2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR

April 14-15, 2023

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Facility Tour Sponsor

​Maddox produces and stocks the highest quality of fully reconditioned and new transformers available on the market.

Facility Tour Sponsor

Oregon Breakers Inc. is an electrical supply company specializing in new and used electrical circuit breakers, transformers, busplugs, motor control and safety switches.

Facility Tour Sponsor

Monster Electrical provides a wide variety of new and reconditioned power distribution products and parts with a focus on electrical fuses and controls.

Gold Dinner Sponsor

National Switchgear is an industry-leader in power distribution equipment and services, offering a broad line of new and repurposed electrical equipment from our extensive inventory and network of suppliers.

Bronze Registration Sponsor

A-Rent offers a multimillion-dollar fleet of test equipment from top OEMs, including Doble, Omicron, Megger, Fluke and HV Diagnostics, and an advanced cloud-based ERP system to enable smooth rental logistics and asset management.

Bronze Registration Sponsor

ETI Precision is a leader in the calibration, repair, and manufacturing of electrical test equipment. We specialize in onsite calibration services at our customers’​ facilities nationwide, minimizing the downtime of critical instruments.

Keynote Sponsor

RNT Supply, Inc. is your source for industrial and commercial electrical distribution and control equipment.


Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc., a Group CBS company, specializes in the sale and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other electrical power distribution equipment.

The PEARL Annual Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the electrical equipment recovery industry. This event draws nationwide participation by professionals concerned with the safety and reliability of reconditioned and remanufactured electrical equipment and apparatus.

The 2023 conference will explore the post-pandemic issues facing companies around supply chain and workforce development. You will hear from a panel of experts that will explore current supply chain challenges, lessons learned and strategies to help your organization move toward a more sustainable, agile and resilient supply chain.

In addition, author and professional speaker, Jeff Butler, will discuss the benefits and power of a generationally diverse workforce.

Conference at a Glance


April 13, 2023

PEARL Committee Meetings: 10 – 3:00 PM (Committee meeting schedule TBA)

Board of Directors Meeting: 3 – 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Set-up: 6 – 10:00 PM

Attendee Registration: 5 – 9:00 PM

Day 1

April 14, 2023

Keynote, Management, and Technical Tracks, Significant Other Track (more information coming soon)

Level I & II Technician Certification Review and Exam

Exhibitor Showcase & Reception

Day 2

April 15, 2023

Facility Tours of Portland, OR

  • Maddox
  • Oregon Breakers, Inc.

Awards Dinner

Conference Location

The conference location is very important to us. Our goal is to find a location that encourages more connections between attendees. The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront does just that!

This reimagined hotel is located directly on the riverfront, secluded from bustling downtown but nearby all that it has to offer and surrounded by more than 60 breweries. Discover downtown Portland’s possibilities with an excursion to Oregon Zoo, The Lan Su Chinese Garden, Keller Auditorium or Powell’s Books, one of the country’s best-known independent bookstores.

You will receive the conference group rate at the hotel of $159/night for reservations made before March 30, 2022.


Conference Program

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Renowned author and business owner, Jeff Butler, talks about managing Millennials in the workplace.

Oregon area tours

Facility Tours

Join us for a full day of networking and learning while touring three PEARL member facilities in the Portland area.

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Committee Led Sessions

Hear from each of the PEARL Committees on important topics related to industry standards, training and membership.

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Technician Certification

The NEW Level III Technician Certification exam  (including exam prep) will take place along with Level I and II.


Enjoy a Full Line-up of Insightful Speakers

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Jeff Butler

Author and Workplace Strategist
Founder, TrinityFix

Jeff Butler is a speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly, or on the TED stage. A native Californian and raised in Silicon Valley, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. Unlike other experts on millennials, Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged. With Jeff ‘s versatile background, he has addressed companies like Amazon and Google as well as thousands of professionals across North America. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice, appeared in dozens of media outlets including two books on human behavior:- The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You.

Conference Pricing

Early Bird
$850 Expires January 31, 2023
Pre-conference $850
Late Registration $950 (April 14-15, 2023)
Early Bird
$950 Expires January 31, 2023
Pre-conference $950
Late Registration $1050 (April 14-15, 2023)

*PEARL Members and Non-members will be asked to either sign in or create an account in order to register. Click here for more information on how to create an account.

**Conference registration does not include hotel accommodations. Click here to make your hotel reservations.

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*PEARL Members and Non-members will be asked to either sign in or create an account in order to register. Click here for more information on how to create an account.