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