Energy and Environment Seminar

Energy and Environment Seminar
The Energy & Environment seminar will encompass a broad range of environmental issues and energy policy discussions of vital concern to port managers and other senior port executives. The program will focus on both energy as a commodity/business line and a power source/cost-savings opportunity for ports. Topics may include energy planning, LNG, resiliency, climate planning and sea level rise, sustainability reports and metrics, community engagement, transportation issues and environmental compliance.

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***If you have any questions about event registration, please contact Ms. Teri Nagle at (703) 684-5700 or***

Hotel Information:
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
2 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 469-1234
Room Rate: $225.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Friday, August 10, 2018

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***
9/11/2018 - 9/12/2018
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
2 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Tabletop ExhibitMember2075.00
Tabletop ExhibitNon Member2450.00
Extra Exhibitor RegistrationsMember450.00
Extra Exhibitor RegistrationsNon Member550.00
Seminar RegistrationMember1025.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1200.00



Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Breakfast sponsored by Kimley-Horn
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
8:30 AM
Deacon Paul Rosenblum, Apostleship of the Sea-Stella Maris
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
8:50 AM
This year, the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee announced a draft agreement to reduce greenhouse gases from shipping, and in 2020, new global standards for fuel sulfur content will go into effect. Speaker: Wayne Lundy, United States Coast Guard
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM
Electrification of vehicles from trucks to cargo handling equipment is becoming a reality, as ports seek to demonstrate the viability of electrification and other zero emissions technology in and around marine terminals. Speakers: Heather Tomley, Port of Long Beach; Kit Chope, Port of Virginia; Brett Oakleaf, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Integrated Applications Center; Greg Alexander, Muni-Fed Energy, Inc.
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
9:45 AM
Sponsored by Cardno and TRE Consulting.
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:00 AM
Many ports and port cities are undertaking efforts to better measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, both independently and as part of efforts such as the Climate Mayors Initiative. There are opportunities for the port industry to show leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Speakers: Sarah Garza, Port of Corpus Christi; Mike Moltzen, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality; Eleanor Kirtley, Green Marine; Joe Ray, Starcrest Consulting Group, LLC.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM
Many ports have implemented voluntary programs to reduce emissions from oceangoing vessels, including slow steaming incentives and adoption of the Environmental Ship Index. Speakers: Amelia Pellegrin, Port of New Orleans; Donnie Brown, Cruise Lines International Association; Dr. Antonis Michail, World Port Sustainability Program; Tess Arzu, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Sarah Braude, RightShip.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:30 PM
Ports have undertaken a variety of projects and programs to reduce marine debris, including innovative uses of technology to address debris found in waterways and preventing trash from reaching bays, harbors and rivers. Discussion Leader: Dr. Joel Baker, Port of Tacoma/University of Washington-Tacoma; Speakers: Jared Magyar, Port of Cleveland; Jason Jordan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Holly Miller, Maryland Port Administration.
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM
While contaminated properties can provide opportunities for port development, they pose challenges for clean up. Engaging communities on clean up efforts can help facilitate the remediation of these sites. Discussion Leader: Schenine Mitchell, EPA Region 2; Speakers: Bill Jackson, Kelly Drye & Warren LLP; Amelia Pellegrin, Port of New Orleans; Louise Yeung, NYCEDC.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
4:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
5:15 PM

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
Speaker: Sam Ruda, Deputy Director, Port Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM
Master plans, strategic plans and environmental projects all present opportunities for ports to utilize existing processes and systems to address resiliency concerns. Discussion Leader: Sarah Garza, Director, Port Corpus Christi; Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth McLean, University of Rhode Island; Anne Idsal, EPA Region 6; Kelly Tait, Port of San Diego.
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM
U.S. port projects require the input and approval of a wide variety of federal agencies before they can advance, and federal agencies can also be key partners through grants and other support mechanisms. This session will explore how the federal government can support ports in bringing new infrastructure projects online quickly and efficiently. Speakers: Rick Cameron, Port of Long Beach; Susan Monteverde, AAPA; Katherine Touzinsky, US Army Corps of Engineers; Bill Hanson, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock; Joshua Murphy, NOAA - Coastal Services Center.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Sponsored by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
As ports move to power more and more of their cargo handling equipment through grid-sourced electricity, they are also taking steps to ensure that weather events and other disruptions do not impede their ability to move cargo through marine terminals. Speakers: Meredith Martino, AAPA; Joseph E. Eaves III, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA); Stephan Pedzak, AIA, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
The vessel industry is adopting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other lower emission fuels in its operations, creating opportunities for ports to service this growing industry and stake out leadership positions related to LNG. Speakers: Jason Jordan, Northwest Seaport Alliance; David Stubbs, JAXPORT; Stephanie Hudgins, and Darren Bishop, Cardno; Peter Keller, TOTE.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
Ports have been undertaking wetland and habitat creation projects for many decades, but in recent years, they are more likely to marry these projects with efforts to create coastlines that resist or slow down erosion or prevent flooding. Moderator: Rick Sheckells, EcoLogix Group Inc. Speakers: Max Taffet, NYCEDC; Paul Meyer, Port of Seattle.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

