Tuesday, June 6,

 8:45  – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Panel

Three Roads Converge – Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Management: Collaboration and Connectivity in a Challenging Corporate Atmosphere
Companies today can’t deal with environmental, sustainability and energy management issues in a vacuum. The interdependent and intersecting nature of these three constituencies create unique opportunities and challenges all their own.

In this opening keynote session, senior-level executives charged with their companies’ environmental, sustainability and energy management initiatives approach the interconnectedness of these areas as they deal with real-world circumstances to achieve their objectives.In this keynote session, you will learn:

  • What you and your company can do to balance your needs for environmental safety and compliance, realistic sustainability models and reasonable energy management.
  • How you can find ways to support each constituency through collaboration and cooperation.
  • Why some industry leaders find that exploring the interconnectivity of these disparate demands can have a positive impact on their companies’ business models.

Speakers include:

  • Denise Naguib, Vice president of sustainability, Marriott International
  • Douglas Ponstler, vice president, operations sustainability and EHS, Owens Corning
  • William Gill, vice president of environmental affairs, Smithfield Foods
  • moderator, Jerry Tinianow, chief sustainability officer, City of Denver

Tuesday, June 6,

3:50 p.m.  – 4:35 p.m.


Energy Management Outgrows Its Traditional Role

We are in an era in which technology, markets, policy and social influences are transforming the way energy management is viewed by the commercial and industrial marketplace. New strategies, considerations and practices are evolving that make the role of the energy manager more strategic and opportunities for organizations ready to move in this new era. In this session, you will learn:
  • Why energy can be a strategic asset that drives financial performance for companies.
  • How to take a portfolio approach to developing a strategic energy plan.
  • What kind of organizational alignment will support strategic energy goals.

Dan Weeden, President, ENERActive Solutions, an Edison Energy company

Tuesday, June 6,

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


Research Report: Sustainability in the Era of Trump
How will the Trump Administration affect sustainability initiatives in 2017? Earlier this year, Lucid and Urjanet launched a “2017 Sustainability Outlook Survey” and received more than 100 responses from sustainability, energy, operations and facility professionals in the United States. Learn what your peers had to say about their expectations for sustainability in 2017 and beyond.
  • How goals, budgets and responsibilities are changing.
  • What to do to make a business case for sustainability in light of changing budgets.
  • How to become more focused on quantitative data to show success.
  • What are the key sustainability metrics to track.

Phil Pinson, director, sales engineering, Lucid
Tim Porter, global oem & partner sales director, Urjanet

Wednesday, June 7,

 8:50 – 9:35 a.m.


The ROI of IoT: Achieving Operational Excellence

The Internet of Things (IoT) technological revolution is here, impacting every aspect of the way we live and the way products and services are manufactured, distributed and consumed. Understanding how to aggregate, assess and apply predictive learnings from IoT technologies to EH&S initiatives is proven to keep people safer, make businesses more productive and operations more sustainable. Achieving a state of operational excellence today can be more than just a goal—it is a reality.

Paul Marushka, President and CEO, Sphera Solutions

Wednesday, June 7,

 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote Panel 

The Path Forward for Environmental and Energy Management: New Solutions in a Swiftly Changing Corporate Landscape

In this closing keynote session, senior-level executives reflect on the challenges that face them and their peers in the near future as they seek out the best practices to manage their companies’ environmental, sustainability and energy management programs, even while new disruptive forces in both business and society arise on almost a daily basis.

In this keynote session, you will learn:

  • Which trends and themes are most important as you return to your office or workplace.
  • How industry leaders will find and make the best use of the interconnected nature of environmental, sustainability and energy management initiatives.
  • The 10 most significant solutions covered during the conference that will lead to greater collaboration and cooperation in today’s corporate environment

Speakers include:

  • James DeMouy, vice president, environment, health, safety and sustainability, Bridgestone America
  • Joby Carlson, director, energy and operations sustainability, Walmart
  • Wendi Latko, vice president, environment, health, safety & sustainability, Xerox