Events & Networking

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

Haunted Historic New Orleans Tour

Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Downtown New Orleans

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

Never been to New Orleans? Or just want a refresher on the area?
We have two great opportunities for your to explore the city.


Join other FBEC attendees on a Haunted Historic Tour of New Orleans on Saturday evening, March 30th.
Cost: $25
Sign up upon registration

You’re also welcome to enjoy other attendees and visit the famous World War II museum. You’ll enjoy a private guided tour thru the museum including Road to Tokyo, Road to Berlin, a ticket to the movie narrated by Tom Hanks and access to all five halls of the museum. Transportation to and from the hotel and lunch will be provided.
Cost: $60
Sign up upon registration


Sunday, March 31, 2019
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Orleans Marsh Lands

Chair: Patrick Tieg, Johnsonville Sausage


On Sunday, March 31st join your fellow fishermen and ladies on a morning kayak fishing excursion with Wild Louisiana Tours.  Journey into the expansive marsh lands of southeast Louisiana to sightcast hungry redfish. Louisiana is one of the best places in the country to sight cast redfish congregated in big numbers feeding in our productive marsh lands. Kayaks and fishing gear are provided, as well as instruction on casting, bait presentation and locating fish. Wild Louisiana Tours will pick up attendees from the conference hotel.

Cost: $170
Sign up upon registration

FBEC Golf Outing

Sunday, March 31, 2019
7:45 am - 3:00 pm

TPC Louisiana

Co-Chairs: Robert Brown, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; Reggie Prime

On Sunday, March 31st FBEC is hosing their annual golf tournament at TPC Louisiana. The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, driving range use, carts and a catered lunch. Rental clubs are available for $75. Transportation is being provided by World Water Works. TPC Louisiana is an award-winning championship golf course that serves as the home of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The course was named the #4 best upscale public golf course by Golf Digest when it opened in 2004, and it is consistently included in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.”

The golf course is part of the Audubon Golf Train and stretches over 250 acres of wetlands across and along the Mississippi River delta. True to Pete Dye’s style, the golf course features over 100 bunkers, and boasts a series of short and compelling par-4 holes. This is a great course for golfers of all skill levels and provides a great blend of challenge and playability.

Cost: $229
Sign up upon registration

Technical Tour at Abita Brewery

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet in the Lobby

Interested in a behind the scenes tour on Tuesday, April 2? Sign up for this year’s technical tour at Abita Brewery where the group will see their sustainability programs while sampling the beer along the way! Registration is $75. A boxed lunch is included.

Co-chairs: Bill Kohl, Water Street Solutions; Brian Mulinix, HDR

Cost: $75
Sign up upon registration

Community Event at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet in the Lobby

Chair: Ann-Marie Gathright, Environmental Standards, Inc.

Every year, FBEC attendees are invited to participate in a volunteer experience with the intention of leaving our host neighborhood a little better than we found it. For 2019 our group will head over to Lake Pontchartrain and help the Lake Pontchartrain Basic Foundation.

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Evening Receptions

First Timers Reception

Sunday, March 31, 2019
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Is this your first time attending FBEC? Join the FBEC Steering Committee, 2019 Conference Chair and past chairs to learn more about what to expect and get FBEC insider tips.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 31, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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 31, 2019
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 1511

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, The Presidential Suite.

Poster Sessions and Social Hour

Monday, April 1, 2019
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

Salon 1A or 1B

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

FBEC Closing Event

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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