Dr. Philip Verleger Will Deliver NEFI Expo Keynote

Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo. Verleger has served in two presidential administrations and operates an independent consulting firm, PKVerleger LLC.

The 2015 NEFI Energy Expo takes place June 10th and 11th at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Dr. Verleger will speak at brunch on Wednesday, June 10. During his career, Dr. Verleger has predicted many of the major structural changes in the energy sector. In 1986, he was the first economist to comprehend and explain the appearance and development of energy commodity markets. This analysis led to his prediction of the oil price collapse that year. Dr. Verleger has chronicled the evolution of these markets since then and been a leading figure globally in driving their growth. In 2012, he was the first economist to write extensively on the United States’ emergence as an energy exporter. His latest papers chronicle the implications of this unexpected tectonic shift for the U.S. and world economies.

During the second Expo brunch, on Thursday, June 11, Meaghan Morelli-Chiappetta and Julie Smith-Gill of the Gill Marketing Group will discuss the use of social media to promote business growth.

The Energy Expo, themed “Fuel Your Future,” will feature numerous educational sessions, including a Technician Workshop led by Wesson Energy and the School for Energy Efficiency. Technicians will learn about the whole-home approach to energy conservation, building science, new fuel blends, home automation, and ductless heat pumps.

NEFI has booked blocks of rooms for exhibitors and attendees at four Worcester hotels. The hotels, the room rates, the phone numbers, and the contact people are as follows: The Hilton Garden Inn, $159, 508-753-5700, Emily Crandall; Holiday Inn Express, $135, 508-757-0400, Mia Flavin; Courtyard by Marriott, $159, 508-363-0300, Olivia Armstrong; Beechwood Hotel, $179 to $269, 508-754-5789, Marissa Boss. When calling to book a room, mention the 2015 NEFI Expo. There are a limited number of rooms in each block, and NEFI recommends that guests book early. The cut-off date for making room reservations is May 10.

Online registration is available for both exhibitors and attendees at www.nefi.com/expo.php. Anyone who would like to become a premium Expo sponsor or sponsor an event or giveaway during the Expo can contact Rick Trout (ricktrout@comcast.net) or George Wilson (gwilson@angusenergy.com).

For more information, contact NEFI Chief Operating Officer Martha Leshine at 504-236-3300 or Martha.Leshine@nefi.com.

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