3:00pm - 6:00pm Opening Session
Politics, Policy & Market Factors: A review of most likely scenarios for the 2012 election, Congressional majorities and the resulting environmental, energy and fiscal policy that will have most impact on the environmental industry.
EBJ Market Overview: Industry Stats: Summary of EBJ market analyses by segment in 2011-2012; Survey Results: EBJ’s 2012 Snapshot Survey of 300+ executives; Consensus Forecast: Growth expectations for the economy and client & market segments.
Grant Ferrier, Editor, Environmental Business Journal
Executive Response Panel: Executives stress test the forecasts and render opinions on how their companies will strategically address industry challeges.
John Mogge, Senior Vice President, CH2M HILL; Geoffrey Compeau, Vice President, The Shaw Group; Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
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.
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7:00am - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast & Registration: Sponsored by Beazley
8:00am - 9:00am
Award Winners Panel: EBJ & CCBJ Business Achievement winners discuss strategies and tactics that led to their outperforming the market in 2011.
Matt Moeller, CEO, Dade Moeller; Cheryl Karpowicz, Senior Vice President, Ecology and Environment; Michael McEntee, VP of Biology, Chambers Group, Inc.; Moderator: Grant Ferrier.
9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Leadership Amidst Uncertainty - James Strock
James Strock is a longtime supporter of the environmental industry, serving as founding secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, chief law enforcement officer of the U.S. EPA, and currently as co-chair of the Arizona Solar Energy Task Force.
Break: Sponsored by Columbia Technologies
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Stability or Growth in Traditional Environmental Services: Water, Air Quality, Remediation and a new paradigm in Industrial Productivity
Wally Hise, Vice President, HDR; David Zarider, Senior Vice President, TRC Companies; Robert Kloepfer, Global Director, WSP Environment & Energy; Moderator: George Stubbs.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch on the Sundeck
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Power Markets: Renewable Energy & Transmission
Conventional & Unconventional Resource Development: Oil & Gas, Mining, Shale Gas, Tar Sands, Nuclear
Rick Dearholt, Vice President, Sullivan International Group; Robert Bayer, Managing Principal, JBR Environmental Consultants; Paul Fennelly, Senior VP, Global Director Sales and Marketing, AECOM Environment; Michael J. Monea, President CCS Initiatives, Saskatchewan Power Corp.; Moderator: Andy Paterson.
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Finance, M&A Trends and Owner/Investor Panel
Craig Korte, Director, Lazard Middle Market; Steve Gido, Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners; Rahul Vinnakota, Principal, Tailwind Capital; Peter Young, Chairman, Apex Companies LLC; Moderator: Grant Ferrier.
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Environmental Industry Trivia: Consultants vs. Contractors. 3-person teams will be selected from the attendee list.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reception and Dinner at Miguelito’s Cocina sponsored by Sullivan International Group
7:00am - 8:00am
Key Themes in Emerging Markets
8:00am - 9:20am
Environmental Markets & Global Resource Development: South America, Canada, China & Southeast Asia and Australia; Mining, Water & Energy and markets driven by sustainability & climate policy.
Jim Wu, Director, Investor Relations, Tetra Tech, Inc.; Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, WSP Environment & Energy.
9:30am - 11:00am
Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation
Dale Sands, Senior Vice President, AECOM; TBA.
11:00am – 12:00 noon
Policy Discussion: Global Governance Trends driving Environment & Energy Markets