2022 PNW Environmental Industry Summit
Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit VI
Energy Transition & Environmental Markets in the Northwest in the 2020s
A Strategic Review & Executive Networking Event
Produced in partnership with the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), 2020 Environmental Group and K&L Gates
Where: K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave #2900, Seattle WA
When: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, 9am-5pm
8:30 – 9:00am – Coffee/Mixer
Welcome & Introductions: Grant Ferrier, EBJ & Ankur K. Tohan, K&L Gates
9:00 – 9:30 am – Environmental Market Report: Key Trends
Growth, Forecast & Client Trends—USA, West Coast and Pacific Northwest Region; EBJ-NEBC PNW Environmental Industry Survey Results: Grant Ferrier – EBJ
9:30 – 10:30 Panel Discussion of Key Market Trends & Outlook for Key Client Sectors: Industry, Corporate, Developers, Ports, DOTs, City and State Agencies: Panelists: TBD
11:00 – 11:15 – Regional Policy Overview, K&L Gates
11:15 – 12:15 – Energy Transition & Business Sector Disruption
Project opportunities resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Renewables, Storage, Grid, EV Infrastructure, Transit, Adaptation & Resiliency; Panelists: TBD
?12:15 – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45pm – Innovation and Opportunities for Environmental Firms, Planning & Permitting to Integrated Project Management:
Remediation & Restoration, PFAS, EV & Autonomous Vehicle Networks, Environmental/Carbon Mitigation Banking & Trading, Water, Air Quality, IT & Digitalization
3:15 – 4:30 pm – Corporate Strategy and Growth through M&A; Moderator: Dan Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group; Panelists: TBD
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Summit Wrap-Up and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 pm — Cocktails
2020 PNW Environmental Industry Summit
was a 2-hour virtual event on July 30, 2020 at 1-3 pm
The 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit will be a virtual event co-hosted by Environmental Business International, 2020 Environmental Group and the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC).
A strategic regional market presentation with a forecast for 2020-2021 — including the likelihood of three different coronavirus recovery scenarios — will be presented by EBJ editor Grant Ferrier. An expert panel of analysts, advisors and industry leaders will then debate these scenarios and other factors impacting the environmental industry. Open dialogue between on-line participants and the expert panel will be followed by a facilitated networking session where attendees will be dispatched into small groups for discussion.
This free event is being produced by NEBC and directed by EBI as a community-building event for NEBC and its members and EBI and its subscribers.
Summary of the 2019 PNW Environmental Industry Summit!
The 4th Annual Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit was held in Seattle on July 25, 2019. Co-hosted by Environmental Business International and 2020 Environmental Group, PNWEIS III was attended by over 75 environmental industry executives.
According to the latest Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) 2019 industry surveys and market research, the Pacific Northwest growth forecast for the environmental C&E industry in 2019 (6.5%) is almost double the U.S. national average (3.4%). Driving this growth are new and emerging markets such as contaminated sediments, PFAS, renewable energy, water, transportation/infrastructure, and intense real estate redevelopment driven by population relocations (from places such as California) and the tech industry.
Below are just a few of the data points from EBJ’s 2019 PNW market survey:
PNW is the #3 Growth Market for Env C&E Services in the U.S. (with Southern California #1).
Greater Seattle is #1 Growth Market for Environmental Services in the greater PNW Region.
PNW has a 4.5% market share of the $34 billion U.S. Env C&E market (with California having 13%).
Top PNW Client Market Growth Sectors for 2019:
- Property Development (Commercial/Industrial/Residential)
- Port Authorities
- Transportation Departments
- Law Firms/Banks
- Renewable Energy/Power
Top PNW Drivers for Env C&E Services in 2019:
Tech Industry (Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce) continued expansion plans
Commercial/Industrial Redevelopment of Brownfields/Contaminated Sites
Municipal funding of Major Transportation and Infrastructure
Contaminated sediments in Ports and waterfront sites
Emerging contaminants including PFAS
Water resources and ecological protection (Puget Sound, rivers, lakes, wetlands)