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2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference

October 24, 2017 | 7:30 am - 2:00 pm


The 2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts and thought leaders on energy and environmental issues that impact their business. After enjoying a full networking breakfast, attendees will receive the latest updates on legislation, innovation and best practices within their industry. Come ready to connect and learn; leave informed and inspired about the next steps your company can take to improve its bottom line.



Draft Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

8:40 – 9:10 a.m.
Legislative Update: North Carolina Energy Reform
Representative John Szoka
House Bill 589 is a major step forward in energy policy to ensure North Carolina remains competitive in the global economy. Hear from bill sponsor, Representative John Szoka, on this important step in reforming energy policy in North Carolina.

9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Update
Bruce McKay, Atlantic Coast Pipeline
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be an energy provider, job creator and economic game changer for eastern North Carolina. Bruce McKay will provide an update on this vital project and how it will help the region lower emissions, improve air quality, grow local economies and create new jobs in manufacturing and other industries.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Key Strategies for Corporate Sustainability
Kerri Hartung, Senior Environmental Scientist, AECOM
Susan Sanford, Executive Director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (Moderator)

Experts from North Carolina’s business community will share how their organizations are improving their bottom line through long-term sustainability strategies.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Quick Hits

  • Energy Exploration: David McGowan, Executive Director, North Carolina Petroleum Council
  • Current State of Air Quality in NC: Cynthia Winston, Permitting and Compliance Group Leader, Duke Energy
  • Renewables: Ulrich Tombuelt, Chief Operations Officer, SAERTEX USA, LLP

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Regulatory Update: North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Mary Penny Kelley, Senior Advisor for Policy and Innovation, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber


October 24, 2017
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703 United States
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