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Wednesday March 20, 6-10 pm
6:00pm: Drinks & Hors D’Oeuvres
6:30-7:10pm: Selected EBJ & CCBJ Business Achievement Awards
7:10-8.30pm: Reception and Dinner sponsored by CASCADE
Thursday March 21, 8.30-5PM
Environmental Industry Overview: State-of-the-Industry and Strategic Outlook to 2020 and Beyond
Last Year & Next Year – EBJ State-of-the-Industry: 2018 a High-Water Mark? Outlook for 2019.
Grant Ferrier’s EBJ presentation with industry data and survey results
Horizon to 2020 – Politics & Policy in the Time of Trump: Presentation and townhall discussion on Politics, Markets & Finance led by Andy Paterson
Horizon to 2030 – Industry Disruption: Power, Water, Transportation, Food/Agriculture, Tech/Communications: Discussion led by Ferrier
Horizon to 2050 – Planetary Disruption: Climate Change and the transition from the fossil fuel economy: Discussion led by Ferrier & Paterson
Presenters: Grant Ferrier, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Business Journal, Chairman, Environmental Industry Summit;
Andrew Paterson, EBJ Federal Markets Analyst and Partner, Verdigris Capital; Audience participation for response or rebuttal
11:00am: Diversity in the Environmental Industry: The Increasing Role of Women in Leadership and Management: Executives in the C-Suite, Board Room and Female Founders expand perspective and inclusion; Changing Culture and Diversity of Thought are themes; led by Jan Walstrom, SVP & GM Global Environmental Solutions, Jacobs. Panelists: Patricia Taylor-Woodyard, SVP, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Weston Solutions; Lori Cathcart, Principal, Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Terracon Consultants; Brooke Bonkoski, Senior Vice President, Arcadis
1:15-2:15pm: Clean Water Resources – An Old Market with New Opportunities: Environmental services and technology providers lead the transition from business as usual; Moderator: Anthony Brown, CEO, Aquilogic; Panelists: Scott Slater, CEO of Cadiz and managing partner at Brownstein Hyatt; Eric Hoek, CEO of Water Planet and former professor at UCLA; Bob Uhler, former CEO, MHW Global
2:15 – 3:15: International Markets for the Environmental Industry: Perspectives from China, Australia, South America, UK, Europe and Africa. Moderator: Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group; Panelists: Ma Lie, CEO, Greenment (China); Michael O’Shaughnessy, EVP, ERM; Todd Musterait, President, Ecology & Environment
3:30 – 4:30: M&A Roundtable – Leading M&A advisors weigh in on the State of the M&A Market, Ownership Transition, and M&A for Strategic Growth; Moderator: Grant Ferrier; Panelists: Steve Maxwell, TSG; Andy Schwartz, Lincoln International; Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group; Effram Kaplan, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
4:30: EBJ & CCBJ Business Achievement Awards: Re-Cap of the previous evening, 2nd group or recipients and introducing two new honorees for EBJ Lifetime Achievement Awards: Bob Uhler: 36 years at the helm of JM Montgomery to Montgomery Watson to become MWH Global until 2013, introduced by Steve Maxwell; and Steve Vanderboom, 40 years as founder and CEO of Pace Analytical Services, introduced by Grant Ferrier.
Special Presentation: EBI’s non-profit showcase: Oceanities, Ron Naveen, Founder: Penguin colonies of Antarctica, impacts of climate change, and penguin census of iconic species; What it means and what we can do to help. Sponsored by EBI Inc.
6:30pm-9:00pm: Off-Site Reception & Buffet Dinner, Open Bar; Peohe’s Restaurant (5-minute walk), sponsored by TRC
Friday March 22, 8am-3pm
8-9:00am: EBJ & CCBJ Award Winner Panels: Breakout Companies, Practice Areas & Technology; Panelists: Brooke Bonkoski, Senior Vice President, Arcadis; Scott Kvandal, Chief Synergy Officer, NV5
9-10:00am: Infrastructure Up? Will P3 financing drive project funding, or just appropriations? Which states and “Smart Cities” are first movers to be modeled? Emergence of cross-sector projects: energy/water, resilience/resource efficiency, RE/storage, grid/batteries. Led by Andy Paterson, EBJ; Panelists: Michael McKibben, Senior Vice President, Director of Water and Environment, WSP; Joel Farrier, Global Practice Manager, Burns & McDonnell
10.30-11:15am: PFAS the new future of remediation, water quality, regulation, liability and technology; What does it mean for business? What does it mean for clients? How many closed sites will reopen? Moderator: Lauren Evans, President, Pinyon Environmental; Panelists: Mark Robbins, President, Environmental Sector, TRC
11.15-12:00: Creating a Leadership Pipeline – Developing the Millennial Generation for Leadership and Growth; Moderator: Dan Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group; Panelists: Eric Haase, COO, Environmental Science Associates; Phil Coop, EnSafe; Michelle Briscoe, President/CEO, Brooks Applied Labs
1.15-2:00pm: Opportunities in the Off-Shore Environment
The off-shore wind market has changed drastically in the last 24 months and opportunities abound in the broad off-shore industry (wind, wave, tidal, aquaculture), as well as movement in traditional off-shore oil & gas. Outlook on smart grid infrastructure and infrastructure investment that will go into ports and transportation to accommodate off-shore industry growth, including coastal work, permitting and adaptation & resilience. Led by P.S. Reilly, CEO & President, AXYS Technologies
2-3:00pm: Conclusion: How and Who sets the “Agenda” for the Environmental Industry? A voice in Washington; a voice in state capitals; a voice on local issues; and moving beyond reliance on NGOs: How do environmental companies most effectively take part in the policy and economic drivers for the future of the environmental and climate change industries. Led by Grant Ferrier & Andy Paterson, EBJ