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Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2016 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, 2016 Thursday, March 10, 2016 Friday, March 11, 2016

Registration begins at 2:00 pm.

8:30am - 1:00pm 3rd Annual 2020 Environmental Industry Summit Golf Tournament

Open to all registered EBI Summit attendees at no additional cost, space is limited to 24 players on a first-come, first-served basis, sponsored by 2020 Environmental Group.

3:00pm - 6:00pm Opening Session and Welcome

Politics, Policy, Economics & Market Drivers
EBJ's Man-in-Washington Andy Paterson reports on key developments that are driving the environmental industry in 2016 including: EPA's Clean Power Plan, Waters of the US, transportation and energy bills, federal budgets and other government programs; An outlook for the energy industry including pricing, development, transmission, infrastructure and a 20-year investment horizon in power and oil & gas; Global machinations following COP21 in Paris and impacts on planning; EBJ's fearless forecast for the 2016 election.
Presenter: Andy Paterson, EBJ Senior Politics and Policy Analyst, and EBJ Editorial Board Member

EBJ Market Overview: State of the Environmental Industry 2016
A snapshot of environmental industry performance in 2015 and scenarios for growth by key segments in 2016-2017 featuring market data, trends and results of EBJ’s 2016 survey of 200+ executives. The impact of key market drivers on environmental industry growth focuses on economic growth, federal spending, property values, construction activity, natural gas & oil prices, M&A activity and regulatory programs.
Presenter: Grant Ferrier, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Business Journal

Executive Response Panel
Executives stress-test EBJ’s economic and industry outlook and render opinions on how their companies will strategically and tactically address industry challenges. Topics: Response to industry consolidation; Impact of low oil prices; Global markets; U.S. manufacturing and infrastructure; Trajectory of federal programs.
Moderators: Grant Ferrier, Andy Paterson
Panelists: Paul Favara, Global Practice Director, Site Remediation and Revitalization, CH2M; John Cowdery, Senior VP and Environmental Sector Director, TRC; Anthony Brown, CEO & Principal Hydrologist, aquilogic; Patricia Derocher, President, TechLaw, Inc.; Mark Lee, Senior Vice President, ICF International

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception, sponsored by CH2M

7:00pm - 10:00pm

EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet - hosted by EBI Inc. and EBI Summit Sponsors


Poster Session at EBI
Environmental Industry Summit

1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Univ. of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
Sponsor by Korea Environment Corporation

Registration begins at 7:00 am.

7:00am - 8:00am

Hot Buffet Breakfast, sponsored by ICF International

8:10am - 9:10am

EBJ Award Winners Panel
EBJ 2015 Business Achievement winners discuss strategy, tactics, M&A, or whatever made 2015 a particular success and plans & challenges for 2016.
Facilitator: Grant Ferrier, EBJ
Panelists: Therese Baer, Baer Engineering and Environmental Consulting; Michael Gialketsis, President, Rincon Consulting; Christine Herndon, President/COO, Herndon Solutions Group

9:10am - 10:00am

CCBJ Award Winners Panel
CCBJ 2015 Business Achievement winners discuss strategy, tactics, energy, adaptation, and plans for 2015.
Facilitator: Jim Hight, Senior Editor, CCBJ
Panelists: TBD

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break, sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Environmental Insurance

10:30am - 11:30am

Private Markets: Development, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Remediation
With government markets on slow growth, more attention has shifted to private markets. Lower prices for oil and gas has stimulated some U.S. industrial investment, but has slowed resource extraction but work continues in remediation, air, water, groundwater and emerging contaminants. Panelists discuss market and client trends, and what their companies are doing to address them.
Panelists: Todd Musterait, Director of Client Development, Environmental, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Robert Kloepfer, President, Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc.; David Zarider, Senior Vice President, TRC

11:30am - 12:30pm

Future of Global and U.S. Climate Policy and Impact on Business and Investment
Armchair Q&A with David Victor. David Victor is a professor at UC San Diego and Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, author of "Global Warming Gridlock", former Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University with a Ph.D from MIT and A.B. from Harvard University.
Facilitator: Andy Paterson, EBJ Senior Policy Analyst; Scenarios for post-COP21 - What opportunities are emerging?

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch at Sun Deck (overlooking the beach), sponsored by Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions

2:00pm - 3:20pm

Emerging Trends in Water Reuse
Scarcity, drought, security of supply and quality all concern water managers more than ever. Many communities are now moving forward to plan and discuss the sustainable reuse and integrated management of water resources. What are the business opportunities to participate in this growing market?
Facilitator: Shayne Smith, VP, Government and International Relations, Tetra Tech
Panelists: Melissa L. Meeker, Executive Director, WateReuse Association and Research Foundation; Chad Helmle, VP, Tetra Tech; John Helminski, Assistant Director, City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Growth, Strategy and M&A

Part I: Accelerating Growth through Strategic Planning and Leadership Succession
Facilitator: Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Arm-chair discussion with Gary Oates, current CEO of Environmental Science Associates (ESA), and Leslie Moulton-Post, incoming CEO for ESA.

Part II: Accelerating Growth through M&A and "The Art of a Deal"
Owners, Sellers and Buyers with small, mid-size and large global firms discuss their strategies on achieving growth and value thru M&A. Includes insights on recent M&A transactions completed and lessons learned.
Facilitator: Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Phillip Fitzwater, former Founder/Owner of Iris Environmental and now VP, RPS Iris; Don Alford, Executive VP, Strategic Growth and M&A, NV5; and Bjorn Morisbak, Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategic Development, Stantec.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Reception and Dinner - Miguel's Cocina, 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA (2 blocks from Hotel del Coronado), sponsored by TRC

Long-term Strategic View & New Markets

7:00am - 8:10am

Breakfast & Registration, sponsored by Tetra Tech

8:10am - 08:45am

Managing the Trade-off: Grow Today or Innovate for Tomorrow?
This day of the conference focuses on future scenarios, but leveraging the long view while balancing the challenges of short and mid-term strategic issues is an ongoing battle. Navigating that dynamic can mean the difference between being in the right place for the next big growth opportunity, or spending more energy chasing after markets after they've already been locked up by pioneers. How are successful firms keeping teams focused on closing work today while still positioning for the future?
Presenter: P.S. Reilly, NextGen Today

8:45am - 10:00am

Scenarios in Energy & Power: Clean Power Plan and Beyond
Discussion of Future Scenarios in Power Generation & Electricity: Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro and Renewable Energy; Grids & Storage: Is the EPA Clean Power Plan a game-changer and how will U.S. and global markets react to roll out of COP21 commitments?
Moderators: Grant Ferrier; Andy Paterson; Mark Lee, Senior Vice President, ICF International; Anthony Brown, CEO & Principal Hydrologist, aquilogic; PS Reilly, NextGen Today

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break, sponsored by UK Trade & Investment

10:30am - 12:00am

Emerging Climate Change Adaptation & Climate Resilience Markets: From water infrastructure and coastal cities to U.S. Department of Defense and rural Africa.
Facilitator: Jim Hight, Senior Editor, CCBJ
Panelists: Dale Sands, SVP, Director of Metro and Climate Adaptation Services, AECOM; Sandeep Mehrotra, Vice President, Hazen and Sawyer; Rachel Gregg, Lead Scientist, EcoAdapt; TBA, R4 Rural Resilience Initiative