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2007 ENERGY STAR Appliance Partner Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 26 2007

3:00 – 5:00 PM

ENERGY STAR 101

This optional session is designed for partners who are new to the ENERGY STAR program and interested about general program details, such as who is involved, how partners collaborate, and what resources are available View Presentation PDF (2.6MB)

Thursday, September 27 2007

7:15 – 8:00 AM

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:00 – 8:45 AM

WELCOMING REMARKS & MICHAEL C. THOMPSON AWARD

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) and the Minnesota Department of Commerce will welcome participants, outline the overall meeting goals, and discuss what to expect over the next two days.

Hosts:

  • Richard Karney, P.E., U.S. DOE View presentation PDF (500KB)
  • Janet Streff, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Michael C. Thompson Award presented by:

  • Richard Karney, P.E., U.S. DOE
  • Sara van de Grift, WECC (2006 winner)

8:45 – 9:30 AM

PLENARY SESSION 1: APPLIANCE MARKET UPDATE

The U.S. Department of Energy will discuss its upcoming appliance criteria changes, identify new products for ENERGY STAR consideration, and provide an overview of ENERGY STAR appliance market share.

Speaker:

9:30 – 9:45 AM

BREAK/NETWORKING

9:40 – 6:00 PM

MARKETING SUMMITS

The purpose of the Marketing Summits is to create a forum in which the host manufacturer or retailer can present its ENERGY STAR plans for 2007-2008 to the Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors (EEPS). Specifically, manufacturers and retailers will focus their presentations on collaboration opportunities for new products and manufacturer promotions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY EEPS PARTNERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THESE SESSIONS

9:45 – 10:45 AM

MARKETING SUMMIT: GE CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL

10:45 – 11:45 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: THE HOME DEPOT

11:45 – 12:45 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: WHIRLPOOL

12:45 – 1:45 PM

LUNCH

1:45 – 2:15 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: ENTRAVISION

2:15 – 3:15 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: BOSCH HOME APPLIANCES

3:15 – 4:15 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: COSTCO

4:15 – 5:15 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: FISHER & PAYKEL

5:15 – 6:15 PM

MARKETING SUMMIT: BEST BUY

6:30 – 6:45 PM

BUS DEPARTURE TO RECEPTION

Transportation to and from the reception site is being provided for all partners. Buses will do a single trip to the reception site and will load in front of the hotel lobby from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM.

Bus transportation sponsored by BEST BUY

7:00 – 9:00 PM

RECEPTION — Sponsored by Best Buy!

Best Buy invites fellow ENERGY STAR partners for an evening reception at the Cowles Conservatory at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The event is open to all partners attending the meeting.

A special thank you is extended to our sponsor for this event: Best Buy

Friday, September 28 2007

7:15 – 8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 – 9:00 AM

PLENARY SESSION 2: APPLIANCE RECYCLING

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a panel discussion dedicated to developing effective appliance recycling initiatives. DOE's presentation will include an overview of its 2008 ENERGY STAR Appliance Campaign, which will discuss opportunities for partner participation. Other presenters will discuss successful campaigns and opportunities for future successes.

Speakers:

Moderator: Chris Cloutier, D&R International

9:00 – 10:15 AM

PLENARY SESSION 3: REACHING THE HISPANIC CONSUMER WITH ENERGY STAR

Experts on Hispanic marketing will participate in a panel discussion and provide partners with the most effective marketing messages and techniques when promoting energy efficient products to Hispanic consumers.

Speakers:

Moderator:

Marci Sanders, D&R International

10:15 – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 – 12:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Manufacturers and retailers host the breakout sessions with EEPS rotating in regional groups between breakout meeting rooms.

The purpose of the breakout sessions is to build on the Marketing Summit from the previous day by allowing each EEPS region and the manufacturer to meet one-on-one. This format provides a dedicated time in which the manufacturer and the EEPS partner can discuss opportunities for collaboration in a more targeted manner.

12:30 – 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 – 3:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:30 – 4:00 PM

MEETING WRAP-UP: FAREWELL TO MINNEAPOLIS