Plan now to attend USMA's 21st Annual Educational Conference May 22-25, 2016 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana

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A note from the President of USMA

Pat Gorman, USMA President 2016

Pat Gorman
USMA President 2016

For the first time in USMA's 21-year history, the annual educational conference will be held in New Orleans, LA. A long standing trade hub and the Gulf of Mexico's busiest northern port, New Orleans is the perfect location to host the 2016 USMA. The Board of Directors is proud to host the event here and we are finalizing a strong program for the 21st USMA conference.

If you attended USMA's 20th anniversary celebration in Savannah (May 2015) you know USMA's founding principle and continued commitment to provide each participant something to "take home and use" in order strengthen the Utility industries' supply chain. For those new to the industry, USMA offers a way to jump start your career and the experienced professional will find resources to renew your energy and uncover approaches to addressing new technology and regulations.
USMA is built on the unique alliance of bringing together the strengths of the provider community to meet the challenges faced by today's electric utility organization.

At the USMA conference you will find a relatively non-commercial atmosphere where the emphasis is placed on uncovering the value of true networked relationships. At USMA we want you to meet as many of your peers as possible. We strive to place you at the intersection of shared best practices, new ideas, resources and experience. We want you to succeed in your profession. We want you to share your successes and failures to help us all realize greater efficiency and to accomplish next level achievements in supply chain.

2016 is a Presidential election year and we're opening the conference with political powerhouses, James Carville and Mary Matalin. The program will also be filled with case studies showcasing utilities and suppliers overcoming supply chain challenges and we will also have a series of professional speakers focused on the economy and individual professional growth.

Join us in New Orleans for 20 hours of educational programming that you can "take home and use."

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USMA - Take It Home and Use It

USMA's 21st Annual Educational Conference
May 22-25 2016
Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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• 17 hours of educational programming
• Over 40 Speakers
• 25 Breakout Sessions to choose from
• 3 General Sessions
• Non Commercial Format

• Networking Opportunities:  First Timers Reception,
  Welcome Reception, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  & Tuesday Night Dinner Event
• 70+ Exhibitors at the USMA Table Top Session
• Charity Golf and Tennis Events

USMA Policy on Private Events
The Utility Supply Management Alliance does not allow private events to be held during scheduled conference sessions and social functions.  Private events may be held outside of regular conference hours. Events should be kept small.  The USMA logo and name may not be used without written permission from the Utility Supply Management Alliance.

Please do not send mass emails to conference participants prior to and during the conference.

2016 Event Sponsors

ABBEaton’s Cooper Power SystemsAnixterHubbell
Southern CompanySandC Electric CompanyWesco Distribution Inc.Thomas & Betts