2019 New England Environmental Summit Agenda
New England Environmental Industry Summit IV, Friday, December 6, 2019, One Financial Center, Boston
8:00am – 9:00am – Coffee & Networking
9:00am – 9:50 am: Politics & Policy Outlook to 2020
EBI’s federal analyst Andy Paterson leads a discussion of the politics and policy driving the environmental industry into 2020. Updates on ESG-CSR-Climate drivers in finance; Environmental and climate risk; Infrastructure funds in water, renewables and transportation; Power scenarios; and Paterson’s fearless forecast for the 2020 election.
9:50am – 10.20 am: Special Report: Achieving 80% GHG Reduction in New England by 2050
Analysis and discussion of recently completed report by Jurgen Weiss, Ph.D., Principal, The Brattle Group
10:40am – 11.45am: 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, testing, remediation and environmental contracting segments; Results of recent EBJ research on PFAS; Climate Adaptation & Resilience markets; Air Quality markets; and Natural Resource Management.
11.45am – 12.15pm: The Dawn of the ‘PFAS Era’
Summary and discussion of EBJ research on market evolution scenarios in PFAS water treatment, remediation and public health, including federal-state regs, technology applications and the role of risk science and Technical Impracticability: Panelists include Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30 pm: Achieving Strategic Growth in Today’s Competitive/Distruptive Market
Perspectives from senior executives on the opportunities and challenges of achieving strategic growth in today’s market. Topics include emerging Technology Disruptors, Digital Strategies, as well as challenges in recruiting and retaining top talent.
Moderator: Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: John Cowdery, CEO Cascade Environmental; Steve Paquette, President US Water and Environment at WSP; Julie Marcus, Director New England Region, SWCA.
3:00pm – 4:15pm: Planning for an M&A Strategy
Insights from buyers, sellers and M&A advisors on M&A trends, strategies and recommendations for successfully implementing a sell- or buy M&A process.
Moderator: Dan Spiers, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Todd Musterait, President, Ecology and Environment; Kristi Tahmasiyan, Director of M&A, Terracon; Stella Santos, VP Director of M&A, TRC
4:15pm – 4:30 pm: Wrap-Up and Q&A