strengthen the grocery industry and build profits. From store design to grocery checkout and everything in between, The NGA Show offers trading partners the opportunity to network and build relationships within every phase of the grocery business.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 1226

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SIL (Strategies in Light), The LED Show

Long Beach, California

February 13 - 15, 2018

Strategies in Light, The LED Show provides the LED and lighting industry with an integrated, 360-degree view of the market. It is a platform where professionals across every aspect of lighting can learn, collaborate, and connect. Showcased are the full spectrum of lighting – from innovative technologies, to emerging applications, to beautiful expressions of light in architectural design.
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SED (Smart Energy Decisions) – Innovation Summit

Austin, Texas

February 25 - 28, 2018

The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit is a unique and intimate event where commercial and industrial energy management executives connect, learn and network. It’s an exclusive event where you learn and network in a productive, distraction-free setting. You’ll hear from successful industry executives during Summit conference programming and meet with industry peers and leading suppliers in a comfortable resort setting for a highly productive and valuable experience.
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NFMT (National Facilities Management & Technology) - Conference & Exposition

Baltimore, Maryland

March 20 - 22, 2018

The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Exposition (NFMT) was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines. The conference brings free education, networking and product discovery to facilities professionals nationwide. NFMT continues the tradition in 2018 by offering broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial. Be sure to see “Have LED lighting? Then get ready for controls!” presented by EMC’s Alison Zimpfer as part of the conference program! Alison Zimpfer will be presenting on Thursday, March 22 at 2:10 pm in room 347.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 2371!

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EEI NKAW Spring (Edison Electric Institute – National Key Accounts Workshop)

Orlando, Florida

March 25 - 28, 2018

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multi-site energy users tackle all of their energy related needs. Customers learn the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 808!

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PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance) - National Conference

Nashville, Tennessee

April 9 - 11, 2018

The PRSM2018 National Conference is the largest and most widely recognized retail facilities maintenance event in the U.S. and Canada. More than 2,000 facilities managers benefit from the conference’s face-to-face meetings, and leave it with valuable connections and new abilities to deliver significant ROI.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 854!

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Upper Midwest Convenience Store & Energy Convention

St. Paul, MN

April 9 - 11, 2018

Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association (MPMA) and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI) have come together to host a joint convention and trade show in 2018. The combined states, make this the largest show for petroleum marketers in the Upper Midwest.
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NALMCO (National Association of Lighting Management Companies) Spring Seminar

Louisville, KY

April 10 - 12, 2018

The NALMCO spring seminar is an interactive two-day training seminar focused on lighting trends, lighting safety and maintenance, energy efficiency solutions, the future of lighting, lighting tools and other relevant industry topics. The event includes 10 Learning Labs, taught by associate members at the forefront of lighting technology, and general sessions focused on the future of lighting. The Spring Seminar is focused on technology and hands-on learning, and is ideal for technicians, sales representatives, and senior level managers.
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AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives) - Conference and Expo

San Diego, California

April 15 - 18, 2018

The 90th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition combines the best in airport management innovation with people who are working to make the industry and the world a better place. Attendees from across the United States will gather in San Diego to network with colleagues, exchange best practices, engage with industry leaders and experts, and collectively experience innovation at work.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 409!

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Upper Midwest Electrical Expo

Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 18 - 19, 2018

North Central Electrical League (NCEL) unites the entire Upper Midwest Electrical Industry with its Upper Midwest Electrical Expo. The Expo provides valuable inter-industry commerce, education and discussion forums, and networking opportunities fostering peer development. Through NCEL, members interact to make a stronger, more cohesive industry and enhance their business success.
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ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) - Region 6 Annual Conference

Rochester, MN

April 19 - 20, 2018

More than 500 facility managers, sponsors, and speakers will gather in Rochester, MN for the 2018 ASHE Region 6 Annual Conference. Now in its 17th year, this conference provides essential tools for successful facility management and the opportunity to find solutions to challenges facing the region. Educational tracks deemed important by peers will leave attendees equipped with the expertise necessary for success in their facilities.
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LFI (Light Fair International)

Chicago, IL

May 5 - 10, 2018

The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International is where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future.
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Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference

Denver, Colorado

May 15, 2018

The 2018 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON), will deepen attendees’ understanding of the vast range of value-capturing programs and practices in place today at the world’s largest organizations. Thought leaders and practitioners will share how large enterprises are solving today’s most complex problems in energy management and corporate environmental sustainability. ELEMCON is also the opportunity to discover great programs currently underway in manufacturing, refining, transportation, warehousing, healthcare, hospitality, retailing, education and other industries.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 109!

