Annual Meeting Agenda 2016

38th Annual Meeting / October 19-21, 2016
The Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont

More and more we hear in the media, from politicians, and the financial analysts the need to acknowledge the potential impacts associated with the environmental aspects of business, including impacts that are cited as global climate change.  Whether through a Corporate Social Responsibility report, a Sustainability Report to the community, or a more formalized reporting system supported by a third-party organization like the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, there is more pressure on the business community to bring Sustainability into the daily conversation and to share data and results with stakeholders.   However, Sustainability is more than just “Being Green.” Business has to strike a balance between environmental, business, and community obligations.  Hence the theme for this year’s annual meeting:

Navigating the Road To A Sustainable Energy Future

It is impossible to make or do anything without energy.  The cost of energy impacts everything we make or do. Without a sustainable source of Energy there is no future.

Our member companies provide goods and services that support the social and economic well-being and contribute to this great nation we call home.  They make products and provide services that improve the communities we live in and allow increased life expectancy and a standard of living that allows and promotes environmental stewardship and progress.  Sustainability at the corporate and institutional level will continue to be the mantra of the activist – share holder or environmentalist.  CIBO’s expertise integrating energy and environmental issues is one way we can help our members define, plan, and implement a sustainable business future.

This year’s Annual Meeting will consider how we do that while continuing to beat back the day to environmental compliance, enforcement and permitting problems within a new energy era and drastically changing workforce demographic.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:00 AM Golf Tournament Registration / Inn’s Lobby
Breakfast is on your own.
9:00 Annual Gerald Debban Memorial Golf Tournament
Woodstock Country Club, Robert L. Corbin, CIBO Honorary Member, Tournament Play Master

  • Lunch and Drinks Provided
  • CIBO members gather in honor of Gerald Debban, a true industrial energy promoter and friend, for camaraderie, networking and Annual Meeting preparation.
  • Proceeds from the sale of Mulligans, feet of string and member contributions at the tournament will be donated to Washington Children’s Hospital to help fight childhood cancer.
2:30 – 5:00 Annual Meeting Registration / Preassembly Area outside Woodstock Ballroom
4:00 – 5:30 Joint Membership & Communication Education & Outreach Committee Meeting / Woodstock Ballroom

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Denis J. Oravec, AAI-JMP Engineering
  • Robert (Bob) Corbin, CIBO Consultant
6:00 – 7:00 Newcomers’ Reception & Golf Tournament Awards
(Sponsored by CIBO Associate Members) / Rockefeller Room, Entertainment: The Willoughbys
7:00 Dinner / Rockefeller Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast / Rockefeller Room
8:00 Opening Session – Formal Annual Meeting / Woodstock Ballroom
(CIBO Members & Invited Guests only)

Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
8:15 CIBO Operations Reports for 2016

  • Report of the Membership and 2016 CIBO Annual Survey, Robert (Bob) L. Corbin, CIBO Consultant and Candler (Candy) P. Marriott, CIBO Manager, Membership & Committee Services
  • Report of the Treasurer, John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Report on Strategic Planning, Mark Calmes, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Vice Chairman
  • President’s Annual Report to Members, Robert (Bob) D. Bessette, CIBO President
9:45 Nominating Committee Report & Election of Directors, Mark Calmes, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Vice Chairman
10:00 Coffee Break / Preassembly Area Outside Woodstock Ballroom
10:15 Annual Meeting Opening Session (open to all attendees)

  • Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
10:30 The National Industrial Energy Environment

  • Energy Implications on Everything We Do, Angelos Kokkinos, US DOE
  • Environmental Regulatory Activity, Steve Fruh, US EPA
  • Industry and the States, Clint Woods, AAPCA
12:00 Lunch / Rockefeller Room
1:15 Meeting Resumes
1:15 The Corporate Sustainability Environment

  • Corporate Financial Drivers and Implications,
    Heidi King, GE Capital
2:00 Commerce in the New Era of Energy/Environmental Regulation

  • Vincent (Vince) Albanese, Consultant
2:45 Coffee Break / Preassembly Area Outside Woodstock Ballroom
3:00 Natural Gas Supply and Availability

  • Mike Lynch, Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc.
3:30 Electricity Interconnection, Availability and Reliability, John Hughes, ELCON
4:00 The World According to California, Ted Guth, Consultant
4:30 Changing Work Force Panel, Moderator: John C. deRuyter, Consultant

  • David Kinasevych, PanGlobal Training Systems Ltd
  • Neil Moynahan, Higher Logic
5:30 Session Adjourns for the Day
6:00 – 7:00 Reception / Garden Terrace
7:15 Dinner, Awards Banquet / Rockefeller Room

  • Entertainment: The Dartmouth Dodecaphonics
  • Annual CIBO Thorn-in-The-Side Award

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00 -9:00 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast / Rockefeller Room
8:00 8th Annual Meeting Issues & Policy Session
CIBO Members & Invited Guests Only
8:00 Environmental Policy Session

  • Moderator: Chuck Hallier, Cargill Inc.
  • Regulatory & Litigation Update, Lisa Jaeger, Bracewell, LLP
  • Ozone NAAQS and MOG Update, Scott Darling, Alcoa, Inc.
  • Ash and Water Issues Update, Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partner, L.P
  • GHG & Permitting Update, John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • EPA Enforcement Initiative and Citizen Empowerment, Mike Zebell, ERM
  • Combustion Turbine MACT,
    Leslie Witherspoon, Solar Turbines Incorporated
11:00 Coffee Break / Preassembly Area Outside Woodstock Ballroom
11:15 Government Affairs Session – The Elections — Energy and Environmental Policies and Prognostications

  • Anthony Reed, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Chris Keuleman, International Paper
  • Lisa M. Jaeger, Bracewell, LLP
12:15-1:00 Working Lunch / Preassembly Area Outside Woodstock Ballroom
1:00 Strategic Thinking for the Future, Moderator:Scott Darling, Alcoa, Inc.
3:00 Annual Meeting Adjourns
6:00 – 7:00 Stragglers Reception, (Beer, wine & snacks) / Garden Terrace