COLUMBIA Technologies is a global specialty contractor dedicated to providing world-class innovative data collection, analyses, visualization, mapping and tracking tools to optimize soil and groundwater remediation. Their real-time cloud-based platform, SmartData Solutions® integrates soil stratigraphy and groundwater contamination data into easy to interpret decision making information. Founded in 1999, COLUMBIA has successfully performed over 1,000 high resolution site characterizations throughout the Americas including Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil for over 300 customers including 20 of the top 40 environmental design firms, Fortune 500 companies, and state and federal agencies.
Sullivan International Group, Inc. is an applied science, environmental, and technology firm that has been serving both the commercial and government sectors since its inception in November, 1998. Sullivan is headquartered in San Diego, California and has regional & project office locations throughout the United States. Sullivan is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB), an SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and a graduate (August 2010) of the SBA 8(a) program.
Sullivan has a broad base of senior scientists, engineers and technical personnel that support four multi-disciplinary service areas. These are the Mission Services, Environmental Services, Remediation & Construction and Environmental Technology. Sullivan provides services which include site assessments, habitat surveys, and RCRA/CERCLA remedial action and investigations, radiological surveys and decontamination, construction services with an emphasis in security and disaster preparedness. Sullivan also provides GIS services, energy services, advanced database development, robotics and specialty programming services for the defense and aerospace industry, routinely supporting secret and top secret clearance required projects. The Mission services team supports a variety of technical and maintenance related support services that include long term systems operation and maintenance projects and technical and administrative staff augmentation support.
For 25 years Beazley has helped thousands of design and environmental firms manage risks that threaten their businesses and reputations. In addition to broad coverage that includes a wide range of technology-related exposures, we provide in-depth risk management advice. Beazley offers coverage to firms of all sizes through Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. on an admitted basis and the Beazley Syndicates at Lloyd's on a non-admitted basis (Both rated A by AM Best).
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in full-service consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for public and private clients. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and more than 30,000 employees worldwide, CH2M HILL delivers innovative, practical, sustainable solutions—helping clients develop and manage infrastructure and facilities that improve efficiency, safety, and quality of life. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. CH2M HILL has long been recognized as an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2012) and has been named a leader in sustainable engineering and environmental services providers by Verdantix. Visit www.ch2mhill.com.
2020 Environmental Group brings together a new perspective in management consulting aimed at helping environmental businesses open new paths to success. Companies in the business of the environment call us when they have something pressing on their minds — whether it is expanding into a new market, improving financial performance, or strategic growth through mergers and acquisitions. Founded in 2010, and headquartered in San Francisco, the firm's executive team have been instrumental in connecting the industry to strategic M&A opportunities, private equity investors, and the management expertise needed to maximize growth and shareholder value. In the last two years, 2020 has served as the management consultants to over two dozen environmental firms, including advisors on 12 buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Visit www.2020env.com.
Ames & Gough is an industry-focused specialty insurance brokerage founded in 1992. We serve clients domiciled in 50 states and consult on risk and insurance issues for our design professional and environmental consultants around the world from our offices in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Ames & Gough’s CLIENT FIRST philosophy is founded on four principals: Industry Expertise, Service by Senior People, Strategic Advice and Client Advocacy. Specifically for the environmental industry, we specialize in placing customized site specific pollution programs, combined professional liability and contractors pollution liability insurance, property and casualty insurance. We assist environmental consultants and remediation contractors with contract negotiations and managing environmental risks in remediation projects, studies and reports. Our insurance placement and risk management advice is tailored to help firms improve their bottom line. For more information, please visit www.amesgough.com.
UK Trade & Investment is the British Government organization that supports companies in the UK doing business internationally, and overseas enterprises seeking to set up or expand in the UK. Our range of expert services is tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximize their international success. We provide companies with knowledge, advice, and practical support.
|2020 Environmental Group
Ames & Gough
Bechtel Power Corporation
Cape Environmental Management, Inc.
Catalytic Products Int'l, Inc.
Climate Change Business Journal
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
E2 ManageTech, Inc.
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
Eco Analysts, Inc.
Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County
|Environmental Businesss International
Golder Associates Inc.
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
Group Delta Consultants, Inc.
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC (IEA)
JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Korea Environment Corporation
Mabbett & Associates, Inc.
Mabbett & Associates, Ltd.
Marin Energy Authority
Marstel- Day LLC
Matheson Financial Advisors
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Mott MacDonald Ltd.
North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University
O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.
Oregon Wave Energy Trust
PBS Engineering and Environmental
RGA Environmental, Inc.
RTR Rete Rinnovabile
Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.
Sovereign Consulting Inc.
SpinTek Filtration, Inc.
Stell Environmental Enterprises, Inc.
Straughan Environmental, Inc.
Sullivan International Group
Terracon Consultants Inc.
