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The Forum features two days packed with practical learning sessions and four inspiring keynote presentations from thought-leaders in the profession. The exhibit hall will introduce you to more than 50 leading EHS service providers. Come learn, connect and network with more than 500 of your peers.

 

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Tuesday Oct. 18, 2011

8:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.

NAEM Board of Regents Fall Leadership Meeting

 

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2 -
7 p.m.

Registration Opens

 

Avoid the lines, Register early on Tuesday!

4 -
5 p.m.

NAEM Affiliate Council Meeting - Finger Rock Room

 

Contact John Reichling with questions about NAEM’s Affiliate Council.

5 -
6 p.m.

"Emerging Leaders" Happy Hour - Hotel Lounge 

 

Contact Elizabeth Ryan for more information on this group.

7:30 a.m. -
7 p.m.

USBCSD Fall Meeting and PACE Marketplace Event

 

View Meeting Agenda and Register

 

(NAEM Members attending the USBCD meeting should select the "member" rate when registering)

 

US BCSD Fall Meeting

Through the application of innovative collaborative methodologies, US BCSD members and colleagues have redefined the boundaries of sustainable business practices. Our By-Product Synergy projects, PACE Financing energy efficiency retrofit model, the recently launched Water Synergy Project, and our work with Biodiversity and Ecosystem services have demonstrated - in the past year more than ever - that sustainable development can generate economic returns while improving the environment and society.

 

We’ve tailored our Fall Meeting around interactive and collaborative sessions in both our Monday and Tuesday agenda. US BCSD working groups will meet on Monday afternoon to discuss their progress and to re-define the path forward in our five key work streams. On Tuesday morning, our plenary sessions will feature dynamic panel presentations while also allowing attendees to engage in small group discussions. Click here to view our full agenda.

 

PACE Financing Marketplace

Attend our workshop on Tuesday afternoon, October 18th, to learn about the clear benefits of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for your sustainability projects. We will outline how PACE works for both cities and companies, as well as present an opportunity to interact with the key players that make PACE a success.

 

Join the US BCSD, Ygrene Energy Fund, Barclays Capital and Lockheed Martin at this ground-breaking workshop, bringing together leading American corporations and leading American cities and counties for the purpose of creating privately financed public/private partnerships focused on building the clean economy all across the country. Click here for more information.

Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011

7:15 -
8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Registration Open at 7am)
8 -
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Conference Introductions
8:30 -
10 a.m.

General Session: Green Recovery - Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top

 

Keynote by Andrew Winston, Author and Environmental Strategist;

Winston Eco-Strategies LLC

 

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10 -
10:30 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Foundational EHS Excellence
Track 2:
Defining & Delivering Sustainability
Track 3:
Supply Chain Strategies
Track 4:
21st Century Leadership

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

(Round 1)

Session 1:

Strategies for Ensuring Enterprise EHS Compliance

 

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Session 2:

Sustainability: Defining your Program, Setting the Right Goals

 

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Session 3:

Tracking Product Content for REACH and RoHS Compliance

 

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Session 4:

Engaging Employees fto Realize Your EHS & Sustainability Vision

 

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12 -
1:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 -
3 p.m.

(Round 2)

Session 5:

Management of Change: Process, Product, Regulation

 

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Session 6:

Beyond traditional EHS Metrics: What Social Metrics are Leading Companies Tracking?

 

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Session 7:

Intellectual Property vs. Transparency: Managing Customer Request for Sensitive Business Information

 

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Session 8:

Building the Business Case for EHS and Sustainability Success

 

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3 -
3:45 p.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

(Round 3)

Session 9:

Innovating EHS Audits: New and Unique Approaches

 

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Session 10:

Understanding Water Stewardship as a Critical Business Issue

 

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Session 11:

Leveraging Eco Labels and Product Certifications to Drive Business Value

 

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Session 12:

Developing the Next Generation of EHS Leaders Through Strategic Succession Planning

 

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5:30 -
7 p.m
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday Oct. 20, 2011

7:30 -
8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Registration Open at 7am)

8:15 -
8:30 a.m.
Day 2 Opening Remarks
8:30 -
10 a.m.

General Session: Global Economic, Technology and Resource Trends impacting Corporate Sustainability

 

Keynotes Panelists include:

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10 -
11 p.m.
Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Foundational EHS Excellence
Track 2:
Defining & Delivering Sustainability
Track 3:
Supply Chain Strategies
Track 4:
21st Century Leadership

11 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.

(Round 4)

Session 13:

Integrating EHS Management Systems into the Business

 

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Session 14:

Making it to the top of the List: Can you "Manage" your Sustainability Reputation?

 

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Session 15:

Beyond Surveys: Supplier Capacity Building

 

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Session 16:

External Stakeholder Engagement Tools & Techniques

 

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12:30 -
1:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Luncheon and Keynote Presentation: From Dirt to Shirt in 750 Miles: A look at how one innovative apparel company transformed its supply chain and what they learned along the way

 

Keynote by: Eric Henry, President and Co-Owner; TS Designs

 

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1:45 -
3:15 p.m.

(Round 5)

Session 17:

Tips and Strategies for Managing EHS Risk through Mergers & Acquisitions

 

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Session 18:

Energy Management Best Practices: Short Term Wins and Long Term Investments

 

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Session 19:

Life Cycle Assessments: A Powerful Tool to Drive Business Value

 

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Session 20:

What Skills & Attributes Make an EHS Leader?

 

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3:15 -
3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:45 -
5:15 (Round 6)

Session 21:

Effective Training Strategies for EHS Compliance

 

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Session 22:

Sustainability Performance Standards: What Does the Future Look Like?

 

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Session 23:

Emerging Supply Chain Issue: Conflict Minerals

 

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Session 24:

Organizational Culture: Achieving World Class Performance One Employee at a Time

 

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6 -
10 p.m

Thursday Evening Networking Event: The Savoy Opera House


Bus transportation will be provided from the hotel beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at the time of registration.

 

A night out with your colleagues: Networking event at The Savoy Opera House

Savoy opera house front view

You are invited to join your colleagues on Thurs., October 20 for a night of live music, dinner, drinks and dancing at one of Tucson's most memorable venues - The Savoy Opera House. Don't forget to sign-up for the Thursday Evening Event when you register. You won't want to miss this night out with your peers!

 

Discover the latest products and solutions: The Exhibit Hall

Featuring more than 50 leading EHS consultants andservice providers, the Exhibit Hall is also the primary venue for networkingwith over your peers. This is an unparalleled opportunity to meet vendors with a strong history of excellent products and services in support of NAEM member companies.

Interested in Speaking?

 

Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, at virginia@naem.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.

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