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 Cardno (410) 990-0299  18ENERGY
 Kimley-Horn (714) 939-1030  18ENERGY
 The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (212) 435-4218  18ENERGY
 TRE Consulting (209) 18ENERGY
Mr. Gregory Alexander, PEMuni-Fed Energy, Inc.Vice President/COO greg@munifedenergy.comALEXANDER, GREGORY18ENERGY
Ms. Lynn AngersteinPort Corpus ChristiAccounting Manager(361) 885-6142lynn@pocca.comANGERSTEIN, LYNN18ENERGY
Ms. Tess ArzuThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyEnvironmental Program Analyst(212) 435-4218tarzu@panynj.govARZU, TESS18ENERGY
Mr. Frederick L. Aschauer, Jr.Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (850) 222-5702faschauer@llw-law.comASCHAUER, FREDERICK18ENERGY
Dr. Joel BakerUniversity of Washington Center for Urban Waters, TacomaChair in Environmental Science and Professor(253) 254-7030jebaker@uw.eduBAKER, JOEL18ENERGY
Richard J. BaldwinRamboll Environ (415) 899-0700Rbaldwin@ramboll.comBALDWIN, RICHARD18ENERGY
Dr. Amnon Bar-IlanRamboll EnvironSenior Manager(415) 899-0732abarilan@ramboll.comBAR-ILAN, AMNON18ENERGY
Ms. Gretchen Barrera, PEAlabama State Port AuthorityEnvironmental Section Manager(251) 441-7086gbarrera@asdd.comBARRERA, GRETCHEN18ENERGY
Mr. Vincent BartholomewPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictTerminal Superintendent(409) 983-2029vince@portpa.comBARTHOLOMEW, VINCENT18ENERGY
Mr. Mark BiereiARCADIS, US, Inc.Assoc. VP, Env'l Mgr - Ports & Harbors(310) 200-1510mark.bierei@arcadis.comBIEREI, MARK18ENERGY
Mr. Jeffrey T. BishopPort of Moses LakeExecutive Director jbishop@portofmoseslake.comBISHOP, JEFFREY18ENERGY
Mr. Patrick BohanHalifax Port AuthorityDirector, Supply Chain Solutions(902) 426-8138pbohan@portofhalifax.caBOHAN, PATRICK18ENERGY
Mr. Chris BonuraThe New Orleans Public Belt RailroadDirector of Industrial Development(504) 606-5807CBonura@nopb.comBONURA, CHRIS18ENERGY
Ms. Sarah BraudeRightShip Pty LtdSenior Sustainability Officer61 3 8686 5750Sarah.Braude@rightship.comBRAUDE, SARAH18ENERGY
Mr. Greg BraunKennedy/Jenks Consultants (253) 835-6400 BRAUN, GREG18ENERGY
Mr. David J. BreenPort of PortlandAir Quality Program Mgr / Envl Mgr(503) 415-6811david.breen@portofportland.comBREEN, DAVID18ENERGY
Mr. Donald BrownCruise Lines International Assoc., Inc. (CLIA)VP, Maritime Policy(202) 759-6760dbrown@cruising.orgBROWN, DONALD18ENERGY
Mr. Andrew CameronAmerican Association of Port Authorities (703) 684-5700acameron@aapa-ports.orgCAMERON, ANDREW18ENERGY
Mr. Richard D. CameronPort of Long BeachDeputy Executive Director of Planning and Development (562) 283-7050rick.cameron@polb.comCAMERON, RICHARD18ENERGY
Ing. Alberto Carnevali, PPMConsorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía BlancaJefe de Seguridad y Medio, ALBERTO18ENERGY
Mr. Christopher "Kit" ChopePort of VirginiaVice President, Sustainability(757) 683-2152kchope@portofvirginia.comCHOPE, CHRISTOPHER "KIT"18ENERGY
Mr. Ross Dunning, P.E.Kennedy/Jenks ConsultantsStormwater Practice Leader, Principal253-835-6449Rossdunning@kennedyjenks.comDUNNING, ROSS18ENERGY
