Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
SAVE THE DATE: The Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) 2021 will take place March 28-31, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA.

Events & Networking

FBEC offers several great events and networking opportunities throughout the conference.

Jeep Tour

Sunday, April 5, 2020
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Chair: Patrick Teig, Johnsonville Sausage


Join Red Jeep Tours on an unforgettable journey through the Metate Ranch and infamous San Adreas Fault Zone. Space is limited. Sign-up upon registration (additional fee of $150 applies).


FBEC Golf Outing

Sunday, April 5, 2020
7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Chairs: Bob Brown, Bolton & Menk; Walter Kraus Efficient2Sustainable, Inc.

Join fellow FBEC attendees at the Indian Wells Golf Resort for this year’s FBEC Golf Tournament. Sign-up during registration. Cost is $195. Rental clubs are available for an additional fee. Lunch is provided by Bolton & Menk.

Historical Palm Springs Tour

Sunday, April 5, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chairs: Bernie Sheff, ES Engineering; Chris Ulmer, Building Crafts; Joe Volpe, Geosyntec Consulting

Join other FBEC attendees on an epic day of touring Palm Springs. You’ll start the day getting picked up from the hotel and heading to the Indian Canyons for a nature hike into the Andreas Canyon. From there you’ll visit a historic celebrity home. Lastly, you’ll make a stop to tour a wind mill farm and learn more about wind and solar powered energy. A box lunch will be provided. The cost per attendee is $65. Sign up upon registering!

Technical Tour

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chair: Brian Mulinix, HDR Inc.


This year’s take a tour of the Coachella Valley Water District.  Additional details to follow. Space is limited. Sign-up upon registration.

Community Event at Find Food Bank

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chair: Ann Marie Gathright, Environmental Standards, Inc.


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

Evening Receptions

First Timers Reception

Sunday, April 5, 2020
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Is this your first time attending FBEC? Join the FBEC Steering Committee, 2020 Conference Chair and past chairs to learn more about what to expect from the conference and get insider tips.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, April 5, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rose Lawn

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, April 5, 2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday, April 1, 2019
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presidential Suite

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 Presidential Suite.

Poster Sessions and Social Hour

Monday, April 6, 2020
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Monday, April 1, 2019
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Esmeralda Foyer

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

FBEC Closing Event

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Esmeralda Lawn

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!