Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 20, 2010

Business Council to host Annual Industry-Environment Conference

Now engineers can earn up to six NYSED credits by attending this event

ALBANY — Climate change, brownfield cleanup, regulatory roadblocks, Marcellus Shale exploration and battery and energy storage technology are just a few of the hot topics on tap at The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s 2010 Annual Industry-Environment Conference November 17 - 19, at the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa, in Saratoga Springs.

The conference will feature Cornell University's Larry P. Walker, distinguished Professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering and the Director of The Northeast Sun Grant Institute of Excellence as the keynote speaker at the luncheon, on Thursday November 18. Dr. Walker will share his thoughts on the developments in the field of biotechnology and how business is impacted by its growth. He will also talk about innovative solutions to the energy and environmental challenges facing the country.

For the first time engineers attending the conference may earn up to six NYSED continuing education professional engineering credits. One and a half credits are awarded for each 90-minute session completed. A certificate is sent at the completion of the conference.

The conference will provide timely information on ever changing state environmental programs, and updates from industry experts on innovations in clean technology, energy conservation and best practices. Seminars will focus on a range of topics from climate change and recycling programs to brownfield cleanup and water infrastructure and energy efficiency investments.

The Premiere Sponsor for the event is Phillips Lytle LLP; our Silver Sponsors are ERM and International Paper. Other sponsors include: The Business Council Insurance Fund, Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, O'Brien & Gere, Waste Management, CDM and Haley & Aldrich of New York. Exhibitor, NY Water Environment Association.

Held for over 33 years, the Industry-Environment Conference is the foremost conference of its kind in New York State. The conference is held in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and provides pertinent information on state environmental programs and policies. It also includes a wide array of opportunities to increase your corporate exposure through sponsorships.

For additional information about registration and sponsorships visit our conference web site.