Power Up Energy Expo 2021

Building Resilient Installations

Now in its 12th year, Power Up Energy Expo will bring hundreds of subject matter experts in architecture, engineering, construction, and power generation together for 2 days of information sharing, networking, and business development. 

This year’s event theme is “Building Resilient Installations.” We will focus on the how military installations can use current and future technology to improve their impact on the environment and create a model for government sustainability programs. 

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This year’s event is at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort. This amazing location allows attendees to enjoy onsite accommodations, golf, spa treatments and other amenities while participating in Power Up. Prices starting at $134. Book by October 15 and save today. 

2021 Power Up Agenda


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

(Sessions listed below are subject to change)

  • Registration Opens/Networking Breakfast 8:00am

    Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Opening Remarks: Gulf Coast Energy Network 8:40am
  • Introduction of Morning Keynote 8:55am

    (Exclusive Titanium Sponsor)

  • Morning Keynote 9:00am
  • Opening Plenary Session: Challenges and Opportunities in Defense Resilience 8:00am

    Moderator: Titanium Sponsor

  • Workshop 1: Defense Roundtable: 8:40am

    Intellegent Buildings, Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity

  • Networking Lunch 12:00pm

    Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Speed Dating with ESCOs 12:00pm
  • Vendor Hall Open 12:00pm

    (Titanium, Platinum and Gold Sponsors Only)

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  • Workshop 2: Sustainment and Modernization 1:00pm
  • Workshop 3: Installation Round-Up: Contracting Opportunities 2:00pm
  • Networking Break 3:00pm

    Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Workshop 4: The Future of Energy 3:30pm
  • Workshop 5: Transportation 4:30pm
  • Closing Keynote: U.S. Space Force Representative 5:30pm
  • Hospitality Social  6:30pm

    Sponsorship Opportunity

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Defense Innovation Industry Day

  • Registration Opens/Networking Breakfast 8:00am

    Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Defense Innovation Industry Day 8:45am

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  • Vendor Breakdown 12:00pm

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Power Up is the largest business event for energy and sustainability professionals along the Gulf Coast. This event will consist of presentations from state, city, county officials, federal and military contracting officials, architectural, engineering, and construction firms, energy services companies and many more. Join us and connect with new clients and other industry professionals, and meet with exhibitors in the Technology Demonstration Area to learn about new business opportunities for large and small businesses.

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