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.
To ensure proper and timely consideration, interested parties must complete the attached Presentation Proposal Form and/or Poster Proposal Form and return it to the Conference Chair, Michael Boese, by November 2, 2018. Accepted posters and papers will be notified December 7, 2018. Additional applications will be considered after those dates, subject to availability.Go to Presentation Proposal Form
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.
And includes ad-hoc sessions exploring topics like Air 101, Wastewater 101, EHS Recruitment, Development and Retention, and teaching you the tools you need to sell your CAPEX planning projects to the CFO.
I come to FBEC every year knowing it will include a variety of focused environmental topics relating to the food and beverage industry. There is no better conference for sharing best practices, hearing about environmental horror stories, and networking with industry peers and other experienced environmental leaders.
Environmental Engineer , MillerCoors
FBEC is all about the PEOPLE!
Corporate Director, Environmental & Sustainability , Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.
As an environmental attorney representing food and beverage clients, I was thrilled when one of those clients invited me to attend FBEC almost 20 years ago. I have attended every year since then. The conference has enriched my knowledge, legal practice, and relationships. There are in-depth presentations by people in the industry who know its cutting-edge environmental issues best. You will be able to draw upon the collective wisdom of many of the attendees and speakers; they are a friendly, collegial group and willing to share their expertise.
Sarah K. Walls, Esq.
Partner , Cantey Hanger LLP
I came to the Food and Beverage Environmental Conference as a novice to environmental compliance. I realized I was out of my depth as words, phrases, and abbreviations were tossed about…I was convinced someone would discover that I didn’t belong and show me the door. Instead, I met people who were excited to engage, explain, and encourage me to grow. Beyond the network of contacts I have built, the information has been astounding. Every year, I take away things that I can immediately implement with the team…and even more that challenges me to dig deeper, taking new-to-me concepts and learning what next steps to take.
Food Processor Attendee
New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. We’re excited to host FBEC in New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations. Check out the Visit New Orleans website to see all New Orleans has to offer. There is no shortage of activities, museums and restaurants to discover.
The Marriott / Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is conveniently located right on the edge of the vibrant French Quarter. This historic hotel is the perfect place to experience the vitality of New Orleans, while also providing a refined urban retreat. Located on Canal street, this hotel is 16 miles away from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Ground transportation is available from MSY and is approximately 25 minutes away from The Marriott / Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
Single/Double Occupancy: $229, plus tax
Group Name: Food and Beverage Environment Conference
Group Dates: March 30, 2019 – April 5, 2019
The FBEC housing rate expires on Friday, March 8, 2019. Reservations received after this date will be accepted based on availability. Group name to be used when you make your reservations, either online or through Ritz-Carlton Central Reservations at 1 (800) 826-8987. Trying to use the Group Name to book stays outside of the blocked dates will not work. If you would like to stay on dates outside of the block, it will be determined on an availability basis.