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NAEMA’s East Meets West 2023


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About The Event

Continuing the tradition started by Xcel Energy in 2011 (then known as “Face Plant”), the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) is proud to present NAEMA’s East Meets West 2023 hosted by Xcel Energy.  Join NAEMA Members and market participants from across the U.S. and Canada at this premier networking event as we continue NAEMA’s mission of promoting a vibrant energy marketplace.

Hotel Information

All Receptions, Presentations and Breakfasts will be held at the Grand Hyatt Vail, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail.  The Group Room Block is full but you can add your name to the Waitlist by contacting Donna Foy.  The group room rate is $449 plus a $50 resort fee per night (plus taxes), with a 30-day cancellation policy.

The Group  Room Block at the overflow hotel – Highline, A DoubleTree By Hilton – is now full but you can add your name to the Waitlist by contacting Donna Foy.  The group room rate is $409 plus a $30 resort fee per night.

The Program

Tuesday, Jan. 31 (for early arrivals)

3:00 – 5:00 pm  Networking Reception


Wednesday, Feb. 1

1:00 – 7:00 pm  Registration;  Epic Pass & Gift Card Raffle

3:30 – 4:15 pm  Afternoon Break

4:15 – 5:30 pm  Conference Presentation:  Navigating the Path to Opportunities Through DecarbonizationRobert Day – Evergy; John Larkey – National Grid Renewables; Brandon Stanislaus – Vistra Corp.; Gene Marini – Bank of America; and Bret Estep, NAEMA Board of Directors, moderator

5:30 – 7:00 pm  Welcome Reception


Thursday, Feb. 2

7:00 – 10:00 am Registration

7:30 – 9:30 am  Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 am  Breakfast Presentation:  Outlook for the Energy Market in 2023Julien Dumoulin-Smith – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

9:30 – 4:00 pm  Activities (ski or spa)

2:00 – 4:00 pm  Networking Break

5:00 – 6:30 pm  Après Ski – Axe Throwing


Friday, Feb. 3

8:00 – 9:30 am  Farewell Breakfast

Who’s Attending?

Click here to see the current list of Attendees.


Attendees are given the choice of a one-day ski pass or a spa gift certificate.

About the skiing: Arguably the most famous mountain in Colorado, Vail’s wide variety of terrain and 5,317 skiable acres provide a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone. Access the slopes of Vail directly from Grand Hyatt Vail via the on-site Chair #20. Venture Sports (located at the Grand Hyatt) is offering East Meets West attendees a 20% discount on rentals made at least 24-hours in advance.  Check out their price list here.  Please reserve your equipment either through Venture’s online link or by calling them at 970.479.1510.

About the spa: If snow isn’t your thing, don’t worry! The Spa at Grand Hyatt Vail, follows in the footsteps of traditional alpine spas, achieving balance by embracing both the natural splendor and healing powers of our surrounding environment. Our spa therapists are artisans of rejuvenation, allowing you to fully relax and unwind. If you selected Spa Certificate as your Activity, you will receive a voucher worth $165 towards spa services.  The Spa is offering East Meets West attendees a 10% discount on spa services.  Please book your appointment as soon as possible through the spa’s online link or by calling them at 970.479.5942.

Registration is now closed! Please contact Donna Foy if you have any questions.