Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS Latin America 2006: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 – 27 September 2006


25 – 27 September 2006
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact: Emmanuelle Nicholls
Tel:        +27 21 700 3500 (international) or 888 559 8017 (US)
Fax:       +27 21 700 3501 (international) or 413 487 6276 (US)

Venue Information:

Windsor Barra Hotel
Avenidernambetica, 2630
Barra de Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro
RJ 22620-170
Tel:  +55 21 2195-5000
Fax: +55 21 2195-5050


The meter has moved from a position of relative unimportance some years ago to one of critical importance within the utility chain. This change has been rapid and dramatic and has been driven by different factors in different regions. These include deregulation and competition, privatization, technological advances and an increased focus on the need for accurate and reliable data throughout the utility delivery process. There is a clear understanding that the meter and the underlying information technology back-end systems play central roles in assuring the utility revenue stream and consequently its survival.