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SMART Airports and Regions Conference

Edmonton, CA

July 23 - 25, 2018

The annual SMART Airports & Regions conference and exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART Airports and the Regions they serve, integrate and connect with.
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EMC is a proud sponsor of the SMART Airports & Regions conference.

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3M Championship - PGA Champions Tour

Blaine, MN

July 29 - August 5, 2018

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, played annually at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, a suburb north of Minneapolis.
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EMC is a proud sponsor of the EMC Pro-Am.

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Gulf Coast Event

Biloxi, Mississippi

August 13 - 14, 2018

As the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) gathers its top vendors and partners to exhibit trends and new concepts that can transform the grocery business in its Gulf Coast region. It’s an opportunity for attendees to explore innovative and game changing new products and solutions that will enhance their grocery operations.
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Come visit EMC on the expo floor at Booth 528!

2018 Sanford International presented by Cambria

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 17 - 23, 2018

The PGA TOUR Champions event brings the best players to Sioux Falls and tremendous philanthropic impact to local children’s charities. Taking place at Minnehaha Country Club, the Sanford International presented by Cambria brings the best in Golf to Sioux Falls and benefits the Sanford Health Foundation, which manages endowment funds that support Sanford Children’s Hospitals and Clinics and programs including Children’s Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer.
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EMC is a proud sponsor.

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FMI (Food Market Institute) - Energy + Store Development Conference

Atlanta, Georgia

September 23 - 26, 2018

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference is the chance to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising
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ACI/NA (Airport Council International North America) – Annual Conference & Expo

Nashville, Tennessee

September 30 - October 2, 2018

ACI-NA is the premier airport industry event that offers unparalleled education and networking opportunities for the leadership of North America's airports. Conference attendees will discover the latest trends in technology and operations management, gain insight into best practices for safety and security, and create new relationships with leading industry vendors in its exhibition hall.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 507!

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65th NALMCO (National Association of Lighting Management Companies) - Annual Convention and Trade Show

Champions Gate, FL

October 7 - 10, 2018

The Annual Convention and Trade Show is a three-day educational event that features a lighting trade show, internationally recognized lighting experts, professional development opportunities focused on business growth, and several opportunities to meet one-on-one with General and Associate members. The Annual Convention is geared toward senior level managers and business owners.
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FMA Summits: Future Facilities & Power Summit 8

Columbus, Ohio

October 9 - 10, 2018

The Future Facilities & Power Summit connects solution providers at the forefront of operational efficiency, energy management, power, building automation, facility management and security with leaders in institutional, retail facilities, commercial and light industrial roles at Fortune 500 & 1000 corporations. This event is the opportunity to accelerate decision making, prioritize initiatives and link facility efficiency strategies to corporate goals and capitalize on emerging technologies.
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EEI NKAW Fall (Edison Electric Institute – National Key Accounts Workshop)

San Antonio, TX

October 21 - 24, 2018

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multi-site energy users can tackle all of their energy related needs. Customers will learn about the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money.
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Come visit us on the expo floor at booth 306!

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ProcureCon Facilities 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

January 27 - 29, 2019

ProcureCon Facilities brings together category heads of real estate, construction, facilities and utilities procurement to discuss how to best manage and purchase for these often overlapping categories. Purchasing, sourcing and supply chain professionals attend ProcureCon to connect with the best in the industry. This event is specifically catered to those handling construction, facilities, real estate and utilities responsibilities.
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SIL (Strategies in Light), The LED Show

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 27 - March 1, 2019

Strategies in Light is a collaborative, integrated event experience for professionals representing the entire spectrum of the lighting business. From technology to development to application, Strategies in Light provides an unprecedented environment for learning, observing and engaging with every segment of the industry—all under one roof.
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NALMCO (National Association of Lighting Management Companies) Spring Seminar

Birmingham, Alabama

March 5 - 7, 2019

The NALMCO Spring Seminar is an interactive two-day training seminar focused on lighting trends, lighting safety and maintenance, energy efficiency solutions, the future of lighting, lighting tools and other relevant industry topics. The event includes 10 Learning Labs, taught by Associate Members at the forefront of lighting technology, and General Sessions focused on the future of lighting.
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SED (Smart Energy Decisions) – Innovation Summit

Houston, Texas

March 11 - 13, 2019

The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit is a proven platform where executives responsible for energy, sustainability, and facility management learn, network and do business. It’s a unique and exclusive event devoted entirely to your success where you’ll be able to focus in a productive, distraction-free setting.
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AWG Innovation Showcase & Annual Meeting

Overland Park, Kansas

March 24 - 27, 2019

The showcase is an opportunity to explore innovative and game-changing products, services, and solutions to enhance the customer experience in your grocery operations.
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Engage. Grow. Excel.

