Environmental Industry Summit 2015


Environmental Industry Summit VideoThe 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 XII is March 11-13, 2015 at the Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego, California.

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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, VP's, marketing and business development executives.
  • Investors and shareholders of environmental firms.
  • Executives responsible for corporate development, M&A and international markets.
  • Business development firms with practices that include renewable energy and climate change risk assessment and adaptation.
  • The west coast's best networking event in the environmental industry.
  • EBJ's State-of-the-Industry presentation - all registrants will receive an electronic data set.
  • EBJ's man in Washington Andy Paterson reports on new administration, climate & energy policy and their impact on budgets and programs.
  • The annual EBJ and CCBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet and ceremony on Wednesday night.
  • Receive continuing education credits. If applicable to your program.
  • Registration for the three-day summit is $995.00* for each attendee.


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The summit gives us a great opportunity, given the attendance, to understand better the partners that we work with today but also to find new partners.
~ John Mogge, Global Director Environment, CH2M Hill

Although 3 days on the calendar, the 2015 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 11, 2015 Thursday, March 12, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015

3:00pm - 4:00pm Opening Session

Politics, Policy & Market Drivers

4:00pm - 5:00pm Industry Overview

Market Forecast Scenarios in Remediation, C&E, Water/Wastewater, Infrastructure

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Executive Response Panel

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm - 9:30pm

EBJ and CCBJ Awards Banquet

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00am - 10:00am

EBJ & CCBJ Awards Winner Panels: New Models for Success

10:30am - 11:30am

Private Markets Panel: Impact of $50/bbl Oil

11:30am - 12:30pm

Keynote Q&A with David Victor

12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 3:20pm

New Markets in Climate Resilience & Climate Change Consulting; EPA’s Clean Energy Plan

3:40pm - 5:00pm

Accelerating Strategic Growth through M&A

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Environmental Industry Trivia Contest III

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Reception and Dinner
sponsored by Sullivan International Group.

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:15am - 10:00am

Energy Futures: Scenarios for Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Renewables & Electricity; Short- and Long-Term Impact on the Environmental Industry


10:30am - 12:00noon

Environmental Market Forecasting and Future Scenarios in Cities, Water, Transportation & Infrastructure; Impacts of Climate, Social and Geopolitical Issues on Business


Panelists and Speakers include: Chris Shea, President, Environment & Nuclear, CH2M HILL; Jon Berger, CEO, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.; Steve Moore, CEO, Wastren Advantage; Rich Wankmuller, President, GHD Inc.; David Pinsky, President and CEO, Tighe & Bond; Emilie Mazzacurati, CEO, Four Twenty Seven; Dr. Sijin Lee, CEO, Korea Environment Corp.; Al Hannum, Senior Vice President Global Operations, AECOM Environment; Randy Freed, SVP, ICF International; George Stubbs, Senior Editor, EBJ; Anthony Brown, CEO, Aqualogic; Phillip Coop, Chairman, Ensafe; Jack Maserejian, SVP & Chief Client Officer, Envirocon; Al Spiers, CEO, 2020 Environmental Group; David McArthur, Director of Acquisitions, ERM; Mark Lee, Senior VP, ICF International; Glenn Fishler, President & CEO, EORM; Chris Jones, President & Managing Partner, Anthesis; Rima Franklin, VP of Corporate Development, GLD&D Co.; Paul Gagliardo, Innovation Manager, American Water; Grant Ferrier, Andy Paterson, Walter Howes, PS Reilly, David G. Victor, UC San Diego and others.

LogoHotel Solamar
435 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 819-9500

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

We have booked a block of rooms at the special rate of $229 per night. The special room rate will be available until February 24th, 2015 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please call Hotel Solamar directly and identify yourself as part of the Environmental Industry Summit when making your reservation.

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2020 Environmental Group
Alta Environmental
American Water
Anthesis Group
Aragon perfurações e Sondagens
Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
Aspen Environmental Group
Brown Gibbons Lang and Co.
C.K. Early Associates
Cabrera Services Inc.
Cascade Drilling
CDR Group, LLC
COLUMBIA Technologies
E2 ManageTech, Inc.
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
EarthSoft, Inc.
EcoAnalysts, Inc.
Ensafe Inc.
Envirocon, Inc.
Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
Great Ecology
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
HELIX Environmental Planning
Hepure Technologies, Inc.
Herndon Solutions Group
ICF International
ISP Environmental
JHA Environmental, Inc.
Kiawah Consulting Group, L.L.C.
Korea Environment Corporation
Mabbett & Associates, Inc.
Magnus Pacific
Marine Taxonomic Services LTD
Mead & Hunt
Mill City Environmental Corporation
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan
MWH Global, Inc.
National Response Corp.
Nautilus Environmental
NV5, Inc.
Parsons Environment & Infrastructure
PBS Engineering and Environmental
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
SC&A, Inc.
SCS Engineers
Sovereign Consulting Inc.
Stantec Consulting
Stell Environmental
Straughan Environmental, Inc.
Sullivan International Group
SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Tailwind Capital
Terra Contracting
TerraTherm, Inc.
Tighe & Bond
TRC Companies
TRC Environment Corporation
Trihydro Corporation
UCSD PhD Student
University of California, San Diego
Vironex Environmental Services
Wastren Advantage, Inc.
Woodard & Curran
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
XL Insurance
Zurich North America

EarthSoft's EQuIS is the world’s most widely used software for technical environmental data management. Since 1994, EarthSoft’s EQuIS has helped industrials, governments and consultants improve environmental data management of biology, geology, geotechnical, water, limnology, air quality, and their associated compliance monitoring data. The EQuIS innovative automated workflow helps manage, analyze and visualize environmental data. EarthSoft’s EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) provides the most advanced field data collection software in the industry.

