It’s natural to have questions about a huge event like SPF Americas 2018. So we’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions and answered them all in one convenient place.

Who is Enablon?
Enablon is the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management solutions. More than 1,000 global companies and 1 million users rely on Enablon software solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability. Enablon offers the most comprehensive platform in the industry, and is consistently recognized as a global leader and visionary. For more info: www.enablon.com.
What is SPF Americas?
With 500+ attendees, over sixty sessions and countless networking opportunities, the Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Americas 2018 is the premier conference for forward-thinking EH&S, Sustainability, Risk and IT professionals. The 10th annual conference will take place at the Swissôtel in Chicago on June 18-20 (client workshop on June 18th).

This year’s value-packed program will cover the hottest topics in EH&S, Sustainability, Risk Management and Technology innovations. Learning comes to life in subject-matter expert led breakout sessions, technology deep-dives with the product team, interactive roundtables and inspiring keynote talks. Attendees will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and best practices from the agenda focusing on people, processes and technology.

When and where is SPF Americas 2018 located?
The event takes place at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois.

Festivities will start for clients on Monday, June 18th with the pre-conference training and user group day. The official kick-off of the conference is Tuesday, June 19th and continues until the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20th.

You can find detailed information on the 2018 schedule here.

And on the conference venue here.

How do I register?
Are you/is your company a current Enablon user/client? You can register here.

Are you an evaluating the Enablon software, an Enablon partner or simply an industry professional looking to learn and network? Then please click this Link Register.

The days of SPF Americas that you should attend depend on which pass you choose:

  • Client User Group & Training Pass (exclusively for Enablon customers): June 18th
  • SPF Americas Conference Pass: June 19th & 20th

You can speak directly with one of our SPF Americas Advisors and they can help facilitate your registration or answer any questions you may have. Contact an SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.

Where is the Gala dinner and how can I get there?
This years Gala dinner will take place at the Harris Theatre. As for transportation, shuttle buses will transport you from the Swissôtel to the dinner and back.
What are the advantages of attending?
The “Why Attend” section of our website gives a great overview of the benefits of SPF Americas 2018. Check it out here.
What will be the sessions/topics covered?
The agenda is broken up into tracks and sessions, such as Business Intelligence & Analytics, Compliance Management, Health & Safety, Evaluate, Select & Launch – Prospective Customers, Innovation & Technology, Product Compliance & Stewardship, Environmental Management, Integrated Risk Management.

You can find the full 2018 conference agenda which includes detailed session descriptions here.

Who are the speakers?
SPF Americas speakers are subject-matter experts from many of the world’s largest corporations and leading organizations. These innovators come to SPF to share their expertise with forward-thinking professionals like you.

Here are the details for this years speaker line-up.

New speakers are being regularly added so please make sure to check back frequently for exciting updates.

Is it really free? Even the training day? Even the Gala Dinner & Afterparty?
Yes,100% free from start to finish. User Group/Training is free. Meals during the conference are free. Networking events are free. The only things you need to pay for are transportation to and from the conference, lodging (if applicable) and any other miscellaneous expenses.
Is there a catch?
No catch! Enablon is able to make SPF Americas complimentary to attendees thanks to the ongoing support of the event sponsors.
Is there a conference hotel? Are you offering a discounted hotel rate?
The conference takes place at the Swissôtel, Chicago, 323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Our special rate is $285/night. You can book now or call directly Swissôtel‘s for reservations at +1 312 565 0565 for the best rate and availability.

How do I get to the conference from the airport?
Many of our attendees use either: Rental Car, Taxi, Train, Uber.

We suggest choosing public transportation when it is a viable and safe choice. Here’s how:

What should I wear?
During the conference, we suggest business casual. For the Gala Dinner and After Party, some attendees choose to change into their party dresses and suits, while others opt to stay in their conference attire.
I want to attend, but can’t get approval from my company. What should I do?
We have made some great resources available for you. Other attendees have been in the same position in the past and leveraged these resources to clearly communicate the value of SPF Americas to upper management.

You can also receive a personalized consultation with one of our SPF Americas Advisors. SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.

Will meals be provided at SPF Americas?
Enablon provides complimentary meals onsite at SPF Americas:

  • June 18 (Pre-Conference) – complimentary breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • June 19– complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and dinner
  • June 20– complimentary breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
Whom should I contact if I have special dietary needs or allergies?
You can email our event coordinator Marta Reyes at marta.reyes@enablon.com with any special dietary needs or allergies request.
Are attendee substitutions permitted?
Yes, if you discover that you cannot attend we can arrange for one of your colleagues to take your registration. Simply contact an SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.
I have completed my registration and want to make a change. What do I do?
Contact our SPF Americas Advisors and they’ll help you make any changes that you may need.

SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.

Can I bring a guest?
If you know a colleague that may be interested in attending SPF Americas contact our advisors and they’ll personally send them an invite to attend.

SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.

My question isn’t listed here!
Don’t worry. We have SPF Americas Advisors standing by to answer all remaining questions.

SPF Advisor at alicia.queen@enablon.com or by phone at 312-784-7917.