February 1-3, 2023

The Carolinas Energy Conference is the region’s signature energy economic development conference.

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Carolinas Energy Conference

Capitalizing on the Energy Transition

Conveniently located in Charlotte, the Conference attracts decision makers from companies across the entire energy spectrum for two days of powerful content and connecting.  The Conference also features the E4 Carolinas Annual Meeting, enabling member companies to maximize their impact on both their trade group and the region’s energy economy.

The global shift toward sustainability, equity and climate awareness is propelling an increase in renewable energy generation, enhanced focus on energy efficiency and electrification of almost everything.  This is the “energy transition” demanding attention from the board rooms of international companies to the whiteboards of business large and small, especially those in Carolinas.

The energy transition will require massive levels of investment across every sector of the economy.

Join the region’s ONLY energy event focused exclusively on the conversation, content and connectivity needed to enable the Carolinas to maximize the economic development opportunities created through both public and private funding of the globe’s energy shift. Don’t miss this must-attend event if you are an influencer of strategic decision making for any of the following:

  • Commercial Energy Customer (large & small)
  • Economic Development Organization (state & local)
  • Electric Utility (private & public)
  • Energy Transition Consulting
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Investor

  • Professional Service Firm (law & accounting)

  • Renewable Energy Developer 

  • Supply & Service Provider 

  • State & Local Government

  • Commercial Energy Customer (large & small)
  • Economic Development Organization (state & local)
  • Electric Utility (private & public)
  • Energy Transition Consulting
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Investor

  • Professional Service Firm (law & accounting)

  • Renewable Energy Developer 

  • Supply & Service Provider 

  • State & Local Government

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Our Speakers

Peter Kelly-Detwiler

Author, Consultant, Speaker
Energy Industry Thought Leader

John Morrison

President& CEO
E4 Carolinas

Jeff Merrifield

Board Chair, E4 Carolinas
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Company

Weston Adams, III

Partner, Nelson Mullins
Board Member, E4 Carolinas

Chantal Fryer

Director of Business Services
SC Department of Commerce

Jennifer Mundt

Assistant Secretary for Clean Energy Economic Development
NC Department of Commerce

Bryan Stone

Board Member, E4 Carolinas
President, Lockhart Power

Iris Griffin

Vice President – Power Generation
Dominion Energy

Heather Shirley-Smith

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Policy-SC

Sam Brewer

Chief Operating Officer

Bob Irvin

Executive Director
Joules Accelerator

Brad Ives

Executive Director, Center for the Environment
Catawba College

Brett Rampal

Chief Technical Analyst, Segra Capital Management & Director of Nuclear and Power Strategy
Veriten

Joshua Schaff

Managing Director
Leyline Renewable Capital

Rob Howard

CEO
ClearGen

The Agenda

Click Date to Expand Schedule Information – Subject to Change

Wednesday, February 1 - UNCC Marriott
3:00 PM Registration for Annual Meeting and Conference Opens – Foyer
3:30 PM Networking 49er
4:30 PM E4 Carolinas 2023 Annual Meeting – 49er
5:00 PM Carolinas Energy Conference Networking Reception – Conference Foyer
5:15 PM VIP Reception for Sponsors, Speakers & E4 Carolinas Board of Directors – Mallard Creek
6:00 PM

Carolinas Energy Conference Keynote Dinner – 49er

  • US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm(invited)
Thursday, February 2 - UNCC Marriott
8:00 AM Registration – Foyer
8:30 AM

Opening Comments

  • Bonnie Loomis, Director, Economic Development, E4 Carolinas
  • John Morrison, President& C EO, E4 Carolinas
  • Jeff Merrifield, Board Chair, E4 Carolinas & Global Energy Section Leader & Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
8:45 AM

Keynote Breakfast – 49er

9:45 AM

Capitalizing on Public Sector Investments in the Energy Transition – 49er

  • MODERATOR: Jeff Merrifield, Board Chair, E4 Carolinas & Global Energy Section Leader & Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
11:00 AM Networking Break
11:30 AM

