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Total Energy USA Setting Stage for Groundbreaking, Multi-sectored Energy and Technology Conference

Thousands expected to participate from across the country and around the world.

The Total Energy USA conference and exposition, an innovative collaboration bringing together multiple energy sectors and diverse stakeholders in a single event, is setting the stage for a unique type of conference that assembles all energy technologies for a comprehensive look at the intersections affecting business decisions. The conference, now in its second year, will be held Nov. 19-21, 2013, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, and covers not only traditional fuels, like oil and gas, but renewables and nuclear as well as energy use and efficiency. Last year’s inaugural conference earned a top five energy event ranking due to its “all-of-the-above” approach.

According to Patrick Serfass, Total Energy USA Chief Content Officer, the conference and exposition intermingles the present with the future. “When you’re trying to create development in the energy space, it’s important to have lots of different people talking to each other. So to have today’s energy leaders talking to tomorrow’s energy leaders is a critical thing that we are able to create with Total Energy USA,” he said.

“Total Energy provides a unique forum for consumers and providers to have conversations and create solutions,” said Greg Ortale, President, Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “There is no place better than Houston, the energy capital of the world, to have that discussion.”

In addition to a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops, the three-day event includes a full slate of activities designed to attract audiences from varying age groups, industry affiliations and knowledge bases.

Expanded Expo Floor
The 2013 Total Energy USA expo floor grew by more than 80 percent from the inaugural 2012 event. This dynamic showcase will highlight companies across various sectors, including a host of new exhibitors that can be viewed online at

Professional Industry Hiring Event
New to this year’s event is a dedicated hiring event where job seekers will receive access to energy industry-specific recruiters and hiring managers looking to find the best talent within the Energy sector. The hiring event will take place during expo hours in a dedicated section of the exhibit hall on November 19 and 20.

2013 Chairman’s Innovation Award
The Chairman’s Innovation Award is the industry platform to acknowledge the most innovative energy-related products, services, or business models that will make a large impact on energy business. This year, the award seeks projects that impact multiple sectors—fossil, renewables, nuclear, use and seven energy services. Judges will look for originality, practicality, and overall impact across the energy industry.

Houston Business Journal hosts Who’s Who in Energy Reception
Get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with the decision-makers and innovators from every corner of the energy industry as Houston Business Journal and Total Energy USA honor the top 100 influencers shaping today’s energy landscape.

TechStreet Houston Conference
Technology and innovation are constants running through all sectors of the energy industry. As such, Total Energy USA partnered with the inaugural TechStreet Houston conference to add a key component to the event. TechStreet Houston is an open and collaborative platform to cultivate smarter citizens, communities, businesses and cities. During the event entrepreneurs, companies, educators, citizens, and students will learn, share, showcase and promote their creative ideas, expertise and innovations at the hands on development workshops, expert panels and sessions, expo and the innovation incubator for kids. Additionally, HATCH pitch competition for revolutionary tech startups, is part of the program too. More information is available at:

Young Professionals Forum
Students and young professionals are offered complimentary single-day access on November 20 to all Total Energy USA conference programming including keynote, plenary and parallel sessions, the exposition hall and networking events. Complimentary transportation has been arranged to/from: University of Houston, Houston Community College Campuses, Lonestar College, Texas Southern University and Rice University.

Conference title sponsors are Shell and NRG. Other represented brands include: 7-Eleven, CarMax, CenterPoint Energy, CIRCOR Power & Process, Decision Strategies, Folium Energy, GE Energy, Gexpro, Halliburton, Host Hotels and Resorts, IBM, Sears Holdings, Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, US Navy, Walgreens Co., Walmart, and more.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead the closing keynote address with Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell addressing the developments of new energy solutions for businesses, residents and municipal management for their cities. “We have to recognize that it’s not this form of energy or that form of energy,” said Mayor Parker. “It is what is the future of energy? How can we conserve energy? What are the new techniques and the new technologies, the new information that is out there that can lead us to a better future? Total Energy allows us to reach out to the producers, consumers and researchers all together to explore all aspects of the industry.”

To register or reserve exhibit space or a Hiring Event booth, go to Enter promotional code “MWHPR20″ on your application to receive a 20 percent discount.

About Total Energy USA
Launched in 2012, Total Energy USA unites all the energy sectors in production, distribution and use and explores the business opportunities and advancements that occur with a comprehensive approach to our energy challenges. The event highlights unique and purposeful energy concepts that improve technology, efficiency, the environment, marketability and/or cost savings.  For additional information contact Christian Piencka, Director of Marketing at or 619.298.1445 x102.


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Margo E. Williams

MWH Public Relations


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