Environmental Industry Summit 2010


The Environmental Industry Summit is a national three-day learning event bringing together professionals from the environmental industry. With an ideal setting, ample networking opportunities and presentations and panel discussions from environmental industry executives and analysts, the Environmental Industry Summit offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective on today's environmental industry.

Environmental Industry Summit VIII was March 3-5, 2010 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California.

Environmental Industry Summit


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, VPs, marketing and business development executives.

  • The west coast's best networking event in the environmental industry.
  • EBJ's State-of-the-Industry presentation - all registrants receive an electronic data set.
  • EBJ's man in Washington reports on Obama, Congress, 2010 elections, climate & energy policy and their impact on budgets and programs.
  • The annual EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet and ceremony on Wednesday night.
  • Focused sessions and CEO panel discussions on key industrial markets, government markets, managing risk, and market shifts due to climate policy and clean energy development.
  • Ample opportunity to network with peers in a casual, warm-weather setting.

Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2010 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 3, 2010 Thursday, March 4, 2011 Friday, March 5, 2011

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Opening Session

Washington Overview And Outlook: Andrew Paterson, CCBJ and EBJ's "Man in Washington" will profile policy and budgets coming out of the Obama administration and key agencies and preview the 2010 political season. Also a context for balancing traditional legacy objectives of the environmental industry with today's new market drivers; a review of Copenhagen and beyond; prospects for a GHG bill in 2010; and how climate policy will shape the future of energy and the environmental and climate change industries.

Environmental Business Journal's Industry Overview and Forecast: EBJ Editor and Summit Chairman Grant Ferrier will present a business and economic overview with current statistics on environmental industry segments and a review of the business opportunities in the emerging climate change industry. Results of EBI's 2010 Snapshot Survey will charactierize 2009 performance, 2010-2012 forecasts and rankings of business opportunities by client, media, service and geographic regions.

Executive Response and Discussion Panel: Senior executives respond to the presented material and engage in Q&A with the presenters and audience. Moderator Gerorge Stubbs, EBJ; Panelists include: Ian MacFarlane, President & CEO, EA Engineering Science and Technology; David Meyers, Director of Business Development, EnerNOC; Dale Sands, SVP, Director Global Practices, AECOM

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm - 10:00pm

EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet: Hosted by Environmental Business International Inc. and Summit gold sponsors Beazley Group and Deltek. Winners will be presented in small groups by category.

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00am - 9:30am

Award Winners Panel: Success in a Tight Market. Senior executives from selected EBJ award winners share their perspectives on current markets, new opportunities, strategic initiatives and internal challenges. Moderator: Grant Ferrier. Medalist panel members include: Nicholas Albergo, President and CEO, HSA Engineers & Scientists; Wendi Goldsmith, CEO, The Bioengineering Group; Charles Morgan, CEO, OP-TECH

10:00am - 12:00pm

Key Client Markets: Private Sector. Consulting firm leaders discuss the most active private sector markets and how contracting and client expectations have changed. Sectors of emphasis include Oil & Gas, Utilities, Chemicals and leading global corporations pursuing new strategic objectives and new relationships with their service providers. Moderator Gerorge Stubbs, EBJ. Panelists include: Pete Capponi, Sr. Vice President, O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.; Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, WSP Environment & Energy, Mike Kesler, Senior Vice President, Kleinfelder

Key Client Markets: Public Sector. The federal government continues to be the largest single customer category for environmental firms, but agency imperatives and funding continue to evolve. The Recovery Act hits full stride at last, and contractors share insight on participating directly, on behalf of clients and for state and local agencies. Moderator: Grant Ferrier. Panelists include: Greg Beronja, President & CEO, SC&A; Jorge Casado, Vice President, Tetra Tech, Inc., Marc Cicalese, Vice President, Sovereign Consulting

12:00pm - 1:15pm


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Investment and M&A: A review of investor trends, financing options and M&A activity in environmental and popular cleantech sectors. Moderator: Grant Ferrier. Panelists include: Craig Eisen, Managing Director, ARCADIS; Craig Korte, Director, Lazard Middle Market; Bob Egan, Managing Partner, Environmental Capital Partners

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Key Markets: Global Competitiveness and Resource Management. Development of global environmental markets has brought U.S. environmental industry competitiveness into focus and higlights the emphasis on sustainable resource management. Future demands in water/wastewater, infrastructure and energy supply and incorporating climate policy shape business strategy. Panelists include: Andy Higgins, Chief Engineer, American Water's Applied Water Management; Ernest Portfors, Chairman, Klohn Crippen Berger; Rich Pyle, Vice President, CH2M HILL

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Case Studies: Risk Management and Information Technology. Firms share how focusing on one differentiating quality in business development can secure and enhance client relationships.

