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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 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.  

2022 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
  • Supply Chain Disruption

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

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

Efficient2Sustainable, Inc.| In-Kind
JBS| Turquoise
PepsiCo | Diamond
Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. | Emerald
World Water Works | Ruby
CDM Smith | Ruby
Geosyntec Consultants | Ruby
Brown & Caldwell | Ruby
Hach | Ruby
KLA Systems | Ruby
SUEZ | Ruby
Smithfield Foods | Amethyst
Tetra Tech | Amethyst
Bimbo Bakeries USA | Amethyst
BSI | Topaz
ChemTreat | Topaz
Environmental Standards | Topaz
Food Northwest | Topaz
HDR | Ruby
ISC Water Solutions | Ruby
POWER Engineers | Topaz
Staab Construction | Topaz
Stoel Rives LLP | Ruby
Woodard & Curran | Topaz
Bolton & Menk | Aquamarine
Coal Creek Environmental | Aquamarine
Reid Engineering | Aquamarine
T-O Engineers | Aquamarine
Building Crafts, Inc. | Turquoise
HR Green | Turquoise
P-TEC DAF Systems | Turquoise
Water Environment Federation | Turquoise
Gannett Fleming | In-Kind Hospitality Suite
Bolton & Menk | In-Kind Golf Lunch


See the Full Schedule Key: Networking Event | Education

Sunday, March 20, 2022

7:45 am FBEC Golf Outing
9:00 am Historical Tour of the Biltmore Estate
5:00 pm First Timers Reception
5:30 pm Welcome Reception
8:00 pm Hospitality Suite

Monday, March 21, 2022

8:30 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: Environmental Justice
1:45 pm Ad-hoc Session: Air 202
1:45 pm Ad-hoc: Planning & Selling CAPEX Projects
4:45 pm Poster Sessions & Social Hour
6:00 pm Dinner and Session 4: Enforcement & Compliance Case Studies
8:00 pm Poster Sessions & Social Hour

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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 Update on PFAS
1:00 pm Technical Tour
1:00 pm Community Event at MANNA Food Bank
1:00 pm Networking & Business Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

9:00 am Session 9: Hazardous & Regulated Waste
10:15 am Session 10: Supply Chain Disruption
11:15 am Session 11: Implementation of Sustainable Technologies
1:15 pm FBEC 2023 Location Announcement
1:30 pm Session 12: Wastewater
3:00 pm FBEC 2023 Planning Meeting
5:00 pm Poster Sessions & Social Hour
6:00 pm FBEC Closing Event

Welcome to Asheville!

In Asheville, there’s always a good reason to go exploring. Known as an art colony, a healing resort and a home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one of the most welcoming, vibrant cities in America. There’s something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. We are excited to host FBEC in Asheville!

Check out the Explore Asheville website to see all Asheville, North Carolina has to offer!

Hotel Information

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel invites you to “bee” their guest in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Located on the roof are bee boxes in conjunction with the Bee Institute to promote sustainability. The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is located downtown meaning you can walk to the breweries or take a short ride to the Biltmore. After your fun-filled day of hiking, rafting or ziplining, a modern guest room awaits you. Select rooms & suites offer high floors and sweeping mountain views. The Renaissance Asheville is following Marriott/CDC cleanliness guidelines to ensure safety of our guests and employees.

The hotel is located 16 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport.

Single/Double Occupancy: $185, plus tax 

Group Name: Food and Beverage Environment Conference
Group Dates: March 17-24, 2022

Rate expires February 23, 2022

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