Annual Conference of the Utility Supply Management Alliance

May 19-22, 2024, at the Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

The USMA Conference is an annual gathering of electric utilities and their providers. 

The Utility Supply Management Alliance convenes electric utilities and their providers on an annual basis. Over the course of this two-and-a-half-day event, participants can expect a rich exchange of knowledge, ample networking opportunities, and a chance to rejuvenate professionally. Once again, the schedule is brimming with highly skilled speakers and cutting-edge topics. Anticipating another year of full attendance, we encourage early registration to secure your spot. Please note that registration will close once the maximum seating capacity has been reached.

An invitation to join us, from the President of USMA

From the President of USMA

I am excited to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming Utility Supply Chain Management Association (USMA) Conference, taking place from May 19 to May 22, 2024, in the sun-kissed city of Scottsdale, Arizona. As the premier conference for the electric utility supply chain, this event promises to be a unique opportunity to address the challenges we face in our ever-evolving industry. Continuing Supply Chain Challenges: The past few years have presented unprecedented supply chain challenges, and the USMA Conference offers a platform to discuss and strategize ways to mitigate these issues...

USMA - Take it Home and Use It

This conference is committed to providing an educational-based platform designed to give concrete practices attendees can apply to supply management.

Conference Hotel

Westin Kierland Resort

Please note that the Westin Kierland Resort will serve as the official host hotel for the conference. It will also be where all conference sessions will take place. Once you have completed your conference registration, you will find a hotel link at the end of the registration process. Please be aware that in order to benefit from the discounted rate, you must be a registered participant.

  • Deposit – The hotel will charge a two-night deposit to confirm a hotel reservation.
  • Cancellation Fee – the hotel charges a two-night room fee for any reservation canceled within 21 days of arrival.
  • Resort Fee – The hotel charges a mandatory resort fee.  For USMA that fee has been reduced to $25 per night.  This fee includes internet in the room and in the meeting space.
  • Parking – group rates: self-parking $16 overnight; Valet parking $31 overnight.  Lower rates may be available for short-term parking.

Conference Agenda

Schedule overview for travel planning (all events will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort):

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Last Conference Highlights

Interested in what a USMA conference is like? This video captures some of the highlights. Whether it’s topical high-profile general session speakers, informative break-out sessions, the annual golf tournament or other activities, our conferences are fun fulled, energy packed events.

Conference Features

USMA continues its mission of providing sessions focused on delivering value you can take home and apply to keep your supply chain safe and reliable.

  • Education
    17 hours of educational programming + session tracking form to help you record educational session attendance for certification
  • Content Rich
    Over 40 Speakers, panels, town halls
  • Choice
    Multiple general sessions, 20+ breakouts, multiple networking events
  • Non-Commercial Format
    We take pride that the conference is presented in a non-commercial format
  • Informative
    3 General Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
    First Timers Reception, Welcome Reception, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Tuesday Night Dinner Event
  • Exhibitors
    70+ Exhibitors at the USMA Table Top Session
  • Good fun for good works
    Charity Golf and Other Events

Join Us In Scottsdale

USMA continues its mission of providing sessions focused on delivering value you can take home and apply to keep your supply chain safe and reliable.

USMA Policy on Private Events
The Utility Supply Management Alliance does not allow private events to be held during scheduled conference sessions and social functions.  Private events may be held outside of regular conference hours. Events should be kept small.  The USMA logo and name may not be used without written permission from the Utility Supply Management Alliance.

Please do not send mass emails to conference participants prior to and during the conference.

Notice of Right to Cancel – The USMA has the right to cancel this event in the unforeseen situation that the USMA Conference could not be held due to the occurrence of any circumstance beyond its control – such as acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or a widespread health or safety emergency. If the event were to be cancelled notice would be sent to all registered participants and noted on the USMA website. USMA would not be responsible for any penalties for canceling travel or conference related arrangements.


We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, whose contributions help us maintain a high program level and keep registration costs under control.

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Charity Golf Tournament and 5K Sponsors