Designed for planning and business development executives in the energy and environmental industries, EBI’s Fall Strategy Summit provides an outlook on policy drivers, market drivers, business trends, economic and political issues, and introduces newsmakers and key agency decisionmakers to an audience of 80-90 senior executives.

Presented by Environmental Business International and co-hosted by Hunton & Williams LLP, the Summit will deliver an insider’s perspective on agencies, policy directives, programs, bills on the Hill and the upcoming budget, funding and election cycles for 2015-2016.

EBI East or EBI’s Fall Strategy Summit complements the annual Spring Environmental Industry Summit held in California every March where 150 executives gather to discuss business and market issues. Attendees of EBI East will benefit from:

  • Insights for strategy and business planning
  • Networking with key agency decisionmakers and peers
  • Preview of potential impacts of 2015 and 2016 budgets and elections

Kicking of at 1pm on Thursday, October 1 and concluding on Friday afternoon, October 2, EBI’s Fall Strategy Summit provides an efficient time and location to maximize input for fall business planning. EBI is the leading provider of independent market intelligence in the environmental industry and Hunton & Williams’s energy and environmental practices and regulatory and litigation teams are ranked among the preeminent practices nationally.

EBI East’s day-and-a-half agenda includes interactive panel discussions on the political & policy landscape in Congress & the White House; the outlook at key agencies like DOE, DOD, EPA, DOT and Interior; perspectives and lobbying initatives of key industry associations; and presentations by Washington newsmakers of all stripes.

Attendee registration for two-day summit is $995 for each attendee, with discounts available for multiple attendees from the same firm.

Steering Committee:

  • Fred Eames, Hunton & Williams – Energy & Environmental Regulatory Practice, WDC
  • Lynn Schloesser, American Council of Engineering Cos, WDC
  • Dr. John Mogge, Director of Environmental Technologies – CH2MHill
  • Ian MacFarlane, CEO-EA Engineering (Baltimore, MD)
  • Art Mabbett, Founder-Mabbett Engineering (Bedford, MA)
  • Rebecca Rubin, President – Marstel/Day (Alexandria, VA)
  • John Sohl, CEO-Columbia Technologies (Columbia, MD)
  • Steve Sullivan, CEO – Sullivan International Group
  • Randy Freed, Senior VP-ICF International (Fairfax, VA)
  • Rima Franklin, VP for Strategy & Development – Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Chicago, IL)
  • Dan Moon, Executive Director-Environmental Business Council – New England

EBI Fall Strategy Summit


October 1-2, 2015

Hunton & Williams Conference Center
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC

Online Registration

If you prefer to use the paper registration, please click here to print registration form and fax to 619-295-5743.

Detailed Summit Agenda

Thursday, Oct 1 – Newsmakers & Policy Landscape Friday, Oct 2 – State of the Environmental & Clean Tech Trends

Registration and stand-up buffet lunch begins at noon.

1:00pm – 4:00pm Washington Update: Political & Policy Landscape for Energy & Environmental

  • Prospects for Energy legislation in House and Senate; Update on EPA Clean Power Plan; Regulations and Expected Litigation.
    Co-Moderators: Andrew Paterson, EBI and Fred Eames, Hunton & Williams.
  • Introduction: USA going into COP21; Barry Worthington, President of US Energy Association.
    Opening Keynote – Current priorities, Quadrennial Energy Review, COP21, Global Outlook
    Jonathan Pershing, US DOE, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
  • Climate Change “Boots on the Ground” Projects, Shayne Smith, TetraTech for US AID
  • Congress: Prospects for Energy legislation in House and Senate
    Panel of Political & Policy Experts –
    Moderator/Presenter: Fred Eames, H&W
    Senate Staff (e.g., Pat McCormack, Senate Energy)
    House Staff (e.g., Pat Courier, House Energy)
  • Outlook for 2016 – Where are Utilities & Manufacturers investing?
    Moderators: Lynn Schloesser (ACEC); Mark Menezes, H&W partner
    Update on EPA Clean Power Plan Scenarios – Regulations and Expected Litigation
    – H&W Partner Expert on Clean Power developments, followed by panel discussion
    – Edison Electric Institute: EEI Executive
    – Guest Respondents on Clean Power: Todd Foley, ACORE; and NARUC Director
  • Industry Association Panel
    American Chemistry Council: Owen Keane, Director-Regulations & Technology
    National Assoc. of Manufacturers: Rachel Jones, Director of Energy & Natural Resource Policy
    EBJ Exec Reaction [Steering Comm]: Business Strategy points amid uncertainty

4:00pm – 6:00pm Federal Agency Outlooks

  • Overview of Transportation & Infrastructure legislation (renewal of Transportation bill)
    Speaker: Janice Schneider, DAS – Dept. of Interior / BLM
    Speaker: US EPA – Overview of developments at EPA (in water, land use, toxics)
  • State and Regional Reaction
    Ken Nemeth, Executive Director – SSEB
    EBI Executive Respondents Panel: EBJ Executives (CH2MHill, AECOM, Arcadis)

6:00pm – 8:00pm Reception (H&W back deck or atrium)

  • Ocean Foundation presentation: State of the Oceans, Coastal Resources and Water Quality
    Special Guest Speaker: LL King, host of White House Chronicle, founder of Energy Daily
  • Joint Reception at H&W with Women’s Council in Energy & Environment

8:30am Opening: Newsmaker Outlook

  • Featured CEO of an EBJ Company; Major Utility or Chem Company, or Industry Assoc
    Featured Federal Agency Newsmaker (EPA, DOD, DOE) or Congress
  • Snapshots of industry trends from EBI Survey (update from San Diego conference) – Grant Ferrier
    EBJ Executive Q&A with Newsmakers (Steering Comm)

Breakout Groups on Key Niches: Latest Policy & Market Developments

  • Track A: Federal/State Contracting (Moderated by Andy)
    DOE Cleanup and Nuclear De-commissioning: Ed Davis, Pegasus Group
    DOD Navy Clean Energy Program: Joe Bryan, DASN – Energy
    EBJ Executive Respondent: Dr. John Mogge, CH2MHill
  • Track B: Private-Public Partnerships/Finance/Commercial sectors
    Moderator: Walter Howes, Verdigris Capital LLC
    Finance perspective on Brownfields and Industrial Development
    Energy-Water Resource Optimization projects (EBJ Steering Comm)

Luncheon Keynote (hot buffet at H&W in Atrium)

  • “Mega-drought in the Western US forecast by NASA” – Dr. Jason Smerdon
    EBJ Respondent: Laird Cagan, Board Member – Trevi Water Systems

2:00pm – 4:00pm Strategy Panel in Resource Sustainability and Turmoil in Resource Industries

  • “Tech-Cast”: Which technology trends will shift energy use? Electric transport,fuel cells, or agritech?
    Dr. Bill Halal, Chairman – TechCast Global (Washington, DC)
    EBJ Executive Panel (EBJ Steering Comm)
  • Fossil Industry/Oil Patch – Is Fossil still our friend? (Environmental consulting business)
    Mike Moore, Fearnley Corp (Houston) and speaker from API
  • State Panel Reaction: Perspectives on State priorities, energy trends, NARUC, NASEO
  • Closing Roundtable Discussion & Observations: EBJ Steering Committee