Keep your finger on the pulse of the metering, billing and customer management industries in Latin America at the upcoming fifth annual Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America conference and exhibition.

If you are a key player in these sectors, you need an endless network of contacts and minute-by-minute understanding of what is happening in the electricity, water and gas customer-end utilities industry. Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America 2007 scheduled to take place September 19-21, 2007 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, gives you what's hot, what's new and what's about to happen.

Learn more about:

  • AMR and advanced metering
  • Smart grids and AMI
  • Systems and equipment to reduce commercial losses
  • Improving utility revenue flows
  • Regulatory frameworks around metering and customer service
  • New standards and best practices
  • Driving electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) adoption in utilities
  • Taking customer service to new levels.

Event highlights include:

Monday September 19: Attendees of the half-day Electronic bill presentment workshop will gain the necessary understanding of secure e-mail bill presentment and payment strategies that result in significant e-billing adoption and paper turnoff.

Monday September 19: A half-day site visit to AES Eletropaulo’s Cambuci complex. Visitors will have the opportunity to see several operations, including the meter technology, maintenance and metrology laboratories, PLC laboratory, chemical laboratory, supervisory control center and the service management center.

Monday September 19: The opening panel discussion will review the latest metering developments in Latin America and discuss the direction the industry is taking. The featured high-level executives who will debate for this occasion will be:

  • Cyro Vicente Boccuzzi, Technical Vice-President, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Hélio Viana, Distribution Vice-President, CPFL Energia, Brazil
  • Newton Luis de Oliveira Caseri, Distribution Engineering Superintendent, Bandeirante Energia, Brazil
  • Kátia Repsold, Customer Service Director, Grupo Gas Natural, Brazil

Monday to Wednesday September 19-21: Three-day conference featuring over 60 industry-elite speakers who will review the latest developments across the region and in panel discussions will devise new strategies for revenue enhancement and energy management.

Wednesday September 21: With its hands-on workshop, in-depth sessions and ground breaking case studies the revenue protection day - sponsored by Choice Tecnologia - tackles topics such as changing the attitude of the consumer, meter tampering, systems and technologies to improve revenue protection for utilities.

The exhibition will feature over 40 leading companies that will present the latest in metering and customer management technologies.

Meet with the following participating companies:
ABRACE, Brazil ● Actaris, Brazil ● AES Elecar, Venezuela ● AES Eletropaulo, Brazil ● AES Sul, Brazil ● AMPLA, Brazil ● Analog Devices, Brazil ● ANDE, Paraguay ● ANEEL, Brazil ● Bandeirante Energia, Brazil ● Brooks Selos de Seguranca do Brasil, Brazil ● C & P Instrumentacao e Controle SC, Brazil ● CAM, Chile ● CAM Brasil Multiservicos, Brazil ●  Cabtec, Brazil ● CAS Tecnologia, Brazil ● CCEE, Brazil ● CEAL, Brazil ● CEG Rio, Brazil ●  CELG, Brazil ● CELPA, Brazil ● CELPE, Brazil ● CEMIG, Brazil ● CFE, Mexico ● CHESF, Brazil ● Choice Tecnologia, Brazil ● Cientistas Associados Desenvolvimento Tecnológico, Brazil ● Cime Comercial, Brazil ● City of Cape Town, South Africa ● COELBA, Brazil ● COELCE, Brazil ● Comercial Gonçalves Eletricos, Brazil ● Comgas Natural, Brazil ● Concert Technologies, Brazil ● Copergas, Brazil ● Coronis Systems, France ● CPFL Energia, Brazil ● CPqD Telecom & IT Solutions, Brazil ● Discar SA, Argentina ● DoSafe Corp, Canada ● Edantech, Brazil ● EDF, France ● ELC Produtos de Segurança, Brazil ● ELO, Brazil ● El Sewedy Electrometer, Egypt ● Empresas Publicas de Medellin, Colombia ● Electric Research Institute, Brazil ● Elster Electricity, USA ● ENARGAS, Argentina ● Evoluti Tecnologia e Servicos, Brazil ● Factor Uno, Uruguay ● FAE, Brazil ● INMETRO, Brazil ● Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico ● Itron, USA ● J.A. Representacoes SC, Brazil ● KEMA, Brazil ● Landis+Gyr, Brazil ● LAO Industria, Brazil ● Light, Brazil ● Mercados de Energia, Brazil ● Metering International, South Africa ● Motorola, Brazil ● Nansen S.A. Instrumentos de Precisão, Brazil ● Oracle Utilities, Brazil ● Pieren Consultas, Brazil ● Sabesp, Brazil ● SAELPA, Brazil ● Seed el Tecnologia, Brazil ● Senergy Sistemas e Medição, Brazil ● Serasa, Brazil ● SERGI, France ● Shenzhen Clou, China ● Sistema Cataguazes Leopoldina, Brazil ● Spintelligent, South Africa ● Storey SA, Argentina ● Striata, USA ● Synapsis, Brazil ● TCIME, Brazil ● TWACS by DCSI, USA ● Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil ● V2 Telecom, Brazil ● Wavecom, Brazil ● Wireless & Mobile, Colombia ● Xeno Energy, South Korea

Attending Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America puts you in the heart of the regional customer-end utilities industry by simply spending 3 days doing face-to-face business with stakeholders.

Register online at www.metering.com/events/mlam2007

For additional information phone: +27 21 700 3500 or email: emmanuelle@spintelligent.com