2015 Virginia Energy & Sustainability Conference
SAVE THE DATE - April 14, 2015 new date!
Please Join Us for the3rd Virginia Energy & Sustainability Conference on April 14th at theGreater Richmond Convention Center.
Who Should Attend:
Business Owners & Executives |Environmental Managers
Operations & Facility Managers | EH&S Managers
Sustainability Leads | Government Representatives
Engineers, Consultants & Attorneys
Technology & Equipment Providers | Business Strategists
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Networking Registration /Continental Breakfast
in Exhibit Hall
Opening Remarks by Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
9:05 - 9:35 AM
Briefing on Virginia's Energy Plan by Governor Terry McAuliffe- Confirmed
9:40 - 10:15 AM
What Sustainability Means for the Future of Business
Bob Langert, Retired Corporate VP, CRS/Sustainability, McDonalds Corporation
McDonald's feeds 69 million people per day, third only to Walmart and the Chinese government. Hear more on the company's social responsibility and sustainability framework which focuses in five areas - food, sourcing, planet, people and community.
10:15 - 10:45 AM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Blueprint Virginia Update: National Policy Impacting Energy and the Environment
In light of the federal policy landscape, what steps are Virginia companies taking to prepare for the future?
David Hudgins, Director, Member and External Relations, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Panelists will include representatives from:
-U.S. Chamber of Commerce Energy Institute
- Dominion Resources
- American Electric Power
- AGL Resources, Inc.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Break in Exhibit Hall with Exhibitors
12:15 - 2:00 PM
LUNCHEON -Business Trends Driving Sustainability
Virginia's Fortune 500 Sustainability Directors share their innovative business approaches to sustainability....what works, what is profitable, how they are facilitating culture change, top challenges and what resulted in environmental or operational improvements.
Introductory Remarks by Brooks Smith - Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Dennis H. Treacy, EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer Smithfield Foods, Inc
Rhonda Clark,Chief Sustainability Officer,Vice PresidentCorporate Environmental Affairs, UPS
Jennifer Hunter, Senior Vice President, CorporateAffairs,Altria Client Services, Inc.
Mike Ligon, Vice President, Universal Leaf TobaccoCompany
Doug Palmore,Vice President, Environmental Design &Development, Operational Support, Luck Companies
Blair Wimbush,Vice President Real Estate andCorporate Sustainability Officer, Norfolk Southern
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Break in Exhibit Hall
2:30 - 3:15 PM
Infrastructure Opportunities and Lessons Learned
A panel discussion on the current infrastructure challenges and opportunities in harnessing new technologies and leveraging our entire fuel mix.
Hayes Framme, Advisor for Infrastructure & Development, Office of Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Panelists include representatives from the following companies/organizations:
- Washington Gas
- Fellon McCord
- Charge UP
3:15 - 4:00 PM
Balancing Stewardship and Sustainable Practice
Stay ahead of the curve by learning how companies are engaging state and federal regulators on expectations for sustainability.
Preston Bryant,Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development,McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Bob Peck, Government Practice Area Leader, SeniorAssociate, Gensler
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Creative Approaches to Social and Cultural Barriers
Even if you have the perfect project, the right tools, and a capable team, we all know that there can still be barriers to implementing sustainability programs within our organizations. Join this session to hear from Troy Campbell, a Researcher from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, who will present his study findings on solution aversion.
4:45 - 6:00 PM
Reception in Exhibit Hall
When: April 14, 2015 | Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Reception: 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center | 403 N. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Price: $145 for a Full Conference Registration (Includes Reception)
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