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Winter Board and Chief Executives Meeting
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - Thursday, January 09, 2014
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016 UNITED STATES
  • Background Materials will be posted by December 19th.

    Plan now to attend the EEI Winter Board of Directors and Chief Executive Meetings, January 7-9, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Our January CEO conference is always an excellent opportunity to scope out the major challenges facing our industry in the year ahead, including distributed generation, environmental issues, cybersecurity and much more.

    A tightly focused agenda is taking shape now, and will include major speakers on critical issues. Confirmed speakers include incoming NARUC President Colette Honorable from Arkansas and noted social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk, who will lay out the rapidly changing and complex communications landscape facing our industry. Invited speakers include U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur.

    We will hold ancillary meetings on Tuesday, January 7, and kick off our continuous board format early Wednesday morning, concluding by noon on Thursday, January 9.

    Business casual attire is appropriate for all meetings and evening functions.

  • A block of guest rooms is being held at the Arizona Biltmore, located at 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To ensure timely processing of your reservation request, please book online Please enter the code EEI14 under the Group Convention Code section of the reservation screen. You can also make your reservation by faxing the hotel reservation form to (602) 954-2548. If you would to reserve a suite, please email Allison Dunn at

    Please note: the hotel will not accept phone-in reservations. The cut-off date for reserving a guest room is Monday, December 16. All rooms must be guaranteed by a credit card and are cancellable within 48 hours of arrival with no penalty. After that 48 hours, there will be a one night’s room & tax penalty charged to the credit card on file.

  • The Phoenix airport is 7 miles from the hotel and the ride will take 20-25 minutes. Average cab fare to the hotel is $30-$35. The Biltmore’s in-house transportation service offers town car and SUV service via Transtyle. Town car service is $35 and SUV service is $55 one way. Visit 480-948-6131 for more information. If you decide to rent a car, parking is available at the Biltmore – self parking is complimentary and overnight valet parking is $20 per night.

  • We will enjoy a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, providing you with an excellent opportunity to catch up with your colleagues.  A reception is also planned for Wednesday evening.

    If you are interested in playing golf on Thursday afternoon, please contact Elfreda Montgomery or

  • On Wednesday morning, January 8, enjoy a two-mile walk through one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Phoenix – Biltmore Estates.  Located in front of the Arizona Biltmore, this pleasant (basically flat) walk is a great way to start your day and revel in the warmth of the desert sun!

    Later that morning, gift cards will be distributed and a short "Healthy Lifestyle" lecture will be offered by one of the Biltmore's certified fitness instructors.

    Please refer to the Guest Activities sheet listed under the Meeting Documents section.