Mr. Joseph E. Eaves, IIINational Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)Director, Government Relations(703) 841-3221joseph.eaves@nema.orgEAVES, JOSEPH18ENERGY
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.orgELIE, JEAN18ENERGY
Mr. Ezra FinkinDiesel Technology Forum  efinkin@dieselforum.orgFINKIN, EZRA18ENERGY
Ms. Sarah GarzaPort Corpus ChristiDirector of Environmental Planning & Compliance(361) 885-6163sarah@pocca.comGARZA, SARAH18ENERGY
Mr. Todd GordonSouth Jersey GasGM | Sales(609) 561-9000tgordon@sjindustries.comGORDON, TODD18ENERGY
Mr. Ryan GragnanoEnSafe Inc.Senior Project Manager(281) 407-0810rgragnano@ensafe.comGRAGNANO, RYAN18ENERGY
Mr. John GreenApostleship of the Sea/Stella MarisDirector of Development, JOHN18ENERGY
Mr. William H. HansonGreat Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLCVP, Govt Relations & Business Dev.(630) 574-3469WHHanson@gldd.comHANSON, WILLIAM18ENERGY
Ms. Diane HeinzePort of OaklandEnvironmental Supervisor(510) 627-1100dheinze@portoakland.comHEINZE, DIANE18ENERGY
Mr. Brian HennesseyMassachusetts Port AuthorityAssistant Director, Capital Programs - Environmental Management(617) 568-5963bhennessey@massport.comHENNESSEY, BRIAN18ENERGY
Mr. Bob HoytEcoLogix Group Inc.Principal(410) 205-2727 x 112bhoyt@ecologixgroup.comHOYT, BOB18ENERGY
Ms. Stephanie HudginsCardnoSenior Consultant(813) 257-0007Stephanie.Fidler@cardno.comHUDGINS, STEPHANIE18ENERGY
Ms. Anne IdsalU.S. Environmental Agency - Region 6Regional Administrator(800) 887-6063idsal.anne@epa.govIDSAL, ANNE18ENERGY
Mr. William J. JacksonKelley Drye & Warren LLP (713) 355-5050bjackson@kelleydrye.comJACKSON, WILLIAM18ENERGY
Mr. Jay R. Jahangiri, REM, REA, CESM, REEWTRE Consulting, Inc.Principal Managing Director(209) 601-7048treconsulting@comcast.netJAHANGIRI, JAY18ENERGY
Mr. Jason E. JordanThe Northwest Seaport AllianceDirector, Environmental and Planning Services(253) 830-5321jjordan@portoftacoma.comJORDAN, JASON18ENERGY
Ms. Jarra KaczwaraPort of Palm BeachSenior Director, Business Development & Communications(561) 383-4134jkaczwara@portofpalmbeach.comKACZWARA, JARRA18ENERGY
Ms. Sandra KilroyPort of SeattleDirector Maritime Environment & Sustainability(206) 787-3000Kilroy.S@portseattle.orgKILROY, SANDRA18ENERGY
Ms. Eleanor Kirtley, PhD, LEED AP, PEGreen MarineWest Coast Program Manager(206) 409-3943Eleanor.Kirtley@green-marine.orgKIRTLEY, ELEANOR18ENERGY
Mr. Peter R. Knight, Esq.Robinson & Cole LLPPartner(860) 275-8387pknight@rc.comKNIGHT, PETER18ENERGY
Mr. Dylan LeMirePort of GalvestonJr. Engineer(409) 766-6101dlemire@portofgalveston.comLEMIRE, DYLAN18ENERGY
Mr. Charles LiouThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyManager, Environmental Initiatives(212) 435-4431cliou@panynj.govLIOU, CHARLES18ENERGY
Mr. Wayne Lundy, P.E.U.S. Coast GuardSenior Engineer, Office of Design and Engineering Standards(202) 372-1379Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.milLUNDY, WAYNE18ENERGY
Mr. Jared MagyarPort of ClevelandDirector, Operations & Facilities jared.magyar@portofcleveland.comMAGYAR, JARED18ENERGY