Annual Meeting Agenda 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at  Lowes Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona on October 24-26

Over the last 40 years, industrial energy production and use has changed. In a foregone time, the power plant was the center of a facility designed to last forever where energy projects were evaluated over the projected life of the plant, where coal was the most cost effective fuel and where steam was the energy source of choice for comfort heating and process requirements within the industrial, institutional and commercial sectors. Today, energy is perceived as a commodity, natural gas is the fuel of choice and the technology of electrification has developed to where it is the energy of choice for comfort heating and cooling. Now, energy projects are evaluated over the proposed product’s life and they have to meet sustainability goals and objectives. As a result, companies face a new challenge: how to transition away from the energy strategies of the past to ensure long-term profitability, environmental stewardship, and fuel/energy flexibility in today’s world. With this background, we have selected this year’s annual meeting theme:

CIBO’s 40th Anniversary
Industrial Energy at a Crossroads:
The Next 40 Years. 

Considering it is impossible to make or do anything without energy, we continue to believe energy production is a primary necessity of a vibrant domestic economy. However, in an era focused on sustainability, how do we juggle our need for energy with our need to protect the air, water and land? At this year’s Annual Meeting, CIBO will look at the changing operations environment and potential opportunities to meet these challenges. We will consider how to address day-to-day permitting issues, environmental compliance, and enforcement within this new energy era.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:30 AM Golf Tournament Registration – Breakfast is on your own
8:30 Annual Gerald Debban Memorial Golf Tournament

  • CIBO members gather in honor of Gerald Debban, a true industrial energy promoter and friend, for camaraderie, networking and Annual Meeting preparation.
2:30 – 5:00 Annual Meeting Registration
4:00 – 5:30 Joint Membership & Communication Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 Newcomers’ Reception & Golf Tournament Awards
(Sponsored by CIBO Associate Members)
7:00 Cookout & Entertainment

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:00 OPENING SESSION – Formal Annual Business Meeting
(CIBO Members & Invited Guests only)
Call to Order & Welcome,
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
(Open to all attendees)
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
The Crossroads – Energy and Environmental Drivers to Meet Today’s Demands and Tomorrow’s Challenges
Industrial Environmental Regulations within the Current Administration,
TBD, EPA Office of Air and Radiation (Invited)
Sustainability, the Meaning, the Measurement, the Reporting, Nate Aden, World resources Institute (invited)
The New World of Corporate Energy and Environmental Decision Making,
Corporate Operations Executive
Today’s Demands and Tomorrow’s Challenges

  • Transparent Operations
  • Electrification
  • Cyber Security
  • Citizens’ Enforcement
  • Public/Employee Safety
  • Emerging contaminants
5:30 Session Adjourns for the Day
6:00 – 7:00 Reception
7:15 Dinner, Awards Banquet

  • Annual CIBO Thorn-in-The-Side Award

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 -9:00 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast
8:00 4th Annual Meeting Issues & Policy Session
CIBO Members & Invited Guests Only
Energy and Environmental Policies and Probabilities and the 2018 Midterm Elections Possibilities
The Environment, Industry and the State,  State of Arizona DEP (?)
Regulatory and Litigation Activity Update
Energy Drivers and Activities Update
Finding Opportunities to Address New Problems and Drivers

  • Strategic Thinking for the Future
  • SWOT Analysis Discussions
  • Identifying the Challenges and a Path Forward
3:00 Annual Meeting Adjourns