Planning Ahead – 6 Utility Conferences You Should Consider Attending in 2018

November 22, 2017


Industry conferences and expositions provide an exceptional opportunity to learn more about an industry and market trends, network with leading companies and experts, and see the latest product developments. Forums, workshops, seminars, allow you to share ideas and challenges, and get answers to your questions.

There are several major Utility / Power conferences held annually in the US. We’ve identified six to consider attending when planning out your calendar for next year. These conferences bring together Customer Service Managers, Engineers, IT Managers, and various professions involved in electric, water, gas, alternative power, and telecom services, and offer in-depth keynote addresses and comprehensive break-out sessions or seminars.

DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition

January 23-25, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

With over 13,500 peers, over 300 utilities and attendees from 77 countries last year, the show is set to expand even more this year. With 15 different conference tracks, there is plenty for your utility to explore, from the advanced metering track, to customer strategies & technology, to data analytics, to mobile solutions, there’s something for everyone.

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The Utility Management Conference

February 20-23, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

Renowned for over 30 years as one of the most informative utility conferences available. Utility Management Conference brings together utility professionals to discuss important management issues and participate in valuable workshops.

View: The Utility Management Conference Program

The Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

March 5-7, 2018
San Diego, California 

The most recognized and largest utility conference, the EUEC should be high on your list, with utility providers, government officials and other stakeholders coming together to discuss the environment, utility and energy. EUEC facilitates information exchange and cooperation between the utility industry, government, and regulators for the protection of our environment and energy security.

View: The Energy, Utility & Environment Conference brochure

SEPA Utility Conference 2018

April 23-25, 2018
Rancho Mirage, California

Self-defined as the anti-trade show, utilities teaching utilities, setting apart this conference from the rest, it is where utilities go to share ideas and thoughts in a confidential and intimate environment. SEPA aims to create a utility community and ‘where utilities build the future’.


 CS Week

April 30 – May 4, 2018 
Tampa, Florida

CS Week is in its 42nd year, a conference built around customer service and informational technology aspects of utility management. With a massive spectrum of attendees from C-Level executives, managers, VPs, directors, customer service personnel, marketing teams, B2B technology and support professionals, this an event not to be missed. CS Week conference attendees gain insights, learn about trends, solutions and technologies for the utility market. 


The APPA National Conference & Public Power Expo

June 15-20, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

The APPA National Conference & Public Power Expo allows utility leaders, managers and levels of utility staff the ability to network, learn more about challenges and how to overcome them. The APPA conference focuses on critical insights such as change and crisis leadership, legislation and policy changes, innovation and new tech and reliability and security.

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Representatives from silverblaze will be attending CS Week and we look forward to connecting with attendees. We’ll post more information about how to meet up with us as we get closer to the conference date.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about our Capricorn Customer Portal for Utilities, or the Apollo Workflow platform – please contact us. We’d be pleased to start a discussion and find out more about your challenges and goals.


It’s time to stop worrying about all the issues that come with low customer engagement, and instead, transform your operations to become the leading utility company in your area.

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