Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2011 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 9, 2011 Thursday, March 10, 2011 Friday, March 11, 2011

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Welcome by Summit Chairman Grant Ferrier, President, EBI Inc.

Opening Session: Political & Economic Overview by Andy Paterson, EBJ federal analyst; State-of-the-Industry Report by Grant Ferrier, Editor, EBJ

Strategy Brainstorming Session: 3 CEOs debate their responses to scenarios created by 8-10 disruptive market factors (prolonged government shutdown, oil at $150/barrel, spike in interest rates, accelerated recovery, etc.)

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm - 10:00pm

EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet - hosted by Environmental Business International Inc. and Summit sponsors in the Hotel del Coronado's historic dinning room. Award winners will be presented in small groups by category.

~ All Wednesday events at Hotel del Coronado

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00am - 9:00am

Award Winners Panel: EBJ Business Achievement winners discuss strategies and tactics that led to their outperforming the market in 2010. Moderator: Grant Ferrier; Panelist are medalists from EBJ and CCBJ awards.

9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Address and Q&A: Terry Tamminen, Cracking the Carbon Code. An architect of California's AB32 when he was Secretary of Cal EPA, Tamminen theorizes how climate policy will shape markets and how companies need to re-position for new opportunities.


10:30am - 12:00 noon

Environmental Infrastructure Finance in an uncertain policy landscape: Beyond Cleanup to Development

With deeper budget cuts at state and federal levels, financing alternatives will be needed to move energy and environmental projects ahead. The President's Executive Order 13514 in October 2009 (for Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance) is now rolling down to federal facilities and procurement efforts. DOD cleanup spending for FY2012 will be flat to down, and Corps of Engineers funding may be cut more. The multi-year Transportation bill will come up for hearings this fall, topping $500 billion. The panels will discuss the latest developments in this emerging theme of "Beyond Cleanup to Development" as federal agencies and governors continue to seek job growth using energy and environmental initiatives:

Panel I: Innovative Approaches, and Approaches for Innovation and Recovery. Moderator: Walter Howes, Managing Partner, Verdigris Capital (former Director of the DOE Loan Guarantee Program, and Contracting Reform; Panelists: Wendi Goldsmith, CEO, BioEngineering Group; Anna Willett, Director, Interstate Technology & Regulatory Cooperation project for the Environmental Council of the States.

Panel II: A Clean Energy Deployment Administration? A partisan Congress will likely be debating agency budgets, loan guarantees, tax policies, and a ¡°Clean Energy Deployment Administration¡± within a larger energy bill. DOE's proposed $29 billion budget has significant boosts for renewable energy but Congress will push back and spending and regulations. Many states are trying many different tools, not waiting for Congress. Moderator: Andy Paterson; David Widawsky, Office of the CFO, U.S. EPA.

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:10pm - 1:50pm

Keynote Address: James Strock, "It's all about service," says Strock about his 21st Century philosophy and practical advice on Leadership & Sustainability.

1:50pm - 2:30pm

Q&A Panel on California's Clean Energy Economy and Implementation of AB32. California's Global Warming Solutions Act calls for substantial reductions in the state's carbon emissions. The impact it will have on the economy, and particularly on small businesses, was central to attempts at its postponement and will continue to be debated as the law is being implemented.

The panel will explore: Why climate policy initiatives like AB 32 will create jobs; How the implementation of AB 32 will impact California's economy (Winners and Losers); What can California policymakers do to further the job creation, innovation and business opportunity potential of AB 32. Moderator: Chuck Helget, Sector Strategies; Panelists: Jim Strock; Cindy Tuck, Undersecretary Cal EPA.

2:30pm - 3:10pm

Water & Labs: Steve Maxwell offers a strategic overview of the water sector with market & financial trends and near-term opportunities for service and equipment providers, followed by a review of the environmental laboratory business.


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Energy Development: Shale Gas & Renewables. Horizontal drilling and hydrological fracturing has made the exploration and production of "unconventional" gas more cost viable and E&P activity has boomed in the Barnett, Marcellus, and other shale gas formations in the U.S. This activity has given rise to significant environmental activity, including the preparation of EIAs, EIRs, and permit applications, as well as significant wastewater issues, prompting a major new market for environmental companies. Moderator: George Stubbs. EBJ Panelists: Paul Fennelly, global director of sales and marketing, AECOM Environment Troy Vickers, director of the oil and gas sector, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Environmental Industry Finance and M&A: A summary of transaction and investment activity in 2010 and trends to look out for in 2011-2012; Investor and two bankers discuss what makes investments in environmental companies attractive. Panelists: Craig Korte, Lazard Ltd.; Steve Gido, Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners; Rahul Vinnakota, Principal, Tailwind Capital Partners.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Reception and Dinner hosted by Sullivan International Group

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am

Introduction: EBI's 25 years of research has laid the foundation for today's best estimates of the green economy and green jobs. EBI's Grant Ferrier summarizes the economic picture and sets the context for why the economic contribution of our industry is more important today to support future policy and market drivers.

Green Jobs: Who is counting them, how, why and what does it mean? Bureau of Labor Statistics launches a major national survey and state and local programs take hold.

9:00am - 12:30pm

Sustainable City discussion topics include: Smart Growth, Land Use and Urban Design; Energy Efficiency Program Development and Financing; Electrification of Transportation; Infill Land Use, Restoration, Redevelopment and Brownfields; SB375 - Sustainable Communities Strategy requirements; It Takes a Village - Role of Non-Profits, Citizen Groups and Consultants.

Panelists include: John Cowdery, COO, PMC; Mark Laska PhD, President, Great Ecology & Environments; Brian Mooney, Mooney Planning Collaborative; Bruce Reznik, Director, Sustainable San Diego.


Summit Concludes

~ Municipal officials and non-profits may register for a special one-day rate

Friday afternoon

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