Executive Forums

Answers you need from people who know


October 8-10, 2024 | The Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, NC

The MEA Executive Forums are industry events for leaders and executives from natural gas and electric delivery companies, supplier companies, and contractors. Participate in structured discussions on conference topics, discover successful practices, and share ideas with leaders in similar roles to help envision and prepare for a better future for the energy industry.

Session topics cover:

  • Technology trends
  • Utility case studies/successful practices
  • Industry initiatives and changes
  • Regulatory updates
  • Professional/leadership development
  • Other areas of interest to upper level personnel



The Omni Park Grove Inn
290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804

You can book your reservations by calling (800) 438-5800 to make reservations or you may also access room reservations via online booking.The room rate is $399 per night.

The reservation cutoff date is Tuesday, September 17, 2024. Reservations received after this date, or after the block is filled are subject to prevailing rates and availability.

One night’s deposit at time of booking is required to confirm all reservations. The Grove Park Inn’s cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival date. Deposit will be forfeited if reservations are cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.

Air Travel

The Omni Grove Park Inn is located near the following airports:

  • About 17 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • About 65 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • About 125 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)


The Omni does not offer airport pickup; taxis or Ubers are available at the airport.


Valet Parking: $38 for overnight guests; $35 for day parking
Self-Parking: $28 for overnight guests; First hour for day parking is complimentary.
After that, 1-3 hours is $12, 3-6 hours is $22, and 6-24 hours is $28.


The Fall Executive Forum begins with a reception on Tuesday evening and concludes after morning sessions on Thursday.

Agenda subject to change.


Speakers and presenters to be announced soon.


Per person registration rates

  • Member | $800
  • Non-member | $1,000


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If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Kessler.


Executive Forums occur twice a year in conjunction with the MEA Board Meetings. The spring event is typically hosted in March/April in a warm destination and the fall event is typically hosted in September/October in the Midwest. Regardless of the location or if it is online, the purpose of the forums is to connect with and learn from your peers.