Conference Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, May 15

9:00 am-12:00 pm
Workshop: Energy and Water: The Conundrum of Sourcing Both Simultaneously
Workshop: Employee Engagement and Leadership Style
Workshop: The Competitive Advantage That Builds a Culture of Sustainabilty
EL/EMT 50 Invite-only Summit

1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Plenary Session: David Tulauskas, General Motors: Using Sustainability to Strengthen Your Business; Brad Nemeth, ThyssenKrupp Elevator: Innovations in Material Transparency

3:15 pm-3:55 pm
Session: Energy Implications With Emerging Transportation Modes
Session: Climate Change Resilience Planning
Session: Design for Sustainability
Session: The Wise Use of Technology in Creating an EHS Strategy

7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Opening Day Party

Day 2: Wednesday, May 16

8:30 am-9:15 am

9:15 am-10:15 am
Plenary Session: Ian Kelly, Rocky Mountain Institute: Procurement and Renewable Energies; Catherine Greener, Xanterra Resorts: Big Companies, Big Carbon Reduction Goals

10:30 am-11:10 am
Session: How Evolving Federal Policy is Impacting Energy Markets
Session: The ROI of Retrofitting Aging Facilities
Session: Connecting Lifecycle Assessments to a Company’s Business Plan
Session: The Business Case for Third-Party Industry Certification

11:20 am-12:00 pm
Session: Procurement and Renewable Energies
Session: Beyond Sustainability: The Net Positive Movement
Session: Collaboration throughout the Supply Chain
Session: Which Reporting Entity is Right for Your Company?

12:00 pm-1:20 pm

12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hall open

1:20 pm-2:20 pm
Dessert and Coffee in the Exhibit Hall

2:20 pm-3:20 pm
Lightning Talks

3:30 pm-4:10 pm
Session: The Intersection of Energy and Building Management
Session: Making the Business Case for a Carbon Tax
Session: Achieving ROI through the PACE Program

4:10 pm-5:10 pm
Coffee break in the Exhibit Hall
Roundtable peer-to-peer discussions

5:10 pm-5:50 pm
Session: Greenhouse Gas Management Reporting
Session: Making Your Case to the ESG Investing Community
Session: The ROI of Coordinated Energy and Sustainability Initiatives

6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Today Awards Party

Day 3: Thursday, May 17

8:30 am- 1:00 pm
Exhibit Hall open

8:30 am-9:30 am
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

9:30 am-10:30 am
Plenary session: Mackenzie Huffman, JPMorgan Chase: Financing Sustainability Programs; Mitch Jackson, FedEx: Reduce. Replace. Revolutionize

10:40 am-11:20 am
Session: Goalsetting for Environmental and Sustainability Strategy
Session: Aligning Energy Management Goals With the Business Plan

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Lightning Talks

12:30 pm-1:00 pm
Coffee break in the Exhibit Hall
Roundtable peer-to-peer discussions

1:00 pm-2:30 pm
EL/EMT 50 Lunch
Plenary Session Philippe Lacamp, Cathay Pacific: Creating an All-Encompassing Strategy; Closing Remarks

Conference Tracks

ELEMCON sessions follow these six tracks:

Air, Waste, Water and Energy

Dealing with the resources required by any business and the products consumed by its end users is not just a management issue, but a process that can lead to net positive results for both companies and consumers. Sessions in this track will deliver insights and deal with best practices regarding climate change, sustainability, and resource management.

Compliance and Risk

Perhaps more so than at any time in recent history, the environmental regulatory landscape is a challenge as governmental agencies shift their priorities and companies re-examine their own risk management processes. This track will focus on the potential impact of some of those challenges, including the effect on greenhouse gas management and new regulatory initiatives.

Circular Economy and Supply Chain

Commercial and industrial businesses have now all but departed the world of traditional make-use-dispose economies. Circular economy initiatives and new approaches to supply management are essential. Sessions in this track will guide attendees to the latest trends in extracting the maximum value from resources as well as regenerating products and materials throughout their service life.

Materiality and Metrics

Innovative data retrieval and analysis tools have allowed businesses of all sizes to measure inputs and outputs never imagined feasible just a few years ago. In this track’s sessions, environmental, sustainability and energy management professionals will discover the cutting-edge processes and technologies available to them as they set business goals and track performance.

Energy Procurement and Distributed Energy

It is not only alternative energies that are having a significant impact on virtually every company in the world. New processes and tools for procuring and distributing energy are proliferating at an increasingly rapid pace. This track is devoted to providing the most up-to-date information on procurement practices, emerging energy storage technologies and the impact federal policies will have on energy markets.

Leadership and Engagement

As innovative environmental, sustainability and energy management initiatives become ever more ubiquitous, new tools are required to broaden the scope, engage C-suite executives and extend the reach to the investment community. Session in this track will focus on making the case to the investment community and the upper reaches of corporate management.