Environmental Industry Summit

March 3-5, 2010
Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2010 Environmental Industry Summit has an executive-friendly schedule starting in the afternoon on the west coast on Wednesday and concluding mid-day Friday with ample opportunity for networking. Sessions are balanced with presentations and discussion panels allowing for audience Q&A and interaction.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3:00 to 5:30 pm
Opening Session

Washington Overview And Outlook:
Andrew Paterson, CCBJ and EBJ's "Man in Washington" will profile policy and budgets coming out of the Obama administration and key agencies and preview the 2010 political season. Also a context for balancing traditional legacy objectives of the environmental industry with today’s new market drivers; a review of Copenhagen and beyond; prospects for a GHG bill in 2010; and how climate policy will shape the future of energy and the environmental and climate change industries.

Environmental Business Journal's Industry Overview and Forecast:
EBJ Editor and Summit Chairman Grant Ferrier will present a business and economic overview with current statistics on environmental industry segments and a review of the business opportunities in the emerging climate change industry. Results of EBI’s 2010 Snapshot Survey will charactierize 2009 performance, 2010-2012 forecasts and rankings of business opportunities by client, media, service and geographic regions.

Executive Response and Discussion Panel:
Senior executives respond to the presented material and engage in Q&A with the presenters and audience. Moderator Gerorge Stubbs, EBJ; Panelists include: Ian MacFarlane, President & CEO, EA Engineering Science and Technology; David Meyers, Director of Business Development, EnerNOC; Dale Sands, SVP, Director Global Practices, AECOM

6:00-7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet
Hosted by Environmental Business International Inc. and Summit gold sponsors Beazley Group and Deltek. Winners will be presented in small groups by category.

All Wednesday events at the Hotel del Coronado

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Continental Breakfast & Registration

Award Winners Panel: Success in a Tight Market

Senior executives from selected EBJ award winners share their perspectives on current markets, new opportunities, strategic initiatives and internal challenges. Moderator: Grant Ferrier. Medalist panel members include: Nicholas Albergo, President and CEO, HSA Engineers & Scientists; Wendi Goldsmith, CEO, The Bioengineering Group; Charles Morgan, CEO, OP-TECH

10:00-12:00 noon
Key Client Markets: Private Sector

Consulting firm leaders discuss the most active private sector markets and how contracting and client expectations have changed. Sectors of emphasis include Oil & Gas, Utilities, Chemicals and leading global corporations pursuing new strategic objectives and new relationships with their service providers. Moderator Gerorge Stubbs, EBJ.
Panelists include: Pete Capponi, Sr. Vice President, O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.; Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, WSP Environment & Energy, Mike Kesler, Senior Vice President, Kleinfelder

Key Client Markets: Public Sector

The federal government continues to be the largest single customer category for environmental firms, but agency imperatives and funding continue to evolve. The Recovery Act hits full stride at last, and contractors share insight on participating directly, on behalf of clients and for state and local agencies. Moderator: Grant Ferrier.
Panelists include: Greg Beronja, President & CEO, SC&A; Jorge Casado, Vice President, Tetra Tech, Inc., Marc Cicalese, Vice President, Sovereign Consulting

12:00-1:15 pm

Investment and M&A
A review of investor trends, financing options and M&A activity in environmental and popular cleantech sectors. Moderator: Grant Ferrier. Panelists include: Craig Eisen, Managing Director, ARCADIS; Craig Korte, Director, Lazard Middle Market; Bob Egan, Managing Partner, Environmental Capital Partners

Key Markets: Global Competitiveness and Resource Management
Development of global environmental markets has brought U.S. environmental industry competitiveness into focus and higlights the emphasis on sustainable resource management. Future demands in water/wastewater, infrastructure and energy supply and incorporating climate policy shape business strategy. Panelists include: Andy Higgins, Chief Engineer, American Water's Applied Water Management; Ernest Portfors, Chairman, Klohn Crippen Berger; Rich Pyle, Vice President, CH2M HILL

Case Studies: Risk Management and Information Technology
Firms share how focusing on one differentiating quality in business development can secure and enhance client relationships.
3:30-4.00 pm: Performance Metrics that Matter: Turning Data into Knowledge
Ted Kempf, VP of Market Management, Deltek

4:00-5.30 pm: The Lakeview Bluffs Case Study
The Importance of Collaboration and Enterprise Risk Management in Building Successful Environmental Service Firms
In the remediation market, firms will increasingly be called upon by owners and developers to take a more active partnership in redevelopment. The Lakeview Bluffs case details the challenges faced by Hull and Associates and other service providers in taking on the redevelopment of a former Diamond Shamrock manufacturing plant in Ohio. Panelists include: Craig Kasper, CEO, Hull & Associates; Tim Corbett, President, SmartRisk; Andreas Georgoulias, Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; John Beauchamp, Underwriter, Beazley Group

6:00-8:00 pm
Off-Site Reception Buffet (walking distance from the hotel; drinks and light dinner buffet)
Sponsored by Sullivan International Group

Friday, March 5, 2010

Continental Breakfast

8:20-9:00 am
Emerging markets in Climate Change and Sustainability: Craig Ebert, Managing Director, ICF International

Strategy for Developing Markets: Climate Change and Energy Outlook
Carbon Management, Renewable Energy and Adaptation: How environmental firms prioitize opportunities in climate change. What leading engineering firms are doing in renewable energy from feasibility studies to planning & permitting to design and construction. Markets developing in adaptation: water management, coastal engineering, analysis and planning. Key cities anticipate with power outages, water resources, transport, demand islands stuck without transmission expansion. Global energy development as a market driver with $30 trillion of investment worldwide expected by 2030.

Moderator: Andy Paterson, EBI Energy Editor. Panelists include: Craig Ebert, Jennifer Kaminski, North American Energy Efficiency Program, The Climate Registry; Jon Elam, Director, Tamalpais Community Services District: AB 32 market opportunities in local government; Michael Rosenfeld, USA Clean Technology Sector Lead Officer, UK Trade & Investment: UK government's £1 billion investment fund

Summit Concludes

1:00-5:00 pm
Golf at Coronado Golf Course

Desert excursion TB
Email Jill if interested in either post-Summit activities