Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM CST
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST

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4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

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You are invited to attend POWER UP ENERGY EXPO 2019, scheduled for November 13 - 14, 2019 at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort. Now in its 10th year, POWER UP is the largest business event for energy and sustainability professionals along the Gulf Coast. Brought to you by the Gulf Coast Energy Network (www.gulfcoastenergynetwork.org) and by the Defense Leadership Forum (www.usdlf.org).

Recently, Congress passed and the President signed a $19 billion disaster relief bill, including funds for rebuilding Northwest Florida and Tyndall Air Force Base following Hurricane Michael. Additional billions of dollars for Tyndall rebuilding will be included in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 federal budgets. 

At 2019 POWER UP, meet key decision-makers and get the latest information on:

  • Opportunities and contracts for Rebuilding Northwest Florida, including Energy Resiliency, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy.
  • Opportunities and contracts for Rebuilding Tyndall AFB as the "base of the future," including Energy Resiliency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
  • New Defense Priorities for Advanced Building Technologies and Facilities Management.
  • Building Smart Communities in Florida, including Smart Architecture and Design, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Energy, and Energy Security.
  • New Energy Finance Policies and Contract Vehicles, including Energy Pricing, Asset Valuation, and Risk Management.
  • New Public-Private Energy Partnerships throughout Florida

This 2-Day major event will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from Senior Military Contracting Officials, City and County Officials, and Energy Companies; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with Exhibitors; Small Business Resources; and an invitation-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and Special Guests.

2019 POWER UP offers another exciting lineup of powerful speakers. Here are just a few of the speakers you will meet:

Ms. Kate Marks, Sector Engagement, Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. Steven Webster, PE, CEM, Regional Energy Program Manager, Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, U.S. Navy

Mr. Paul Robinson, Chief, Energy Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering & Support Center, U.S. Army, Huntsville

Mr. Les Martin, Energy Savings Performance Contract Program Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Air Force

Mr. Michael Milton Wu, Principal, Converge Strategies

All speakers are listed as invited and the agenda and speakers subject to change.

If your company will be sending more than one representative, please consider participating as a Summit Sponsor. Sponsorship packages start at $1,000. For more details on Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunitiesemail powerup@usdlf.org. Select discounts may be available on Sponsorship Packages valid towards new registrations only. Contact us today!

Please note that your credit card payment is being processed by Ultimate Events, LLC, the events management firm for 2019 POWER UP.

Venue & Recommended Lodging
Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Special Group Rate for Gulf Coast Energy Network Government: $141 USD/Night
Book your Group Rate for Power Up Energy Expo 2019 

To register, please click the "Register" button below. If you have any additional questions, please email us at powerup@usdlf.org.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Gulf Coast Energy Network

Defense Leadership Forum