Capitalizing on Economic Development Opportunities in the Energy Transition – 49er

12:15 PM Introduction of Student Ambassadors from the UNCC Energy Production & Infrastructure Center – 49er
12:30 PM Networking Lunch – Foyer & 49er
1:30 PM

Capitalizing on Corporate Investments in the Energy Transition

  • MODERATOR: Bryan Stone, Economic Development Task Force Co-Chair, Board Member, E4 Carolinas, & President, Lockhart Power
  • Iris Griffin, Vice President- Power Generation, Dominion Energy
  • Heather Shirley–Smith – Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Policy-SC, Duke Energy
  • Sam Brewer – Chief Operating Officer, Envoy Public Labs
  • Bob Irvin – Executive Director, Joules Accelerator
2:45 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM

Capitalizing on Private Sector Investments in the Energy Transition – 49er

  • MODERATOR: Brad Ives, Executive Director, Center for the Environment, Catawba College
  • Brett Rampal, ChiefTechnical Analyst, Segra Capital Management & Director of Nuclear and PowerStrategy, Veriten
  • Joshua Schaff, Managing Director, Leyline Renewable Capital
  • Rob Howard, CEO – ClearGen
4:30 PM Closing Comments – 49er
4:45 PM Networking Happy Hour (ends@ 5:45pm) – Mallard Creek
6:30 PM Dutch Treat Dining – Golden Owl Tavern @UNCC Marriott
Friday, February 3 - Energy Transition in Action Tours
9:00 AM

Electric Production & Infrastructure Center – UNCC campus

  • Duke Energy Smart Grid Lab
  • Flexible Energy Lab
1:00 PM Siemens Energy – 5101 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

Our Venue & Lodging Partner

The 2023 Conference venue is the brand-new Marriott on the campus of UNC Charlotte, located next door to E4 Carolinas’ headquarters office in the UNCC PORTAL building, housing the university’s Partnership, Outreach, & Research for Accelerated Learning activities.  Conveniently accessed from downtown Charlotte via light rail and elsewhere via Interstate 85, this venue offers a state-of-the-art meeting facility and Marriott’s trusted accommodations.

UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel
9041 Robert D. Snyder Road
Charlotte, NC 28262

 

 

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Creating connections between companies so deals get done is foundational for E4 Carolinas.  Build on that foundation through sponsorship of the Carolinas Energy Conference!

As a sponsor, you’ll have a unique opportunity to create engagement, enhance brand awareness and enable high-value contacts for future business development.  Select from the levels and benefits below or collaborate with us on a package tailored to your budget and needs.

TERRAWATT

20K

GIGAWATT

10K

MEGAWATT

5K

KILOWATT

2.5K

WATT

1.5K

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATIONS

10 5 3 2 1

VIP RECEPTION ATTENDEES

6 2 1    

MEMBER-RATE REGISTRATIONS – TO OFFER TO CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS

20 10      

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS – SUBJECT TO TIME LIMIT

KEYNOTE DINNER KEYNOTE BREAKFAST OR CONFERENCE WELCOME SESSION OR RECEPTION  LUNCH OR BREAK   

LIST OF ATTENDEES BEFORE & AFTER CONFERENCE – NAME, TITLE, ORGANIZATION

   

VERBAL RECOGNITION DURING CONFERENCE

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LOGO PLACARD RECOGNITION – ON MEETING ROOM TABLES

LARGE MEDIUM  SMALL     

LOGO RECOGNITION – ON SLIDESHOW LOOP DURING BREAKS

LARGE MEDIUM MEDIUM SMALL   

RECOGNITION IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS – BEFORE & AFTER CONFERENCE

LOGO/NAME RECOGNITION – ON EVENT WEBSITE

LARGE MEDIUM SMALL  NAME  NAME 

DESIGNATED EXHIBIT SPACE – WHILE SPACE LAST

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EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIPS OF ATTENDEE ITEMS

(Includes WATT Benefits)

PORTFOLIO OR TOTE BAG – $4000 / LANYARDS – $3000 / REFILLABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER – $2000