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texas Molecular LP
UK Trade & Investment
Ygrene Energy Fund
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
With a stunning beachfront locale, it's easy to see why The Del has been called one of the top ten resorts in the world.
We have booked a block of rooms at the special rate of $239 per night. February 19th is the deadline to guarantee our discounted room rate. Please call the Hotel Del Coronado directly and identify yourself as part of the Environmental Industry Summit when making your reservation.
In addition to the specified room rates, there will be a Resort Charge of $15.00, per room, per night.
Click here to make or cancel reservations on-line.
Built in 1888, this classic beachfront respite has long been heralded as one of America's most beautiful beach resorts. A pronouncement underscored by its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. With the completion of a spectacular $150 million transformation in 2007, the resort now provides an ultra-luxe contemporary vacation experience within the unique charm of the celebrated Victorian landmark.
Personal Driving Directions
- From San Diego Airport:
Take a left on Harbor Drive. Follow Harbor Drive to Grape Street. Take a left on Grape Street. Stay on Grape Street until you see the on ramp for Interstate 5 South. Take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
- From Interstate 15:
Take Interstate 15 South to Interstate 5 North. Exit Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
- From Los Angeles:
Take Interstate 5 South (approximately 2 hours) to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
- From Los Angeles International Airport:
Take Interstate 405 South (approximately 1.5 hours) to Interstate 5 South. Take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge, take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2013 Environmental Industry Summit has an executive-friendly schedule starting in the afternoon on the west coast on Wednesday and concluding mid-day Friday with ample opportunity for networking. Sessions are balanced with presentations and discussion panels allowing for audience Q&A and interaction.
|Wednesday, March 6, 2013
||Thursday, March 7, 2013
||Friday, March 8, 2013
3:00pm - 6:00pm Opening Session
Politics, Policy & Market Factors: EBJ’s Man-in-Washington reports on Obama II post-election, post-fiscal cliff agreement, 2013 budgets, Cabinet posts and Congressional committees plus the outlook for a Transport bill, a Farm bill, and energy legislation and regulations and how all will impact the economy, energy development and the environmental industry in 2013-2014. - Andy Paterson, EBJ Federal Analyst
EBJ Market Overview - Industry Stats & State-of-the-Industry: Summary of EBJ market analyses by segment in 2012 and outlook for 2013; EBJ’s 2013 Snapshot Survey of 250+ executives; Outlook: Key trends and consensus forecast; Growth by client, service & geographic markets. - Grant Ferrier, Editor, Environmental Business Journal
Executive Response Panel: Executives from 3-4 prominent firms stress test the industry outlook and render opinions on how their companies will strategically and tactically address industry challenges. - Moderators: Paterson & Ferrier
Panelists include: John Mogge, CH2MHILL; John Sohl, Columbia Technologies; Steven Sullivan, CEO, Sullivan International Group; Ron Petti, CEO, PBS Engineering + Environmental
6:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - 10:00pm
EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet: EBJ and CCBJ annual business achievement awards are presented in the Hotel del Coronado’s historic dining room.
~ All Wednesday events at Hotel del Coronado
7:00am - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast & Registration: sponsored by Columbia Technologies.
8:00am - 9:00am
Award Winners Panel: EBJ & CCBJ Business Achievement winners discuss strategies and tactics that led to their outperforming the market in 2012 - Moderator: Grant Ferrier
Panelists include: Mary Jane Stell, President, Stell Environmental Enterprises; Randall Freed, Senior VP, Global Climate Services, ICF International; Monica Cooper, Vice President, Business Development, Cape Environmental Management, Inc.
9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Marnie Funk, Senior Government Relations Advisor, Shell North America
Break: sponsored by 2020 Environmental Group
10:30am - 12:30pm
Growth Segments: Fracking, Industrial Recovery, Sustainability
Unconventional oil and gas exploration and production; the U.S. industrial recovery in chemical manufacturing and other sectors; utility upgrades and compliance initiatives; the over-arching issues of sustainability and climate change adaptation - all are key opportunity areas for the environmental industry today. In this broad-ranging session, panelists will review the current and near-term opportunities in key growth areas, their respective companies’ approaches to taking advantage of those opportunities, and the challenges firms face in grabbing a share of the "hot" markets. - Moderator: George Stubbs
Panelists include: Herb Fry, SVP, AECOM; Armin Munevar, Global Water Resources, CH2M HILL; Philip Nicolay, Director of Client Development, Environment, ARCADIS; Tom Nowlan, Jr., Senior Vice President, Environment, O’Brien & Gere
Part II: How Goes the Industrial Recovery
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch on the Sundeck: sponsored by Ames & Gough.
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Strategy, Ownership Transition and M&A in the 2010s: Perspectives from buyers, sellers, management consultants and case studies reveal opportunities and challenges for large and small firms.
