Schedule

Here's a look at the 2020 FBEC schedule. Speakers will be added as they are confirmed. All FBEC events, unless otherwise noted, take place at The Renaissance Indian Wells.
*This schedule is subject to change.

Call for Presentations and Posters

The Planning Committee for FBEC just released the 2020 Call for Presentations & 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.


 

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Saturday April 4, 2020

Sunday April 5, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jeep Tour

 

 

7:45 am - 3:00 pm
FBEC Golf Outing
Indian Wells Golf Resort
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historical Palm Springs Tour
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Esmeralda Foyer
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Session Chair & Co-Chair Meeting
Esmeralda 2-3
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Timers Reception

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.

TBD
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.

Rose Lawn
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, in the Presidential Suite.

Presidential Suite

Monday April 6, 2020

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Santa Rosa Patio
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Esmeralda Foyer
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker(s):

Jasmine Sodemann, FBEC 2020 Conference Chair, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Session

TBD

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Session 1: Energy Optimization & Management

Chair: John Meyer, Smithfield Foods
Co-Chair: Houston Flippin, Brown & Caldwell

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break
Esmeralda Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: Air Quality

Chair: Joan Giuliani, MillerCoors Brewing Company
Co-Chair: Bob Presley, Burns & McDonald

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch / Session 3: Regulatory Updates & Hot Topics

Chair: Kisa Baskin, Treehouse Foods
Co-Chair: Stephen Nelson, Coal Creek Environmental

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Ad-hoc Session: Air 202

Chair: Adam Wylie, Leprino Foods
Co-chair: Laura Huff, Power Engineers; Stephen Nelson, Coal Creek Environmental

Presenters:

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Ad-hoc Session: Sustainable Agriculture

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

Presenters:

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 1-3
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Poster set-up
Esmeralda Foyer
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Steering Committee Meeting
Esmeralda Board Room
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Esmeralda Foyer
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 VanVoorhis, Symbiont  

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda 4
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Esmeralda Foyer
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Suite
Presidential Suite

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Esmeralda Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Women’s Networking Breakfast

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the 2020 Food & Beverage Environmental Conference will host the inaugural event, Food for Thought, a women’s networking breakfast on Tuesday, April 7th. Inspired by the increasing number of women attendees, the conference steering committee wanted to devote time for female food industry environmental professional to connect and network. Participants will have time to network before a panel discussion led by experienced professionals will share lessons they have learned along their career journeys with Q&A to follow.

Attendees must RSVP. Questions can be sent in advance to Alyssa Hamil, ahamil@smithfield.com or Tracy Bantegui, tbantegui@cerahelix.com.

 

Presenters:

Kisa Baskin, Director of Environmental Affairs, Treehouse Foods

Jana Gessner, Vice President EHS, PepsiCo

Joan Giuliani, Environmental & Sustainability Engineer, MillerCoors

Alyssa Harding, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Justin’s

Esmeralda 4
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Santa Rosa Patio
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Session 5: Compliance Best Practices

Chair: Ian Toevs, Lamb Weston

Co-Chair: Erin Rodgers, Environmental Standards; Mark Zimmerman, FOTH

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Session 6: Sustainable Packaging

Chair: Bill Gill, Smithfield Foods
Co-Chair: Steve Venner, Cascade Earth Sciences

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Break
Esmeralda Foyer
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Session 7: Stormwater

Chair: Wesley McGhee, Campbell’s Snacks
Co-Chair: Justin Olson, World Water Works

Speaker(s):

Title– Speaker Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ad-hoc: Wastewater 202

Chair: Joe Herrud, Leprino Foods
Co-Chair: Bill Kohl, Evoqua; Greg Parks, World Water Works

 

Presenters:

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ad-hoc: Planning & Selling CAPEX Projects

Chair: Michael Boese, Amazon
Co-Chair: Mark Johnson, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

 

Panelists:

Patrick Teig, Project Engineer, Johnsonville Sausage

Robert Mancini, CFO, Jasper Wyman & Son

Esmeralda Ballroom 1-3
12:30 pm -
Boxed Lunch

for Technical Tour & Community Event Participants Only

Esmeralda Foyer
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technical Tour
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Event at Find Food Bank

Chair: Ann Marie Gathright, Environmental Standards, Inc.

 

Join your fellow FBEC attendees for an afternoon helping out at the Find Food Bank.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking and Business Time

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration
Esmeralda Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Santa Rosa Patio
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Session 8: Food Waste

Chair: Alyssa Hamil, Smithfield Foods
Co-Chair: Tony Urciuoli, Suez

Speaker(s):

Title – Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 9: Hazardous & Regulated Waste

Chair: Bob Zimmerman, Campbell’s
Co-Chair: Brian Kardos, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Speaker(s):

Title – Name, Title, Company

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
Esmeralda Foyer
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Session 10: Water Reuse

Chair: John Kirkpatrick, Basic American Foods
Co-Chair: Jordi Figueras, Brown & Caldwell; Scott Jay, World Water Works

Speaker(s):

Title – Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Session 11: Implementation of Sustainable Technologies

Chair: Leslie Adebayo, Bimbo Bakeries
Co-Chair: Stacey Lamer, HDR; Ron Pagel, Power Engineers

Speaker(s):

Title – Name, Title, Company

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

Lunch Speaker:

Chef Eric, Head Chef, Renaissance Indian Wells

Esmeralda 4
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
FBEC 2021 Preview
Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 12: Wastewater

Chair: Kari Leonhard, JBS
Co-Chair: Brian Arntsen, Suez; Scott Oliver, ISC

Speaker(s):

Title – Name, Title, Company

 

Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FBEC 2021 Planning
Esmeralda Ballroom 5-8
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Poster Sessions and Social Hour

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

Esmeralda Foyer
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FBEC Closing Event

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!

Esmeralda Lawn
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 in the Presidential Suite.

Presidential Suite

Thursday, April 9, 2020

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Potential DOT Training

Please let us know if you are interested in extending your stay to go through the required DOT training presented by Lyon Technologies.

*additional cost to participate

Rhodes AB

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. As always, you are invited to attend all conference meal functions and receptions.   Here is look at the unique programs we have planned for you… Monday, April 1 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking

Since 1980, the New Orleans School of Cooking has introduced countless visitors from around the world to the delicious food and rich culture of New Orleans. They teach the basics of Louisiana cooking in a way you’ll never forget! You’ll learn to cook a variety of dishes from crawfish bread, to chicken and sausage gumbo, to etoufee and a yummy dessert, all while learning history, trivia and tall takes of New Orleans. 

  Wednesday, April 3 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Tours

The group will visit the Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. The Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1837-1839 and is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees, believed to be at least 100 years older than the big house. The Laura Plantation was built in 1805 and is an active sugarcane plantation.

 

Here is a download of the full guest/spouse program itinerary – Itinerary-Guest-Program-FBEC-2019-pdf