The Western Utilities Financial Forum, formerly known as the NW Utilities Financial Forum, is a place for senior accounting and finance leaders from around western North America to gather and share best practices related to working in the energy industry. Our leaders play a pivotal role in the strategic direction and growth of their utilities and this forum provides a unique opportunity to come together in an exclusive peer to peer environment to address challenges and explore best practices in all issues related to accounting and financial management.
Forum Registration: $199 USD
Registration provides access to all Western Utilities Financial Forum agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking reception on Tuesday evening as well as catered breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and beverages at the meeting.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for a WEI hosted networking reception in downtown Portland.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration + Networking Breakfast
Arrive early to register and network with peers over breakfast.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Speaker(s): Jardon Jaramillo, Controller, Portland General Electric
The host utility will welcome the group to Portland.
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Chief Financial Officers Panel
Panelist(s): Michelle Manary, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Bonneville Power Administration, Jennifer Davidson, Chief Financial Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
1. Chief Financial Officers
3. General Accounting Managers
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch will be provided onsite.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Technology Trends in Finance
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Energy Policy Updates + Emerging Trends
Speaker(s): Arne Olson, Senior Partner, E3
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Please contact the hotel directly at (877) 901-6632 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Western Utilities Financial Forum to receive a special rate of $209 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 13, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.