Performance Metrics that Matter: Turning Data into Knowledge. Ted Kempf, VP of Market Management, Deltek (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

The Lakeview Bluffs Case Study: The Importance of Collaboration and Enterprise Risk Management in Building Successful Environmental Service Firms In the remediation market, firms will increasingly be called upon by owners and developers to take a more active partnership in redevelopment. The Lakeview Bluffs case details the challenges faced by Hull and Associates and other service providers in taking on the redevelopment of a former Diamond Shamrock manufacturing plant in Ohio. Panelists include: Craig Kasper, CEO, Hull & Associates; Tim Corbett, President, SmartRisk; Andreas Georgoulias, Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; John Beauchamp, Underwriter, Beazley Group (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Off-Site Reception Buffet Sponsored by Sullivan International Group

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:20am - 9:00am

Emerging markets in Climate Change and Sustainability: Craig Ebert, Managing Director, ICF International

9:00am - 12:00pm

Strategy for Developing Markets: Climate Change and Energy Outlook.

Carbon Management, Renewable Energy and Adaptation: How environmental firms prioitize opportunities in climate change. What leading engineering firms are doing in renewable energy from feasibility studies to planning & permitting to design and construction. Markets developing in adaptation: water management, coastal engineering, analysis and planning. Key cities anticipate with power outages, water resources, transport, demand islands stuck without transmission expansion. Global energy development as a market driver with $30 trillion of investment worldwide expected by 2030.

Moderator: Andy Paterson, EBI Energy Editor. Panelists include: Craig Ebert, Jennifer Kaminski, North American Energy Efficiency Program, The Climate Registry; Jon Elam, Director, Tamalpais Community Services District: AB 32 market opportunities in local government; Michael Rosenfeld, USA Clean Technology Sector Lead Officer, UK Trade & Investment: UK government's 1 billion investment fund


Summit Concludes

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Golf at Coronado Golf Course


Desert excursion TB

LogoHotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Hotel Del Coronado

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.

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.

Applied Water Management, Inc.
ASA Analytics
Benchmark Environmental Consultants
Berger Group Holdings Inc
BIC Alliance and IVS Investment Banking
Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.
British Consulate General Vancouver
British Consulate-General
Brown and Caldwell
California Environmental Business Council, Inc.
COLUMBIA Technologies
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
EcoAnalysts, Inc.
Endeavour EHS, LLC
Envirocon, Inc.
Environmental Business Council of New England
Environmental Businesss International
Environmental Businesss Journal
Environmental Dynamics Inc.
EOS Remediation, LLC
EQ - The Environmental Quality Company
ET Environmental Corporation
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Golder Associates
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.
Houlihan Lokey
HSA Engineers & Scientists
Hull & Associates
JRW Bioremediation
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Kiawah Consulting Group, L.L.C.
Logan Simpson Design
Mabbett & Associates, Inc.
Marstel-Day, LLC
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Mizuho Information & Research Institute
Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc.
National Semiconductor Corp.
NC A&T State University
O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
RMT, Inc.
SCS Engineers
Sector Strategies
Serent Capital
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
SmartRisk LLC
Sovereign Consulting Inc.
Sullivan International Group, Inc
Tamalpais Community Services District
TerraTherm, Inc.
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texas Molecular, LP
The Bioengineering Group, Inc.
The Carpet and Rug Institute
The Climate Registry
The Westmark Group
TRC Engineers
TRS Group, Inc.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
URS Corp. / Advatech
W. D. Hall Company
Weston Solutions
Winefield & Associates
WRA, Inc.
WSP Environment & Energy
Zurich North America
Beazley Deltek Sullivan

For 23 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).

Deltek® (Nasdaq:PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software and solutions designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business.

Sullivan International Group, Inc. is an applied science, engineering, 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 and project office locations throughout the United States. Sullivan is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business and an SBA 8(a) firm.

Lazard Columbia  

Lazard Middle Market LLC, a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ), provides strategic advice on M&A, restructuring, and public and private capital raising to the middle market. The firm's professionals focus exclusively on mid-cap companies, bringing to bear all the industry expertise, senior board-level relationships and local perspectives of Lazard's bankers in 39 cities across 24 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia , Central and South America.

Columbia Technologies is a leader in using high resolution direct sensing tools and SmartData Solutions® to map underground contamination in high definition 3D on the web in real time. Environmental, legal and real estate professionals use their services to make faster and better-informed decisions on project risk and remedial design.

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