December 1, 2017
Join us for an engaging discussion about why New England is a hotbed for the Environmental Industry. In this one-day session we will discuss industry drivers, best practices and the long term market outlook for the industry and region.
New England Environmental Industry Summit II
One Financial Center, Boston MA, 675 Atlantic Ave, 2nd Floor: Room B & C
Friday, December 1, 2017: 9am-5pm
Hosted by Environmental Business International, 2020 Environmental Group and Environmental Business Council of New England
8:00 – 9:00am – Coffee/Mixer
9:00 – 10:45 am: Market & Market Driver Overview
Grant Ferrier, Editor, Environmental Business Journal
Andy Paterson, Federal Market Analyst, Environmental Business Journal
Politics & Policy
An overview of the politics and policy driving the environmental industry in 2017 and 2018 by Andy Paterson featuring how the dust has settled in Washington after the 2016 election; how key agencies are staffed and functioning in the Trump Administration; legislation, regulation and executive orders that are affecting the environmental industry; and a summary of the recent EBI Fall Strategy Summit in DC.
National & Regional Market Outlook
A regional report on market dynamics in New England and nationwide by Grant Ferrier features a summary of EBJ’s recent analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering, remediation and environmental contracting segments; and results of EBJ’s 2017 survey of the environmental industry in New England highlighting growth sectors by client, service and media.
10:45 am – Break
11:00 – 12:00 noon: New England Regional Market Discussion: Executives respond to the politics and market review and discuss their company’s position on keys markets and issues: Commercial and Industrial Development; Resilient Infrastructure and Resilient Cities; Opportunities in Transportation, Information and Technology Innovation; Remediation & Redevelopment
Panelists: Stephen Petron, Environmental Planning Global Director, CH2M; John Albrecht, VP, Northeast Region Industrial Market Sector Leader, AECOM; Nasser Brahim, Senior Planner, Climate Change Risk & Resiliency, Kleinfelder: Nasser will do a brief presentation on Kleinfelder’s recently completed Climate Resiliency Plan for the City of Boston
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 pm – Achieving Strategic Growth in the Environmental Industry
Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group’s CEO, discusses proven strategies for achieving strategic growth in the Environmental Industry. Al will build off of EBJ’s Environmental Industry market data presented in the morning sessions, and will present a roadmap for strategic growth plans, including expanding into new markets and geographies; improving key performance metrics to support growth goals; and what companies should be doing to prepare for industry cycles or for a possible downturn in the economy some forecast for late 2018.
Moderator: Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Dave Fabianski, CEO, Apex; Benjamin Strong, COO, The Vertex Companies
2:45 – 3:15 pm – Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm – Evolving Approaches to Growth and M&A
Dan Spiers leads a panel discussion on weighing M&A strategy in the context of overall growth objectives, and targeting new client or service sectors. Topics include different approaches to growth and M&A that companies take as a public company like E&E, as a private company or as private-equity owned like TRC. Trends in corporate development, M&A valuations, what makes a deal successful, integration, small and large company teaming and other issues will be discussed.
Moderator: Dan Spiers, Partner, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Todd Musterait, Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Ecology & Environment; Dave Tiernan, Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader; Building Science and Industrial Hygiene, TRC
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Summit Wrap-Up and Q&A
New England Environmental Industry Summit Co-Hosts & Sponsors: Environmental Business Council of New England, 2020 Environmental Group, CH2M, Tetra Tech, ICF
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