2018 Business Symposium


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Energy Savings Made Easy

Ameren Illinois business customers have saved over $525 million and counting through our energy efficiency programs. Join us at the FREE 2018 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium to learn how your company or organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and more. At this 9th annual event, you’ll:

  • Discover the best technologies and strategies to reduce electric and gas use

  • Learn about cash incentives for energy-saving projects

  • Attend breakouts sessions that cover various energy efficiency

  • Earn Continuing Education Units

  • Meet more than 40 trusted Program Allies

You’ll also receive a 15% bonus coupon potentially worth thousands in additional incentive dollars.

Note: The Business Symposium is open to Ameren Illinois non-residential customers only.


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When & Where

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018  |  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
* Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Viewing starts at 7:30 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703


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Keynote Speaker

Mark JewellBob Wengel
Vice President, Facilities
Shedd Aquarium

Bob Wengel is committed to advancing the aquarium’s conservation goals by minimizing the environmental impact of its operations. As vice president of facilities, his responsibilities include managing the Maintenance, Operations, Environmental Services, and Safety and Security departments. In addition, he oversees the administration of 20 maintenance service contracts that include elevator, chiller and fire system testing and maintenance, roofing and tuckpointing, and landscaping services. Wengel’s strong relationships with Shedd executives and employees at all levels have enabled him to advance his vision of a sustainable future for the aquarium.

In 2012, Wengel was named Facility Executive of the Year by 'Today’s Facility Manager', a leading specialized trade publication for the nation’s top corporate facility executives in all industry and service sectors. The award recognized Wengel’s success integrating sustainability into the aquarium’s five-year facilities plan. Wengel champions the aquarium’s energy, water and construction sustainability goals by pursuing cutting-edge resource conservation programs that prioritize animal care and comfort for a collection of animals ranging from arctic beluga whales to tropical fishes. Most recently, Wengel and executive leaders at Shedd collaborated with the City of Chicago and a team of regional energy experts to create Shedd’s Master Energy Roadmap, which aims to make the aquarium the first clean-energy-powered cultural institution by 2020.

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Our Symposium schedule provides you with the opportunity to attend in-depth breakout sessions and time to interact with Ameren Illinois program staff and our trusted network of Program Allies. Make the most of your day by attending those breakout sessions that would be most applicable to your organization and the most interesting to you.

Breakfast and lunch are complimentary with your registration.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
Welcome, Keynote Address, & Prize Giveaways
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 1

- Getting Started: A Treasure Hunt of Your Facility
- Optimizing Motor Efficiency
- Internet of Things for Business and Organizations
10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Break, Snacks & Exhibitor Viewing
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2

- Small Facilities, Big Savings
- New and Emerging HVAC Technologies
- Energy Efficiency for Non-Profit Organizations
12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 3

- Staffing Grant: Planning your Project
- Energy Efficiency for Public Sector Facilities
- Lighting Controls and Networked Design
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Prize Giveaways & Exhibitor Viewing
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Energy Advisor Consultations

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Ameren Illinois' Energy Efficiency Programs provide cash incentives to increase the efficiency of lighting, refrigeration, motors, HVAC, and more — plus custom incentives for the project of your choice. In addition, we provide you with a number of other resources for making sound investments in energy-efficient technologies.

Learn about incentives by business or equipment type »
Read case studies from other Illinois businesses »
View our archive of helpful how-to videos and past webinars »

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