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EEI NKAW Spring (Edison Electric Institute – National Key Accounts Workshop)

Seattle, Washington

April 7 - 10, 2019

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multisite energy users tackle all of their energy-related needs. Customers learn the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products and services designed to save them money.
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We are exhibiting in booth 607. Connect with us on your lighting + controls projects!

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ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) - Region 6 Annual Conference

Rochester, Minnesota

April 18 - 19, 2019

More than 500 facility managers, sponsors, and speakers will gather in Rochester, MN for the 2019 ASHE Region 6 Annual Conference. Now in its 18th year, this conference provides essential tools for successful facility management and the opportunity to find solutions to challenges facing the region. Educational tracks deemed important by peers will leave attendees equipped with the expertise necessary for success in their facilities.
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PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance) - National Conference

Denver, Colorado

April 29 - May 1, 2019

The PRSM2019 National Conference is the largest and most widely recognized retail facilities maintenance event in the U.S. and Canada with best-in-class education sessions and networking events. More than 2,000 facilities managers benefit from the conference’s face-to-face meetings and leave it with valuable connections and new abilities to deliver significant ROI.
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We are exhibiting in booth 1215. Connect with us on your lighting + controls projects!

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IAMC (Industrial Asset Management Council) Spring Forum

Santa Barbara, California

May 4 - 8, 2019

With a focus on core corporate real estate business practice areas, IAMC (Industrial Asset Management Council) Spring Forum blends targeted professional development with world-class knowledge sharing. The Spring Forum brings attendees together to examine how innovation culture is redefining commercial real estate, ranging from dynamic work forces and smart real estate to big data and advanced technology.
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ELEMCON (Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference)

Denver, Colorado

May 13 - 16, 2019

The 2019 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) will deepen attendees’ understanding of the vast range of value-capturing programs and practices in place today at the world’s largest organizations. Thought leaders and practitioners will share how large enterprises are solving today’s most complex problems in energy management and corporate environmental sustainability.
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LFI (Light Fair International)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 19 - 23, 2019

The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International is where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future.
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IPMI (International Parking & Mobility Institute) Conference & Expo

Anaheim, California

June 9 - 12, 2019

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), formerly the International Parking Institute (IPI), is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. IPMI, which works to advance the parking and mobility profession, has membership including everyone from garage owners and operators to architects to city managers to government agencies, health care centers, universities, airports, and convention centers.
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We are exhibiting in booth 683. Connect with us on your lighting + controls projects!

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ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) Annual Conference & Technical Expo

Baltimore, Maryland

July 14 - 17, 2019

More than 3,700 health care facility and engineering professionals gathered onsite at the 2019 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition to network, find new solutions, and learn alongside one another. The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to connect with fellow colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care. Attendees can earn up to 20.5 contact hours and gain valuable tools and resources to better navigate to ever changing health care landscape. Join us in Baltimore as we prepare for the future of health care and take the time to review and develop your career game plan.
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FMI (Food Market Institute) - Energy + Store Development Conference

Dallas, Texas

September 8 - 11, 2019

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference is the chance to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising.
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EEI NKAW Fall (Edison Electric Institute – National Key Accounts Workshop)

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 6 - 9, 2019

EEI’s semi-annual National Key Account Workshop is the venue where national, chain, and multi-site energy users can tackle all of their energy related needs. Customers will learn about the latest in public policies affecting the energy industry, meet with their utility account and energy supply representatives, and learn about new technologies, products, and services designed to save them money.
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We are exhibiting in booth 406. Connect with us on your lighting + controls projects!

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66th NALMCO (National Association of Lighting Management Companies) - Annual Convention and Trade Show

Bloomington, Minnesota

October 11 - 16, 2019

The NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show is a three-day educational event that features a lighting trade show, internationally recognized lighting experts, professional development opportunities focused on business growth, and several opportunities to meet one-on-one with General and Associate members.
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