Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit VI
Energy Transition & Environmental Markets in the 2020s
A Strategic Review & Executive Networking Event
Produced in partnership with the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), 2020 Environmental Group and meeting host K&L Gates
Where: K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave #2900, Seattle WA
When: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, 9am-5pm
8:45 – 9:00am – Coffee/Mixer
9am: Welcome & Introductions: Chair Grant Ferrier, EBJ & Host Ankur K. Tohan, K&L Gates
9:00 – 9:30 am – Environmental Market Report: Key Trends
Growth, Forecast & Client Trends—USA and Pacific Northwest: Grant Ferrier – EBJ
9:30 – 10:30 Infrastructure, Remediation & Development: Market Trends & Outlook for Client Sectors: Industry, Corporate, Developers, Ports, DOTs, City and State Agencies
Panelists: Andra Kidd, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer, Verdantas; Amanda Shellenberger, Principal Engineer, Anchor QEA; Amy Essig Desai, CEO, Farallon Consulting
11:00 – 11:20 – Regional Policy Overview, Ankur Tohan, Partner and Craig Trueblood, Partner, K&L Gates
11:20 – 12:15 – Energy Transition & Business Sector Disruption:
New Practice Areas & Strategy for Energy Transition, Net Zero & Decarbonization.
IIJA and Opportunities in Renewables, Storage, Grid, EV Infrastructure, Transit, Adaptation & Resiliency.
Panelists include: Annika Wallendahl, Geosyntec; Melissa Malstrom, K&L Gates
12:15 – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:00pm – Case Study: Klamath River restoration project, and perspective on the IIJA and nature-based infrastructure: lead ecologist and project manager Gwen Santos of RES, and community affairs lead Dave Meurer, RES
2:00 – 2:30 pm – Meeting the HR Challenge: Recruitment, Retention and Next Generation Leadership; Q&A with Chris Swan, TRANSEARCH International
3:00 – 4:30 pm – Corporate Strategy and Growth through M&A: Anatomy of a Deal.
Moderator: Dan Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group; Panelists: Dave Tiernan, TRC; Thom Morin, TRC (formerly EPI); Chris King, SVP Revenue Synergy, Kleinfelder; John Cowdery, Advisor, Callard and Cowdery
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Summit Wrap-Up and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 pm — Networking Reception offsite
Grant Ferrier, EBJ
Ankur K. Tohan, K&L Gates
Melissa Malstrom, K&L Gates
Amanda Shellenberger, Anchor QEA
Chris Swan, TRANSEARCH International
Dan Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group
Dave Tiernan, TRC
Thom Morin, TRC (formerly EPI)
Gwen Santos, RES
Dave Meurer, RES
Andra Kidd, Verdantas
Annika Wallendahl, Geosyntec
Amy Essig Desai, CEO, Farallon Consulting
2020 PNW Environmental Industry Summit
was a 2-hour virtual event on July 30, 2020
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).
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)