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FBEC 2020 will be held April 5-8, 2020 in Palm Springs, California.


We will be updating the website as the planning of FBEC 2020 progresses.

Registration for FBEC 2020 will open in early November
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Ideas & Networking

The goal of the conference is to get industry, academia, non-government organizations and suppliers together in a casual atmosphere that allows for the free flow of information, ideas and networking. Appealing features of the conference includes a single program of sessions, joining in meals together, poster sessions, social hours, networking and information exchange.

Engaging Education

The conference encourages frank and engaging discussions about environmental challenges specific to the food and beverage industry. Real experiences, best practices, and lessons learned are shared to drive improvement across the industry. The conference provides education through technical content and provides Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits for its sessions.

No Ties or Sales Pitches

Processors value the conference as a setting for genuine engagement given that presentations are not published and attended by their industry colleagues only. This conference is not a trade show, does not promote sales pitches, and there are no published proceedings of the conference. Use of social media is encouraged with no videos and limited use of photos. All in a casual no-neckties environment.

Call for Presentations and Posters

The Planning Committee for FBEC just released the 2020 Call for Presentations & Posters.

The Planning Committee for FBEC annually accepts submissions for presentations and posters for the upcoming conference. There are no published conference proceedings and no sales pitches so that the presentations, posters and subsequent discussions can be more candid and enlightening. Presentations are delivered in a general session format to allow the greatest participation possible. Posters receive maximum interaction and exposure during scheduled networking sessions. With the above in mind, we are pleased to issue this Call for Presentations & Posters. The list of this year’s session topics is included in the Call for Presentations and Posters form. All presentations should focus on actual case examples from the food and beverage industry. We encourage examples of successes, failures, and lessons learned.


Go to Presentation Proposal Form

Who Should Attend?

FBEC is the premier and most comprehensive environmental event for the food and beverage industry in the United States. This event discovers the latest trends and innovations affecting water reuse, supply chain challenges, air quality and many more, all while priding itself on a platform that promotes networking and like-minded individuals within the industry. If you are involved in any business related to the food and beverage industry this event is for you! You should attend if you are a craft brewery or distillery, pet food maker, grocery store or are involved in nutrition, farming, food and beverage processing, transportation, distribution, preparation, supply chain management, EHS, sustainability and wastewater solutions.  

2020 Topics Will Include

  • Energy Optimization & Management
  • Air quality
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Enforcement & Compliance Case Studies
  • Compliance Best Practices 
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Stormwater
  • Food Waste
  • Hazardous & Regulated Waste
  • Water Reuse
  • Implementation of Sustainable Technologies
  • Wastewater

And includes ad-hoc sessions exploring topics like Air 202, Wastewater 202, Sustainable Agriculture, and teaching you the tools you need to sell your CAPEX planning projects to the CFO.

Registration for FBEC 2020 will open in early November
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Thanks to Our Sponsors

Brown & Caldwell | Ruby
KLA Systems | Ruby
Schneider Electric | Ruby
Smithfield Foods | Amethyst
Tetra Tech | Amethyst
ChemTreat | Topaz
Environmental Standards | Topaz
Evoqua Water Technologies | Topaz
Food Northwest | Topaz
Staab Construction | Topaz
Bolton & Menk | Aquamarine
Building Crafts, Inc. | Turquoise Historic Tour
Water Environment Federation | Turquoise
Gannett Fleming | In-Kind Hospitality Suite


See the Full Schedule Key: Networking Event | Education

Saturday April 4, 2020

Sunday April 5, 2020

7:00 am Jeep Tour
7:45 am FBEC Golf Outing
9:00 am Historical Palm Springs Tour
5:00 pm First Timers Reception
5:30 pm Welcome Reception
8:00 pm Hospitality Suite

Monday April 6, 2020

8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30 am Session 1: Energy Optimization & Management
11:00 am Session 2: Air Quality
12:15 pm Lunch / Session 3: Sustainable Agriculture
1:45 pm Ad-hoc Session: Air 202
1:45 pm Ad-hoc: Planning & Selling CAPEX Projects
4:45 pm Poster Sessions and Social Hour
6:00 pm Dinner and Session 4: Enforcement & Compliance Case Studies
8:00 pm Poster Sessions and Social Hour

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

8:00 am Session 5: Compliance Best Practices
8:45 am Session 6: Sustainable Packaging
10:00 am Session 7: Stormwater
11:00 am Ad-hoc: Wastewater 202
11:00 am Ad-hoc Session: Regulatory Hot Topics
1:00 pm Technical Tour
1:00 pm Community Event at Find Food Bank
1:00 pm Networking and Business Time

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

9:00 am Session 9: Hazardous & Regulated Waste
10:15 am Session 10: Water Reuse
11:15 am Session 11: Implementation of Sustainable Technologies
1:15 pm FBEC 2021 Preview
1:30 pm Session 12: Wastewater
3:00 pm FBEC 2021 Planning
4:30 pm Poster Sessions and Social Hour
6:00 pm FBEC Closing Event

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Welcome to Palm Springs!

Palm Springs has 360 days of sun-kissed weather and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is like no place else and a comeback as Hollywood’s playground with a growing nightlife, burgeoning art scene and edgy vibe. We are excited to host FBEC in Palm Springs, one of the most scenic and relaxing destinations in the U.S.
Check out the Visit Palm Springs website to see all Palm Springs has to offer!

Hotel Information

The Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is set within the beautiful Coachella Valley, 14.5 miles from Palm Springs Air Museum and Palm Springs International Airport. El Paseo shopping venues are a 5-minute drive away. This resort features a private golf course, full-service spa and an outdoor pool.

Single/Double Occupancy: $209, plus tax

Group Name: Food and Beverage Environment Conference
Group Dates: April 5, 2020 – April 8, 2020

Hotel Block for FBEC 2020 will open in November
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