BRISTOL, England, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Next Generation Mining North America - which took place from 7st - 9th November at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona - brought together decision makers from across North America to discuss pressing matters to the utilities industry in an age of unprecedented transformation.
Speakers included leading industry professionals such as; Rick Nicholson, Group VP Research, IDC Energy Insights; Jessie Berst, Head, Global Smart Energy; and Mike McDermott, Director Product Marketing, AT&T.
As well as comprehensive workshops, panel discussions offered executives moderated, peer-led discussions on major industry issues. One-to-one meetings gave delegates the chance to meet with business analysts and analyst partners to discuss strategy and technology demands for the industry. Peter Kelly-Detwiler, SVP Energy Technology Services, Constellation New Energy Inc., said of NG Utilities, "You actually sit down and lay out your business problem to vendors who can discuss in depth what the solutions might be. It's the length of those conversations and the ability to speak one-on-one with individuals that adds the greatest value."
A total of 16 workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing topics for the utilities industry. Tom McDonald, VP Communications at GDS International - the global business event company behind NG Utilities - said of the event, "We have always been proud of the quality of our summits, but this years' Next Generation Utilities summit was one of our best yet. It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations."
See what the delegates have to say about Next Generation Utilities: http://www.ngusummit.com/.
About GDS International:
GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.
Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.
Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events. http://www.gdsinternational.com
Contact: Hannah Duffy, Hannah@gdsinternational.com, +44(0)117-915-4811
SOURCE GDS International