Experts in Customer Engagement From Key Industries to Share Strategies That Help Advance Energy Efficiency

AESP Announces Opening Keynote Panel for Fall Conference in Seattle

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

PHOENIX, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) will focus on tools and technologies that drive participation in energy efficiency programs at its conference September 30 – October 2, 2013 in Seattle.

AESP today announced the opening keynote panel, "Rules of Engagement – Lessons Learned from Global Empires." This panel consists of national experts in their respective fields who will discuss how they use tools and technologies to engage customers and keep them coming back for more. The participation and engagement of consumers in energy efficiency programs – both residential and commercial – is viewed as one of the key factors to achieving energy savings and energy efficiency goals.

By learning how other industries leverage customer behavior knowledge to achieve positive outcomes, attendees will acquire new insights and inspiration to implement into their energy efficiency programs.

Roy Barnes, CEO and founder of Blue Space Consulting will moderate the opening keynote session which features the following panelists:

  • Somit Goyal, director of customer lifecycle management, Microsoft Business Solutions
  • Curtis Kopf, vice president of customer innovation, Alaska Airlines
  • Kirk Myers, corporate social responsibility manager, REI
  • Craig Peal, assistant vice president for energy and building controls, Costco Wholesale

Media with appropriate press credentials are invited to attend the conference.

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WHAT: Fall Conference of the Association of Energy Services Professionals: "Tools and Technologies that Drive Program Participation"

WHEN: September 30-October 2, 2013

WHERE: Red Lion Hotel, Seattle


The Association of Energy Services Professionals ( provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and nonprofit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources.



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