PHOENIX – The Arizona Manufacturers Council’s 2013 Environmental and Sustainability Summit (ESS) will take place Thursday and Friday, August 22-23 in Prescott, Arizona.

This two-day event will be filled with cutting edge information, lively discussions, and networking with colleagues and regulators from around the state.

The event kicks off Thursday, August 22 with a morning golf tournament at the StoneRidge Golf Course and an evening networking reception at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. The full-day summit follows on Friday, August 23 at the StoneRidge Golf Club, featuring an industry tradeshow and speakers from government and industry addressing the latest environmental and sustainability topics and trends.

Over the years, ESS has become a signature industry event – providing an opportunity for members of the environmental and sustainability community to convene in one location and discuss the latest developments in industry standards and advancements. This year’s Summit will continue in this tradition, featuring presentations on “The Business Case for Sustainable Development Practices,” “Application of LEAN to Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Programs,” and “Fact, Fiction, Opportunity & Threat: Deciphering How Federal and State Environmental Policy Will Impact You”.

Panel topics will include the retrofitting of Taliesin West and more, with panelists representing a variety of Arizona companies, including PING, Mayo Clinic, Intel, Raytheon, and First Solar.

In addition, Director Henry Darwin of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will serve as keynote speaker, discussing the Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP).

To register or view complete event details, visit www.azchamber.com/events.

WHAT:

Arizona Manufacturers Council’s 2013 Environmental and Sustainability Summit

WHEN:

Thursday, August 22

10:00 a.m. – Golf Tournament at StoneRidge Golf Course (1601 N Bluff Top Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ)

5:00 p.m. – Reception at Prescott Resort & Conference Center (1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, AZ)

Friday, August 23

9:00 a.m. – Environmental and Sustainability Summit at StoneRidge Golf Club (1601 N Bluff Top Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ)

PANELS:

The Business Case for Sustainable Development Practices

Adam Hawkins, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

The business case for integrating leading techniques in sustainable development: explores economics as the core of sustainable development and the key to enduring best practices; focuses on successes and discusses proper means of deployment.

 

Application of LEAN to Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Programs

Ben Chandler, Sustainability Leader & Vice President, Haley & Aldrich

An overview of Lean (a philosophy and set of tools for maximizing value, minimizing waste, and respecting people) and how Lean can be applied to environmental compliance and sustainability programs. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Lean to improve and enhance environmental and sustainability programs.

 

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Panel Discussion

Moderator: Director Henry Darwin, ADEQ

Participants: Eric Massey, Michael Fulton & Laura Malone, ADEQ

 

Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP)

Keynote: Director Henry Darwin, ADEQ

 

Fact, Fiction, Opportunity and Threat: Deciphering How Federal and State Environmental Policy Will Impact You

Moderator: Representative Karen Fann

Participants: Andy Wright, Tracy Hammond & Amanda Reeve, Polsinelli

This panel discussion will focus on the forecast, status and direction of various relevant federal and state legislation, rulemaking and policy, as well as administrative and enforcement priorities; and the impact it will have on you and your business interests.

 

Real World Recycling: Selecting Successful Strategies

Moderator: Joni Petty, JEPCO Recycling

Participants: Rob Barnett, PING; Tom Dickinson, Mayo Clinic; Gary Niekerk, Intel Corporation; Nicole Sweeney, Raytheon Corporation; Michael Filandro, Generated Materials Recovery

 

Taliesin West: Retrofitting a Historic Site for Sustainability

Participants: Bob Roth, Big Green Zero and EnergyActio; Parikhit (Ricky) Sinha, First Solar

 

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The Arizona Manufacturers Council is committed to promoting and enhancing a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.