ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Presidential election moves forward, energy and facility managers will need to address future energy challenges as impacted by the winning party's energy policy. Making the 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users, both timely and critical. Key leaders in the professional energy management field will discuss energy resiliency and security, international efficiency projects, the growing importance of water, wastewater treatment, renewable energy and leveraging data analytics. WEEC, presented by the Association of Energy Engineering (AEE) and hosted by Toyota will be held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Featured keynote opening session speakers include David Gregory, Political Analyst, CNN discussing the race to the white house and its impact on energy policy, J.B. Straubel, Chief Technology Officer, Tesla speaking on energy and technology megatrends, and John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company discussing the future of affordable energy. The WEEC conference contains 14 tracks with over 250 speakers from more than 20 different countries with session topics including industrial energy management, green and high performance buildings, sustainable development, emerging energy trends, as well as big data and IoT. "As always, our conference is staying true to the AEE and WEEC mission", said Al Thumann, Executive Director, AEE, "– to share and educate about fast-moving developments in the energy field, to provide a look at and discuss promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and find out about the latest cost-conscious project implementation strategies. When energy management professionals leave WEEC it's almost certain it's with new knowledge and contacts that are not only very valuable, but would have been difficult to pick up elsewhere."
In addition to the three day conference program, WEEC will also feature a comprehensive exhibition, as well as a full line-up of CEU and PDH qualifying seminars giving attendees an opportunity to enhance their professional development within a number of topics including energy auditing, water efficiency, measurement and verification, lighting efficiency, power quality and more. Special events at WEEC include a free Council for Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) networking breakfast that focuses on developing a prominent voice for women in the energy industry, an International Awards Banquet that recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated notable contributions to the energy profession, and the Legends in Energy event, a networking dinner for international delegates. See www.energycongress.com/specialevents for listing of all special events to be held at WEEC.
Dates: September 21-September 23, 2016
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
SOURCE Association of Energy Engineers