EQuIS is used in over 25 US states, 5 EPA Superfund groups, many multinational corporations, most major US consultants, and over 500 labs. Some of EarthSoft’s clients new in 2013 include: ExxonMobil, British Petroleum, Brion Energy, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Kuwait EPA, SNC-Lavalin, Queensland Alumina and others.


Sullivan International Group, Inc. is an applied science, environmental, 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 & project office locations throughout the United States. Sullivan is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB), an SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and a graduate (August 2010) of the SBA 8(a) program.

Sullivan has a broad base of senior scientists, engineers and technical personnel that support four multi-disciplinary service areas. These are the Mission Services, Environmental Services, Remediation & Construction and Environmental Technology. Sullivan provides services which include site assessments, habitat surveys, and RCRA/CERCLA remedial action and investigations, radiological surveys and decontamination, construction services with an emphasis in security and disaster preparedness. Sullivan also provides GIS services, energy services, advanced database development, robotics and specialty programming services for the defense and aerospace industry, routinely supporting secret and top secret clearance required projects. The Mission services team supports a variety of technical and maintenance related support services that include long term systems operation and maintenance projects and technical and administrative staff augmentation support.


COLUMBIA Technologies is a global specialty contractor dedicated to providing world-class innovative data collection, analyses, visualization, mapping and tracking tools to optimize soil and groundwater remediation. Their real-time cloud-based platform, SmartData Solutions® integrates soil stratigraphy and groundwater contamination data into easy to interpret decision making information. Founded in 1999, COLUMBIA has successfully performed over 1,000 high resolution site characterizations throughout the Americas including Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil for over 300 customers including 20 of the top 40 environmental design firms, Fortune 500 companies, and state and federal agencies.


Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$7 billion in revenue and 28,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. Visit us at www.ch2mhill.com, twitter.com/ch2mhill, facebook.com/ch2mhill.

2020 Environmental Group

2020 Environmental Group brings together a new perspective in management consulting aimed at helping environmental businesses open new paths to success. Companies in the business of the environment call us when they have something pressing on their minds — whether it is expanding into a new market, improving financial performance, or strategic growth through mergers and acquisitions. Founded in 2010, and headquartered in San Francisco, the firm's executive team have been instrumental in connecting the industry to strategic M&A opportunities, private equity investors, and the management expertise needed to maximize growth and shareholder value. In the last two years, 2020 has served as the management consultants to over two dozen environmental firms, including advisors on 12 buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Visit www.2020env.com.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) provides dredging and marine engineering services that have helped shape the living environment and transportation resources of communities across the world, including America’s largest cities and busiest ports. GLDD has played a pivotal role in the creation of shorelines and waterways, the deepening of ports and harbors, and the restoration of aquatic habitats. GLDD's environmental contracting division has grown steadily and is well over $200 million in annual revenues after the 2013 acquisition of Terra Contracting and the 2014 acquisition of Magnus Pacific.

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company leads the North American market in dredging as the largest industry service provider with over 200 specialized maritime vessels and operates marine yards in six locations nationwide.

Gallagher Environmental

Founded by Arthur Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has grown to be one of the largest, most successful insurance brokerage and risk management companies in the world. With extraordinary reach and depth across international borders, our parent group employs over 19,000 people via a global network that provides service in more than 140 countries. Gallagher Environmental, an expertise group within Gallagher, specializes in providing environmental risk management and insurance services. Our role as an industry leader in this area is to identify the potential risks facing our clients, analyze those risks in terms of their potential frequency and severity, and review the appropriate risk control and financing mechanisms, including insurance, available to address these risks. Our expertise in environmental risk management, strong insurer relationships and coverage expertise enable us to provide environmental service clients with exceptional risk management and insurance support.

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I always come away with some new ideas and some new connections that prove fruitful for the future.
~ Cheryl Karpowicz, Senior VP, Ecology & Environment
The summit gives us a great opportunity, given the attendance, to understand better the partners that we work with today but also to find new partners.
~ John Mogge, Global Director Environment, CH2M Hill
It really opened my eyes as to what Eco Analysts could become.
~ Gary Lester, CEO, Eco Analysts
The ability to … sit and talk about opportunities, understand each other's needs and goals is immensely valuable to us as a company.
~ John Sohl, CEO, Columbia Technologies
The panel discussions … really make you think and spur ideas. Throughout the conference I'm jotting down ideas that I'll take back to our management that may be particular to how we operate, our business development strategy or maybe even a proposal.
~ Raymond Wattras, VP Business Development, Michael Baker
You can't beat the Hotel Del in San Diego … right on the beach. The sessions are a lot of fun, very informal, real easy to talk to people.
~ John Cowdery, COO, PMC
This is an event you can't miss. Very enjoyable, you learn a lot, and I encourage you to come.
~ Ian MacFarlane, CEO, EA Engineering, Science and Technology
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