2019 Networking Opportunities

POWERGEN International offers a variety of networking opportunities designed to help attendees maximize their experience with other power professionals. During the event you can attend any or all of the below:

•  Lunch for Better Balance
•  Networking receptions on the exhibit floor
•  Networking party
•  Breakfasts roundtables 
•  And others

Some of these events are an additional cost and can be added to your registration at any time. Simply choose what you would like to add on the 'Events - Networking' page before checking out.

networking on tap reception

Networking on Tap receptions 

Tuesday, November 19 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

On the Exhibit Floor (no cost)

Join your colleagues for a drink on the exhibit floor! Thanks to our sponsors there will be bars available throughout the exhibit hall located at each sponsor's booth. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues and visit with exhibitors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sponsored By:
FTG Equipment Solutions INC
Industronics Inc
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Inc.
Stone & Webster
WEG Electric
Woodstock Power

Powerful Young Professionals

Powerful Young Professionals Happy Hour During the Networking on Tap Reception

Tuesday, November 19 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

At Initiate! Booth (no cost)

Calling ALL young pros to meet-up at the Clarion booth to connect and make new life-long friends with other young power generation professionals! You will also have the opportunity to network with some POWERGEN Alumni. Have questions as a first-time attendee? Our Alumni are experts at all things POWERGEN and can help! Did we mention there will be free beer and wine!?   

Powerful Young Professionals

Networking Party - Mardi Gras World

Tuesday, November 19| 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

Held at the World Famous Mardi Gras World, get up-close and personal to Mardi Gras floats like never before. Mingle with other professionals while you enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. 

women in power luncheon

Lunch for Better Balance (Formerly Women in Power Luncheon)

Wednesday, November 20 | 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

$60 (before Nov 17)
$75 (after Nov 17)

Location: Room 252 - 254

The Lunch for Better Balance [formerly the Women in Power Luncheon] at POWERGEN International seeks to inspire men and women to continue to work toward a better-balanced industry. The lunch offers a place for networking, discussion and celebration of accomplishments.

networking breakfasts

Contractors' Crawl

Wednesday, November 20 after the exhibit hall closes

Free drink tickets available at Travelers Alliance Group Booth #4055.

Contractors join us for a pub crawl down Bourban Street on Wednesday, November 20th!  Stop by the Traveler’s booth # 4055 to get your Pub Crawl drink tickets for each of the stops below!  Tickets are limited so be sure to head over to their booth on Tuesday!


networking breakfasts

Breakfast roundtables

Wednesday, November 20 | 7:30 AM - 8:45AM
Thursday, November 21 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

$60 for each breakfast
($65 after Nov 17)

Location: Room 208

Network with industry experts and peers as you discuss the industry’s hot topics over breakfast. These informal, give-and-take roundtable discussions provide an ideal way to ask questions and gain new information about trends, current issues or specific challenges. Tickets are required to attend.


National Hydropower Association Networking Event

Wednesday, November 20 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hydropower Knowledge Hub

Network with industry professionals interested in hydropower! NHA will be hosting a reception at the Hydropower Knowledge Hub with drinks and an area to relax, making the perfect setting for great conversation among industry peers.


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