Skipping Stone CEO to Speak on International Retail Energy Expansion Opportunities

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New York, NY– September 14, 2017 –Skipping Stone announced today that its Chairman & CEO Peter Weigand will speak on “International Retail Energy Expansion Opportunities” during the 8th Energy Marketing Conference (EMC) in New York City on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.  The EMC conference EMC conference event draws hundreds of retail energy executives and associated companies. Skipping Stone will also be exhibiting at the event in Booth #44.

“With the North American retail energy markets having reached maturity, those retailers with goals to continue to grow are moving into other open markets in different countries,” said Peter Weigand, Chairman and CEO, Skipping Stone. “The EMC event provides a great venue to communicate and share our knowledge with the retail energy community. We have been fortunate to leverage our 40 plus country relationships and experiences to assist retailer, trading companies and technology solutions to enter several international retail markets.”

“To date, the market entry strategies have either been organic business launches, joint ventures or acquisitions.  We believe international expansion by retailers is still in the early-stages and will continue to grow over the next several years,” continued Weigand.

Earlier this year, Skipping Stone published an International Retail Energy Markets Report  with over 200 pages of comprehensive market information for 17 countries.  The report can be ordered online or by stopping by the Skipping Stone exhibit.  Under each country profiled in this report are its specific market rules, utility information, billing & data exchange, customers, switch rates, competitors, wholesale markets, exchanges, market operators, licensing information, regulators, smart meters, and other pertinent information.

Mr. Weigand has been active in global energy markets for over 30 years.  As Chairman and CEO of Skipping Stone, he has grown Skipping Stone into an international energy professional services company active in over 40 countries.

Weigand is a leader in U.S. and international deregulated energy markets.  Prior to consulting, he was CEO of a retail energy company, COO of an energy software company and COO of a European company.  During his retail energy leadership time, he has acquired several retail and wholesale energy companies. Weigand’s companies have been named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list three times, and he has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Energy by PennWell magazine.

 About Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is a consulting and technology services firm that helps natural gas and electricity utilities, market participants and solution providing clients globally to navigate market changes, capitalize on opportunities and manage business risks. From innovation through strategy development, market research and assessment to implementation of business plans and technologies, the firm provides a wide array of services. Skipping Stone’s model of deploying energy industry executives has delivered measurable bottom-line results for over 270 clients globally. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. For more information, visit www.SkippingStone.com or www.SkippingStone.co.jp.