Final preparations are underway for the 3rd Annual World Meter Design Congress, which will take place in little under one month from March 7-9 in San Diego, California. With one month to go, there has already been a phenomenal response from utility meter design professionals worldwide, with more than double last year’s number of pre-registered attendees and a sold out exhibit hall. In 2010, the World Meter Design Congress will be co-located with America’s premium utility metering conference, Metering, Billing/MDM America and expects to attract over 700 utility metering professionals together.
The World Meter Design Congress is the only meeting place for the world’s meter design engineers, system architects, R&D engineers and production professionals to gain insights into the new requirements and opportunities shaping the design and development of next-generation metering system.
The technical program includes specific focus areas on AMI and meter design requirements to enable international AMI rollouts; new systems architecture; utilities’ future requirements; the latest component technologies; design for the ‘smart customer’; HAN technologies and green appliances, and much more.
Our attendees will have the benefit of attending both, the Metering, Billing/MDM America keynote address as well as the internationally represented plenary address of the World Meter Design Congress, including Dr Philip E. Lewis, CEO and Founder of VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank, David Hart, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Quality at Elster and Gab-Sub Kim, Chief Technology Officer at Nuri Telecom, Korea.
Other speakers who will address the development and challenges relating to “smart” meters include:
- Aaron Marcus, CEO and Founder, Aaron Marcus and Associates, CA
- Joshua Pennell, Founder, IOActive, WA
- Kevin Nolan, Vice President of Technology, GE Consumer and Industrial, KY
- Robert Dolin, Chief Technology Officer, Echelon, CA
Leading industry experts will furthermore look at designing meters for future AMI rollouts:
The role of wireless networks for AMI communication and the effect on smart meter design will be discussed by the following industry-elite speakers:
- Robert Gustin, National Program Manager – Utilities, Sprint Nextel, GA
- Dr Henry Jones, Chief Technology Officer, SmartSynch, MS
- Simon Pontin, Vice President of AMI Development, Itron, CA
For more information regarding the conference, the program or to organize interviews with speakers, please contact:
Conference Director: Tracey-Lee Zurcher
Phone: 888 559 8017 / EXT: 3553 • Fax: 413 487 6276
Event website: www.smart-energy.com/wmdc
San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina
333 West Harbour Drive
CA 92101, USA
Phone (619) 243-1500