SPRING: February 26-28, 2024 The Woodlands, TX / FALL: September 17-18, 2024 Westminster, CO
Eligible program participants must meet the following qualifications:
The Grant Program is provided to address the reality that travel budgets are tight and stretched thin. There is no obligation for an executive buyer to do business with any of the suppliers participating in the event. SED’s only requirement is that executive buyers come ready to learn, attend the general sessions, network with peers, and meet with the suppliers that they select during the 1:1 meetings segment of the event.
The following information is provided for compliance departments who need details on how the program works.
Smart Energy Decisions (SED) makes Grants available through a blind pool that is funded by a portion of sponsorship fees collected from all event sponsors. The grants are used directly to pay for airfare, hotel rooms, and food costs related to the event of qualified buyer executives.
The blind pool ensures that no single sponsor is funding the grant for any individual buyer executive. Further, as Smart Energy Decisions will not bid as a supplier on any buyer executive projects, SED does not have a supplier relationship with attending buyer executives.
The use of a blind pool of funds and the fact that SED is not soliciting business from buyer executives, combine to provide a Grant program that meets with the approval of most compliance departments.
Professionals engaged in sales, marketing, or business development for an organization providing energy or sustainability related products and services to energy customers to not qualify. Determination of qualification is at the sole discretion of Smart Energy Decisions.