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Environmental Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry

January 25-26, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, January 25, 2016


12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration
1:00 – 1:10 pm
Welcome & Introduction
Paul Gomes, Senior Environmental and Safety Manager, Triumph Foods
1:10 – 2:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: EPA Region 4
Jim Giattina, Director, EPA Region 4 Water Protection Division
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Global Environmental Management Initiatives
Bill Gill, AVP Environmental Affairs, Smithfield
2:15 – 3:00 pm
DAF Float – From Cost to Profit
Keith Bailey, Director of Environmental Control Technologies, Smithfield and Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director, JBS
3:00 – 3:15 pm
Break
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Fresh Water Supply: Reduction, Re-use, and Recycling
Eric Lassalle, Director of Energy Initiatives, Smithfield and Bill Cleare, Senior Corporate Account Manager, Nalco, an Ecolab Company
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Chloride Reduction Methods
Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director, JBS, Greg Sindt, Senior Principal Engineer, Bolton & Menk, Inc. and Kim Dirks, Senior Director, EHS Services, Tyson Foods
4:45 – 5:15 pm
Regulatory Update
Chris Dolan, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Reception

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration
7:30 – 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 am
Break
8:45 – 9:30 am
Innovation and Ideas in Employee Training
Jeff Chilton, Vice President of Professional Services, Alchemy Systems, Jennie Watkins, Training Manager, Seaboard Foods, Paul Gomes, Senior Environmental and Safety Manager, Triumph Foods
9:30 – 10:00 am
What is the Beef Industry Doing About Sustainability?
Meghan Mueseler, Engineering/EHS Project Analyst, Cargill
10:00 – 10:15 am
Break
10:15-11:00 am
Materiality Assessments
Marcella Thompson, Sustainability Director, HDR
11:00 – 11:45 am
Meat Industry Impacts: Environmental Organization Perspective
Michael Reading, Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Bill Bowes Fellow, EDF, and Maggie Monast Project Manager, Sustainable Sourcing Initiative, EDF
11:45 am-1:45 pm
Luncheon and Awards
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Advanced Air Issues
Eric Lassalle, Director of Energy Initiatives, Smithfield
2:30 – 3:50 pm
Odor Regulation and Control
Susan Murphy, Senior Director, Environmental Engineering, Smithfield, Larry Collins, Environmental Manager, JBS USA, and Steve Phillips, Sales and Technical Support, Haarslev, Inc.
3:50 – 4:05 pm
Break
4:05 – 4:35 pm
Legislative Priorities and Political Update
Nathan Fretz, Senior Director, Legislative Affairs, North American Meat Institute
4:35 – 5:00 pm
Closing General Session: NAMI State of the Industry
Barry Carpenter, CEO, North American Meat Institute