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35th PLMA Conference Sponsor Opportunities

Gain insight from market practitioners, technology firms and utilities active in the demand response marketplace. Over 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: utility professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response; and Industry allies

4/4/2017 to 4/5/2017
When: April 4-5, 2017
8:30 am Tuesday - 3:00 pm Wednesday
Where: Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee  37201
United States
Contact: Ed Thomas
(707) 652-5333


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35th PLMA Conference

April 3-5, 2017 in Nashville, TN

Sponsor Opportunities

This conference will focus on regulatory and policy updates as well as shared knowledge from market practitioners, technology firms and utilities active in the demand response marketplace. Over 200 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: utility professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response as well as industry advisors including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers To see who came to Delray Beach, CLICK HERE

Build-Your-Own Benefits Bundle

Platinum Sponsor

$10,000
includes up to 12 benefit points

Gold Sponsor

$6,000
includes up to 6 benefit points

Silver Sponsor

$3,500
includes up to 3 benefit points

Sponsor opportunities are limited to PLMA members organizations.  Join at www.peakload.org/?page=JoinPLMA.

All Sponsors Receive:

  • Registrant list with full contact information, including email addresses, in electronic form
  • Logo and 50-word description in printed program and event webpage
  • Seat on the Conference Planning Committee to rank presentation submissions and volunteer to co-moderate sessions
  • Advance notice of conference details and communication
  • Promotion code to extend member registration pricing to first-time, utility and government attendees of non-member organizations
  • Opportunity to host exclusive, invitation-only hospitality at times that don't conflict with agenda
  • ADDED BONUS!  Recognition at Nashville OffPeak Sponsor Party on Tuesday evening at George Jones Museum.  In response to a Conference Planning Group recommendation and support from past conference sponsors, PLMA Leadership has directed staff to produce a Sponsor Party as a Tuesday evening networking event from 7-9pm which will be open to all conference registrants at no additional cost to registrants or sponsors, compliments of all Conference sponsors.  The party will be within walking distance of the hotel with open bar and a menu of “heavy” hors‘ oeuvres and entertainment to be determined in consultation with the Platinum-level sponsors.   

Build-Your-Own Sponsor Benefit Bundle Using These Point Values

Conference Registration (1 point per person)

Includes full conference attendance for one person plus admission to pre-conference interest group workshop(s) at no additional charge if same person.

Sponsor Lounge Tabletop (1 point; limit 12)

Table-top or equivalent space in location of your choice, subject to availability, around the room perimeter with skirted table and dedicated 110v electrical outlet and no mandated exhibit services contractor interaction or move in/out times. Lounge will be open directly adjacent to the general session room from 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 with continuous refreshments. Two breakfasts, two lunches, one reception, and four refreshment breaks will be presented in the Lounge as well. CLICK HERE to view available Lounge spaces.

  • AESC - Table 2
  • AutoGrid - Table 9
  • Comverge - Table 8
  • ecobee - Table 7
  • EnergyHub - Table 3
  • Franklin Energy Group - Table 4
  • OpenADR Alliance - Table 1
  • Whisker Labs - Table 11

Sponsor Showcase Lighting Round (1 point; limited to 10 sponsors)

Up to three (3) minute presentation during general session just ahead of evening reception. Audience will be asked to listen closely and identify key words in order to be entered into a random drawing for valuable prizes.  

  • AutoGrid - Jeff Norman
  • Bidgely - Craig Celgin
  • Comverge - Jason Cigarran
  • ecobee - Peter Black
  • Landis + Gyr - Jim Richardson
  • OpenADR Alliance - Barry Haaser
  • Whisker Labs - Jaden Crawford

Prominent Logo Placement (2 points; limited to 11 sponsors)  SOLD OUT

Includes your logo featured "NASCAR style" on all email promotion and on-site materials and conference rotation.

  • AutoGrid
  • CLEAResult
  • Comverge
  • Eaton
  • EnergyHub
  • Franklin Energy Group
  • Landis + Gyr
  • Nest
  • SEPA
  • Tennessee Valley Authority 
  • Whisker Labs

Breakfast or Lunch Host (2 points each; limited to 5 sponsors) 

Includes prominent logo recognition on signage; special recognition in program and during session; and opportunity for specialty item distribution and/or display during your activity, choose conference or workshop host

  • Whisker Labs - Tuesday lunch
  • EnergyHub - Wednesday lunch

Ice Cream Social or Refreshment Break Host (2 points each; limited to 4 sponsors)

Includes prominent logo recognition on signage; special recognition in program and during session; and opportunity for specialty item distribution and/or display during your activity

Badge Lanyard, Wifi, and Electric Power Alley Host (2 points each; limited to 3 sponsors) SOLD OUT

Includes special recognition in program and during session; and opportunity for specialty item distribution

  • Comverge - Wifi Host
  • Lanyard -AESC
  • Electric Power Alley -CLEAResult

Tuesday evening On-site Sponsor Lounge Reception Host (3 points; limited to 1 sponsor)
Includes signage; special recognition in program and during session; and opportunity for specialty item distribution and/or display during your activity

Tuesday evening Off-site Sponsor Party Host (0 points; free to all sponsors)
In response to a Conference Planning Group recommendation and support from past conference sponsors, PLMA Leadership has directed staff to produce a Sponsor Party as a Tuesday evening networking event from 7-9pm which will be open to all conference registrants at no additional cost to registrants or sponsors, compliments of all Conference sponsors.  The party will be within walking distance of the hotel with open bar and a menu of “heavy” hors‘ oeuvres and entertainment to be determined in consultation with the Platinum-level sponsors. 

Questions? Contact Ed Thomas at (707) 652-5333 or ethomas@peakload.org

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