Schedule

All FBEC events, unless otherwise noted, take place at The Marriott / Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
*This schedule is subject to change.

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.


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
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Sunday March 31, 2019

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fishing

Chair: Patrick Tieg, Johnsonville Sausage

Co-ChairRachael Izdepski, Saga Environmental & Engineering 

New Orleans Marsh Lands
7:45 am - 3:00 pm
FBEC Golf Outing

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

TPC Louisiana
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Explore New Orleans

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

Downtown New Orleans
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Salon 1 Foyer
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Session Chair & Co-Chair Meeting
Evangeline
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Timers Reception

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.

Vermilion
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

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.

Courtyard
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hospitality 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, The Presidential Suite.

Presidential Suite 1511

Monday April 1, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Lafayette Ballroom
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Salon 1 Foyer
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Salons 2 & 3
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Session 1: Energy Sourcing & Management

Chair: Matt Gabris, Aryzta
Co-Chair: Walter Kraus, Efficient2Sustainable (E2S), Inc.

Salons 2 & 3
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break
Location TBD
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: Air Quality

Chair: Joan Giuliani, MillerCoors Brewing Company
Co-Chair: Jasmine Sodemann, Gannett Fleming

Speakers: Air Emission Controls; John Meyer, Senior Director of Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Farms

Salons 2 & 3
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch / Session 3: Regulatory Updates & Hot Topics

Chair: Steve Muilenburg, Jack Links
Co-Chair: Stephen Nelson, Coal Creek Environmental

Salons 2 & 3
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Ad-hoc Session: Air 101

Chair: Adam Wylie, Leprino Foods
Co-chair: Stephen Nelson, Coal Creek Environmental; Jasmine Sodemann, Gannett Fleming

 

Presenters: Joan Giuliani, MillerCoors; Joe Herrud, Leprino Foods

Audubon
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Ad-hoc Session: EHS Recruitment / Development / Retention

Chair: Patrick Tieg, Johnsonville Sausage
Co-chair: Stacey Lamer, Jacobs; Steve Venner, Cascade Earth Sciences

Canal
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Poster set-up
Salon 1A or 1B
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Steering Committee Meeting
Maison
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Salon 1A or 1B
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner and Session 4: Enforcement & Compliance Case Studies

Chair: Josh Milleson, Land O’Lakes
Co-Chair: Ted Holt, HACH; Jeff Van Voorhis, Symbiont  

Lafayette Ballroom
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Salon 1A or 1B
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Suite
Presidential Suite 1511

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Salon 1 Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Lafayette Ballroom
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Session 5: Environmental Management: Using Technology for Environmental Execution & Strategy

Chair: Kevin Winston, Amazon 

Co-Chair: Mel Butcher, Arcadis

Salons 2 & 3
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Break
Salons Foyer
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Session 6: Supply Chain & Sustainable Agriculture

Chair: Michele Boney, West Liberty Foods
Co-Chair: Dan Burgard, Cascade Earth Sciences; Ron Pagel, Power Engineers

Salons 2 & 3
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Break
Salons Foyer
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Session 7: Resource Supply Business Continuity & Risk Management

Chair: Ian Toevs, Lamb Weston
Co-Chair: Ross Stover, The Stover Group

Salons 2 & 3
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ad-hoc: Wastewater 101

Chair: Mark Carlstrom, Hormel Foods
Co-Chair: Greg Parks, World Water Works

Audubon
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ad-hoc: Financially Selling & CAPEX Planning Project

Chair: Jana Gessner, PepsiCo
Co-Chair: Ron Pagel, Power Engineers

Lafayette Ballroom
12:30 pm -
Boxed Lunch

for Technical Tour & Community Event Participants Only

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technical Tour

Interested in a behind the scenes tour on Tuesday, April 2? Sign up for this year’s technical tour! Registration is $75. A boxed lunch is included. Details to come.

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

Meet in the Lobby
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking and Business Time
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Event at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

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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Meet in the Lobby

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration
Salon 1 Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Lafayette Ballroom
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Session 8: Food Waste

Chair: James Stevens, PepsiCo
Co-Chair: Tony Urciuoli, Suez

Salons 2 & 3
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Break
Salons Foyer
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Session 9: Hazardous & Regulated Waste

Chair: TBD
Co-Chair: Scott Jay, World Water Works

Salons 2 & 3
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Break
Salons Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Session 10: Process Optimization / Efficiencies Cost Reduction

Chair: John Kirkpatrick, Basic American Foods
Co-Chair: Jordi Figueras, Brown & Caldwell; Brian Mulinix, HDR

Speakers: Chemical OptimizationJoe Herrud, Senior Director of Environment Operations, Leprino Foods; Nalco

Salons 2 & 3
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch
Location TBD
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
FBEC 2020 Preview
Salons 2 & 3
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Session 11: Storm Water

Chair: TBD
Co-Chair: Justin Olson, World Water Works

Salons 2 & 3
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 12a: Wastewater – Large Facility

Chair: Bill Gill, Smithfield Farms
Co-Chair: Brian Arntsen, Suez

 

Salons 2&3
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 12b: Wastewater – Small Facility

Chair: TBD
Co-Chair: Randall Nelson, ReUse Innovations

Salons 2&3
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
FBEC 2020 Planning
Salons 2 & 3
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Salon 1A or 1B
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FBEC Closing Event

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.

Location TBD
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hospitality 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, The Presidential Suite.

Presidential Suite 1511

Thursday, April 4, 2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Optional Thursday Training

Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Required Hazardous Materials Training
**Additional costs apply

Carrollton

Guest / Spouse Program

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Food & Beverage Environmental Conference Guest/Spouse program. Whether you’re a returning guest or new to the FBEC event, we hope that you will enjoy what we have planned for you this year.

Guest Program is still in planning — please check back…