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October 13-16, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting & Vendor Expo

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2020 Imea Annual Business Meeting Vendor Expo

Being active in the IMEA Conferences can bring with it many benefits. There is power in being connected to other people who are active in our line of work, but it can also be easy to talk yourself out of committing to conferences year after year. Many people think that joining the organization is enough, but to capitalize on the return on your investment you need to be engaged and participate in our conferences and organization.

Small utilities are busy and short staffed, so the thought of taking a few days away from the office to participate in a conference can seem like a daunting task. However, these live meetings might be just what you need to uncover new ways to improving your utility.

If you are not able to attend the full event PLEASE take advantage of the free registration for your utility and plan to attend the Business Meeting and Educational Sessions, Wednesday October 14, 2020.

The mindset you choose about participating in events will impact your results 

Reasons to Attend our Annual Meeting:

  • Educational opportunities. No matter how experienced you are at your utility, everyone can learn.  Working in a small business venture can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results.  The educational aspect of our conferences can expose you to new ways of conducting your business, employee relations and help you discover how to be more productive.
  • Networking with peers.  Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. Most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.
  • Encounter new Associate Members and Suppliers. Too often people shy away from the Vendor exhibit hall at conferences.  They fear that they will have to talk to salespeople, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current utility climate.  Discovering innovative products and services for your utility is necessary for system reliability and safety.  Plus, these vendors who sell to our industry fully grasp what is happening inside your utility. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies.
  • Position yourself as an expert. When you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as a leader and an expert to your peers. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in our industry. 
  • Have fun. Our industry should be both rewarding and fun.  All work and no play can get old fast.  Industry conferences can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning, never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people!

Many falsely believe that since they can now access industry information via the Internet that the days conferences are gone. The truth is, meetings are more important than ever.

The value in meetings comes from the human-to-human connections that occur.  Often people cite the “hallway conversations” that they have with other attendees as the most valuable parts of attending an event. While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved becomes irreplaceable.  It is the people that bring the Return on Investment to your time at a conference.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN Noblesville!!

Duane Richardson
Executive Director

176 W Logan St # 225
Noblesville, IN  46060
Tel: 765.366.5506 
Email: duane@imea.com
Web: www.imea.com


Make Your Hotel Reservations Today!

Embassy Suites by Hilton
13700 Conference Center Dr. South,
Noblesville, IN 46060
(317)674-1900

CLICK HERE to Make Your Reservation!

Take advantage of making your reservations today!!

Deadline for room block is : Midnight 09/12/2020
(Any remaining rooms in the block will be released 09/13/2020).

Group Name: IMEA
Arrival Date: 12-Oct-2020
Departure Date: 16-Oct-2020

 

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2020-10-13 06:00:00 2020-10-16 22:00:00 America/Detroit 2020 Annual Meeting & Vendor Expo CLICK HERE to Register Online! Being active in the IMEA Conferences can bring with it many benefits. There is power in being connected to other people who are active in our line of work, but it can also be easy to talk yourself out of committing to conferences year after year. Many people think that joining the organization is enough, but to capitalize on the return on your investment you need to be engaged and participate in our conferences and organization. Small utilities are busy and short staffed, so the thought of taking a few days away from the office to participate in a conference can seem like a daunting task. However, these live meetings might be just what you need to uncover new ways to improving your utility. If you are not able to attend the full event PLEASE take advantage of the free registration for your utility and plan to attend the Business Meeting and Educational Sessions, Wednesday October 14, 2020. The mindset you choose about participating in events will impact your results  Reasons to Attend our Annual Meeting: Educational opportunities. No matter how experienced you are at your utility, everyone can learn.  Working in a small business venture can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results.  The educational aspect of our conferences can expose you to new ways of conducting your business, employee relations and help you discover how to be more productive. Networking with peers.  Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. Most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level. Encounter new Associate Members and Suppliers. Too often people shy away from the Vendor exhibit hall at conferences.  They fear that they will have to talk to salespeople, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current utility climate.  Discovering innovative products and services for your utility is necessary for system reliability and safety.  Plus, these vendors who sell to our industry fully grasp what is happening inside your utility. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies. Position yourself as an expert. When you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as a leader and an expert to your peers. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in our industry.  Have fun. Our industry should be both rewarding and fun.  All work and no play can get old fast.  Industry conferences can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning, never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people! Many falsely believe that since they can now access industry information via the Internet that the days conferences are gone. The truth is, meetings are more important than ever. The value in meetings comes from the human-to-human connections that occur.  Often people cite the “hallway conversations” that they have with other attendees as the most valuable parts of attending an event. While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved becomes irreplaceable.  It is the people that bring the Return on Investment to your time at a conference. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN Noblesville!! Duane RichardsonExecutive Director 176 W Logan St # 225Noblesville, IN  46060Tel: 765.366.5506 Email: duane@imea.comWeb: www.imea.com Make Your Hotel Reservations Today! Embassy Suites by Hilton13700 Conference Center Dr. South,Noblesville, IN 46060(317)674-1900 CLICK HERE to Make Your Reservation! Take advantage of making your reservations today!! Deadline for room block is : Midnight 09/12/2020 (Any remaining rooms in the block will be released 09/13/2020). Group Name: IMEAArrival Date: 12-Oct-2020Departure Date: 16-Oct-2020   ----