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Industry-Environment Conference2014 Annual Environment Conference
October 29 - 31, 2014
The Saratoga Hilton

About the Conference

Held for over 36 years, this two-day Environment Conference is the foremost of its kind in New York State. The conference brings together experts from both the private and public sectors to interact and share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State.

Policy & Discussion Tracks

In response to past attendees requests, this year’s conference will provide attendees an opportunity to attend concurrent tracks, the policy track and the discussion track. The Policy Track will include speakers discussing specific government actions. The Discussion Track will provide an opportunity to explore with expert panelists the future of chemical policy, Federal CO2 controls and trends in waste management.

Environmental Committee Chairman’s Award

The Environmental Committee Chairman’s Award is intended to recognize a specific project developed by an individual, organization, or business which demonstrated a notable contribution in conserving resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, or developing innovative approaches to environmental challenges. Three finalist presentations from individuals competing for the Chairman’s Award. Individuals can apply to be considered for the Award here.

Registration Fees

$ 395
$ 425
$ 525
$ 550

If you cannot attend the whole Conference, but are interested in a partial registration please contact the Conference Development Department at 1.800.358.1202.

PE Credits

The Business Council is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for Professional Engineers in New York State. One and a half credits will be awarded for each 90 minute session completed on Thursday, October 30. A certificate will be sent at the completion of the conference.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities


  8 x 10
$ 2,000


$ 5,000
$ 3,000
Reception (Co-Sponsorship)
$ 2,500
Sold out
Lunch (Co-Sponsorship)
$ 2,000
Wine at Reception
Sold out
Continental Breakfast
Sold out
Breakfast Buffet (Co-Sponsorship)
Sold out
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Break
Sold out
Welcome Reception (Co-Sponsorship)
Sold out
Around the Town Reception
$ 1,300
Buffet Lunch (Co-Sponsorship)
$ 1,200
Refreshment Break
$ 1,000
$ 1,000

* Prices listed are for Business Council Members. Non Members, please contact Maribeth Riley at
or call 800.358.1202 for more information.

Sponsorship / Exhibits Include

Increase your exposure ...

by becoming a Conference Exhibitor or Sponsor. For more information about marketing your organization to environmental professionals from some of New York's leading companies contact Maribeth Riley at 800.358.1202 or


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Dinner is on your own

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by American Chemistry Council

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Harris Beach, PLLC

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Policy and Discussion Tracks 1 & 2
(Choose one Track for this timeframe)

  1. Water (Policy)
    • Sean Mahar, Audubon New York
      Plan 2014 for Lake Ontario / St. Lawrence River Water Level
    • Sarah J. Meyland (Bio), NYIT
      Long Island Water Quality
    • Elizabeth Wolters (Bio), New York Farm Bureau
      Clean Water Act
  2. Future of Waste (Discussion)

    Gene Kelly (Bio), Harris Beach, PLLC
    • Jeff Bouchard (Bio), NYSASWM
    • Steve Changaris, National Waste & Recycling Association
    • David Lupinski, The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
    • Maston Sansom(Bio), Food Industry Alliance

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break
Sponsorship Available

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Policy and Discussion Tracks 3 & 4
(Choose one Track for this timeframe)

  1. Air (Policy)
    • Mark Distler(Bio), O’Brien & Gere
      Boiler MACT & Tailoring Rule
      Ozone & PM 2.5 NAAQS
    • Yvonne Hennessey, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
  2. Trends in Energy & Environment (Discussion)

    Honorable Philip Palmesano (Bio), NYS Assembly
    • Ruth Leistensnider, Nixon Peabody, LLP
    • David Flynn, Phillips Lytle LLP
    • Mark Fobare, Monolith Solar Associates, LLC

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Sponsorship Available

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.(Bio)
President and CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Toby R. Ault, PhD.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Policy and Discussion Tracks 5 & 6
(Choose one Track for this timeframe)

  1. Land Use (Policy)
    • Thomas F. Walsh, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
    • Julie Chang(Bio), Ecology & Environment, Inc.
      Resiliency Planning
  2. Trends in Chemical Regulation (Discussion)

    Steve Rosario (Bio), American Chemistry Council
    • Michael E. Heltzer(Bio), BASF Corporation
    • Jason Gonzalez, DuPont
      Sustainable Supply Chain

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Break
Sponsored by Waste Management

3:30- 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Policy and Discussion Tracks 7 & 8
(Choose one Track for this timeframe)

  1. Materials Handling (Policy)
    • Russell Brauksieck, NYS DEC
      Chemical Bulk Storage (PBS)
    • Patricia Donohue, NYSP21
      Sustainable Supply Chain
    • Craig Robertson, Groundwater Sciences Corporation
      EPA Ground Water Remedy Completion Strategy
  2. Federal CO2 & State Oversight (Discussion)
    • Roger Caiazza(Bio), Environmental Energy Alliance of NY
    • Peter G. Carney, NYISO
    • Heath Knakmuhs (Bio), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy
    • Jared Synder, NYS DEC

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sponsorship Available

Wine at Reception
Sponsored by D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.

Dinner is on your own

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Around the Town Reception
Sample Saratoga's nightlife with fellow Conference attendees.
Subject to Sponsorship

Friday, October 31, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast
Co-Sponsored by Groundwater Sciences Corporation and Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Chairman's Award

Three finalist presentations from individuals competing for the Chairman’s Award. Individuals can apply to be considered for the Award here.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break
Sponsorship Available

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.


Basil Seggos, Deputy Secretary for the Environment
Executive Chamber

11:45 – 12:00 Noon

Chairman’s Award Finalist Announced

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon
Sponsored by International Paper

  As of 10/10/14

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Hotel Accommodations

The Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York  12866

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 29 - 31, 2014. Overnight reservations should be made directly through the Hilton’s reservation system by clicking here.

Rate: $159

Cut-off-Date: October 13, 2014

Phone: 888.866.3591

Group Code: AKRP

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, October 22, 2014, subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that time.

Tax Deductibility

All expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) used to maintain and improve professional skills may be tax deductible (Treas. Reg. 1.162-5). Consult your tax advisor for further information. Federal
Tax ID# 141401680.

Handicap Access

Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please let us know how we can accommodate you.

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