Part I: Accelerating Strategic Growth and Value - Panel discussion on Corporate Development and internal growth strategies.
Facilitator: John Cowdery, PMC (former CEO, ICF/Jones & Stokes)
Panelists: Kim Early – CFO of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, and former EFCG M&A advisor; Glenn Fishler – CEO, EORM; David Zarider – Senior Vice President, Business Development, TRC Corporation; Al Spiers – CEO of 2020 Environmental Group and perspectives from an advisor to companies on strategic growth.
Part II: Achieving Strategic Growth through M&A - Perspectives from the Buy- and Sell-Side.
Facilitator: Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group (former SVP, Dames & Moore/URS, Entrix)
Panelists: Alan Krusi, President, Strategic Development, AECOM – perspectives from the Big Boys; Colvin Matheson – perspectives of a financial advisor to owners, ESOPs, buyers and sellers; Sam Gabbita – Partner, Element Capital Partners – perspectives of Private Equity; John Cowdery – perspectives of a Small Company that is now looking to acquire.
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Environmental Industry Trivia Contest II: Two 3-person teams will be selected from the attendee list to compete for bragging rights as this year’s title of most knowledgeable environmental industry executive.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reception and Dinner at La Terrazza: sponsored by Sullivan International Group.
7:00am - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast & Registration: sponsored by Beazley.
Big Picture: Key Themes in Global Markets
8:30am - 10:00am
Global Environmental Markets & Resource Development: The new ABCs of the global environmental market: Throw out the BRIC and learn the ABCs of Australia, Brazil & Canada as global resource development paces environmental project growth around the world for the leading C&E firms, EPC giants and specialist firms making their first foray into new continents.
Market prospects analyzed by geography, client sectors (oil & gas, mining, etc.) and traditonal environmental (EHS, EIAs, etc.) & emerging services (adaptation, supply chain, sustainability, etc.)
Panelists include: Anthony Brown, CEO Aqualogic (former Komex-WorleyParsons); Paul Fennelly, SVP, AECOM; Bjorn Morisbak, VP Acquisitions, Stantec; Robert Kloepfer, Director, 2020 Environmental Group
10:30am - 12:00noon
Global Environmental Markets & Emerging Services: Climate change adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction; Community development and the Energy/Water/Food Nexus.
Panelists include: Walter Howes, Verdigris Capital & CCBJ Advisory Board; Jim Hight, Sr. CCBJ Editor; P.S. Reilly, President, NextGen Today
The Environmental Industry Summit is a conference program designed for:
- Environmental firm owners and managers, including presidents and CEOs, principals and partners, COOs, operations managers, division managers, CFOs, VP's,marketing and business development executives.
- Investors and shareholders of environmental firms.
- Executives responsible for corporate development, M&A and international markets.
- Business development firms with practices that include renewable energy and climate change risk assessment and adaptation.
- The west coast's best networking event in the environmental industry.
- EBJ's State-of-the-Industry presentation - all registrants will receive an electronic data set.
- EBJ's man in Washington Andy Paterson reports on new administration, climate & energy policy and their impact on budgets and programs.
- The annual EBJ and CCBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet and ceremony on Wednesday night.
- Receive continuing education credits. If applicable to your program.
- Registration for the three-day summit is $995.00* for each attendee.
* Award winners, please contact
* Larger companies if you would like to invite a small company partner they may register as your additional attendee. Contact
for more details.
One, I get to hear about what the industry is thinking, emerging trends in the sector;
Two, it gives me introductions to people who could be very important strategic partners.
~ Chris Jones, Executive VP, WSP Environment & Energy
I always come away with some new ideas and some new connections that prove fruitful for the future.
~ Cheryl Karpowicz, Senior VP, Ecology & Environment
The summit gives us a great opportunity, given the attendance, to understand better the partners that we work with today but also to find new partners.
~ John Mogge, Global Director Environment, CH2M Hill
It really opened my eyes as to what Eco Analysts could become.
~ Gary Lester, CEO, Eco Analysts
The ability to … sit and talk about opportunities, understand each other's needs and goals is immensely valuable to us as a company.
~ John Sohl, CEO, Columbia Technologies
The panel discussions … really make you think and spur ideas. Throughout the conference I'm jotting down ideas that I'll take back to our management that may be particular to how we operate, our business development strategy or maybe even a proposal.
~ Raymond Wattras, VP Business Development, Michael Baker
You can't beat the Hotel Del in San Diego … right on the beach. The sessions are a lot of fun, very informal, real easy to talk to people.
~ John Cowdery, COO, PMC
This is an event you can't miss. Very enjoyable, you learn a lot, and I encourage you to come.
~ Ian MacFarlane, CEO, EA Engineering, Science and Technology