It’s natural to have questions about a huge event like SPF Americas 2017. 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 Form (SPF) Americas 2017 is the premier conference for forward-thinking EH&S, Sustainability, Risk and IT professionals. The 9th annual conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago on September 26-27 (client workshop on September 25th).

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 2017 located?
The event takes place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Festivities will start for clients on Monday, September 25 with the pre-conference training and user group day. The official kick off of the conference is Tuesday, September 26 and continues until the afternoon of Wednesday, September 27.

You can find detailed information on the schedule here.

And on the conference venue here.

How do I register?
Are you/is your company a current Enablon user/client? Then please use this Link Register.

Are you an evaluating the Enablon software, an Enablon partner or simply an industry professional looking to learn and network? Then please 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): September 25
  • SPF Americas Conference Pass: September 26 & 27

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 laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229.

Where is the Gala dinner and how can I get there?
We have not yet announced the location but in the past we have had dinners at the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. As for transportation, shuttle buses will transport you from the Radisson Blu 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 2017. Check it out here.
What will be the sessions/topics covered?
The agenda is broken up into tracks and sessions, such as Business Efficiency, Green Facilities, Safe Operations, World-Class Compliance, Product Compliance, Enterprise Control, Customer Success and Platform & Enablers.

You can find the full 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 is the detailed 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 Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60601.

Our special rate of $269/night is no longer available. Please contact Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel‘s Reservations: Visit Website or call directly at +1-800-333-3333 for the best rate and availability.

Other hotel options in the area:

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.
Are there group meeting spaces provided at SPF Americas?
Group meeting spaces are available upon request as part of the SPF Americas One-on-One Meetings.

What are One-on-Ones? These are typically 30 – 60 minute sessions with individual Enablon Experts or specific departments to discuss current or future projects, product questions or whatever is on your mind regarding your relationship with Enablon. As these meetings give you access to our most in-demand resources it’s important to book your slot as soon as possible in order to ensure your requested experts and/or departments are available.

To request your meeting, simply request your meeting here and include the following information: Preferred day and time for meeting, who you would like to meet with (if you do not know specific names, department or function that is fine), and what you want to discuss.

Please note: meeting requests are not guaranteed, but the sooner you request, the better chance you have that we will be able to accommodate your meeting.

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 laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229

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

  • September 25th (Pre-Conference) – complimentary breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • September 26th– complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and dinner
  • September 27th– 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 laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229.
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 laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229

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 laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229

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

SPF Advisor at laura.richmond@enablon.com or by phone at 514.395.2545 Ext:229