Events & Networking

Take a look back at the 2022’s conference networking activities below.

FBEC Golf Outing

Sunday, April 24, 2022
7:45 am - 3:00 pm

The Grove Park Inn

Chair: Walter Kraus, Efficient2Sustainable, Inc.

Join fellow FBEC attendees for this year’s FBEC Golf Tournament. Sign-up during registration. Cost is $195. Rental clubs are available for an additional fee.

Historical Tour of the Biltmore Estate

Sunday, April 24, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Biltmore Estate


  • Bernie Sheff, Montrose Environmental Group
  • Chris Ulmer, Brown and Caldwell
  • Janet Goodfellow & Teresa Fischer, Geosyntec Consulting

Join other FBEC attendees on a tour of the Biltmore Estate.  Lunch will be provided onsite. The cost per attendee is $122. Sign up upon registering!

Technical Tour

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chair: Brian Mulinix, HDR Inc.


Location: New Belgium Brewery.
Technical tour attendees will embark on a tour of New Belgium’s Process Water treatment plant, which utilizes an anaerobic membrane bioreactor system. After the tour, you’ll be able to enjoy locally brewed regular and seasonal beer varieties.

Community Event at MANNA Food Bank

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chair: Ann Marie Gathright, Environmental Standards, Inc.


Join your fellow FBEC attendees for an afternoon helping out at MANNA Food Bank. Space is limited. Sign-up upon registration.

Evening Receptions

First Timers Reception

Sunday, March 20, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Is this your first time attending FBEC? Join the FBEC Steering Committee, Conference Chair and past chairs to learn more about what to expect from the conference and get insider tips.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 20, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ballroom Foyer & Patio

The Welcome Reception at FBEC kicks off the conference and sets the tone for four successful days of education and networking. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with your fellow attendees.

Hospitality Suite

Sunday, March 20, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday, March 20, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Paparazzi Room

Each night continue catching up with old friends and making new ones at the Hospitality suite, hosted by Gannett Fleming, Inc. The Hospitality Suite is located on the top floor, in the Paparazzi Room.

Poster Sessions & Social Hour

Monday, March 21, 2022
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Monday, March 21, 2022
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ballroom Foyer
Chair: Jane Kettler, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Co-Chair: Lloyd Snyder, Woodard & Curran

Presenter Poster
Butterball, LLC, and Building Crafts Wastewater Equalization: Butterball Realizes Over 50% Reduction in BOD levels following Equalization
Danone and Hach Revealing the Hidden Costs of Compliance
New Belgium Brewing and Evoqua Water Technologies Breaking Convention by Selecting Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology
Basic American Foods and EnviroCare International PM2.5 Emission Reduction Experience Using a MicroMist Venturi Wet Scrubber
Wilderness Trail Distillery and Digested Organics Reclaiming Value from Distillery Stillage Using Ultrafiltration, Forward Osmosis and Reverse Osmosis
rPlanet Earth and Woodard & Curran Innovative Recycling and Manufacturing Facility Extends the Life of Single-Use Plastics
McCain Foods and Veolia High-Rate Anaerobic Digestion Provides Superior BOD/COD Removal at Potato Processing Facility
Arizona Beverages and Suez AriZona® Beverages and SUEZ partner to provide complete industrial wastewater treatment plant

FBEC Closing Event

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Venue, 21 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Let’s close the conference out with a bang. Enjoy drinks and food with your new and old friends and see who will take home the conference’s biggest awards!